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“Stasi Museum good but app has wrong address”

Museum in der Runden Ecke
Ranked #12 of 179 things to do in Leipzig
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Original office of the secret police. The building now presents these police documents and their surveillance equipment to the public.
Reviewed 4 October 2013

Once I found the museum, I enjoyed learning about the oppression the locals lived under. I'm sure most are glad that is over. There is no fee for the museum but the Audio Guide costs 4€.

The app on my Android tablet shows the address as Alfred-Frank-Siedung 439. This street is about 2 miles from the museum and is a residential area. Ask me how I know. The address shown above is correct

Thank Messilio
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"east german secret police"
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"east germany"
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"round corner"
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"on display"
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Reviewed 3 October 2013

Visit this place and get a chilling reminder of what the police state looks like. The government not only spied on everyone, they also interfered with the lives, careers and families of individuals whom they suspected of not towing the party line. Viewing it in the actual offices of the Stassi which have been left largely intact since 1989 when their operations were stopped adds a dimension you can't get from books. Get the audio guide if you don't speak German.

Thank dsrose10
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Reviewed 13 September 2013

Fascinating history of the Stasi and how the organization tried to seep into every aspect of East German society. The museum has great collection of documents and artifacts covering a wide variety of topics. Great audio guide.

1  Thank John D
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Reviewed 6 September 2013

Granted, you can't read the articles, letters, memorabilia in the exhibit, but the audioguide is extremely helpful taking you through the exhibit. In the same building and offices as the Stasi...wow. I had some understanding of the organization, but really no idea how involved they were in everyday life (going through mail, spying through listening devices & phone taps, cameras, solicitation of civilians to spy on their neighbors, etc). Also, I was in a bit of a hurry, so rushed through some of the audio. To get the most out of it, plan on spending 2 hours. Entry is free, but the audio guide is 3 euros. Also, follow the #'s for the audio guide, even if you aren't listening - it keeps you in the right order.

2  Thank a-travelin-foodie
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Reviewed 5 September 2013

A treasure trove of historical documents and relics from the Communist era of the Stasi secret police. Complete with an excellent audio guide in English complete with spy cameras, torture implements, a prison cell and listening devices. This was truly a horrific time for Germans lining in the GDR- This is a very unique museum and highly recommended.

1  Thank DrillerBurlington
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