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We really found this museum to be so fascinating and a great insight to the world of east berlin before wall came down.
I would highly recommend that you get the Audio headset as it just give you a greater experience.
Really enjoyed it
Don't get me wrong, this is a good museum and is worth your time. However, something is slightly odd with it and it doesn't succeed in telling a story. Information seams to pop up in a random order. I think that this could be made...More
Tucked off the main route, we used Waze to find it. Excellent for students of German Post Modern History but don't expect an gimmicks, there aren't any. Mainly written and pictorial evidence of how the population was controlled through the use of paid spies.
The situation of the museum is somewhat obscure which adds to the experience. We used the audio guide (€2 extra) which we would highly recommend.
The building is left as it was...you really get a sense of the establishment and the ideology and process of...More
For people who are interested in German of Cold War history understanding the Stasi is key. Having read a lot on the service, it was an excellent opportunity to see it's administrative centre and understand their history. The guided tours are well worth booking onto...More
Well worth the visit! We took a guided tour and the museum was very interesting. It is located where the Stassi had it’s headquarters and the guide explained everything thoroughly. We decided to not visit the DDR museum during our visit because the Stassi museum...More
Slightly out of the centre but well worth a visit. We got the subway there and it is a few stops out from Alexanderplatz but fairly straightforward to get to. The stop to get off at is Magdalenastraze. Entry is €6 per adult and free...More
Maybe not for everyone - but anyone who loves history, architecture, GDR , and politics then it is A MUST!
I enjoyed all of it - the local streets, the furniture in the building, the nice little cafe and the exhibits.
Cheap to get in...More
The highlight of the museum is the building itself, especially to see the old GDR elevator systems without doors. Also to see the office complex of the head of the stasi was quite something, and to imagine the conversations that went on in those rooms......More