Berlin-Hohenschonhausen Memorial, Berlin

4.6
Discover the polemic history of the German Democratic Republic at Berlin-Hohenschonhausen Memorial. Formed in the early 1990s by former inmates, the prison now serves as a museum and memorial. You'll get a glimpse here at the lives and happenings of those incarcerated. Take a tour through the prison to see the prison cells and interrogation rooms. This way, you'll learn more about the history of the complex and the Stasi. Former inmates who give first-hand accounts of the prison's history lead most of the tours. Be sure to check online for English-language tour times. Berlin-Hohenschonhausen Memorial is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our , custom trip planner Edition.
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  • My son and I went for a guided tour in English and it was fascinating. To hear about history that is so sad yet so recent is really moving. Our guide was fabulous and knowledgeable and this visit....  more »
  • Here you see how communists work... The guided tours in English are very good, I had the luck to be among a small group, so you could easily interact with the guide, which was a German guy born and...  more »
  • The place is a prison for political prisoners taken by Stasi during the DDR-period. We participated in the English tour group with a very knowledgeable guide. He showed us the cellars in the old...  more »
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  • Just a shame I'm not able to give more stars. Surely the best 6 euros I've ever spent. The guide was very friendly and gave us an amazing tour of the prison and loads and extremely interesting stories. Tour lasts about 2 hours.
  • A very interesting museum. Unfortunately we missed the tour by 15 minutes, so we could only see the museum. Luckily the museum itself was really interesting, even more so because the building is so original. It's probably not worth getting the tram all the way out there unless you're going on the tour as well, but the free museum is still good.
  • Very interesting museum/memorial, but the best part about this visit was our tour guide. I’ve never seen a man talking with so much passion and enthusiasm about a subject with so much knowledge. He made the visit worthwhile. Man, I’ve learned so many new things today, very important and still relevant in today’s world. I recommend this place!
  • Great job Vitali! You're really good at your job. Hop I said your name right. Everyone thinks that you did a great job!! You gave me flashbacks and things I have seen whit my own eyes.
  • Very impressive. I had very little knowledge of that era nor that it lasted for so long. Scary. A great guide told us the story in a very comprehensive way. Highly advised to visit!
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