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Gedenkstaette Berlin-Hohenschoenhausen

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Address: Genslerstrasse 66 | Hohenschoenhausen, 13055 Berlin, Germany
Phone Number: +49 4930 986082
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Amazing museum

I would highly recommend a visit to this museum. You need to travel a little to the outskirts of Berlin (Tram is probably the best way) but it is well worth the effort. The prison... read more

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Cork, Ireland
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Cork, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I would highly recommend a visit to this museum. You need to travel a little to the outskirts of Berlin (Tram is probably the best way) but it is well worth the effort. The prison is as the Stasi officers left it with the end of communism in East Berlin. It can only be visited with a tour guide. The... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Although it’s a bit out of the way from central Berlin, it’s definitely worth the trip for one of the comprehensive guided tours. These only cost 6 euros & take approximately 2 hours, which includes a 30-minute video, followed by a tour around the prison, including the underground ‘submarine’ area, prison cells, interrogation rooms & outdoor ‘tiger cages’. Our guide... More 

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a bit further out from the centre of Berlin with a tram ride from Alexanderplatz and a short 3-4 minute walk. But boy was this worth it. The road you alk down to the prison is increasingly 'military' with the functional yet grim grounds and building in front of you. It cost us €6 each to go in.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

well worth the short journey from central Berlin. We were lucky enough to be given the tour by Lothar Schultz, a truly inspirational and engaging guide, who provided his own personal experience of his time incarcerated and, his life thereafter. Insightful look at life before reunification and a good comparison to the DDR museum

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Irrespective of the time of year make it your priority to take a Berlin beneath the city tour. These tours take you underground to view the WWII and Cold War bunkers wich will give you an incredible insight into the unseen worlds that wars and the threat of war make nessesary. What adds to the mistique is the entry and... More 

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Lund, Sweden
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were quiet for hours after our almost three hour long tour of this memorial site. It's a place that'll leave you pondering how the way we seek out indigious ways to hurt one another are so overwhelming and how much love, courage, good health, willpower and luck it has taken to get through confinement in this place. I'll not... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a prison that was mostly used by Stasi people (and others before them, Soviets, Nazis). The exciting part comes from the EXCELLENT guided tour. You will actually feel the reality of this place through the tours. Depending on how much you have studied this period of history, you will re-think the perversity of human mind when it comes... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you've seen the film "Das Leben der Anderen" you'll have a pretty good idea what to expect. It's the equivalent of a car accident : you don't want to but you can't help looking. Because it is so far removed from most personal experiences it should be seen, if for no other reason than to feel thankful for our... More 

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Frankfurt, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great site. Great guide. I highly recommend making the effort to visit the Stasi prison, and I also recommend seeing the Stasi Museum, that's a little farther south, afterwards. The museum builds on the sights and story you hear at the prison. I took the 11:30 English tour and it lasted a couple of hours. I was using public transport,... More 

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

It didn't appear on maps during the cold war but you can take Tram 5 from Alexanderplatz. What a museum, you are left in doubt about the treatment of dissidents under GDR times. The stories of inmates, related in the cells where they took place is harrowing. The plain unmarked vehicles (on display) in which the detainees were transported there... More 

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