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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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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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
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 there's not a lot of traffic.
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
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 say touring in a group only, they just mean you can't wander around alone unless it's part of a tour.
The latest tour times in English from my visit a few weeks ago are as follows: March - October every day at 2.30pm. During the winter season, English tours are only available Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays at 2.30pm. Tours in German happen everyday with one starting pretty much every hour.
The tour costs 5 euros (very worth it!) and lasts a couple of hours.
It's in a bit of a dead zone when it comes to the subway system. The nearest S-bahn station is Landsberger Allee which is a 15 - 20 walk away. The M5 and M6 trams stop nearer by, and are roughly a 10 minute walk away. M5 stop is called 'Freienwalder strasse' and the M6 stop is 'Genslerstrasse'. If you're not a fan of walking or get lost easily then I would recommend a taxi!
The address is Genslerstrasse 66, 13055, Berlin.
Hope that helps!