Museum in der Runden Ecke (Museum in the Round Corner), Leipzig
(4.2/5 based on 360 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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  • In Leipzig there isn't much to visit this Museum, at least for the particular topic, well worth a visit. The visit is short but well I attend through audio guides in different languages (including Italian!). Beside some artifacts and original documents, mostly the years 80, there are many reproductions and summary display boards. However, the greatest interest is in the careful reconstruction of the control system and infiltration used by the secret police in East Germany. A moment of reflection
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  • Will be interesting not only to fans of recent history, but also for those who want to better understand the residents of East Germany. For our group was organized a guided tour, which was an activist in the GDR and shared her personal story. In the room where you were storing the backups, you can see the bags of shredded documents into pieces. So employees of the Stasi tried to destroy evidence. However, thanks to modern technology documents carefully restored.
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  • You can recommend everyone to visit this museum. In the original rooms of the MfS, a piece of history can be found today. Nearby, the Cafe is to recommend Telegraph.
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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.