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Stasi-Museum, Berlin

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4/5 based on 850+ reviews on the web
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. Put Stasi-Museum into our Berlin tourist route planner and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • Was visiting with 34 other Swedes and we were all surprised that we knew so little about the Stasi and their activities. Very worth seeing
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  • If you are interested in the cold war, this is a must. You can spend several hours here if you want to have all the facts. I was quite alone in the afternoon I visited it and experienced it quite scary to be alone in the halls of terror.
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  • In the huge complex, which today such mean acts, can be seen (easily shuddering), as stuffy and bureaucratic worked the dreaded State security service of the GDR. Especially interesting: Mielke's executive offices.
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  • The renovation is fantastic. This is my third visit and the quality of the exhibits has increased tremendously. I really enjoy this use of the space occupied by the Stasi being used to tell the world about their totalitarian regime. Brilliantly curated.
  • You're standing in the very building! The very building that housed this extreme regime. This museum gives you a distinct sense of the times and insight into that era of Berlin life. There's a lot of reading and I guess you can decide how in depth you want to get, but we spent at least 2 hours and you could easily have done more. Fascinating museum that I would recommend to anybody with an ounce of interest in history. Visited March 2016
  • A fascinating museum with lots of information about a part of history that's not often discussed outside of Germany, and an interesting look into daily life within the Stasi and within East Germany. Also, it provides a glimpse into the internal politics of the Stasi. Not very crowded, but definitely worth the time to visit.
  • The second floor is worth seeing if you want to get a feel of how things worked during the Stasi era. Also you might want to read some history of the FDR and the Stasi if you want to enjoy the permanent exhibitions of the ground floor.
  • Not worth tre trip from centre. The collection mostly consists from photos and accompaining text. I belive the internet will nowadays provide you more information on the subject.
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