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Stasimuseum, Berlin

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Stasimuseum 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 Stasimuseum and discover more family-friendly attractions in Berlin using our Berlin online travel planner.
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  • This museum located on the site of the old Stasi headquarters in East Berlin is really quite impressive and features an array of exhibits. I recommend the audio guide as it enhanced my visit here. 
    This museum located on the site of the old Stasi headquarters in East Berlin is really quite impressive and features an array of exhibits. I recommend the audio guide as it enhanced my visit here.  more »
  • The rooms that were kept as they were when the Wall came down were the best thing about this experience. Using an audio guide is recommended as there were so many signs to read. 
    The rooms that were kept as they were when the Wall came down were the best thing about this experience. Using an audio guide is recommended as there were so many signs to read.  more »
  • The sheer content and displays. So much to take in and digest. Very difficult to imagine living under such a regime. It was refreshingly honest and transparent. I especially liked seeing the Lay out....  more
    The sheer content and displays. So much to take in and digest. Very difficult to imagine living under such a regime. It was refreshingly honest and transparent. I especially liked seeing the Lay out....  more »
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  • Amazing step back in time to the darker days of the twentieth century. Well presented and explained. Offices really well preserved. It's very important that the younger generations understand their freedoms and don't forget the past. The museum helped my 19 year old son understand the politics of the time and how we got where we are now. A must visit site whilst in Berlin.
  • I visited the Stasi Museum twice, and I might even go again. What impressed me most is how everything in the building is untouched. You really get a strong feeling of being there at the time. There are a lot of different items exhibited with a good detailed explanation in English and German. Translations to other languages with headphones is also available.
  • It was very easy to get to by tube. Had lots of informative displays and information not in the general domain. The cafe is small but very clean and prices are family affordable. super friendly cafe staff, thankfully they had a better grasp of English than we did of German and made us feel welcome. Was well worth the travel to the outer ring of Berlin.
  • Well worth a visit to understand some of the tactics being used by the Stasi organisation. Don't miss the video in the old cafeteria on the 3rd floor, I almost wonder if that shouldn't be seen first it summarizes the material well and I could have concentrated on the exhibits that really interested me and the visuals. Cash only
  • Great museum to spend a few hours. Personally I'd recommend about 2-2.5 hours. The audio guide is also great. Definitely something worth seeing. It's also cool for the preserved 80's decor on one of the floors.

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