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Gedenkstaette Berlin-Hohenschoenhausen

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Address: Genslerstrasse 66 | Hohenschoenhausen, 13055 Berlin, Germany
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+49 4930 986082
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Far from the centre, in old East Berlin

A visit here should be a must for every visitor to Berlin It is the old prison where political prisoners were kept in the GDR. You can only visit the place on a guided tour, which... read more

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Oslo, Norway
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215 reviews
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A visit here should be a must for every visitor to Berlin It is the old prison where political prisoners were kept in the GDR. You can only visit the place on a guided tour, which are given in German and english.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited whilst staying with my brother in Berlin. Amazing that this place was still incarcerating people until 1989. The lengths the Stasi went to torture people were chilling. Only downside was we did the English speaking tour and our guide was not particularly engaging.

Thank helenandneal5
Montreal, Canada
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15 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A very respectfully kept historical site. A sad window on the past, alas. Important perspective on past events.

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Helsinki, Finland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

By far one of the most interesting places in Berlin I have visited. I could have stayed for twice as long. It is affordable and well worth the money and time to attend. Our guide was excellent, so informative and presented everything to us in such a way as to make us really think about what we were seeing and... More 

Thank OleValmis15
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131 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a great experience, providing excellent insight into what life in East Germany was like. The tour guides were extremely knowledgeable and passionate, which made the tour even better. Only complaint (of course I found one) is that a half hour video presentation precedes the tour - then the tour recaps a lot of that information anyway. Could have... More 

Thank vacuity86
Manchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Can't recommend the guided tours here enough. Our guide (cannot remember name) was so enthusiastic and knowledgeable! Thanks!

Thank M W
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited as a family with a teenaged daughter. Our guide was Christina, who did a great job of guiding us around this very interesting place. We found the plave quite easily via a tram from Alexander Platz. All in all a must see for a visit to Berlin as it shows so much of what happened in the Communist... More 

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Easy to find (contrary to many reviews) - clear directions on website so won't repeat (tram from central Berlin). English tours at 10.30, 12.30 & 14.30 - cost c €6. You get a 30 min background bid & a 1.5 hour tour. Very insightful into Soviet east Germany & a must visit (especially as limited other insights into east Germany).

Thank James P
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very thoughtful experience. An insight into a very sick and evil world with a lot of paradoxes. Not least, some of the former guardians today still live just next to and almost daily meet former inmates who today work as guides on the spot. A scary but important insight into how far people can go. Everyone who visits Berlin should... More 

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was one of the highlights of my recent trip to Berlin - For just €6.00 I gained access to the permanent exhibition and an English language tour with an extremely charismatic and informative guide. Highly recommended!

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