Museum in der Runden Ecke (Museum in the Round Corner), Leipzig

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Once the office of the Stasi (secret police) in Communist East Germany, Museum in der Runden Ecke (Museum in the Round Corner) now serves as a museum and details the history, structure, and methods of the Stasi. Explore the former offices and study surveillance devices, counterfeit stamps, disguises, and more. You can also see a faithful reproduction of a cell from the former Leipziger Stasi detention center for prisoners awaiting trial. Don't miss the exhibit dedicated to the Peaceful Revolution, which overcame the 40-year dictatorship. Audio guides are available, but guided tours must be booked in advance. Use our Leipzig vacation generator to arrange your visit to Museum in der Runden Ecke (Museum in the Round Corner) and other attractions in Leipzig.
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  • August 17, 2017
    East German secret police apparatus reconstructed environments and decorate the first floor of what has been his central; rightly you have chosen to preserve its history and tell posterity brutality and absurdity of a dictatorial system. Pity that all indications, captions and panels are in German only.
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  • August 13, 2017
    Maybe I've overdosed on this theme but it didn't do as much for me as I'd anticipated. Not sure what's in the rest of the building but the museum only occupies a few rooms and cells in the ground floo...  more »
  • August 13, 2017
    You have to see this Museum! Simply fascinating! It is incredibly compelling and even shocking at the same time. One can not imagine it in part. I would recommend to anyone who is in Leipzig should take necessarily some time here have a look.
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  • The museum is kind of weird. It looks very improvised, and just not very modern. It offers an amazing insight of how the Stasi operated and the amount of work and control they had, so in my opinion this museum has an incredible historical value - especially as it is right in the former Stasi HQ. But the museum could really need an overhaul. No place for coats or backpacks!
  • It may be interesting however it is only in German. I am sure German tourists abroad get annoyed if they visit a museum that only has local language and not English as well. Plus no space to leave your bag or jacket that most museums have.
  • Fantastic, only €5 for the audio guide and admission is free. Definitely go if you're in Leipzig.
  • Interesting display and nicely preserved. People with interest in media will find it more interesting
  • A piece of Leipzig and German history. It shows the work of the Stasi with all its details and cruelties,but still stays ok for kids. Entry is free, but I'd recommend a guided tour or at least the audio guide. It feels a bit unprofessional in some parts, but in a good way. It was hand-made by people affected by the Stasi regime and so it feels like it's coming from the heart.

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