We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: Rottwerndorfer Str. 45 M, 01796 Pirna, Saxony, Germany
Phone Number:
+49 3501 774842
Website

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 44 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 2
    Excellent
  • 5
    Very good
  • 1
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Surreal

For anyone who doesn't know much about Eastern Europe before 1990 this is a must. Very much off the beaten track, in a suburb of Dresden (about 10 miles south east). As other... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 18 August 2016
HeritageFan2014
,
Derbyshire, United Kingdom
Add Photo Write a Review

44 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 8: English reviews
Crowborough, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

Although one would not liked to have lived there, this is a fascinating look at what life must have been like in communist East Germany. Many of the exhibits looked as though they were copies of Western items from the same era. It demonstrated how far behind the west they were,

Helpful?
Thank GrandadTony
Vercelli, Italy
Level Contributor
185 reviews
128 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016

Shows well normal people's life style at the time of the DDR, a good memory of the times, very well done and interesting, easily reachable by bus from the town centre

Helpful?
Thank Wallyontravel
Derbyshire, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016

For anyone who doesn't know much about Eastern Europe before 1990 this is a must. Very much off the beaten track, in a suburb of Dresden (about 10 miles south east). As other reviewers have said, it helps to know some German, but to be honest, the interpretation is fairly minimal, and I'm not sure how much more you would... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank HeritageFan2014
Level Contributor
25 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2016 via mobile

Nice museum with several things of ddr mostly focused on family and child things. Explanations only in German.

Helpful?
Thank Luca P
Acworth, Georgia
Level Contributor
163 reviews
78 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2016

As I lived in the eastern part of Europe until 2001, this visit was a confirmation that life in the DDR was very similar to Romania. Luckily we speak German so we could understand all commentaries and explanations. It is a good thing for the younger generation to go visit.

Helpful?
Thank Magdalena C
Nuremberg, Germany
Level Contributor
16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2015

I really appreciated my visit, except for one thing: it is impossible for non-german people to understand the short explanations. It would need to be translated so that everyone can better appreciate the visit!

Helpful?
Thank Jessica T
Gutersloh, Germany
Level Contributor
66 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2015 via mobile

Have a great interest in the DDR and so was looking forward to this visit, was a little disappointed as it seems so cluttered, each room has a theme but they have tried to incorporate too much, the living room and bedroom look so full you know no one would have lived like that. Still it covers just about everything... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Wayne T
Arnhem, The Netherlands
Level Contributor
58 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2014

A good museum tellig the story of the DDR only it was sorry there was no elevator. But I learned a lot of how the people lived there. Many visiters from the DDR explaned me several thinks I saw when I asked them

Helpful?
Thank Zermatt05

Travellers who viewed DDR Museum also viewed

 

Been to DDR Museum? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from DDR Museum staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?