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The Zeitgeschichtliche Forum is a museum in Leipzig that illustrates the history of the German division, of everyday life in the communist dictatorship of the GDR and of the reunification process as well as the challenges that face the reunited Germany in the 21st century. The permanent exhibition begins with the time after the Second World War, shows the life in the GDR. In Leipzig, the Monday demonstrations took place in autumn 1989, which was a big step towards the end of the GDR. At the historic site, the exhibition shows the revolutionary changes in the GDR and Eastern Europe, as well as their effects on Europe and world politics.

Zeitgeschichtliches Forum
Grimmaische Straße 6
04109 Leipzig

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History & Anthropology



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Opening hours

Monday Closed
Tuesday 09:00 am – 06:00 pm
Wednesday 09:00 am – 06:00 pm
Thursday 09:00 am – 06:00 pm
Friday 09:00 am – 06:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am – 06:00 pm
Sunday 10:00 am – 06:00 pm


Public Holidays: 10.00 - 18.00 clock

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This museum has no entrance fee!

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  • Wheelchair accessible


Grimmaische Straße 6, Leipzig, Germany


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