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Stasi Museum

Haus 1 Ruschestr. 103, 10365 Berlin, Germany
+49 30 5536854
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The former headquarters of the East German secret police. Today, the exhibition includes surveillance and observation technology such as wires and hidden infra red beamers for photographs at night.
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  • Very good36%
  • Average13%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Haus 1 Ruschestr. 103, 10365 Berlin, Germany
+49 30 5536854
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We really enjoyed this museum, partly because we cycled to it and got a feel for East Berlin. It's a good way to get to the root of the DDR and its attempts to control its citizens. Worth checking when the tours are - on...More

Thank Jo L
Reviewed 4 days ago

Stark in appearance and the fact the day was cold and dreary only exemplify what this building stood and was used for. This relic of the "Cold War" offers a lot of insight on how the once "GDR" kept tabs on it's citizens. It also...More

Thank Brian W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Reception (Martin) friendly and welcoming. Interesting bookshop. The tour in English was given by a remarkably competent and knowledgeable Frenchman named Nicolas. His understanding of this period of history was to say the least ‘fascinating’. For an hour and a half he kept my attention...More

Thank Companion
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The museum is quite traditional with a lot of information written on the walls. I did not have an interest in reading absolutely everything, so I took a rather quick stroll through the museum. It was interesting to see how the stasi did all the...More

Thank Marita B
Reviewed 1 week ago

I frequeneted the Stasi museum after they remodeled and expanded it in January 2015. My only regret is coming in at 3pm rather than much earlier, so many things to see! There are a lot of audio and video installations, with german and english options...More

1  Thank P. R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A little difficult to find if you're taking public transport but absolutely worth it. This was quite simply the most fascinating museum I have visited. We didn't book ahead but managed to pay on arrival. There were a lot of people on the tour so...More

Thank Krakow1938
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

So many things have a closing hour. This is a good place that you can visit 24 hours and it's right outside a U Bahn Station. I'm talking about the outside exhibit. I wasn't able to go inside the museum because of operating hours and...More

Thank D L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I felt I was going back in time when I visited the Stasi building...the smell, the East German style , the furniture and the general air of mystery that fills the place. It's not your 'run of the mill' sort of museum ....it's way more...More

Thank Jo C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visited this place on my own one Sunday morning. It details the histiry, philosophy, people and methods of the Stasi, East Germany's secret police. At their height they employed thousands of staff and informers, photographed bugged blackmailed and burgled and infiltrated every aspect of...More

Thank JoelCrane
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The museum is a little hard to find (it is inside the block), but it is just a short walk from the subway stop. Like Topography of Terror, there is an outdoor display in case the museum is closed. It was worth the trouble to...More

Thank Alex0960
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