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Berlin Hohenschoenhausen Memorial

Genslerstrasse 66 | Hohenschoenhausen, 13055 Berlin, Germany
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Ranked #10 of 404 Attractions in Berlin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
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Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

Really interesting to see this prison. You get to see a lot of it and understand the awful things that went on in this secret prison after the war ended until reunification in 1991 both under the Russians until 1961 and then the Stasi. A must to understan the history of Berlin

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Vercelli, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW

If you are interested in the cold war sites I really advice you to visit it and join the guided tours, the guide will explain in details what happened there, how the Stasi treated their prisoners and the methods they used, showing you the various sides of the prison, cells, interrogation rooms and so on. It was not my case... More 

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River Forest, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Even if you think that you know about East Germany and the Stasi, you should still go to Hohenschoenhausen. We took the English tour and had a former prisoner as out guide. It was chilling - and very much worth it.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

I was very much looking forward going to this tour due to the other reviews, but my tour left much to be desired. I would have given it a worse rating, but I think my experience was largely due to bad timing. We got there quite early for the English tour because I had read on the website the tour... More 

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Antwerp, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

A must see for a interested in ww2 and stazi history Tour by former inmates of the jail Thas leben der anderen, movie was in part shot here

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Another quality tour and history lesson detailing the Russian and GDR imprisonment and torture of people. Hard to believe that no one has been made accountable for these crimes.

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Rowley Regis, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Worth a visit if you have an interest in German history. Our tour guide was very informative and I learnt lots of information over a few hour visit. If your going to Berlin to learn about history id recommend a visit here.

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Stafford, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

Caught the train from Central berlin -45mins from alexanderplatz. S1 I believe it was. Off the train is about 1.8/2km walk The camp itself is good,a little creepy but a lot of it has been destroyed by the soviets so only some things remain - still very moving and worth a look We took a tour guide with us, I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

I was so glad that i had the opportunity of stepping in to this 'museum' which showcase the letters that were written by the victims. It was such an enriching experience and i've learnt so much more about the history of Berlin. It's worth going to!

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

In typical German fashion, a very well presented and informative tour which does go on a bit. You can feel the history and at times it becomes a bit emotive. A priceless experience.

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