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article imageThe DDR Museum: How people lived in the former East Berlin Special

By Riccardo Valsecchi     Apr 8, 2010 in Lifestyle
Berlin - The DDR Museum of Berlin, located opposite the Berlin Cathedral, is the last place in the world where visitors can find the GDR brands and see how East Germans lived during the former GDR dictatorship.
Ostalgie is a portmanteau of the German words Ost and Nostalgie and it means "nostalgia for life" for the former East Germany.
After the fall of the Berlin wall in 1989, and German reunification in the following year, almost all GDR brands of products disappeared from the stores and were replaced by Western products. However, with the passing of time some East Germans began to feel nostalgia for certain aspects of their lives in East Germany.
"Ostalgie" particularly refers to the nostalgia for aspects of regular daily life and culture in the former GDR, which disappeared after reunification.
On the shore of the river Spree, you can come back for a while at the time of the spreewald pickles, the nudism beaches, the FDJ ( Free German Youth) uniforms and the Trabi, the most common vehicle in East Germany.
The DDR Museum has become one of the most visited museums in Berlin only one year after the opening and, in 2008 it was nominated for the European Museum of the Year Award.
The DDR Museum of Berlin  located opposite the Berlin Cathedral  is the last place in the world wher...
The DDR Museum of Berlin, located opposite the Berlin Cathedral, is the last place in the world where visitors can find the GDR brands and see how East Germans lived during the former GDR dictatorship.
The DDR Museum of Berlin  located opposite the Berlin Cathedral  is the last place in the world wher...
The DDR Museum of Berlin, located opposite the Berlin Cathedral, is the last place in the world where visitors can find the GDR brands and see how East Germans lived during the former GDR dictatorship.
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