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Information and Documentation Center of the Federal Commissioner for the Files of the State Security Service of the Former GDR (IDZ) - CLOSED

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An interesting place and free!!

Although very hot inside, this was worth a look around (audio provided) as there is an awful lot of... read more

Reviewed 2 August 2014
Chippenham, United Kingdom
Really interesting history

Real people telling real stories of their experience in communist east germany. If you ever... read more

Reviewed 18 October 2014
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17 Oct 2014
“Really interesting history”
12 Oct 2014
“Fantastically compact and well done”
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Reviewed 18 October 2014

Real people telling real stories of their experience in communist east germany. If you ever wondered how this could happen, check out the museum to see how the Stassi worked to control the people, there was resistance, but when you're neighbour or friend could be...More

Date of experience: October 2014
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Reviewed 13 October 2014

This exhibition incredibly tight focus. The free audio guides are a nice touch. It's a Bundes-German Government production and admission is also free. Basically it outlines the Orwellian nature of STASI administration and control. It gives some compelling insights into how STASI organized and segmented...More

Date of experience: October 2014
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Reviewed 23 September 2014

This was a really interesting exhibition tucked away behind the hustle and bustle of Checkpoint Charlie. There is a free audioguide which is very informative and has interviews with people who were arrested by the Stasi. The exhibit is only in a small room, but...More

Date of experience: September 2014
Thank Emma H
Reviewed 15 September 2014

Forget the touristy Check point Charlie and visit this exhibition instead! It is an excellent exhibition on the Stasi and on GDR state security. The exhibition is free and their is a free audio guide which is very informative. It is a quiet place but...More

Date of experience: August 2014
Thank LynC131
Reviewed 2 August 2014

Although very hot inside, this was worth a look around (audio provided) as there is an awful lot of information covering life in the former East Berlin -probably need a good hour+ to read everything in line with audio guide.

Date of experience: June 2014
Thank CBSpud
Reviewed 7 July 2014

This is a very well presented permanent exhibition and gives a very good overview of the operation of the Stasi in the DDR. There are a number of personal recollections recorded and it is well worth a visit. While there are publications for purchase there...More

Date of experience: May 2014
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The centre of Berlin, Mitte is most famous for sights
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Island. The central location makes this one of the
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oldest traces of the city can be found, and evidence
of some significant transformations, as well. The
gangsters that once ruled the impoverished streets
between Alexanderplatz and Hackescher Markt have given
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