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Gedenkstaette Berlin-Hohenschoenhausen

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Address: Genslerstrasse 66 | Hohenschoenhausen, 13055 Berlin, Germany
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+49 4930 986082
11:00 - 15:00
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Important history lesson.

Visited in the snow and the thought of being in one of the cells was all the more scary because of the terrible weather. Our guide was knowledgeable and spoke excellent English... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Visited in the snow and the thought of being in one of the cells was all the more scary because of the terrible weather. Our guide was knowledgeable and spoke excellent English. The tour is chilling and thought provoking and should be compulsory for any teenager. Learning that she could have been imprisoned for her beliefs was a sobering experience... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The Stassi Miseum gave informed us about the growth in Ministry of State Security from 1945 to 1989. Saw the records they kept on people,how they recruited, the spies, etc. we then went to the prison where we saw what happened to the people who were held at the prison for interrogation. Guide shared stories from survivors, some who work... More 

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Stavanger, Norway
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were recommended to go there by some friends. First of all, this is something I feel every teenager and older should see. Yo can probably compare it to a concentration camp in newer times. Second of all, how can people be so cruel. This really shows what the east German Stazi would do to you if you had the... More 

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Landgraaf, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

a powerful experience to remember the past and the horrors that happened. We were there on a rainy and cold day. Can't imagine the horrors that happened there but it made me feel very humble.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The tour guide was very good and knowledgeable and coped with all the different nationalities in attendance well. It is well worth a visit and gives you a real insight into what was going off in that period. As above this is a horrible place, by the end of the tour I was ready to leave and I had paid... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

TBH the place has given me some nightmares but it gets 5 stars as it's a powerful experience; even journeying there on the M6 tram was a contrast to more glamorous parts of the city We did an 1130 English tour . I have to thank trip advisor for bringing this to my awareness as it was not featured notably... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My German cousins drove me the 20 minutes from central Berlin for the 2-hour guided tour of the stasi prison and it was worth every minute. Unfortunately, we missed the English tour so I experienced the tour in German. The tour guide was excellent and very animated like when he reenacted a stasi interrogator pounding his fist on the desk... More 

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Rushden, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are interested in the history of Berlin then this place is a must!! Whilst hard-hitting at times it was extremely interesting to see how the prison operated under Soviet and then Stasi rule. Our tour guide was great, she had a wealth of knowledge and managed to achieve a balance of being informative yet upbeat.

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Bromley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is the former Stasi prison which is located a little outside the centre of Berlin but is easily accessed by tram and a short walk. There is only one English tour a day at 2.30. All tour are conducted, many by former inmates. Our tour guide was both witty and extremely moving in the stories he told us. It's... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We randomly found this prison near the hotel we were staying at, and then realized it was one of the top sites in Berlin. If you're a history buff, this is the spot for you. Our guide had lots to say about the prison and the area around it, and knew lots about what actually happened in the prison. While... More 

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