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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  • A fantastic window into the Stasi and how they affected the lives of others. The displays were great but it was a shame that none of the displays had English translations. There was a audio guide but ...  more »
  • Very good exhibition. You knew already all sorts of what at that time so abging...in of the show is highlighted everything again... you want to know what tonight was going on... The exhibition is to suggest you should bring some time - there is much to read. Also I would like to mention here that admission is free and the operators appreciate a donation...
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  • For the first time I visited this museum with a group of young people. Since I've been in the autumn of 89 in even when the demonstrations, many memories have been awake during the tour of the Museum. The exhibition completes the picture of a very hostile system between horror and banality in an impressive way.
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  • 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.
  • Impressive museum, very informative of German and communist history!
  • Good experience. Free entry. Everything is in German. Audio guide available. They accept donations.
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  • We were impressed by this museum at the time - it presented what seemed to us to be the reality of the regime and the Stasi. The phrase used was the banality of evil whereby oppression was presented as just another bureaucratic exercise involving lots of card index files illuminated by the odd spark of eccentricity being the strange devices such as cameras in false stomachs. The film Das Leben des Anderen which we saw two years later picked up that atmosphere and the drab colours exactly - it should be on permanent show in the Museum.