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Stasi Museum

Haus 1 Ruschestr. 103, 10365 Berlin, Germany
+49 30 5536854
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The former headquarters of the East German secret police. Today, the exhibition includes surveillance and observation technology such as wires and hidden infra red beamers for photographs at night.
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  • Very good36%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Haus 1 Ruschestr. 103, 10365 Berlin, Germany
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Situated right in the middle of the former East Berlin on Ruschestraße near Magdalenen Strasse u-bahn station. There are no signs to it until you get there,so you could miss it. This is one building in the former vast HQ of the Stasi. It looks...More

Thank Valerie B
Reviewed 4 days ago

The Museum takes the visitor through the establishment and workings of the E German Stasi secret police. A succession of photographs and accompanying explanations sounds boring, but never is. Just be prepared to come away a bit wiser about mankind, and rather depressed. Look particularly...More

Thank Ewen M
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

A frightening reminder of what can happen when there are no checks or balances to State power. To get the most out of this take the guided tour (no extra cost) which was absolutely fascinating (thank you Nicola). Highly recommended

Thank SwmGam
Reviewed 6 days ago

I visited here on a wet Saturday late November as my husband wanted to visit it but to be honest I did not know what to expect. It was easy to find, the cost was very reasonable and the museum was compact in one building...More

Thank Jilebaby
Reviewed 6 days ago

If you want to understand the way a state kept a whole country under its surveillance, you must visit thsi museum! The museum is, most aptly, located on the real site of the former MfS (Ministerium fuer Staatssicherheit), as the formal name for the Stasi...More

Thank Sascha G
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was one of the 2 'pay for' museums we visited in Berlin. I would totally recommend it to anyone who wants to find more about Stasi. Lots of stories, real objects and artifacts (i.e. mini spy cameras and even a door that had been...More

Thank foustoon
Reviewed 1 week ago

we spent an hour + in the building. It was ok, but would have expected more tours in english. I expected a more active welcome.

Thank MartinLAR
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I'm a fan of history, spy stories etc. My daughter had told me about the place so we made it the first itinerary of our visit. WHAT A DISAPPOINTMENT. Room after room with nothing more than loads of photographs of ex informers, all with small...More

1  Thank Michael S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very well worth a visit. The overall experience mad me feel slightly nauseous that the state security services had managed to embed themselves so completely in the oversight and repression of the general population. The walkthrough of the offices of Erich Mielke as they were...More

Thank Tim R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are curious to learn more about life within the East German state and how the state tried to monitor and watch the people, this is the right place for you. They have a lot of old photographs and momentos from the Stasi, the...More

Thank Baxter D
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22 October 2017|
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Response from Krakow1938 | Reviewed this property |
Not sure about the museum - maybe there'll be a luggage locker at the nearest underground?