The only museum in Berlin to focus on everyday life in the former East Germany, the DDR Museum widens the conventional focus away from the Stasi and the Berlin wall to encompass everyday life.
How did life in East Germany differ from the experience of West Germans? How did the state influence people’s lives? Where did citizens feel the hand of the dictatorship? What, if anything, was good about the GDR? What is the truth behind popular prejudices and stories about life in East Germany?
The permanent exhibition of the DDR Museum addresses all these questions in a light-hearted and often ironic fashion.