Museum in der Runden Ecke (Museum in the Round Corner), Leipzig
(4.2/5 based on 340+ reviews on the web)
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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  • It is interesting and place for those who are familiar with the history of the DDR and interested in politics. For my it was interesting, but it didn't see everything or I read everything. There are many documents and some is not translated or very few. You must speak or know something about German. It is free and there are guided tours. It is good if give a collaboration in the donations box to continue existing places as well.
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  • During a visit to this museum to get to know a lot about the techniques of State security at the time of the GDR. By the authentic location is all very impressive. Personally, I have a more than average interest for the cold war and as a consequence was this visit one of the highlights of my trip.
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  • Here to get a schlaglichtartigen impression of the control mechanisms, with which the GDR leadership has tried to hedge their idea of the State internally and externally.
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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.