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Review of Gedenkstaette Berlin-Hohenschoenhausen

Gedenkstaette Berlin-Hohenschoenhausen
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Private Tour: Potsdam Day Trip from Berlin
Ranked #10 of 798 things to do in Berlin
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Ettlingen, Germany
2 reviews
“Must see”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2013

That location is a must see for every historic interested Berlin visitor! Guides with first hand experience because they where arrested in this location.

Visited November 2013
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Stanford, California
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“Very touching, great tour”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2013

I'd recommend coming when one of the tours is happening. I joined the English-speaking tour and it was really good. Very, very informative with interesting tidbits. The place itself feels authentic and really makes you realize how hard life's like for prisoners in the GDR. The stories you hear becomes much, much more vivid after you come here. The permanent exhibit is also very interesting. My favorite GDR-related site so far...

Visited October 2013
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Blackpool, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
“outstanding”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2013

Astonishing.
Our guide Vera Langsfeld was brilliant.
Her father worked for the Stasi and her husband was a Stasi informant.She was imprisoned here herself.
a remarkable woman and a lesson to us all.

Visited November 2013
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London, England
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
“A very moving moment.....”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2013

Terribly moving when you walk around and take it all in and the meaning of the memorial, not for the faint hearted among you fellow travellers. Best to get there early before the coaches arrive and spoil the peace.

Visited October 2013
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Hythe, United Kingdom
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“Excellent-very atmospheric and amazing guide”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2013

I took a group of 15-18 year old school children in late October 2013 as part of a 4 day visit to Berlin and Poland. The guide was fantastic and able to genuinely captivate our students (despite the fact that they were by this stage very tired!). The personal stories of the different inmates and the interrogation techniques of the Stasi left them open mouthed and at times emotional. This was only enhance by the opportunities to visit the cells, particularly the depressing "submarine" level.

Visited October 2013
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