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All reviews stasi headquarters audio guide state security east german secret police east germany round corner on display non german speakers permanent exhibition cold war german history couple of hours surveillance citizens information equipment exhibits
So visited this place at the end of Oct 2017, upon entry it was packed, I mean absolutely packed. It was a Monday. Turns out the scores of Germans were there for guided tours. Such tours are not available in English, so I learned I...More
Go if you’d like to see how the state police controlled the lives of people in Leipzig during the Cold War era. Very interesting. Pay for the audio guide because everything is in German. It is free to enter and browse.
Very educational and hard to believe this type of activity was ongoing during our lifetime (up until 1989). Upon entering head up the stairs and to your left, follow the hall a bit and look for the office on your left (it is not obvious...More
Let’s start with the English audio guide. It provided a good overview, but did not — and probably could not — get into the level of detail in the exhibits themselves. A lot of the material on display consists of documents. I muddled through some...More
We just went in here for a short while; the entry is free, but you really can't understand anything unless you get the audioguide (which we didn't do). But it was interesting looking at the cameras and clothing from that time.
This is a simple museum but the audioguide really brought it to life. Seeing a child's essay critical of the government is one thing but hearing what happened to the child is quite another. My teenage daughters were reluctant but they enjoyed it and learned...More
What a wonderful exhibit. It is free but 5 euros for an audioguide which if you are not a German speaker you need. Well worth it for all the information. It is done on one floor and can be visited in an hour. Definitely worth...More
As a non-German speaker, the English audio guide is an absolute must. I came with a limited understanding of the stasi or life during this era but I found my experience educational and disturbing. What a wake up call as I thought about freedom. Highly...More
What the Stasi did and how they did - banal, bureaucratic, it controlled the lives of East Germans and sometimes destroyed them. The audio guide is a must for non-German speakers. The deliberately unsophisticated presentation, in the building they actually used, adds to the impressiveness...More