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Stasi Museum

8.85 reviews
Sights and Museums, History Museum
Ranked #85 in Berlin things to do
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Ruschestraße 103, Berlin, Germany
030 5536854
http://www.stasimuseum.de/
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Local from Berlin, Germany

Another taste of the what meant living in East Berlin is the Stasi Museum, on an actual former ground of the headquarters. Stasi, the ruthless security service of GDR, was considered one of the most effective and repressive intelligence and secret police agencies to have ever existed. Some of the offices are still intact, but there you can also get to know more about the cruel and weird interrogatories, and other investigative activities that badly affected the population.

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A fascinating museum giving insight into the might of the Stasi. As someone who is interested in the history of Berlin, East Germany, and the Cold War - I loved it. There are, however, a could of points to make: 1. This is not the easiest to find; get good directions online and/or from a native before you head out. This is quite a ways out in east Berlin, not the touristy bits (though it's worth the trek); 2. At the time I went the documentation was all in German. This was fine for me, but I had to do a fair bit of translating for a friend (though he said he still would have enjoyed it even if he had been on his own). There are guided tours available in English, but you'll need to ring ahead to ensure there are enough people (groups of 10 generally).

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The Stasi Museum is a museum and research centre in old East Berlin. Based in the old Stasi headquarters the museum exhibits a lot of items connected with their clandestine spying activities and interrogations.

Why recommend it to a design lover? Because the top floor and the offices of The Head of State Security Erich Mielke, of the building have been left pretty much untouched since the occupants fled and the wall and the DDR fell.

An eerie and enlightening experience The Stasi Museum will undoubtedly leave an impression.

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Local from Berlin, Germany

Bis zum Fall der Mauer 1989 war alles, was hinter diesen Mauern voging strengstens geheim. Heute sind die Gebäude des Ministeriums für Staatssicherheit frei zugänglich. Das Museum ist im Haus 1 des Gebäude-Komplexes untergebracht. Hier hatte auch Erich Mielke, der letzte amtierende Minister für Staatssicherheit in der DDR seine Büros, die heut besichtigt werden können.

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Bogota

Das Stasi Museum ist in der Naehe von Checkpoint Charly und sehr interessant fuer diejenigen, die gerne etwas mehr ueber die Geheimpolizei der DDR erfahren moechten. Austellungsstuecke beinhalten Fotos wie sich Stasimitarbeiter verkleidet haben um nicht erkannt zu werden, sowie Informationen ueber Tricks und Geraete, welche benutzt wurden um heimlich Briefe zu lessen und Leute im allgemeinen auszuspionieren.

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