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Depressing but worthwhile

This is a prison where people were sent if they disagreed with the Communist government. People... read more

Reviewed 15 May 2018
Scottsdale, Arizona
Must not forget the mistakes of the past

I am glad there are museums like this as it may help us prevent this type of government from taking... read more

Reviewed 12 March 2018
Rochester, New Hampshire
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Bautzner Str. 112a, 01099 Dresden, Saxony, Germany
+49 351 6465454
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Reviewed 18 July 2018

We took visitors from USA, we went in and almost out again in half an hour. as Dresdner we lived through the Hitler time, through the heartbreaking time when we Jewish people were "abtransportiert" and through the bombing of Dresden in 1945. we all had...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 15 May 2018

This is a prison where people were sent if they disagreed with the Communist government. People didn't stay here - they were sent to other prisons after being questions and humiliated. The cells are preserved as they existed then and what has been added are...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 15 April 2018 via mobile

Interesting but you end up spending a lot of time down in dreary prison cells, when actually the most interesting bit is on the top floor which is where you end up last. Virtually all in German. I recommend starting upstairs first.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Pamela W
Reviewed 12 March 2018

I am glad there are museums like this as it may help us prevent this type of government from taking power again. The exhibits were an eye opener and shows the violence used by the former KGB and Stasi security services. If you need an...More

Date of experience: February 2018
1  Thank Yaz03867
Reviewed 28 November 2017

An executive summary of what socialist state does to its citizens. An old Stasi headquarter in Dresden, coexisting with a prison. Add also former Soviet prison and you will start to understand what was happening in a German Democratic Republic. Worth spending few hours and...More

Date of experience: November 2017
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Reviewed 28 November 2017

Very interesting to see how far regimes went to keep control over it's citizens. The sad news to my opinion is that Germany hasn't learned much of it's own history considering the current (democratic) regime led by Mrs. Merkel which can now give social media...More

Date of experience: December 2016
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Reviewed 25 September 2017 via mobile

Having visited the Stasi Prison and Stasi museum in Berlin, both of which are very recommended, I had high hopes for this. It was a worthwhile visit but if you don't speak/read German, manage your expectations as very little is in English. Nevertheless, it is...More

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank ShahLaw
Reviewed 25 July 2017

I visited the prison on 24.7.17 on a day trip to Dresden to learn about the history of the GDR and the Stasi. I received an informative welcome at the entry desk and paid only 2€ for student entry fee. You are able to explore...More

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank Taschavon93
Reviewed 29 April 2017

Very easy to get to via tram from the Dresden train station, the prison seems to be perfectly preserved and gives you a disturbing insight into life during the DDR for those deemed to be politically dangerous. The eeriest part is the cellar used by...More

Date of experience: March 2017
1  Thank elvis43792
Reviewed 15 March 2017

There are still too many states acting in a very undemocratic manner and oppressing its own citizens. We all have to keep up this shameful memory! It's all displayed as if it was closed only yesterday!

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank Adrian B
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