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Gedenkstaette Berlin-Hohenschoenhausen

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Address: Genslerstrasse 66 | Hohenschoenhausen, 13055 Berlin, Germany
Phone Number: 4930986082
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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During the war this was a factory or warehouse. The Russians used it to imprison anybody suspected of being involved in the war or possibly resisting their control. Their method... read more

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Berlin, Germany
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Berlin, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

During the war this was a factory or warehouse. The Russians used it to imprison anybody suspected of being involved in the war or possibly resisting their control. Their method were brutal and straightforward - regular beatings, stuffing people into overcrowded totally dark cells for weeks at a time and sometimes flooding them. When the East Germans took over the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

If there is ONE thing only you should prioritize in Berlin, it's a visit here. The guided tour was simply amazing and the guide was incredibly knowledgeable, answering every question elaborately. Very engaging and impactful. The story behind the Stasi regime is both fascinating and frightening. One of the few sights ever that made us want to dig deeper into... More 

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Barcelona, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It will make you sad. It will make you shocked. It will make you angry. And that is why the visit to this place worth so much. The horros made by the nazis are well known. But the horrors made by the Union of the Socialist Soviet Republic (USSR) are still mostly hided. And this museum exposes it. In a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Having worked in East Germany before the wall came down, I had a small insight into how much life was controlled by informers and the Stasi - but the dreadful stories of the prisoners here at Hohenschoenhausen fall beyond anyone's wildest imaginations. We had the fortune to be guided by Mischa Naue, a former inmate of Hohenschoenhausen, who brought to... More 

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I travelled for an hour to get there having found out online that the English language tour was at 14:30. When I got there I was told it had been overbooked to double capacity so I would have to pay and wait for the next tour. They couldn't specify a time, just 'when there are enough people.' As with other... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This does not feature prominently in tourist guidebooks and to get there will probably require you to take a train, a tram and then walk. And it is worth it. For a start this prison takes you further into old East Berlin. It also fills in some time gaps after the annexation of the city and the rise of Russian... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

During a recent trip to Berlin, I decided to visit Hohenschoenhausen after reading a few articles about the former prison and several reviews here on TripAdvisor. The visit was incredibly interesting and enlightening - while also very tough and sad, especially when you think about the fact that the prison was functioning (and its prisoners being tortured cruelly, especially psychologically)... More 

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Herentals, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

After an introductory video about the history of this prison you get a guided tour where you explained how gedetailleer the East German people was suppressed . Well worth it !

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I didn't have much knowledge of the Stasi or the events that took place in East Germany, and this tour was quite eye opening. Very interesting. It was quite confronting to hear that many of the people who were imprisoned here or employed as guards here are still living in the area.

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Wicklow, Ireland, Europe
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited here on a guided tour in early September. Although I was apprehensive about it, this is something you need to experience first hand in order to truly process the suffering of so many people. Our guide treated this subject in a completely respectful manner, as did the rest of the group. Even though this place holds so much sadness,... More 

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