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

Categories: History Museums, Specialty Museums, Museums
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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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  • What's capable man, believe it or not, before one has seen it. Clear all terrible comes from the people, but own humanism relieves the fantasy and one can not imagine it, until the hard facts and the emotional story of a contemporary witness down tears every protection. The Museum has an important role against forgetting.
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  • ... that speechless. Bygone times, which however have not lost presence accompanied the stinky smell! Old files and information in the midst of original materials can appear at times a little bit cluttered the Museum. Yet incredibly informative. And the reminder that the call "We are the people!" so much more for democracy than for fear and exclusion is available!
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  • This museum (former HQ of Stasi) gives a really good idea how it was to live in former East Germany. (everthing was "watched and controlled") The museum is kept in the original state, as if the Stasi ...  read more »
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • My dog was allowed to enter
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