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Museum in der Runden Ecke (Museum in the Round Corner)

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Address: Dittrichring 24 | North of Thomaskirche, 04109, Leipzig, Saxony, Germany
Phone Number: +49 341 9612443
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Original office of the secret police. The building now presents these...

Original office of the secret police. The building now presents these police documents and their surveillance equipment to the public.

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This is excellent, sadly for the foreign tourist, little explanations in English. I have seen exhibitions in Berlin and found this one really good

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed November 1, 2016
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Berlin, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2016

This is excellent, sadly for the foreign tourist, little explanations in English. I have seen exhibitions in Berlin and found this one really good

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Ghent, Belgium
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2016

This museum (former HQ of Stasi) gives a really good idea how it was to live in former East Germany. (everthing was "watched and controlled") The museum is kept in the original state, as if the Stasi moved out yesterday

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2016

I visited the ex-Stasi (East German secret police) headquarters in Leipzig on the Day of German Unity in 2015. It was a functioning headquarters up until the Revolution of 1989. Exhibits are in German only, but a brief summary brochure is available in English and French. There you could see officers' quarters, interrogative cells, and remand units. Prisoners were afforded... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016 via mobile

Museum: Stasi (East Berlin secret police until 1989) Admission: Free Audio Guides: available (English, Spanish, French) €4 *building is actual Stasi police location. Rooms have been preserved along with memorabilia. Must see!!

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Leipzig, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2016

This museum used to be the Stasi headquarters of Leipzig in DDR times. Miraculously it was handed over peacefully to the people of Leipzig. It is a chilling reminder of how dictatorships work: through the hands and actions of many that do not protest. Entrance is free, guided tours cost a few euros, a full visit takes about 1 hour... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2016 via mobile

This is a sobering reminder of some of the DDR's darkest times. The exhibits are labelled in German only but there is an excellent, if not totally comprehensive, English audio guide. A huge contrast to the Bach and Wagner elements of Leipzig, it is in my view equally unmissable.

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Vercelli, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2016

This is one of the museums that you must see, like it or not it's a piece of German history, it is not big but good and the entrance is free, at the side there also are the Stasi archives that are open to the public only 1 day each month, and I have not been able to see them

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Mold, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2016

We so wanted to see the former Stasi HQ having read Christoph Hein's Tangospieler, but unable to access the building :(

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Westbury, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2016

The layout of the museum was, as others have noted, slightly confusing. However, apart from that the Museum in der Runden Ecke offers an excellent insight into life in the former DDR and the Stasi. If you don't speak German I recommend using one of the audio guides which will give you some information in English about the contents of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2016 via mobile

The former headquarters of the east german secret police, Stasi is a different and very interestng museum. Although most of the documentation is written in german, the english audio guides are very good and thorough. An interesting aspect to the museum is the documemtation and surveillance the Stasi did on the youth cultures of the time. A little known fact... More 

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