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Gedenkstaette Berlin-Hohenschoenhausen

Genslerstrasse 66 | Hohenschoenhausen, 13055 Berlin, Germany
+49 4930 986082
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Genslerstrasse 66 | Hohenschoenhausen, 13055 Berlin, Germany
+49 4930 986082
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Reviewed yesterday

Amazed by how many where also taking tours. Really popular. Excellent book store where you pay for the next available tour.I think there is less chance(if any?) of getting an English speaking ex prisoner, but the Danish guy that took our tour expalined everything really...More

Thank Liammer
Reviewed 4 days ago

Reviews are now becoming a bit monotonous as the same memories are brought back when reviewing these places in Berlin. This doesn't mean that there were not interesting in their own right and should be passed by, far from it, its a must to see...More

Thank Likesmifood
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This 3-story building is not big on the outside, but so many were imprisoned here. I will never forget the basement, with 68 cells our guide said. To see this place where young people were held for months just because they for example owned a...More

Thank Jonas L
Reviewed 1 week ago

A quick but great visit to really appreciate how the wall and watch-tower looked...really made it tangible.

Thank 5StarDivaFamily
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited in January and had an English guided tour of the prison, these happen at set times during the day, so make sure you check their website in advanced. Although a little outside of the centre and main tourist are, this is well worth...More

Thank Helen M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were quite keen to visit based on the reviews we read on tripadvisor. We arrived early and had around a 2 hour wait before the English tour started at 2.30 pm, we found the ticket staff unhelpful, we were kept waiting around 10 minutes...More

Thank Blanche&DaveMcColl
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Its certainly not central Berlin and that's a good thing. The surrounding area has notable East German influence, i.e. with the tower blocks. In of itself, the prison is a fascinating insight into past political oppression and the guided tour is an absolute must.

Thank Kieran B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The tour is very informative. The scale and intensity of the psychological persecution of prisoners during the Cold War is explained. This site belongs on the must visit list for Berlin.

Thank Janet D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The employees are nice, the tours start quite frequently (different languages) and our guide was great and helpful. Even its a sad story and time he was telling us about, its really interesting. Count around 2 hours for the tour and pay the guide some...More

1  Thank Colchen
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The prison itself is a very thought-provoking place, but what really made it special were the tour guides. Most guides were actually kept in the prison themselves during the Stasi times, and even the ones who have not, have worked firsthand with these old prisoners...More

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August 22, 2015|
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Response from agentgibbs | Reviewed this property |
Why don't you email them? I emailed them about something else and they replied very promptly. Look at their website for the address.
June 2, 2015|
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Response from Steamboat323 | Reviewed this property |
I don't recall seeing a specific parking lot. We visited between Christmas and New Year's, and there was plenty of street parking near the entrance. As others have said, this is a side street in a residential area so... More
March 15, 2015|
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Response from Yaz S |
Hi there. You CAN visit and take a tour, even if you're not in a group. No pre-booking is required, just turn up (a bit in advance) and get your ticket from the admission office which is next to the cafe and shop. When they... More