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Stasi Museum, Berlin

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Stasi Museum offers a glimpse into the methods and workplaces of the old Stasi, East Germany's secret police. Formerly the home to one of the Cold War's most infamous institutions, these original headquarters reveal much about the old ideology. You can learn about the tactics used in spying and reconnaissance for more than 40 years. The site is a tribute now to the dissidents, nonconformists, and ordinary citizens whom the Stasi terrorized. Check the website for information regarding guided tours and special or temporary exhibits. Arrange your visit to Stasi Museum and discover more family-friendly attractions in Berlin using our Berlin online travel planner .
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  • This building was the Stasi HQ and some of it is left as it was when the Berlin Wall came down. Enjoyed three floors of the history of surveillance shown through documents, photos and objects. Plenty ...  more »
  • I was at a Conference in the Estrel and had three hours of time in the afternoon. Where? In the Stasimuseum. Well to reach the S-Bahn. Depressing, of course, but history. The Museum is modern, on the first and second floor is a modern exhibition on the second floor of the essentially original Minister floor with the stuffy institution from 1961. At the time, it is necessary because this information would have been important to me, I had only three hours on arrival and departure. In one and a half hours to get a good impression, but heard no single audio document. There are many, so that 2-3 hours are certainly a reasonable time frame. The laugh is the Red suitcase, in which Mielke has collected the material against Honecker. If something drives the perversion of the surveillance state on the tip then but this.
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  • The former House 1 of the East German Ministry for State security today serves as a museum. Among other things the Conference rooms as well as the Office and private area of Erich Mielke can be seen. Read the information boards there will take the breath away sometimes. It is absolutely worth a visit. I've read that there are public tours at 13: 00. I think it would be worthwhile to join that.
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  • Interesting museum about the Stasi- basically everyday joes who acted as spies and reported on people. It is in the former Stasi headquarters. There was a ton of text, with most of it translated into English. The temporary exhibit was not translated. There were other types of information as well- videos and audio and things. I was most interested in the devices used for spying- including bugged doors and watering can cameras. Washrooms were available. The cafe downstairs didn't serve any real meals- just drinks and snacks.
  • Great museum with loads of information on the Stasi Regime. The different equipment used to spy on its people and the amount of documents will surely be an eye opener for many. It's a nice museum to visit with family. There are also seats available on every floor, so that one can rest a bit in between the many rooms.
  • This place is great! Hoised in former Stasi buildings, it remains relatively unchanged since the fateful day the Stasi abandoned ship. Loads of back offices appear as they would have been, decked skirting to ceiling in wood panel. Very informative place, including loads of detailed info on how the Stasi operated, who worked for them, and the lives of Stasi members. Easy to get to, just off the S-Bahn, this place will kill a good few hours and give you a very deep insight into how the Stasi operated, their rise, and most dramatically, their fall and the fall of the wall.
  • Fascinating exploration into the GDR and the stasi. How they operated and the cloak and dagger techniques they used. Really interesting seeing the drill marks made by those attempting to gain access to the various safes and secure filing cabinets. At moments you can almost feel thrown back in time with the environments presented.
  • The best museum in Berlin. It’s authentic, gives an unique angle on the Cold War, East Germany and Berlin. Easily spend half a day here. Outside the main museum there’s a free outdoor exhibition as well. There’s a €1 charge to take photos inside the museum which is excellent - means you don’t go round with people around you taking endless photos!

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