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“Good for a rainy day”

Zeitgeschichtliches Forum
Ranked #5 of 174 things to do in Leipzig
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've learned so much about not only Leipzig's history, but also the history in Germany. You can easily spend a whole afternoon in here. It's noticeable that there was a lot of care put into the exhibitions and they are interactive as well. Too bad that it was mostly in German, so I found myself asking my German friend to translate a lot. If you don't speak German than I could think it's not as much fun or informative. So yes, I recommend this (oh and it's free), but bring along a German friend to translate!

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Reviewed 27 January 2018 via mobile

Entrance is free and you can spend an hour or 2 in the place seeing the different eras r the German life.

Thank DonCesar
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Reviewed 10 January 2018

This had a wealth of information and interesting exhibits but unfortunately the text was(understandably) mainly in German. We found it thought provoking but our poor understanding of German meant we felt a bit frustrated. However still well worth a visit if you want to understand the recent history of East Germany.

Thank isobelm904
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Reviewed 19 October 2017 via mobile

Really good overview of German history. Even for a German native there are things to discover. And for FREE. Really good (y)

Thank André M
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Reviewed 13 October 2017 via mobile

Some of the main exhibits have English translations, but most do not. I got by with rudimentary German, but much of the museum was wasted on me.

In particular, photography from the recent Syrian conflict was very moving.

Thank Aaron C
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