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DDR Museum Tickets

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Dubbed the "most interactive museum in the world", the DDR museum in Berlin is a must-visit. Here, you are encouraged to interact with the exhibitions to help you get a true feel of what it was like in former East Germany. Book your tickets now and enjoy discounted prices!
DDR Museum Tickets

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DDR Museum Tickets Guide

One of the prime museums depicting Germany's history, transport back in time and experience what it’s like to live in the old East Germany at the DDR Museum. Feel, touch, and engage with the various artifacts and exhibitions that cover the then daily life, the Berlin Wall, the Stasi, and a lot more. With your DDR Museum tickets, explore and develop an enjoyable perspective of the past.
Read on to find out more about the best DDR Museum Berlin tickets, opening hours, best deals, discounts, combos and more. 

All Your DDR Museum Tickets Options

One of the most interactive museums in Berlin, the DDR Museum is a must-see and thus also sees significant footfall. To truly experience life in old East Germany to the fullest and with ease, it is recommended to book your tickets online. Choose between standard entry tickets, exhibition tickets, and combo tickets based on your needs. 

Standard Entry Tickets

Exhibition Tickets

Combo Tickets

The DDR Museum operates under the guiding principle "history you can touch," which differs from most museums where artifacts are only visible through protective glass cases. With standard entry tickets you gain direct access to the museum and all its components at the most reasonable available price. 

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DDR Museum Berlin Admission Tickets
Learn everything there is to know about living in the Deutsche Demokratische Republik (DDR) or German Democratic Republic. With this ticket, you can enjoy having direct access to interactive, easy to handle displays. Explore a completely equipped apartment from the DDR era, a fun, simulative family journey through constructed neighborhoods in a genuine Trabant P601 vehicle and much more. 
Go beyond the interactive museum experiences and indulge in an exhibition displaying 130 rebuilt motorcycles, scooters, and mopeds and witness 40 years of East German manufacturings firsthand! Opt for these tickets if you’re looking to make the most of the museum’s exhibitions or fancy yourself to be an auto-mobile or history buff.

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Motorcycle exhibition entrance ticket - DDR Museum
From AWO 425 with a four-stroke engine to a MZ ETS 250 used for escort for state visits, witness the DDR’s automobile history spanning over 40 years at the exhibition with these tickets. You can also choose from a wide variety of DDR two-wheelers spread out over two floors.
Combo tickets are perfect if you’re looking to make the most out of your Berlin visit and are looking to save on cash and time. Enjoy the DDR Museum along with access to Berlin’s top attractions including the Berlin TV tower, all with the ease of one ticket.

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Combo: Berlin TV Tower & DDR Museum tickets
Get direct access to the DDR Museum and get a glimpse of life in East Germany during the DDR era before enjoying fast track access to the iconic Berlin TV Tower and its observation deck all with the comfort of a single combo ticket. 

Which DDR Museum Tickets Should You Go For?

If you are on a budget

Opt for standard entry tickets to directly gain admissions and make the most of the museum's immersive environment at the best prices. Additionally, have fun having access to interactive, tactile displays, along with your family as well. 

If you’re looking to make the most of the exhibitions:

If you’re a motorhead, or simply into automobile history, book tickets to the DDR’s motorcycle exhibition as it allows you to view exquisite bikes like the "Schwalbe”, and get a sense of what transport entailed in the former East Germany.

If you want to explore more in Berlin:

Combo tickets are the best way to go as they allow you not only to explore the DDR Museum but also enjoy other landmarks in Berlin such as the Berlin TV tower. Combo tickets allow you to avoid the hassle of multiple tickets and also grant you priority access to several locations, all while saving you time and energy.

DDR Museum Tickets Offers

Free Entry

Free admission is offered to children under the age of six.

 Discounted Tickets 

Children above the age of six, students, national service personnel, and people with severe disabilities are all eligible for discounts. 

