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Stasi Museum

Address: Haus 1, Ruschestrasse 103 | Lichtenberg, Berlin, Germany (Lichtenberg)
Phone Number: 030/553-6854
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Ranked #114 of 980 things to do in Berlin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty museums, Museums
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: The former headquarters of the East German secret police. Today, the exhibition includes...
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Type: Specialty museums, Museums
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Hours:
Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sat - Sun 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Owner description: The former headquarters of the East German secret police. Today, the exhibition includes surveillance and observation technology such as wires and hidden infra red beamers for photographs at night.

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16 reviews 16 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

My personal highlight on my recent trip to Berlin, was definitely my visit to the Stasi Museum just off the U-Bahn Magdalenenstraße. This is the actual office and headquarters of the Ministry of Sate Security until the fall of the wall. This is the offices, boardroom and even bedroom where Erich Mielke ruled this State Department with his iron fist... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Had heard various stories about the Stasi activity so was keen to see and hear more about what happened at close quarters. The museum is easy to get to as it is within a few minutes walking distance of the Rosa-Luxemburg Platz U-Bahn station on the U2 line. The Stasi Museum is a reminder of how all-encompassing the Stasi really... More 

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Fascinating and horrifying in equal measure, the reach, power and methods of the Stasi are examined here at the former heart of their sinister apparatus. A throughly worthwhile visit.

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Daegu, South Korea
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

This is not a knockout museum experience, but it does show the extent of the Stasi activity in the Soviet era, and helps t fill out the history of 'divided' Berlin. Set in the actual building and compound where the state police were based, I even enjoyed getting the subway out to suburban Berlin to see this museum.

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Haifa, Israel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

This is where the dark regime of oppression was managed from in former Wast Germany. A somber complex of office buildings that represents another dark chapter in Germany's history. The vintage office furniture are cool.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Hmm, the history makes you think, especially after a visit to this museum. The location is not far from the center of the city. Yoy really make a walk in the history of old DDR. Don´t miss it!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

We went on the day the museum reopened (unbeknown to us) not really expecting much based on past reviews. How wrong we were! All the exhibitions are in English as well as German, are very informative & contain lots of interesting objects. Our guide was absolutely brilliant, and by the end I knew lots of information, presented in a friendly... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Went today to find the museum closed with workmen puting the finishing touches to the entrance of what will be a revamped exhibition. It does say on their website but just incase you haven't looked a heads up! (Have given 4s in the review so as not to demote their score unfairly)

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Its such a treasure this museum. Very interesting, scary and historical. I like that former prisoners take you around and tell you their story. An absolute must!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

This is the Stasi museum out in east Berlin not the little one by checkpoint Charlie. The original home of the east secret police. There is a small and mainly German exhibition in a temporary room...when it does open it will be well worth busting I think....until then save your energy.

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