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. Make Museum in der Runden Ecke (Museum in the Round Corner) a part of your Leipzig vacation plans using our Leipzig journey planning site .
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  • 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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  • 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 »
  • 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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  • Very interesting, well-designed Museum, then bringing the time one, especially because you've read much about it. The Ausstellunsstücke and documents are sometimes frightening. Admission is free but please donate! Such initiatives are necessarily worth keeping.
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  • Very informative... Also for former East German citizens. Clearly designed for immersion in the past partly experienced with.
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  • Great Museum where you can find many, well illustrated information about the Stasi. Just for people you do not come from the time very interesting.
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  • Very interesting.
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