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Stasi Museum

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The former headquarters of the East German secret police. Today, the exhibition includes surveillance and observation technology such as wires and hidden infra red beamers for photographs at night.
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Ruschestrasse 103 | House 1, 10365 Berlin, Germany
+49 30 5536854
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Interesting piece of Berlin history, although presented in a dull way in some parts. Exhibition mostly consists of text and pictures and if you are more into interactive museum experiences, this museum might not be for you. But it is interesting to see original offices...More

1  Thank mamaro633
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

With a great guy with long hair he made my experience at this museum great. Complimenting my Ace of Spades hoodie, and a story about a 13 year old boy wanting to see Nirvana. He was speaking great english, and had the energy of an...More

Thank sigurd b
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A real thought provoking experience in the old Stasi HQ building. I was part of the English tour with Nicholas as our tour guide. He was fantastic and brought a lot of knowledge that you won't get from going to the museum without the tour....More

Thank Emma M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

To avoid terror and dictatorship, you have to understand it's history. The STASI museum in Berlins old STASI HQ try to explain in a very pedagogical way, WHY the STASI managed to grow and control the East German people. Don't miss this important museum

Thank Johan Ö
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Unfortunately we had to rush this visit a little, after coming from gedenkstaette (which was also great) - 3 days in Berlin isn’t enough! With our tourist pass we got a 25% discount, so only €9 entry for 2 people. The English speaking tours weren’t...More

1  Thank Soozbsays
Reviewed September 16, 2018

This museum was originally set up by volunteers after German unification but is now run by the Federal Government. Sensibly the building has been left largely as it was when it was the Stasi HQ and chillingly confirms Hannah Arendt's famous comment on 'the banality...More

1  Thank richtea212018
Reviewed September 16, 2018 via mobile

I really liked the theme of this museum and I was looking forward to my visit. However, the exhibition mostely consists of pictures and text - and Way to little objects to show the Stasi methods.

1  Thank Per Buchannon C
Reviewed September 15, 2018 via mobile

Thank you so much for a fantastic visit. This museum is truly fascinating, brought to life by the tour guide. His knowledge was incredibly comprehensive; delivered with charm and charisma. It was chilling to be inside the Stasi HQ! I would recommend this place to...More

Thank Robtheman1
Reviewed September 10, 2018 via mobile

Off the beaten track in this huge city of so many wonderful things to see but taking a moment to reflect on how populations are suppressed is important to this story of Berlin’s recent pass. It is so good that they have the strength not...More

1  Thank J I
Reviewed September 9, 2018 via mobile

Only came here cos hubby wanted to bit I was surprised at how much I enjoyed the museum. An overview of a turbulent time in Berlins history. Very informative.

1  Thank Janine K
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October 21, 2017|
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Response from Krakow1938 | Reviewed this property |
Not sure about the museum - maybe there'll be a luggage locker at the nearest underground?