Any questions about your visit? Find the answers to frequently asked questions here.

How many people make up a group?

The group price is available for 10 or more people.

Does the DDR Museum open on public holidays?

The DDR Museum is open 365 days a year, including every public holiday. The only exception to our normal opening hours is on 24th December and 31st December; on these days we close at 16.00.

Does the DDR Museum open on Mondays?

Yes it does.

Is entrance free of charge on Thursdays?

No. The DDR Museum does not receive any taxpayers’ money or other sources of official funding. Since we are financed entirely by visitors, we are unable to grant free entry.

Can I donate objects for the collection at the Museum entrance desk?

We are unable to accept donations which have not been arranged in advance. Should you wish to make a donation, please contact the collections manager Jörn Kleinhardt by telephone (030/847 123 73 - 5) or email (joern.kleinhardt@ddr-museum.de).

Can I take photographs in the Museum?

Yes, but only for private use. The use of photographs for any other purpose requires clearance from our press office.

Can I follow an existing tour?

No. At present, we are only able to provide tours to pre-booked groups. We do not offer public tours due to a lack of demand. A pre-booked tour is much more affordable than you think!

How much time should I allow for a visit to the Museum?

Visitor feedback suggests that the average visitor requires around two hours to experience the exhibition. But it's entirely up to you!

Are dogs permitted at the DDR Museum?

No, animals are not permitted. Exceptions are made for service and guide dogs with verification shown at the ticket desk.