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Stasi Museum

Open Now: 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
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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
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Ruschestrasse 103 | House 1, 10365 Berlin, Germany
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank mikeybear4
Reviewed 1 week ago

In suburban Berlin surrounded by apartments. Kept intact and authentic. Watch “The lives of Others” and imagine. As many Berlin memorials, impressively maintained “ warts and all “ history.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Jenniemci
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Lord_Dehf
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 524petere
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

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

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank tlvalentine1979
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Andrew C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

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

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank jonnaahugsen
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

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

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank melmc80
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank sooper8
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

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

Date of experience: December 2018
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Jasperpaddy
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?
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