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Stasi Museum

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Neighbourhood: Lichtenberg
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Address: Haus 1 Ruschestr. 103, 10365 Berlin, Germany
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+49 30 5536854
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10:00 - 18:00
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Mon - Fri 10:00 - 18:00
Sat - Sun 12:00 - 18:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes
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The former headquarters of the East German secret police. Today, the...

The former headquarters of the East German secret police. Today, the exhibition includes surveillance and observation technology such as wires and hidden infra red beamers for photographs at night.

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Private Berlin 3.5-Hour Walking Tour: Cold War In Berlin
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Private 3-Hour Historical Tour of East Berlin City

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Interesting glimpse into the past

Stepping into this museum is like stepping into the past. Most of the interior rooms remain exactly as they were when the Stasi was in full flow, so everything in them looks... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Marcus L
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Horsham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW

The Stasi museum is a must see attraction in Berlin as it provides a lot of information about the Stasi and how they were operating. I recommend to go on a guided tour. The guide we had was smart and provided a sophisticated, critical and different view.

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Durham, England, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went to the museum with high hopes, which were unfortunately not met. Scruffy approach which set the alarm bells ringing - and the attraction was, frankly dull. In no way did it compare to other museums I've visited around the world. It also seemed independent visitors were bombed out in preference for group tours. Very disappointing.

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Thank Andrew C
Berlin, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We came to the free english public tour. It was way too crowded, but the guide was excellent, knew a lot about the place and Germany post war history. Great sense of humor and a great way to know what to look at. Made the visit more interesting.

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Thank ailema15
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Brings to life vividly how the Stasi worked to spy on the East German people and keep them in check during the Cold War years, up until the fall of the Wall in 1989. Free Tours in English at the weekend - check the web site for timings. Allow 3-4 hours

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Stasi Museum is a must for Cold War history buffs - located in "House 1", it is the former headquarters of the notorious secret police. After the fall of the Berlin Wall, the East German political opposition stormed the building and occupied it permanently thereby halting the destruction of Stasi files - the collection is made up of things... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

In a rather drab and rundown corner of Berlin, the Stasi museum is a grim, officious and downright ugly building housing some of the driest exhibits in the city - I loved it. The wonderfully preserved interior makes it feel like you're touring the offices of Cold War era secret police rather than casually viewing a museum. Its cold and... More 

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Thank James D
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of the really impressive memorials of GDR terror. Informative and emotionally dense experience. Don't bring your youg children.

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Horsham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stepping into this museum is like stepping into the past. Most of the interior rooms remain exactly as they were when the Stasi was in full flow, so everything in them looks incredibly dated. Apart from the old fixtures and fittings, there are lots of photos and descriptions of the various people, events, methods etc behind the Stasi. Even the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I loved the fact that once you've paid, you get this weird feeling that you're actually just in an old-fashioned office block and you don't really know where to start. Once you climb the stairs, there are signs but it's not quite like any other museum I've ever been to apart from maybe a make-shift one in Cuba, with bits... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The German people are really wonderful and those living on the wrong side of the wall didn't deserve the malicious treatment they received at the hands of the state police apparatus and the Minister of State Security, Erich Mielke. The Stasi Museum is a memorial to those people that suffered, and also a research centre into the political system of... More 

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