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Very informative and chilling museum. Follow the map and see how the Stasi started and gained power and ultimately fell with the wall. There is a lot to take in. I easily spent 2hrs or a little more going through on my own. Even more...More
Visited this as I am interested in the Cold War era. Really worth a visit if you are in Berlin. You could spend hours here if you wanted too reading every single bit of info on the ways and means of the Stasi.
The boards outside has details of escapes and failed escapes and a history of Eastern Germany. Inside for small entrance fee, exhibits with English notes show how surveillance of the people took place with details of people spying on each other, sometimes spouses. Gave a...More
If you're into post-war history in Europe, this is as good as it gets.
The dark history of the DDR is brought to light. The fact that the museum is the actual offices of the MfS provides extra value, even if DDR offices didn't seem...More
I had time for one last piece of cold war history before I left Berlin, so headed to the suburbs and found a modest building in a nothing cul-de-sac. This was the centre of Communist power in East Berlin and beyond for some 40 years....More
The tour here was just really disjointed, unorganized, and too fast. They also tour with too large of a group for everyone to be in the same room and listen. We ended up walking away from the tour and going through on our own because...More
If the DDR Museum shows a playful, simple view of the former East Germany, then the Stasi Museum shows the other side. The story of the DDR's secret police reveals how the government invaded, and often controlled, the lives of its citizens for over forty...More
If you are interested in recent history - this is a must when in Berlin. In bleak surroundings, you really get a feel for the life in former DDR. It is worth paying the extra euro to get permission to take photos. You get to...More
Great place. A museum within a museum.
Such atmosphere and almost too much information to absorb.
If you speak English then the daily English speaking tour is a must (3pm?) otherwise there is too much information to take in.
Closes at 6pm but it is...More
Fascinating trip going into great detail of the Stasi and how they came to being and how they worked - bargain for just €6 - spent a couple of hours here but could have done longer - amazing insight of what lengths they went to...More