Stasi Pre-Trial Prison

Stasi Pre-Trial Prison, Rostock

Stasi Pre-Trial Prison
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Jānis Bērziņš
Riga, Latvia4 contributions
Stasi pre order jail
Jul 2019 • Solo
For now the museum is closed because of repairs. There are no info or directions to the museum and its entrance, it can be very difficult to find the museum and especially the entrance.
Written July 6, 2019
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Martin P
Dundee, UK271 contributions
MODERN HISTORY
Jun 2018 • Couples
If you have any interest in the former DDR you must visit this city centre museum situated halfway between the railway station and the university square.Its an ugly new building welded onto the rear of the court opposite a Pennies supermarket resembling a british DWP building plus bars at the windows! They call it a pre trial prison but detention could be as long as two years with frequent interrogations making more properly named a torture centre!
Unfortunately its closed for refurbishment and will open later in 2018
Written June 17, 2018
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Breanna0628
Ottawa, Canada41 contributions
Note - currently closed until fall 2018!
May 2018 • Couples
We were looking forward to visiting this museum as we had a cruise ship stop in Warnemunde. Unfortunately we didn't find out until we got there that it's currently closed until fall 2018. I'm sure it would be super interesting inside but would have liked to know beforehand that we wouldn't be able to go in!
Written May 26, 2018
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88puffin
Sudbury, Canada247 contributions
Very Important place, would be much better with English and French information.
Jun 2017 • Solo
Must be visited by people interested by History, society under Communist Regime. It was very sad that little information was available in any other language than German.
I spent 2 hours, well spent. Meticulously read the English texts. German speaking people were treated with an apparently very informative and high quality tour. I followed, because it allowed me to the parts of the building, I would not have been able to access outside the tour. I wished I could understand the commentary.
That attraction is not develpped to its full potential.
Still was a big highlight of my visit to Mecklenburg-Vorpommern.
I salute the spirit of transparency that Germany is showing, by showing this. It is important.
Written October 7, 2017
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Janet S
Martinez, CA12 contributions
Interesting and chilling recent history
Jul 2017 • Solo
Its important that we not forget the lives of these people pre-1989. We were given directions to cross the car park by the supermarket, and not be put off by the uninviting doorway and stair! Inside there was information in English to read, but best was the FREE audio guide available from the office by the door. Just ask! It made the visit so much more interesting.
Written August 11, 2017
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Maureen G
Chelmsford, UK609 contributions
Quite interesting
Jul 2017 • Couples
This is a free museum. The displays are not particularly well designed but there are some interesting case histories described in the laminated information cards. Of interest also are the cells which are set up as they were when in use.
Written August 6, 2017
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Ingi5
Hamburg, Germany268 contributions
A place what makes you thinking
May 2017 • Couples
Amazing and very informative exhibition, with lots of pictures, documents, stories and original cells. And its for free!
Everything is in German (there was also a little room with Polish texts but maybe its not a permanent thing, I dont know).
Written July 27, 2017
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Dawn N
32 contributions
Very Interesting place to visit
Jul 2017 • Couples
Visited after seeing this advertised in a tourist leaflet. Looks like a UK civil service building from the outside apart from the window bars.

We were amazed when we went inside, very informative and interesting exhibits. Scary to think this building was in use so recently. The office girls were very helpful and provided us with English MP3 players.

Think this is a hidden gem, not being advertised to its advantage?
Written July 26, 2017
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Pete M
Sheffield, UK276 contributions
Hidden Gem
Jul 2017 • Family
We found this place by accident when walking from the central station to the town centre. It is labelled poorly, does not show opening times outside and the door is very hard to open. I guess it is not something for the city to be proud of, and yet it is a fascinating place to walk round.

The museum is very low-key, and you can wander round the cells to read the individual displays (highlights in English). There was an exhibition upstairs about the people who succeeded in escaping from East Germany (or died trying).

Worth an hour of your time for sure.
Written July 17, 2017
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Maximilian H
Gothenburg, Sweden895 contributions
Interesting and for free
Dec 2016 • Friends
It's definately something you can do when you are in the city centrum. Only about 5 minutes to walk from the "universitätsplatz" you get to this old pre-trial prison which was closed in 1989.

We spent about 20-30 minutes there, we were there alone and it was a saturday around lunchtime. We could have watched a short film also but it was only available in German. That is something they should take into consideration, to have a English film.

They have a guided tour on Saturdays, 2PM.
Written December 19, 2016
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