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Stasi Museum

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Neighbourhood: Lichtenberg
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Address: Haus 1 Ruschestr. 103, 10365 Berlin, Germany
Phone Number: +49 30 5536854
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Mon - Fri 10:00 - 18:00
Sat - Sun 12:00 - 18:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes
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The former headquarters of the East German secret police. Today, the...

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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A riveting experience

Learned so much at this museum. It is a well organized presentation of the period of German history when everyone spied on everyone. So much to absorb. Definitely worth the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

An excellent insight into a period of paranoia and suppression. I found this museum an excellent must see attraction. The stories and pictures draw you in and make you realise that this was the norm 25 years ago.

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Thank William R
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Me as an ex-East European was expecting more about those iron times and Stasi as a "eastern Gestapo" yet I understand that is a subjective approach. Nevertheless it is a museum worth being visited. Interesting is even the original furniture, showing also how inflexible and static the old system was.

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Thank Sakramenski
Conisbrough, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Very interesting place to see and the incredible lengths they went to to gain information and force friends neighbors to spy on one another. I was slightly disappointed as I had hoped they would have shown something about the prison side and not just about the Stasi members

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Thank Liz F
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

A fascinating insight into paranoia. Institutional terror and surveillance can only be instituted on the whole population by institutionalising it and by setting up a huge bureaucracy. Thus thousands of ordinary citizens were recruited to spy on each other. The grim, rundown concrete building of Stasi headquarters is the ideal place for this museum. We can all enjoy the film... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This tour was real eye-opener into the hold that the Stasi held over the lives of former East Germans. I would recommend timing the visit for one of the English language guided tours (no extra cost). The excellent tour guide on our visit gave many valuable nuggets of information on how the Stasi managed to generate an atmosphere of fear... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our son who has been studying in Berlin recommended this museum. It gives you a look into a part of history that most can't imagine living. Interior rooms and records are displayed accurately. There are English spoken tours given however, we did a self guided tour so we could examine the exhibits at our own pace. We went late afternoon... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Learned so much at this museum. It is a well organized presentation of the period of German history when everyone spied on everyone. So much to absorb. Definitely worth the visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Very well worth your time but difficult to find. Perhaps the easiest way is to take the U 5 metro to Magdalenenstrasse and then walk around the corner into Ruschestrasse. Keep to the right hand side and walk along five blocks you will see a very small yellow sign indicating that behind the buildings at the back of a long... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A must visit when going to Berlin. Due to the overload of museums, sights and attractions it's perhaps not the first museum that comes to mind (also due to the location, which is a little outside of the centre) but it's very much worth a visit. Located in the old headquarters of the MfS (the East German Intelligence ministry) the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The museum is located outside the centre of Berlin but occupies the original Stasi buildings which adds atmosphere to the whole visit. There is a fee of Euros 6.00 to enter but worth it, you walk around 3 floors understanding the history of the Stasi and how they operated in East Berlin spying on all the citizens and unofficially recruiting... More 

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