Plan Your Visit To DDR Museum in Berlin

Opening Hours

Getting there

Guidelines & Facilities

What are DDR Museum’s opening hours? 
The museum is open from 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM daily for 365 days a year.
When is the DDR Museum in Berlin closed?
The DDR museum is open throughout the year, including public holidays.
What is the best time to visit the DDR Museum in Berlin?
The ideal time to go to the DDR Museum is anytime before 12:00 PM or after 4:00 PM to avoid peak hour rush. 
How long should I spend at the DDR Museum in Berlin?
An average round of the DDR Museum would take around 90 minutes. It is recommended to keep an additional hour or so if you’ve opted for special exhibitions and more. 
Where is the DDR Museum  located?
The DDR Museum is situated in the center of Berlin. The complete address for the museum is: Vera Britain Ufer, Karl-Liebknecht-Str. 1, 10178 Berlin, Germany.
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How do I get to the DDR Museum in Berlin?
There are several modes of transport to opt for:
  • By Metro: Opt for  train numbers S3, S5, S7, S75 and board off at the Hackescher Markt S-Bahn station which is an 8 minute walk away from the museum. 
  • By Tram: Board on the M4, M5, or M6 tram and get off at the Spandauer Str./Marienkirche station which is a 3 minute walk away from the museum. 
  • By Bus: Board on either bus numbers 100, 200, N2, N42, N60, N65, N5, N8, or N40 and get off at Spandauer Str. or Marienkirche station. The DDR Museum is a mere 3 minute walk from the bus stop. 
How do I get to the DDR Museum Berlin by metro?
Opt for  train numbers S3, S5, S7, S75 and board off at the Hackescher Markt S-Bahn station which is an 8 minute walk away from the museum. If you’re looking to use a tram board on the M4, M5, or M6 tram and get off at the Spandauer Str./Marienkirche station which is a 3 minute walk away from the museum. 
How do I get to the DDR Museum Berlin by Bus?
Board on either bus numbers 100, 200, N2, N42, N60, N65, N5, N8, or N40 and get off at Spandauer Str. or Marienkirche station. The DDR Museum is a mere 3 minute walk from the bus stop. 
Is the DDR Museum Berlin wheelchair accessible?
While the museum isn’t completely wheelchair accessible, wheelchair users can make prior arrangements with the museum in order to utilize the side entrance. Most of the permanent exhibit is accessible without any barriers.
Is a storage facility available at the DDR Museum Berlin?
Yes, there are adequate facilities available. If the staff determines that a bag is too large, customers will be charged 1 EUR for a locker.
Is photography allowed at the DDR Museum Berlin?
Yes, photography for personal purposes are allowed. Although commercial photography, videos, and audio recordings are also not authorized without permits. 

Explore the DDR Museum in Berlin

Acquaint yourself with everything there is to know about living in the German Democratic Republic and expand your knowledge by interacting directly with historical documents, artifacts, and photos. The museum sports 3 thematic zones, along with sections such as the Permanent Exhibition and DDR Motorrad and more. Here’s what to expect during your visit to the DDR Berlin Museum.

The Permanent Exhibition:

The area presents a  multi-layered image of music, entertainment, consumption, society, justice, learning, the border, ideologies of East Germany in the DDR era.  Explore the exhibition by interacting with the unique displays and indulging in the active learning areas in each location. The authentic-to-the-original Plattenbau residence with many openable drawers and cabinets is a particular feature of the permanent exhibit.

DDR Motorrad: 

Mopeds, motor scooters, and motorcycles from the GDR date back 40 years in this exhibition. Spanning across 1000 square meters, the exhibition allows you to view and learn more about 150 distinct automobile models. Should you fancy motorbikes, or automobiles in general, booking tickets to this exhibition is a must. 

Themed Areas 

The three themed sections of the DDR Museum—Public Life, State and Ideology, and Life in a Tower Block—bring the German Democratic Republic to life. Peter Kenzelmann, an ethnologist, came up with the idea for the museum in order to illustrate to the younger generation what life was like in the Soviet-supported area of Berlin. The areas promise a through understanding of German history all whilst balancing information and entertainment. 

Top Museums in Berlin

If you’re looking to expand your list of things to do in the city of Berlin and are also looking to add to your list several museums in Berlin, here are some of the must-haves on your list. 

The Berlin Wall Museum

Discover the largest section of the Berlin Wall that’s still standing along with the East Side Gallery Berlin with your Berlin Wall Museum tickets. Embark on a learning experience and acquaint yourself with Germany’s history including during periods such as the Cold War at the Berlin Wall Museum. Explore the 13 themed rooms and much more with your tickets.

