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Museum in der Runden Ecke (Museum in the Round Corner)

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Address: Dittrichring 24 | North of Thomaskirche, 04003, Leipzig, Saxony, Germany
Phone Number: +49 341 961 24 43
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Original office of the secret police. The building now presents these...

Original office of the secret police. The building now presents these police documents and their surveillance equipment to the public.

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A real eye opener!

Can't believe this was so recent! The location is next to the ring road where the protests in 1989 started which led to the fall of the Berlin Wall. When you arrive head straight... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Castle Donington, United Kingdom
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Castle Donington, United Kingdom
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105 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Can't believe this was so recent! The location is next to the ring road where the protests in 1989 started which led to the fall of the Berlin Wall. When you arrive head straight for the office in the middle of the museum where you can get an audio translation device for 4€ ( cash only, and leave a credit... More 

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Cheadle, United Kingdom
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192 reviews
49 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You had to pay for an English translation as everything was in German. The exhibits were very poor and not what I was expecting. Don't waste your time

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Thank Anne1237511
Herndon, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016 via mobile

Tremendous amount of information to help the visitor better understand the repressive nature of life in East Germany. Plan to spend a bit of time there to get the full impact of the museum.

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Thank michaelwA6283EI
London, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

A cheap and great way to learn about the Stasi within Leipzig during the GDR. The museum is situated within the old office of the Stasi which brings the story home even more and visitors can be provided with audiobooks to talk through the exhibtion. Highly recommended to those who have a flair for history.

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Thank ClaireLouiseArcher
Guetersloh
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25 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

We had a very good guided tour and learned a lot about the way the "state security service" worked. It was fascinating and depressing at the same time.

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Thank Angela E
Southern Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

To get an idea how suppression works and what happens if it is executed by efficient Germans, come to this place. The interior of the building itself is intimidating. The exhibits support this impression. There are a lot of authentical reading stuff and therefore exclusively in German. But as far as I know you can get an audioguide which explains... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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51 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015

Excellent museum with an English audio guide (€4) but free entry. Very authentic being housed in the building where the Stasi operated in Leipzig. Not too big or overwhelming for kids and lots of interesting items for them to look at and only needs an hour if done fully. Right next door to some good eating places for families.

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Irbid, Jordan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015

One of the most Special places in entire Germany. This museum shows all the Facts,Utilities and Legacy of the Stasi and shows many facts of this Mysterious Security Service which controlled the entire DDR , the Technology and Strategies this Service had was way ahead of Time. If you are in Leipzig , this is a Must

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Thank Elementeyas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015 via mobile

There are many documents, facts and exhebits placed in the building wich made me understand the topic better. Everything is in this 'old look' (the original floor,...) and the more you read, the more oppressive was the atmosphere. The only problem is, that sometimes it was very much to read and a little bit unclear. But if you have enough... More 

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Leigh-on Sea, United Kingdom
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24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

"You can't miss it " said fellow holidaymakers in our hotel. This turned out to be untrue as we walked a good ten minutes past the museum on the wrong side of the road. It's on the bend of a very wide road and the sign isn't that obvious. If you have a street map, get someone to mark it... More 

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