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Firstly, forget the huge price quoted for a tour to the place. With a Berlin Pass travel card it's free. The tram ride out there brings pictures of the old grey GDR to life. 6 euros for at least a 90 minute conducted tour relates...More
A 90 minute tour worth doing, we had an excellent guide who’s detailed knowledge was thought provoking. Although we had some knowledge of that era of East Berlin and the conditions the people had to endure, I hadn’t realised the half of it! It is...More
If you are lucky (and speak/understand German), you may get your guided tour from an actual former inmate, interned here under the Stasi-regime.
The place exhudes paranoia of the highest degree, and is well worth the visit. The madness of a system so obsessed with...More
Nowhere in the world can you come across a place like this. The simple naked truth is exposed here in a vivid brutal way. You step into the interrogation room and you feel an interrogation session has just ended. You enter the cells which were...More
Guided tours in English at 1030 and 1230 and in German at other times. Many of the guides are former inmates of this Stasi remand prison and interrogation centre. The tour is lengthy (1.5 hours) but incredibly interesting and if you are interested in DDR...More
It is a bit out of the way in the Eastern part of Berlin, but if you have the time, this is a must-visit. Taking a guided tour of the former Stasi-facilities shows you one of the most brutal sides of the former German DEMOCRATIC...More
We just missed the 10:30 am tour and so went around the exhibition until the 12:30 tour which was very interesting. Our guide spoke perfect English and as a historian really knew his stuff. The history of this prison in a nutshell is extreme physical...More
This prison was shared by the Soviets and then the GDR. Each had a very different style of interrogation. THe guides give some good background of the prison, and some of them i understand were actually prisoners here under the rule of the DDR. As...More
The oppression of many Stasi prisoners in these dungeons can be lived again from the outside of the buildings, and the more so from the inside. In some rooms you feel very close to the victims tortured there
What a fascinating tour today, we went on the english tour which was excellent, the guide spoke fluent English and was extremely knowledgeable about the prison, including stories of ex inmates. Astonishing that no one has been prosecuted for the crimes that took place there,...More
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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
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 there's not a lot of traffic.
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
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 say touring in a group only, they just mean you can't wander around alone unless it's part of a tour.
The latest tour times in English from my visit a few weeks ago are as follows: March - October every day at 2.30pm. During the winter season, English tours are only available Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays at 2.30pm. Tours in German happen everyday with one starting pretty much every hour.
The tour costs 5 euros (very worth it!) and lasts a couple of hours.
It's in a bit of a dead zone when it comes to the subway system. The nearest S-bahn station is Landsberger Allee which is a 15 - 20 walk away. The M5 and M6 trams stop nearer by, and are roughly a 10 minute walk away. M5 stop is called 'Freienwalder strasse' and the M6 stop is 'Genslerstrasse'. If you're not a fan of walking or get lost easily then I would recommend a taxi!
The address is Genslerstrasse 66, 13055, Berlin.
Hope that helps!