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Museum in der Runden Ecke

Open Now: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Good to see to learn about German Democratic Republic

It is a reminder of the control the German Democratic Republic GDR had over people. The Stasi kept... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
gmcreview
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Edmonds, Washington
Everyone Must Visit

Very educational and hard to believe this type of activity was ongoing during our lifetime (up... read more

Reviewed October 21, 2018
NoName007
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North Carolina
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Original office of the secret police. The building now presents these police documents and their surveillance equipment to the public.
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Dittrichring 24 | North of Thomaskirche, 04109, Leipzig, Saxony, Germany
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is a reminder of the control the German Democratic Republic GDR had over people. The Stasi kept files on people and the Leipzig citizens can request their own file. They spied on everyone.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 21, 2018 via mobile

Very educational and hard to believe this type of activity was ongoing during our lifetime (up until 1989). Upon entering head up the stairs and to your left, follow the hall a bit and look for the office on your left (it is not obvious...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank NoName007
Reviewed October 13, 2018 via mobile

Let’s start with the English audio guide. It provided a good overview, but did not — and probably could not — get into the level of detail in the exhibits themselves. A lot of the material on display consists of documents. I muddled through some...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank L5672YKjohnt
Reviewed October 6, 2018

We just went in here for a short while; the entry is free, but you really can't understand anything unless you get the audioguide (which we didn't do). But it was interesting looking at the cameras and clothing from that time.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Moeandpumpkin
Reviewed September 7, 2018

This is a simple museum but the audioguide really brought it to life. Seeing a child's essay critical of the government is one thing but hearing what happened to the child is quite another. My teenage daughters were reluctant but they enjoyed it and learned...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Odyssey781977
Reviewed September 3, 2018 via mobile

What a wonderful exhibit. It is free but 5 euros for an audioguide which if you are not a German speaker you need. Well worth it for all the information. It is done on one floor and can be visited in an hour. Definitely worth...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank jetapilot
Reviewed August 21, 2018

As a non-German speaker, the English audio guide is an absolute must. I came with a limited understanding of the stasi or life during this era but I found my experience educational and disturbing. What a wake up call as I thought about freedom. Highly...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank LSQRD1
Reviewed August 20, 2018

What the Stasi did and how they did - banal, bureaucratic, it controlled the lives of East Germans and sometimes destroyed them. The audio guide is a must for non-German speakers. The deliberately unsophisticated presentation, in the building they actually used, adds to the impressiveness...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank AnneSufolk_
Reviewed August 10, 2018 via mobile

We bumped into this museum by accident. We had a tour and to be honest this is a must see exhibition. It shows how the city was concured by the americans, then russians and then how the sicherheitd dienst of eastern germany under mosqow operated...very...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank deleeuwenhof
Reviewed July 24, 2018 via mobile

Unless you have a good command of German the English audio guide is a must. Not particularly large, basically about 10 offices with some info boards and a few artefacts from the communist days. Worth a visit if your staying local.

Date of experience: July 2018
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According to the site, hours are daily from 10:00am - 6:00pm.
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