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

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Address: Dittrichring 24 | North of Thomaskirche, 04003, Leipzig, Saxony, Germany
Phone Number: +49 341 961 24 43
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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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A view to the life in the former East Germany

The museum gives a detailed view of the surveillance performed in the former East Germany.  The permanent exhibition reveals how deeply the surveillance extended into the daily... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
ArteMusica100
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Helsinki, Finland
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Helsinki, Finland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The museum gives a detailed view of the surveillance performed in the former East Germany.  The permanent exhibition reveals how deeply the surveillance extended into the daily lives of DDR citizens. New technology like better camera lenses were developed to improve the surveillance results. It was a surprise to see old Sennheiser microphones in the museum.  The museum has several... More 

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Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Definitely a good reason to trek to the edge of the main Leipzig tourist circle. It feels like you are transported back in time to the DDR years prior to the fall of the Berlin Wall, as the museum narrates Leipzig's role leading up to that, whilst giving you a sneak peek into life behind that iron curtain.

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Mexico City, Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It's a good museum to learn about stassi, the origin and their techniques to spy and how related they were with soviets, i really recomend you to use the audioguide wich is 4€ but is totally worth it, unfortunately it's kind of small considering that the whole building was the centra office

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fabulous exhibition of the Stasi in Leipzig. It has helped me with back up to my teaching of 'Das Leben der Anderen'.

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London, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Be prepared to stay longer than planned...this museum really draws you in. The English audio guide is VERY detailed. One problem is that the rooms are not number clearly, so it's hard to know which number to tap for the next comment, as you move around. The stories here are quite amazing: how mail was opened; how apartments were bugged;... More 

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Leipzig, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are keen to get some insights of how it was like to live in a surveilance state, head to this Museum. You will find interesting samples of how the Stasi was spying on their citizens, including the collection of smell samples in marmelade jars!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very cool museum about the secret police...everything is in German only but audio guides are available for 4 Euros which will enhance the visit quite a bit

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

Experience a nightmare with the relief to know that it is over. A great teaching experience for those who support totalitarian regimes.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016

I went with my partner since she's German and she would like to learn about what happened when Germany was divided west and east. The museum is a walking distance to the town centre and very easy to spot. Since I am not German and even with basic German, I had difficulty with the exhibits. Thanks for the audio guide... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016

For those interested in the history of the DDR, Communist East Germany which collapsed with the Berlin Wall in November 1989 this museum is an excellent reminder how a communist state developed into a police state.

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