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Gedenkstaette Berlin-Hohenschoenhausen

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 1 November 2009

The Hohenschoenhausen, or STASI Prison, is well worth a visit. We were recently there with a school group of 16/17 year olds, mainly girls, and they reckoned it one of the best visits of the trip. Our guide was a young woman with excellent English,...More

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Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 20 July 2006

Not an 'A' list attraction in Berlin but worth mentioning. Basically this was a secret Stazi prison that was used from the end of WW2 right up to the fall of the Berlin wall in 1989. Only when the wall fell did the West know...More

19  Thank Moonstomper
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A 90 minute tour worth doing, we had an excellent guide who’s detailed knowledge was thought provoking. Although we had some knowledge of that era of East Berlin and the conditions the people had to endure, I hadn’t realised the half of it! It is...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are lucky (and speak/understand German), you may get your guided tour from an actual former inmate, interned here under the Stasi-regime. The place exhudes paranoia of the highest degree, and is well worth the visit. The madness of a system so obsessed with...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nowhere in the world can you come across a place like this. The simple naked truth is exposed here in a vivid brutal way. You step into the interrogation room and you feel an interrogation session has just ended. You enter the cells which were...More

Thank shmuel l
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Guided tours in English at 1030 and 1230 and in German at other times. Many of the guides are former inmates of this Stasi remand prison and interrogation centre. The tour is lengthy (1.5 hours) but incredibly interesting and if you are interested in DDR...More

Thank Jacqui R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is a bit out of the way in the Eastern part of Berlin, but if you have the time, this is a must-visit. Taking a guided tour of the former Stasi-facilities shows you one of the most brutal sides of the former German DEMOCRATIC...More

Thank Horst S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We just missed the 10:30 am tour and so went around the exhibition until the 12:30 tour which was very interesting. Our guide spoke perfect English and as a historian really knew his stuff. The history of this prison in a nutshell is extreme physical...More

Thank philip8993
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This prison was shared by the Soviets and then the GDR. Each had a very different style of interrogation. THe guides give some good background of the prison, and some of them i understand were actually prisoners here under the rule of the DDR. As...More

Thank P9274NEmelissab
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The oppression of many Stasi prisoners in these dungeons can be lived again from the outside of the buildings, and the more so from the inside. In some rooms you feel very close to the victims tortured there

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a fascinating tour today, we went on the english tour which was excellent, the guide spoke fluent English and was extremely knowledgeable about the prison, including stories of ex inmates. Astonishing that no one has been prosecuted for the crimes that took place there,...More

Thank wardfly
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This museum is more or less a 45 minute tram ride from the center. It’s the previous secret prison of the Stasi in the forbidden city district of east Berlin (surrounded by other military and security buildings and operations). Entrance was 6 euros and as...More

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lmu1989
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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.
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makingrestorations
2 June 2015|
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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
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16 March 2015|
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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
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