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Stasi Museum

Haus 1 Ruschestr. 103, 10365 Berlin, Germany
+49 30 5536854
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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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  • Very good36%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Haus 1 Ruschestr. 103, 10365 Berlin, Germany
+49 30 5536854
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Great place to visit. Of course, it tells a dark story about dark ages of East Germany, but it has some funny details and twists. Tour in English every Saturday at 3pm is quite good. Guide tells a good story and it's interesting to see...More

1  Thank EstebanBelgrado
Reviewed 1 week ago

All 4 of our party had a strange feeling whilst taking in this museum. The stories told on the walls of the original offices are compelling and create an atmosphere of fear and sorrow courthouse affected. Exhibits are well laid out. Not fun but very...More

1  Thank hilly1618
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

On arrival we were informed that the second floor was closed for filming; turns out the third floor was closed as well. Since no personnel spoke English we couldn’t ask for our money back. Very disappointing experience.

1  Thank ambraaurora
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We spent a morning here as we had been to Berlin before in 1988 and we were interested to find out more about the regime. The displays are well presented and everything is in English as well as German. The museum is situated in the...More

2  Thank Connie072
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Stasi had some 91,000 employees and approximately 189,000 collaborators, this prison was part of "Special camp No. 3" , many Germans had to endure months in a complex with over 200 prison cells and interrogation rooms. The 6 euro entrance fee is good value...More

1  Thank a24681359
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a very engaging museum with lots of authentic exhibits from the Stasi era. This was Stasi HQ and after the fall of the Berlin Wall it was turned into a museum with the second floor offices all completely authentic and untouched. History, artefacts...More

1  Thank Sarah O
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We approached this museum by a one hour walk down Karl Marx Allee [?] and Frankfurter Allee. This street was the centrepiece of communist redevelopment of East Berlin in the 1950s and is a fine example of socialist-totalitarian architecture. There are historic sites and information...More

2  Thank BobScarlett
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

IF you want to know about how east germans internal security works in the when they was a country, you need to visit this place. it has a lot of information. The previous headquarter located in the eastern side of the city. it shows information...More

1  Thank Habib_10
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This museum is in the Eastern part of Berlin( take the subway to Magdalenenstr.). I a drab building you will see a somewhat eerie display of the secret police that spied over the citizens in the Eastern Russian occupied zone in a divided Germany. It...More

1  Thank CharlotteKelowna
Reviewed 9 November 2017

We were fortunate to discover that this museum was less than five minutes from our hotel on Ruschestrass. So it seemed relatively easy to pay it a visit.The morning was like a John La Carre novel Berlin scene, bleak, dark, wet and cool. Visitors are...More

1  Thank Ozzietyke1
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21 October 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?