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Berlin Hohenschoenhausen Memorial

Genslerstrasse 66 | Hohenschoenhausen, 13055 Berlin, Germany (Lichtenberg)
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Ranked #12 of 462 Attractions in Berlin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites
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Brekstad, Norway
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

The visit here made a big impression. With some of the guides being former inmates you get not just somebody telling a story, but their own story and their own experiences. That makes the visit here even more interesting. Fascinating to hear how some of the inmates here managed to keep their sanity while being tortured in these cells and... More

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London, England, United Kingdom
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

i never thought i will be visiting this place as i just read all the info from the books when i was a kid. I was joined with the English tour and what an amazing info i gathered on that tour. The guide was amazing, its voluntary how much you want to give, Try to book it in advanced via... More

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Rome, Italy
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29 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Hugely recommended if you want to get some real understanding of Berlin and its recent history. The tours are well run and our guide, like many, was an ex-inmate. It was a humbling experience to hear her account of the prison. On the practical side, getting there is a challenge. We attempted the trip from a side of town not... More

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Munich, Germany
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7 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

I have visited the prison cells and interrogation cells..!! Amazing experience. Learnt a lot more about what happened here in past.

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Saskatoon
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7 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

It is impossible to avoid the sometimes dim history of the human race. We were lucky enough to be there on a Wednesday and were able to be part of an English tour. The guide was fantastic having a history degree and being genuinely interested in sharing knowledge of our collective past. The place is in a perfect state giving... More

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Grenaa, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Even though our students were perhaps a bit too young, our guide (a previous inmate) was very adept to tell them about the history and experience of the Stasi-prison. The dim and heartbreaking truth will always be in their memory - as in ours. The guides, who are all somehow connected by either their personal or a close relative's experience... More

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Chandigarh, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Imagination boggles at the very thought of what prisoners had to go through at the hands of their guards. You just cannot imagine the torture, the living (rather dying) conditions which the inmates had to go through during their imprisonment, unless you visit and see for yourself, the systematic way the Germans went about it. Never could have imagined what... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

Difficult not to do this on a visit to Berlin. The scale of the memorial is breathtaking. You can queue for a while to get into the visitor centre but you will spend at least an hour in there - make sure you get an audio guide.

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Bern, Switzerland
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55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

The memorial is best reached by taxi. It's quite out of the way in a residential area of Berlin. And if you do choose to come by public transport, make sure you know where you're going. If you ask locals where to go, it is quite possible you'll be told: "No, there's no such thing as a Stasi memorial in... More

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London, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

The Memorial is fairly tricky to find but once I arrived after 1h30 on foot from Lichtenberg Station I was very pleased to be welcomed and given a place in the English tour at 2.30pm. All of the staff were very helpful and friendly, and may I add, spoke great English. Whilst getting a bite to eat at the cafe... More

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