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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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  • Definitely one of my favorite museums here in Berlin. Maybe it’s because of my age... and this is no disrespect to the world wars or any other critically important history of Germany..... but I feel like I can really connect to the Cold War as I remember the fall of the wall. Also, this museum is super cool(and scary) as it is all about spies and how they spied! I’d highly recommend walking around with the tour guide. He was super informative and gave you time to walk around and explore a bit on your own as he navigated the many rooms and floors of this museum!
  • Crazy to think how advanced and smart the Stasi was at that time. The free tour in English is a very intense tour with lots of insight in the times the Stasi was active and the ways they used to keep people in compliance. The museum is a little out of the centre, but truly worth the travels.
  • As important to see as any of the downtown history museums + traveling out there gets you a bit off the beaten track. It’s amazing how much evil they accomplished for so long without computers, social media and face recognition cameras. Imagine if...better not!
  • It's quite far out of town, but definitely worth the trek. We went on a Sunday and caught the 3pm free tour in English. The guide was incredibly knowledgeable and it definitely helped us appreciate more of the exhibition. You can only pay cash here for tickets.
  • Great place for keeping a very important place of history. But this place does not give the kick of the past drama and crime. It is not planned well and is boring. There are many history students for whom its a home work. The place is little far, but after all this was a place whose purpose is to be unreachable. I really hope that the management hires a great story teller and make sure that the feel of being a spycenter is restored.
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