Holocaust Memorial 

The Holocaust Memorial also referred to as the Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, is a monument in Berlin that honors the Holocaust, or the  extermination of the Jewish people by Adolf Hitler and the Nazis. Opt for a Holocaust Memorial Self Guided Audio Tour to learn more about this place of reflection and the history connected to it. 

Illuseum Berlin

Optical illusions, puzzles, and kaleidoscopes come together at the Illuseum Berlin (previously the Museum of Illusions) to challenge visitors' cognitive abilities. This museum in Karl-Liebknecht-Straße delights tourists with 50 unique illusions.  Your participation in the exhibit and subsequent life-like illusions is a key component of the museum idea. Learn about vision, perception, the brain, and how we perceive things differently than they truly are with the help of some hilarious and amazing techniques. This and much more with your tickets. 

German Spy Museum

Discover the fascinating world of spies and the secret service at the German Spy Museum Berlin in Leipziger Platz. The modern technology here allows you to take a multimedia journey through the development of espionage. Begin your voyage with ancient hidden scriptures and conclude with the current NSA debate. With your German Spy Museum Priority Entrance Ticket, gain knowledge of complex spy methods, illustrious cases, spectacular covert operations, and even listen to retired agents discuss their private lives. 

Madame Tussauds Berlin

View over 90 waxworks of various personalities from different walks in life, including politics, music, history, art, movies, athletics, fashion, TV, and more. With your Madame Tussauds Berlin Admission Ticket enjoy capturing moments with your favorite icons and much more. 

Studio of Wonders

With over 30 interactive exhibits, your entry ticket to Studio of Wonders promises a day full of fun and frolic irrespective of your age. Optical illusion meets augmented reality in this one. Explore 30 interactive photo sets that’ll allow you to capture a series of memories during your visit. 

DDR Museum tickets FAQs

Can I buy DDR Museum tickets online?

Yes, you can purchase DDR Museum tickets online now. For easier access and a hassle-free entry, it is recommended you book your tickets online. 

What are the different types of DDR Museum tickets?

You can choose between Standard Entry Tickets, Exhibition Tickets, as well as Combo tickets. If you’re looking to be economical and just gain direct admission into the museum, opt for standard entry tickets. If you’re looking to make the most of the exhibitions at the museum, exhibition tickets would serve you better. Looking to make the most of Berlin? Combo tickets allow you to save up on time, cost and energy by pairing two or more attractions with your entry ticket to the DDR Museum in Berlin. 

What are DDR Museum Berlin opening hours?

It is open from Monday through Sunday from 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM.

Are there any discounts on DDR Museum tickets?

Children below the age of 6 enter for free as well as those above the age of six, students, national service personnel, and people with severe disabilities are all eligible for discounts. 
When is the DDR Museum Berlin closed?
The DDR Museum is open all year round. 

What is the best time to visit the DDR Museum in Berlin?

The ideal time to go to the DDR Museum is anytime before 12:00 PM or after 4:00 PM to avoid peak hour rush. 

How long does it take to visit the DDR Museum in Berlin?

You can complete your entire DDR Museum tour in 90 minutes. Depending on your ticket choices, you can stay longer.

Is SUMMIT One Vanderbilt wheelchair accessible?

There are several modes of transport to opt for: 
  • By Metro: Opt for  train numbers S3, S5, S7, S75 and board off at the Hackescher Markt S-Bahn station which is an 8 minute walk away from the museum. 
  • By Tram: Board on the M4, M5, or M6 tram and get off at the Spandauer Str./Marienkirche station which is a 3 minute walk away from the museum. 
  • By Bus: Board on either bus numbers 100, 200, N2, N42, N60, N65, N5, N8, or N40 and get off at Spandauer Str. or Marienkirche station. The DDR Museum is a mere 3 minute walk from the bus stop. 

When did the DDR Museum Berlin open?

The DDR Museum opened in 2006. 

Is the DDR Museum Berlin Wheelchair accessible?

While the museum isn’t completely wheelchair accessible, wheelchair users can make prior arrangements with the museum in order to utilize the side entrance. Most of the permanent exhibit is accessible without any barriers.

Is photography allowed at DDR Museum Berlin?

Yes, photography for personal purposes are allowed. Although commercial photography, videos, and audio recordings are also not authorized without permits. 
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