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Museum in der Runden Ecke

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Educational and creepy

Let’s start with the English audio guide. It provided a good overview, but did not — and probably... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
John T
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Unpolished but effective.

This is a simple museum but the audioguide really brought it to life. Seeing a child's essay... read more

Reviewed 7 September 2018
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Original office of the secret police. The building now presents these police documents and their surveillance equipment to the public.
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Dittrichring 24 | North of Thomaskirche, 04109, Leipzig, Saxony, Germany
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Let’s start with the English audio guide. It provided a good overview, but did not — and probably could not — get into the level of detail in the exhibits themselves. A lot of the material on display consists of documents. I muddled through some...More

Thank John T
Reviewed 1 week ago

We just went in here for a short while; the entry is free, but you really can't understand anything unless you get the audioguide (which we didn't do). But it was interesting looking at the cameras and clothing from that time.

Thank Moeandpumpkin
Reviewed 7 September 2018

This is a simple museum but the audioguide really brought it to life. Seeing a child's essay critical of the government is one thing but hearing what happened to the child is quite another. My teenage daughters were reluctant but they enjoyed it and learned...More

Thank Odyssey781977
Reviewed 3 September 2018 via mobile

What a wonderful exhibit. It is free but 5 euros for an audioguide which if you are not a German speaker you need. Well worth it for all the information. It is done on one floor and can be visited in an hour. Definitely worth...More

Thank jetapilot
Reviewed 22 August 2018

As a non-German speaker, the English audio guide is an absolute must. I came with a limited understanding of the stasi or life during this era but I found my experience educational and disturbing. What a wake up call as I thought about freedom. Highly...More

Thank LSQRD1
Reviewed 20 August 2018

What the Stasi did and how they did - banal, bureaucratic, it controlled the lives of East Germans and sometimes destroyed them. The audio guide is a must for non-German speakers. The deliberately unsophisticated presentation, in the building they actually used, adds to the impressiveness...More

Thank AnneSufolk_
Reviewed 10 August 2018 via mobile

We bumped into this museum by accident. We had a tour and to be honest this is a must see exhibition. It shows how the city was concured by the americans, then russians and then how the sicherheitd dienst of eastern germany under mosqow operated...very...More

Thank deleeuwenhof
Reviewed 24 July 2018 via mobile

Unless you have a good command of German the English audio guide is a must. Not particularly large, basically about 10 offices with some info boards and a few artefacts from the communist days. Worth a visit if your staying local.

Thank themeparkphobia
Reviewed 7 July 2018

Well worth visiting in Leipzig and for many this will open their eyes on a grim part of very recent history. All the artefacts and the story of the Stasi in East Germany are laid out in multiple rooms in the old headquarters five minutes...More

Thank Nick B
Reviewed 5 July 2018

The museum is a great place to get a taste of the Stasi experience. There are few English explanations to the displays, so the audio guide was essential, although the two of us could have shared one guide since it's the type you hold to...More

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According to the site, hours are daily from 10:00am - 6:00pm.
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