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Stasi Museum

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Neighbourhood: Lichtenberg
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Address: Haus 1, Ruschestrasse 103, Berlin, Germany
Phone Number:
+49 30 5536854
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10:00 - 18:00
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Mon - Fri 10:00 - 18:00
Sat - Sun 12:00 - 18:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes
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The former headquarters of the East German secret police. Today, the...

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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Fantastic guide

Absolutely recommend to visit the Stasi Museum and book a guide tour in advance. The tour guide we had was thoroughly fantastic! Very engaging, passionate, who moves the visitors... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a side of German history that often gets overlooked, but the Stasi paid an important and powerful role in post war Germany. This museum does a fantastic job of giving you all the information on this elusive organisation, from its origin, operations agents and its downfall at the end of 20th century. The museum has also preserved many... More 

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Stuttgart, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We took a walking tour of Berlin and our guide suggested the Stasi Museum. This museum was not even on our agenda but it was well worth the visit. Outside was a series of informational / historical displays detailing the history of the GDR from its founding till it became part of West Germany. The Stasi museum itself was amazing;... More 

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Wotton under Edge
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This museum is a very stark reminder of the sinister omnipresence of the Stasi during the years of East Germany. Nearly all of the exhibits are explained in English as well as German, so don't worry if you don't understand German. At times you feel as if you are walking around a film set in the 1960s or 1970s, then... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Absolutely recommend to visit the Stasi Museum and book a guide tour in advance. The tour guide we had was thoroughly fantastic! Very engaging, passionate, who moves the visitors with the detailed true stories and historical events.

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Thank Remy L
London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Similar to the DDR museum in that it gives you a very good idea of how it was to live in the DDR at the time. We all felt a bit paranoid by the time we left. There is a lot of information and a lot of reading, so maybe not great for kids but very good if you're interested... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

If you don't speak German, don't expect much from this museum. When we visited last year very little was in English with no guided tours. Worth a trip and we did manage to find out more about the Stasi. Another one of those places that's not easy to find. Looks like an office block surrounded by a residential area. Which,... More 

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Thank kara H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent tour that gave you the full scope of what life was like in East Germany. The prison was left exactly as it was leaving plenty to the imagination. The museum bit, if you don't arrive in time for the tour is also worth visiting but the tour will give you the full experience. Highlight of my trip.

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Hong Kong, China
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Worth visiting only if: 1. You're interested in Stasi history 2. You have seen the movie "The Lives of Others" 3. You're seriously interested in Stasi history If your answer is No, I would recommend you to visit the DDR museum, which is more interesting for normal folks like me and is more centrally located, you won't have to go... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This museum really brings home the insidious nature of the Stasi. There is plenty to see and read about the Stasi throughout the entire existence of the GDR.

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Devon, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We found the visit very interesting yet alarming. Living in the DDR at that time must have been incredibly difficult, but the regime is now in the past. The original design of the museum within the building and the exhibitions were very good. It was so atmospheric that I would not have been surprised if members of the Stasi bustled... More 

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