We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

Gedenkstaette Berlin-Hohenschoenhausen

Certificate of Excellence
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Neighborhoods
Neighborhoods
Get directions
Address: Genslerstrasse 66 | Hohenschoenhausen, 13055 Berlin, Germany
Phone Number:
+49 4930 986082
Website
Today
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Book In Advance
More Info
$163.33*
and up
Private Tour: Potsdam Day Trip from Berlin
Why book on Viator?
  • Tour highlights & full itinerary
  • Easy online booking
  • Lowest price guaranteed
More Information ›

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 1,792 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 516
    Excellent
  • 150
    Very good
  • 30
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Must See Location

This place is a must see, but be prepared. The prison itself is still in the condition it was left (pretty much) with original furniture and decor. Some tours are actually guided... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Kerria87
,
Belfast, United Kingdom
Add Photo Write a Review

1,792 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 708: English reviews
Belfast, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
38 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This place is a must see, but be prepared. The prison itself is still in the condition it was left (pretty much) with original furniture and decor. Some tours are actually guided by ex-prisoners. The violence and psychological torture that happened will haunt you for a few hours afterwards.

Helpful?
Thank Kerria87
Kingston upon Thames, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Visited in February - seems to be a nice quiet time. We did not book, just turned up. Had a English / American guide. Guide was very informative, her colleagues are former prisoners / relatives of prisoners and she re-told information they gave her whilst also setting the scene in each area and providing us with facts. It didn't seem... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Kathryn P
Birmingham, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I visited the Stasi prison with my 16 year old daughter who is studying German history from this time period. She and I found it a very moving experience. Our guide brought to life the futility and horror of being imprisoned here. Last year we visited the Stasi headquarters so have a pretty good idea now of the life in... More 

Helpful?
Thank Julia M
Maastricht, The Netherlands
Level Contributor
54 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This building is a big part of DDR history and I went there as part of a school trip. The tour guides are all former prisoners of this prisons and hence, all have a personal story to tell. Never listened to a more interesting and at the same time intimidating tour

Helpful?
1 Thank Hannah S
Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
77 reviews
50 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Have been here four times with UK school groups. One of the highlights of our Berlin trip every time. Organised school group tour includes a 30 min video followed by 90 minute tour of the place. Watch 'The lives of others' first. Place has a lovely, small cafe and bookshop.

Helpful?
Thank Dom682014
Motherwell, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a sobering experience, brought to life by an informed guide. Difficult to say it was enjoyable but was a highlight of my trip to Berlin

Helpful?
Thank jimmotherwell2017
MIDHURST
Level Contributor
64 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Mixed emotions - Fantastic Exhibition and English Tour the Guide was wonderful.Very emotional thought provoking 1/2 a day. One of the most provocative memories is of one of the ex head of the Interrogation and prison who is quoted as having no regrets and would do it all again.

Helpful?
Thank MOODYBLUES
Cumbernauld, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We decided to make the journey out to the prison during our trip - it was under an hour from central Berlin via train and then tram, the journey was fairly simple and it's a short walk (<10mins) from the tram stop to the prison. They have guided tours (English tour at 2.30pm) which are very extensive in detailing the... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Sehir D
Brugge, België
Level Contributor
37 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Easy to reach: a 20min ride with the M-bahn from Alexanderplatz. Really incredible place to visit. They have managed to preserve the prison in it's original condition. It's really dumbfounding to think about all the injustice that took place here for so many years. Some guides are former prisoners, what gives the German tour a personal touch. We took the... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank DelphineMarie
Cambridge
Level Contributor
107 reviews
41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Maybe not everyone's cup of tea, BUT if you want to understand more about what those in East Berlin ( and beyond) had to endure after the Nazi Party until 1989, then this is eye opening. Our guide, Andrea, was superb in her knowledge and on answering questions. May seem out of the way to get too, but well worth... More 

Helpful?
Thank aliol

Travelers who viewed Gedenkstaette Berlin-Hohenschoenhausen also viewed

 

Been to Gedenkstaette Berlin-Hohenschoenhausen? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Gedenkstaette Berlin-Hohenschoenhausen and other visitors
8 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (8)

Questions? Get answers from Gedenkstaette Berlin-Hohenschoenhausen staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?