Since its opening a few years ago, Berlin's DDR Museum has become one of the most visited of the city's 175 museums. Each year more than a quarter of a million museum visitors experience everyday life behind the "Iron Curtain," and learn about a part of Germany history that ended with the fall of the Berlin Wall on November 9, 1989. Original everyday items from the former socialist East Germany are on display in different thematic areas, and visitors are encouraged to touch the displays, relax in an East Berlin 1970s living room, listen to GDR rock, watch authentic GDR television, rummage through drawers and closets, or sit in an original GDR-made Trabant car for a simulated drive through a concrete-slab housing estate. The exhibition is enhanced by documentaries, which can be watched from original GDR movie theater chairs.

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