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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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12:00 - 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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Private 3-Hour Historical Tour of East Berlin City
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Private Berlin 3.5-Hour Walking Tour: Cold War In Berlin

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A taste of history

You cannot live in this city without being aware of its past; This is a most intersting museum and if you get a chance to visit Haus 7 as well as the main building. I recommend it... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
Catharine D
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Berlin, Germany
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The café was a bit 1970s just like the rest of the building which is where the 92,000 employees of the Military Police (Stasi) were controlled from. There is a real insight into how the people of the Eastern German state were spied upon, tortured, oppressed and otherwise abused. All set in a quiet Berlin suburb which used to house... More 

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Manchester
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a must-see museum. One in five of the DDR population was directly involved with the Stasi as employees or informers. So, this is the place to learn about it. Displays could be more interactive (cf DDR museum which is much better) but never mind. This is chilling 20th century history. Stand in Erich Mielke's office and wonder at... More 

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Berlin, Germany
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

You cannot live in this city without being aware of its past; This is a most intersting museum and if you get a chance to visit Haus 7 as well as the main building. I recommend it if it is allowed.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We spent hours here! Such an amazing collection of information and artefacts. Surprising and Terrifying in equal measure, would recommend visiting, we also had a nice cup of tea at the cafe that is halfway round, you get to sit in the chairs, at the tables where the Stasi sat. Excellent, educational visit, well worth the walk in the cold!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I visited this museum on my third trip to Berlin. I found it to be one of the most interesting museums, so having read other reviews, it's clearly horses for courses! It's a tad out if the way on the east and we arrived by metro with the stop a few hundred metres from the entrance. We invested nearly two... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Yes its out of the way but its not too hard to find after a short stroll from the underground station. The museum is set over three floors and you get to walk around the offices and see how it all operated. Some of the pictures and spy instruments are interesting as well as the history of who was a... More 

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Warsaw, Poland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Stasi Museum is a must see if you are even a little bit interested in the history of East Germany, the Cold War and the Iron Curtain. As it's pretty modern history, the building and the whole Stasi complex around it is well preserved, so you see it exactly (or almost exactly) as it used to look when it was... More 

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Marbella, Spain
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A little bit out of the way, but very well set up and instructive. The museum helps putting the cold war in perspective and is a good reminder of what the conflict was about. The museum is not interactive. Some of the displays will require a good understanding of German to be meaningful.

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Berlin, Germany
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The museum was not so interesting as I thought it would be minding the topic. I would recommend getting a tour so you can learn more about the history of the Staatssicherheit in a dynamic way.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Brilliant museum. The artefacts on show and the interior decoration transport you back in time to the Cold War period. Information available in English. I recommend you watch the video in the cafe at the end of the exhibition.

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