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“Not as good as expected”

Museum in der Runden Ecke
Ranked #12 of 178 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 13 August 2017 via mobile

Maybe I've overdosed on this theme but it didn't do as much for me as I'd anticipated. Not sure what's in the rest of the building but the museum only occupies a few rooms and cells in the ground floor. Creepy what went on for 40 years here.

Thank kuepper
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"stasi headquarters"
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"audio guide"
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"state security"
in 8 reviews
"east german secret police"
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"east germany"
in 15 reviews
"round corner"
in 3 reviews
"on display"
in 12 reviews
"few minutes walk"
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"secret service"
in 3 reviews
"berlin wall"
in 7 reviews
"multiple languages"
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"fascinating insight"
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"subject matter"
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"permanent exhibition"
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"everyday life"
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"cold war"
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Reviewed 5 August 2017

Very interesting museum. Too bad there are not written English translations. You need to get the audio.

Thank MissLucy368
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Reviewed 22 July 2017 via mobile

As someone who speaks no German, the audio guide was essential. The museum has a lot of articles and signs only in German and the audio guide doesn't even get through all of it.
The layout of the museum was clear and easy to follow. I spent 1.5hrs there but could have spent longer.
It was overall an excellent museum especially for free.

1  Thank Elizabeth L
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Reviewed 19 July 2017

Used the English audio-guide to get a good background to the exhibits which only have German written commentary. It very interesting to understand this relative recent period of history and then for the events which lead to the fall of the Berlin wall.

1  Thank alty
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Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

In the original locations of the secret service of the GDR, you get a hands-on impression of how the secret service spied on its own people. Everything has been kept in its original form- the walls, floors, furniture etc., which you won't find anywhere else in Germany. You get a really good feeling of the oppressive atmosphere. NB! The texts are only in German, so spend the 5€ and get an audio guide in your language. I highly recommend the museum, it is a unique experience.

1  Thank canica85
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