I think Ostel is at the limit of good taste,” says Robert Rückel, director of the new GDR Museum, which tells the story of everyday life in the East via a series of compelling exhibits and newsreel footage. “We have to balance this nostalgia with an objective view of life in East Berlin at this time."
Later, he calls it a "gimmicky Communist Fawlty Towers." But at least in the Ostel, you can talk about the war. Boy, can you ever!