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Reviewed 17 May 2018 via mobile

Found the complex easily enough exiting UBahn nearby, admission cheap withBerlin Card, well worth the 2.5 hours we needed to spend to visit all 3 floors. The austere furnishings the facinating, never knew how sinister and corrupt the Stasi were. Fear, secrecy and isolation in the days before social media, worth a visit, there is 2 small cafes, and rest rooms,

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Margaret H
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Reviewed 11 May 2018

I made the mistake of not arriving on opening time, paying admission & going thru the exhibits 3 floors straight away. I decided to read the display boards outside first, which if you read it all can take a hour. There is also video screens on the display boards. Interesting reading, but suggest looking at it after being inside. That way you will have less people to jostle around to look at the exhibit.
The temporary exhibit is only in german, but only a few rooms.
Fairly easy to find, after looking at other reviews pictures & comments that gave you directions from the U5 Magdalenenstrabe station, Frankfurter Allee exit.
Worth the EUR6 admission.
Tour coach load arrived at 2pm.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank CasperSYDAU
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Reviewed 7 May 2018 via mobile

Highly recommend for anyone looking for a better understanding of the DDR. The museum is located on the sprawling campus (more than 50 acres) that was the Stasi headquarters. At one time the Stasi had nearly 9000 employees to “control” the East German population. Displays show the history, the methods, and the personnel that made control possible.

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 3 May 2018

Interest in 70s architecture is itself the reason to pop in. The atmosphere is very authentic f.ex. with lace curtains and pater noster -lifts. Complex also includes 2 modest cafes. In the other one it is possible to watch very interesting Die Firma - Das Ministerium fur Staatssicherheit -documentary film. I have never spent so much time in any other museum than here. Also buildings and architecture as well as Lichtenberg area around are fascinating of its' own time.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank traveller10941
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Reviewed 25 April 2018

After reading Stasiland this visit brought everything to life. The museum is in the old HQ of the stasi and has exhibits of how they went about their work. The vast scale of the stasi is shown and is quite shocking! The ministerial floor has been kept in its original state and apparently some films have been shot there. A great museum to go and visit - get the u5 direction 'Hanow' and get off at Magdalenestraza

Date of experience: April 2018
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