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Gedenkstaette Berlin-Hohenschoenhausen

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Genslerstrasse 66, 13055 Berlin, Germany
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Preserved portion of the Berlin Wall with guard tower. Just across the street from the Berlin Wall Museum.

1  Thank Stuart P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We arrived at 12:10 to catch the 12:30 guided tour. The process of buying the ticket was simple. The tour begins with a 30-min introduction video. Then we went to the tour through all facilities. It’s always interesting to see and feel a real prison,...More

1  Thank Willian F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A little out of the way but well worth the effort, we were fortunate in that our hotel was only 10 minutes tram ride from the prison. What is strange is that you cannot book beforehand, you just turn up and apparently there will be...More

3  Thank Steviefull
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Although not everyone's cup of tea, this visit is certainly one that will bring home the reality of life under the KGB in this STASI prison. The guide was an expert in his field, providing a really chilling insight into the practices that used. Not...More

2  Thank Timski4u
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Going to Berlin with little knowledge of what happened after world wall two. We were fascinated by the wall and how recent it fell etc. Then we came here, a complete eye opening experience. The tour was only €6 for an adult and this consisted...More

4  Thank Acoupleoflobsters
Reviewed 13 August 2018 via mobile

The prison is a little off the beaten track but easy to get to from Alexanderplatz on the M5 tram and walk up the street across the road from the stop you get off and there is a Lidl shop just opposite the prison oddly...More

3  Thank holiday032
Reviewed 11 August 2018

Full of history, this place is well Worth seeing. The guided tour was too long in my opinion, over 90 minutes. It should have been shorter. Missing from the tour were the technical parts of Stasi spying, the files, the tours, the listneing devices, etc,...More

1  Thank Benjamin W
Reviewed 10 August 2018

Visiting this former secret KGB and Stasi prison gives an inside in how these organization worked and what techniques they used to reach their goals of oppression. Its definitely not a 'fun' visit but it is very impressive.

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Reviewed 9 August 2018 via mobile

Hard to believe that it actually happened, but it did. The tour was good and informative. A must see when in Berlin.

1  Thank Peter K
Reviewed 9 August 2018 via mobile

I’ll start this review by saying that I arrived early at 10:50am to ensure the 11:30am tour in English was going ahead (after reading reviews on here saying that other travellers had arrived there and were told the only ones were at 2:30pm) and unlike...More

1  Thank Jo P
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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