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Gedenkstaette Berlin-Hohenschoenhausen

Address: Genslerstrasse 66 | Hohenschoenhausen, 13055 Berlin, Germany
Phone Number: 4930986082
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Ranked #19 of 980 things to do in Berlin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic sites, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Historic sites, Sights & Landmarks
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Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Orlando, Florida
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68 reviews 68 reviews
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55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

This one is off the beaten path a little bit, but well worth finding. Out of all the museum experiences that I had in Berlin, this one was the best. It gave a tangible sense of East Berlin history that I did not get anywhere else. Some of the tour guides are ex-prisoners, but our English guide was not one.... More 

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saddleworth
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

This attraction is actually the old Stasi remand prison. Entry is only 5 Euro and includes a 2 hour guided tour. Our tour guide was fantastic and related first hand accounts of his family's treatment by the Stasi which helped to bring the whole thing alive. We all came away from the prison having had an insightful, fascinating and creepy... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 NEW

Amazing place to visit. The fact that you are in this former prison in the middle of the Berlin suburbs where people were secretly confined and interrogated right through to the 1980s is kind of mind-blowing. Strong sense of history and shocking to see the banal, 1970's style offices, by the dozens, where people were subjected to psychological torture. We... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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18 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 NEW

This was a really shocking experience, but it is something that will make our trip truly unforgettable. The prison is a 30 min tram ride (get the M5 to Zingerstrasse from Alexanderplatz) from Berlin, then a 10 minute walk from Freienwalder Stop (you'll need a map - it's not signposted). We went on the English speaking tour with a local... More 

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Marlow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015 NEW

This old Stasi prison excellently encapsulates the terror of the era, and the guides add huge amounts of information and, vitally, personal experience to the tour. (Note that to enter, you must be part of a tour, but I can assure you that this will ensure you get the best experience possible!) The tour is about two hours long, and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

This is a must see. Although it's the most oppressing place I've ever seen, it give you a great insight in to the horrendous conditions the prisoners here suffered. English Tours are offered. The guide was knowledgable but seemed to rush us a little, not allowing enough time to read or truly take in the full experience.

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Oracle, AZ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Eight family members spent 3 hours being taken round the Stasi prison by a former inmate. His story was unbelievable. First we visited the underground torture areas which were used by the Russians, until the secret police of East Germany took over in the mid 50s. From then on until 1990, physical violence, was replaced by psychological cruelty, used to... More 

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Salisbury, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

This has to be seen. There is a lot to read and take in, but if you take time to go into the huts still standing and see what is left as a memorial, it gives you an insight into the awful conditions and horror that seems unimaginable. I have visited in both the mid winter and height of summer... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

Got to visit this memorial. Could feel what the people had gone through at that time. Hope it will not happen in this time. Could not imagine how it would be like if it was to happen again.

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

A truly horrible place especially the low ceilinged windowless cells of the underground prison ( the U-Boat ) dungeons actually. You can only try to imagine what being locked up in these subterranean holes for months and months was like, kept incommunicado and utterly disoriented by a series of disorienting tricks. The modern prison next door is hardly less horrible... More 

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