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Stasi-Museum, Berlin
(4/5 based on 900+ 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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TripAdvisor
  • Great museum. We were only here for an hour before closing and needed more time. Item descriptions in both German and English. Outstanding overview of the Stasi and their role during the Cold War. Nea...  more »
  • זהו הבניין המקורי של מטה השטאזי. פשוט שחזרו את כל החדרים והוסיפו מידע ונתונים. המקום מרתק. צריך להגיע עם הרבה סבלנות וסקרנות - יש שם פשוט כמות אינסופית של מידע. שאני הגעתי, הגיעו איתי שתי קבוצות מאורג...  more »
  • The Stasi Museum is a painful trip through the Cold War, documenting how the DDR apparatus was designed to strip people of their humanity and keep them captives inside a broken system designed to main...  more »
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  • Nice museum, but if you are already in the area (and short in time) - I recommend to skip it and to visit the prison instead. The guided tour in the prison is muuuuch more interesting, and so as the exhibits. One more thing: in the museums ticket counter, they ask for 1€ extra if you are interested in taking pictures inside... I have never encountered such a ridiculous thing anywhere else in the world. Bottom line, no one checks if you are "allowed" to take pictures inside, so don't fall into this trap and don't pay anything extra.
  • This might not be interesting for everyone as the museum is trying to document the inner workings of a totalitarian surveillance organization. That is is a pretty cerebral topic. You might think of it as the real-life documentary accompanying the movie "the life of others." As such I found it fascinating, bizarre, depressing and absurd at the same time. While I had personally witnessed, in the West, the collapse of the GDR, experiencing this place today feels like stepping into a completely unrealistic and unreal world. While the exhibits are fully documented in both German and English, a familiarity with Germany and its recent history will greatly enhance your experience of the museum.
  • Highly recommended. Visit on Saturday afternoon for a free tour in English at 3pm. Our guide was amazing - knowledgable and enthusiastic. A brilliant experience.
  • AN ABSOLUTE MUST VISIT! The Stasi Museum is interesting as it talks about everything Stasi. I particularly enjoyed the display of technology and tactics used by the Stasi, and the tour guide did an excellent job of explaining everything.
  • For anybody interested in the recent history of Germany this and the nearby stasi prison are obviously must see places. The museum is well laid out and brings you through the whole background and horror of that period. Congratulations to the Germans for confronting their past and showing just us how fragile and valuable the freedoms we often take for granted are.