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Gedenkstaette Berlin-Hohenschoenhausen

Genslerstrasse 66 | Hohenschoenhausen, 13055 Berlin, Germany
+49 4930 986082
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Genslerstrasse 66 | Hohenschoenhausen, 13055 Berlin, Germany
+49 4930 986082
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I never realized how deep this part of history had influenced the German people until this visit. I would highly recommend the guided tour and this is something that is so heavy but important. I admire how the face this dark history and try to...More

Thank Xittttta
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is an old prison used after WW2 by an organism of the GDR called the Stassi (short for State's Security Ministerium). You can visit the museum which costs nothing but the real interesting thing is the guided tour through the prison. The guide is...More

Thank Diego D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The museum-prison was very busy early morning, with many school groups and tourists. We have opted for an English tour - there were 2 groups given the number of participants. The visit starts with a 30min video, which is quite informative. Then the groups were...More

Thank dittimitti
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My partner and I are very interested in this part of german history and so decided to book into the English speaking tour. We had an incredible tour guide named Volkmaar (forgive me if spelling is wrong) who was full of knowledge and a very...More

Thank rachelmw5
Reviewed 1 week ago

We took the M5 from Alexanderplatz to Freienwalder Strasse to visit a Stasi prison, officially called Gedenkstätte Berlin-Hohenschönhausen. This used to be a post second world war Russian prison for German prisoners which was later taken over by the East German Communist Ministry of State...More

Thank milespointstravelkom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The beginning of the tour is a video on the history of the prison. Following that was an hour and a half guided tour of the old and new buildings. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and happily answered any questions that we had. We...More

Thank Lisa S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I'm glad we went to this place. Our hotel was in Lichtenberg and Hohenschönhausen was just a stort bus trip away. We aimed for the 10:30 English tour and it didn't seem as full as the later ones. The tour started with a 30 minutes...More

1  Thank iafiawik
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Some serious history to this place and it's told so excellently and brutal at the same time. Well worth a visit if you like history. Have English speaking tours or can just go about the place yourself. The museum with the clothes , videos &...More

Thank lazyfaceman
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ever since I have heard about this prison turned into a museum I was intrigued and wanted to go there. However, it turned out to be rather disappointing than interesting. Entry is free so I went inside and was confused by the lack of proper...More

Thank PhilipUAE
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We are from the United States and went to the Dachau Concentration Camp in Berlin and found the tour there to be incredibly interesting (albeit a very heavy and thought provoking topic to do on vacation). Therefore when we arrived in Berlin and found out...More

5  Thank Brenda S
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23 August 2015|
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Response from agentgibbs | Reviewed this property |
Why don't you email them? I emailed them about something else and they replied very promptly. Look at their website for the address.
2 June 2015|
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Response from Steamboat323 | Reviewed this property |
I don't recall seeing a specific parking lot. We visited between Christmas and New Year's, and there was plenty of street parking near the entrance. As others have said, this is a side street in a residential area so... More
16 March 2015|
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Response from Yaz S |
Hi there. You CAN visit and take a tour, even if you're not in a group. No pre-booking is required, just turn up (a bit in advance) and get your ticket from the admission office which is next to the cafe and shop. When they... More