Stasi Museum

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Stasi Museum
4.5
Friday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
About
The museum is located in the former headquarters of the East German secret police. Today, on three floors the exhibition includes surveillance and observation technology such as wires and hidden infra red beamers for photographs at night. The heart of the exhibition is the office of minister for state security of the GDR, General Erich Mielke. The entire second floor is in the situation of 1989 with lots of equipment and furniture of the 1960's, 70's and 80's.
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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Kigali, Rwanda245 contributions
Must See while in Germany
Feb 2020
Was indeed excited to visit the Stasi and learn more about the secret police operations in the Eastern Germany. Despite the fact that it has been repressive which i could feel while on the visit, i was happy that i have physically experienced its HQ and have widened my horizon in visiting more places to get some more facts of the past
Written 2 January 2021
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Globe Trotter
Frankfurt, Germany159 contributions
Interesting but not a top museum
Aug 2020 • Couples
If Stasi and DDR is new to you it is quite interesting with lots to read and a few items to see. Overall I would have expected more artifacts from back then. It is definitely better than the Stasi Museum in Leipzig though.
Written 20 August 2020
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Jeff F
Huntington Beach, CA20 contributions
off the beaten path but a MUST SEE
Sep 2019
This place is unbelievable, it's like going back in time. Did you see Red Dawn in the theaters? if so don't miss this place, make the effort. The place is exactly the same as when the KGB left it in the 80's. I won't say more b/c you need to be surprised.
Written 7 August 2020
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Mads M
2 contributions
Wait....
Jul 2020 • Couples
Wait till After the renovation is done, you are not allowed in to enter all most any of the buildings.
Written 21 July 2020
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Dieguete7
Manchester, UK44 contributions
Interesting.
Mar 2020
Went there as I am so interested in politics as I stayed in a hotel close to it. The surroundings of the building brings you back to the times of the DDR, so if you like history it will be quite delightful for you.The museum itself is based in the building that was the HQ of the Stasi, so you get to see the way it worked and how it managed to control the lives of the people. The atmosphere and everything brings you back to the times when the Stasi was fully operative, so the museum is quite an interesting time machine to see how it used to work to "manage" people lives. Go and have a look around if you are interested in history & politics, you won't regret it at all!
Written 12 April 2020
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B1714D
Belgrade, Serbia9,575 contributions
Pretty boring and not worth the price
Feb 2020
Firstcomers, take my advice: if you're in Berlin for the first time, do not go here. Berlin has so many better things to offer, much of them for free. To discourage you more, this museum is in the middle of nowhere with absolutely nothing more to visit in 5 km radius, so you'll waste your time double.
This was my third time in Berlin and having seen almost everything else I headed here. The most intriguing fact for me was I'm in the original headquarters of the ex east Germany secret police.
However, after that starting enthusiasm you're getting disappointed more and more as you walk the exhibition.
It surprised me how the curator with his team was so unimaginative and uninventive to make such a boring display on such an inspiring and thrilling theme. The museum mainly consists of displayed spy items with written explanations and offices.
Maybe my impressions would be better if we took the tour, but we were late for it, as there's only one daily.
Written 3 April 2020
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UKMichelinman
Esher, UK40 contributions
Stasi history in the original building not to be missed
Mar 2020 • Couples
This museum gives a fascinating and detailed insight into the Stasi people , victims methods and operations . The lady doing the tour was fascinating and spoke very good English . Everyone who wants an insight into the absolute corruption of a totalitarian communist state should visit . The lessons are still current .
Written 12 March 2020
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Thebates22
Chester, UK1,509 contributions
Highly recommended
Mar 2020 • Solo
On a beautiful sunny day in Berlin I decided to walk over to East Berlin to visit both the Stasi Museum and the Stasi prison (See Separate review) which compliment each other perfectly to give an overall view of this oppressive communist DDR regime.

The museum is located in the actual Stasi HQ building and is as it was with offices / communication rooms amongst many other things all still in tact. It tells the story of the Stasi during the organisations most brutal days as well as the lead up to and its ultimate downfall in 1989.

I can’t recommend this place enough especially in conjunction with the Stasi prison tour.
Written 8 March 2020
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splenetic
Knebworth, UK139 contributions
Fascinating and disturbing
Feb 2020
Mostly brilliantly laid out, preserved, restored, explained. There's so much of interest to see and read here. You get a real sense of some of the people who ran the Stasi and what very ordinary horror it and they perpetrated. If there is a problem with the museum it is that it has been developed by people obsessed with, and probably personally affected by, the Stasi so it goes on and on. You need hours (or many return visits) to do it justice. Make sure you've eaten before you go or you'll need to leave (or use the cafe) long before you've seen a fraction of what there is to see.
Written 7 March 2020
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njacques
Tel Aviv, Israel23 contributions
Very interesting and gives a good understanding of what it was like
Mar 2020
This museum tells the stories of the employees of the STASI and their methods of monitoring their own people. Combined with the STASI archive, which tells the stories of some of those monitored and interrogated, this gives a great understanding of the role of STASI in East Germany.
Written 7 March 2020
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  • Fri - Fri 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Sat - Sun 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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