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Gedenkstaette Berlin-Hohenschoenhausen

Genslerstrasse 66, 13055 Berlin, Germany
+49 30 98608230
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Genslerstrasse 66, 13055 Berlin, Germany
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"stasi prison"
in 95 reviews
"english tour"
in 102 reviews
"interrogation rooms"
in 44 reviews
"ex prisoners"
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"east german"
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"state security"
in 11 reviews
"first hand"
in 18 reviews
"tour starts"
in 14 reviews
"recent history"
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"eye opening"
in 19 reviews
"cold war"
in 47 reviews
"fascinating insight"
in 13 reviews
"dark history"
in 9 reviews
"well worth the effort"
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"ticket office"
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"two hours"
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The group of 17 year old A level students who we took here were suitably sobered by this grim reminder of the work of the Stasi (East German secret police). They had nearly 6 times the staff of the Gestapo at their peak and this...More

Thank lonewolf44
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We were lucky because we chose to see it on a sunday morning. We did a tour which explained a lot and gave access to tons of details , you would have missed , doing it by your own. Objects, documentation and Fotos are bilingual...More

1  Thank Karl-Heinz H
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Very impressive and worth every minute. Experience the horrors of the Stasi and see and almost feel how their prisoners were kept and treated. If you can take the tour in German. Chances are an ex-inmate shows you around. Tour are usually 2 hours, but...More

Thank MMBV68
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you go to Berlin you should definitly go to the StaSi prison.It`s one of the most interesting places in Berlin,with guides telling you stories about the past and what happened there. It was a hidden prison of the StaSi where people got inerrogated in...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A visit to the prison shows the sinister side of history. Brings goose bumps to just walk into the building as a tourist, you can only imagie the past when the Stasi were in control. Well worth a visit to see the dark side of...More

2  Thank cockyconan
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Reviewed 10 June 2018

Very sombre tour that quickly brings about goose-bumps and tears. Even this brave soul couldn't hold back the tears. My daughter and wife cried all the way. This was a great experience that we'll cherish for the rest of our lives

Thank tsareviews
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Reviewed 7 June 2018 via mobile

This is one incredible place with a very sinister history. The Stasi used this as their prison and interrogation centre right through until late 1990. This old complex was one of the major highlights of my visit to Berlin. The tour guide was incredibly informative...More

3  Thank zbiggys
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Reviewed 3 June 2018 via mobile

Our tour guide Christine spoke perfect English and has a masters in history. She was extremely knowledgeable on the subject and answered all questions with excellent detail. Brilliant tour where you can enter the cells. We were also lucky enough to get the tour of...More

1  Thank aculhane
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Reviewed 1 June 2018

The guide who took us around Hohenschoenhausen was fantastic. He was very knowledgeable and while very serious (disussing a very serious matter), we did catch glimpses of a dry sense of humour. I liked the overarching message that we mustn't take democracy for granted. Highly...More

1  Thank John A
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Reviewed 31 May 2018

If like me you are interested in Cold War/DDR history: this is a brilliant tour. English tours are 3 times a day, check the website for details, our guide was knowledgeable and, entertaining. €6 per person for a 90min tour is also superb value.

Thank DaveyJ86
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lmu1989
23 August 2015|
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Response from agentgibbs | Reviewed this property |
Why don't you email them? I emailed them about something else and they replied very promptly. Look at their website for the address.
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makingrestorations
3 June 2015|
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Response from Steamboat323 | Reviewed this property |
I don't recall seeing a specific parking lot. We visited between Christmas and New Year's, and there was plenty of street parking near the entrance. As others have said, this is a side street in a residential area so... More
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MacDutch
16 March 2015|
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Response from Yaz S |
Hi there. You CAN visit and take a tour, even if you're not in a group. No pre-booking is required, just turn up (a bit in advance) and get your ticket from the admission office which is next to the cafe and shop. When they... More
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