What was everyday life like in Communist East Germany? Find out more using our audio guide. In 20 commentaries, historians, contemporary witnesses and exhibition organizers vividly explain how the exhibition depicts life in Communist East Germany, their memories of it, and how the claims by the Communist regime compared with people’s lived reality.You can listen to all the individual tracks here – either at home or in the museum. Simply use the free Wi-Fi for visitors and listen to them on your smartphone.
All tracks are available in German, English, French, Spanish and Italian. We hope you enjoy exploring our exhibition.
Or you can download the entire AudioGuide. All the information is available in German, English, French, Spanish and Italian:
Target audience: All audiences
Duration: 45 minutes
Topic: GDR, Socialist Unity Party of Germany, dictatorship, consumption, leisure time
free of charge
What did everyday life in the GDR look like? What boundaries did the SED regime draw, and were there people who resisted state control? By searching for clues, young people get to know the permanent exhibition on their own: Six stations invite to explore original objects, biographical reports and interactive media stations and to find references to their own lives.
Ask for the Guide “Tracing history” at the information desk.
Target audience: Secondary level I and II
Duration: 1 h
Topic: Everyday life, Socialist Unity Party rule, leisure, consumption and deprivation
free of charge
We offer guided visits of the permanent exhibition “Everyday Life in the GDR” in foreign languages, available to book. The languages we offer are Dutch, English, French, Italian, Polish, Spanish and Swedish.
Not the language you require? Contact our Visitor Services to see whether we can find a suitable alternative. Foreign-language guided visits can be booked through our Visitor Services for groups of 10 people or more.