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Stasi Museum

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Neighbourhood: Lichtenberg
As featured in Museum Guide for Berlin
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Address: Haus 1, Ruschestrasse 103, Berlin, Germany
Phone Number:
+49 30 5536854
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10:00 - 18:00
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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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US$390.00*
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Private 3-Hour Historical Tour of East Berlin City
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Private Berlin 3.5-Hour Walking Tour: Cold War In Berlin

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Chilling history lesson

A little bit out of the way, but very well set up and instructive. The museum helps putting the cold war in perspective and is a good reminder of what the conflict was about. The... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Yes its out of the way but its not too hard to find after a short stroll from the underground station. The museum is set over three floors and you get to walk around the offices and see how it all operated. Some of the pictures and spy instruments are interesting as well as the history of who was a... More 

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Warsaw, Poland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Stasi Museum is a must see if you are even a little bit interested in the history of East Germany, the Cold War and the Iron Curtain. As it's pretty modern history, the building and the whole Stasi complex around it is well preserved, so you see it exactly (or almost exactly) as it used to look when it was... More 

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Marbella, Spain
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A little bit out of the way, but very well set up and instructive. The museum helps putting the cold war in perspective and is a good reminder of what the conflict was about. The museum is not interactive. Some of the displays will require a good understanding of German to be meaningful.

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Berlin, Germany
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The museum was not so interesting as I thought it would be minding the topic. I would recommend getting a tour so you can learn more about the history of the Staatssicherheit in a dynamic way.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Brilliant museum. The artefacts on show and the interior decoration transport you back in time to the Cold War period. Information available in English. I recommend you watch the video in the cafe at the end of the exhibition.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Stasi Museum is a bit out of the way from central Berlin and the main tourist sites. We found it interesting and informative but we chose this instead of the DDR museum (didn't have time for both) which was a probably a mistake. I say this not because the Stasi Museum wasn't educational but because it was focused exclusively... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This experience was well worth the visit, most of the offices and corridors have been kept the same which adds to the authenticity of the building. The information on each exhibit and the building as a whole was in depth but easy to understand. There is a section near a window view of the surrounding buildings where it shows you... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fascinating museum, one of the biggest highlights of our trip. If anyone has any interest in the Cold War or history in general, it really can't be missed. It's almost unbelievable to think it happened and really it's not that long ago. Easily located near a U-Bahn stop and the museum is very well mapped out. Best to go early... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stasi museum was one of the best visits in Berlin. It os underestimated at travel guides for unsure reason. It is easily accessible through Frankfurter station u or s. As you get out if the station walking down to the museum you can immediately fell the energy of east Berlin. The museum is pretty big, located at ex stasis headquarters... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Most interesting visit during our 4 day trip to Berlin. This is so current and a timely reminder of what a society can do to itself where there is no effective means of opposition. The waste of manpower to inflict so much misery in the name of democratic socialism was extraordinary . Thank you for preserving this Germany - it's... More 

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