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Berlin's DDR Museum vs. Wittenberg's House of History (Haus der Geschichte)

Has anyone been to both these museums? I definitely want to go to the DDR Museum in Berlin and am wondering if the House of History in Wittenberg is redundant. Is it worthwhile to go to both?

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Thanks, George. That is helpful. Yes, I will be in Berlin for 5 days and am looking forward to the German History Museum (DHM) also. I know it will be more valuable than the DDR Museum.

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Can you say, Ostalgie? I was in East Berlin for a week in 1986, and there is nothing to be nostalgic about. Rent "Das Leben des Anderen" The Lives of Others instead.

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I've only been to the DDR Museum. Yes it was small and there were a lot of people there, but it didn't feel uncomfortable. I liked the hands-on experiences. There's a difference between reading about the shoddy clothing and actually feeling the awful materials.

Afterthought . . .I was disappointed by the Checkpoint Charlie and Jewish Museums, though.

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I'll check-out those movies, thank you all!

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Valkyrie is a lot of liberties. Unfortunately I haven't seen the others.

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The Counterfeiters is a good movie. I hated Valkyrie maybe because I hate Tom Cruise.

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sounds like you are on the right track.