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Gedenkstaette Berlin-Hohenschoenhausen

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Address: Genslerstrasse 66 | Hohenschoenhausen, 13055 Berlin, Germany
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Very sad but fascinating tour of Stasi Prison

We visited Stasi prison and had a free English tour guide. We didn't really know what to expect in all honesty but I have to say this was a really moving tour. This gave a real... read more

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London, United Kingdom
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We visited Stasi prison and had a free English tour guide. We didn't really know what to expect in all honesty but I have to say this was a really moving tour. This gave a real insight into what happened under Soviet control. The details and history our tour guide gave were fascinating. Our tour guide wasn’t an ex inmate... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I'll start by saying that this place is quite a way out of the city centre, and can be quite tricky to find. If you're going by public transport, then I've included a paragraph at the end, with some helpful hints on finding your way. This place was a Stasi prison from the late forties until the nineties. Even after... More 

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Hampshire, England
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Not sure if it's appropriate to say this was one of the highlights of our tour of Berlin, but this was such a fascinating place to visit. Maybe it resonated so much with us as this was our History - one of the inmates was the same age as me when he was inprisoned. The guide was extremely informative and... More 

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Brisbane
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

we did a tour in english, the guide grew up in the GDR so could offer a few tidbits. very interesting. good book shop too on all things german history etc. highly reccomend

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Every day at 230, there's an English language tour. Our guide Liza was outstanding. There are two sections to the prison and the details of the misery of both were expertly explained.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There is a modern stairway opposite e this section of wall and from the top you get a clear view of how difficult it must have been to jump the wall. How ghastly the GDR must have been to force people to risk their lives escaping. Visit the reflect on how lucky you were to live on the west side... More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There is a lot of construction on Museum Island right now, and the Pergamon alter is not on display. The beautiful head of Nefertiti is, however, and it is worth the trip to see her alone. Photographs do not do justice to her delicate beauty and superb craftsmanship.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My friend and I went to the Stasi museum the previous day and combined it with a trip to the prison the following day. We went on the English language tour, you don't have access to the prison without a tour. We spent some time in the excellent exhibition (which anyone can access without a tour) which gave a 'taste'... More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This prison is really worth a detour. Take tram m5 from Alexanderplatz and you're there within 15 minutes. The prison and tour gives you a really good insight of how live and imprisonment used to be in the cold war. Guides are well informed and will tell you all they know and answer all your questions. Reservations upfront aren't necessary,... More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We reached this place by tram, it takes a little while from Berlin Mitte (around 45 minutes), but it worth the time! Make sure to check on the website at what time is the English tour since you cannot go around on your own, but you need to follow the tour (most of the tours are in German and there... More 

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