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Gedenkstaette Berlin-Hohenschoenhausen

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We came here not knowing what to expect and we were very much impressed. There are guided tours in English which was good, and before this starts you watch a video which updates you with the basic history of east and west Germany and Stasi...More

Thank Jill B
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Sad place. A little bit spookey because of it's history. When you pay at the souvenir shop for the entrance, you are asked to wait at the cafeteria for the group tour. Because it is not allowed to wonder around at the premisses by yourself....More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I ran a school trip to the Stasi Prison last week and due to a mix with the booking, we turned up at the wrong time. The staff were wonderfully accommodating and quickly sorted us out with a guided tour. I'm glad they were able...More

2  Thank Go606366
Reviewed 1 week ago

Go to the Stasi museum first, followed by this Stasi prison. Was really interesting and our tour guide spoke excellent english with great enthusiasm. This tour really highlights how live was under the Soviet reins. Make sure you know when the tour of your spoken...More

Thank Purd3y
Reviewed 1 week ago

this preserved watch tower on the old Berlin Wall makes the ludicrous division of a city harder to believe. How the Communists could this that this was "normal" beggars belief.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really interesting place to visit, with a lot of original features. We attended an English language tour at 12.30 and were finished at about 2.30pm. We had a very well informed female guide (don’t know her name), and although she hadn’t been a prisoner during...More

Thank Soozbsays
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Preserved portion of the Berlin Wall with guard tower. Just across the street from the Berlin Wall Museum.

1  Thank Stuart P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived at 12:10 to catch the 12:30 guided tour. The process of buying the ticket was simple. The tour begins with a 30-min introduction video. Then we went to the tour through all facilities. It’s always interesting to see and feel a real prison,...More

2  Thank Willian F
Reviewed September 5, 2018

A little out of the way but well worth the effort, we were fortunate in that our hotel was only 10 minutes tram ride from the prison. What is strange is that you cannot book beforehand, you just turn up and apparently there will be...More

3  Thank Steviefull
Reviewed August 30, 2018

Although not everyone's cup of tea, this visit is certainly one that will bring home the reality of life under the KGB in this STASI prison. The guide was an expert in his field, providing a really chilling insight into the practices that used. Not...More

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lmu1989
August 22, 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
June 2, 2015|
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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
March 15, 2015|
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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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