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Museum im Stasi-Bunker

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Address: Lubschutzer Teiche, 04827, Leipzig, Saxony, Germany
Phone Number: +49 341 9612443
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Refuge for politicians and the Stasi -- the notorious East Geman secret...

Refuge for politicians and the Stasi -- the notorious East Geman secret police -- in case of war, the museum depicts how the Stasi worked.

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The Stasi Museum was very interesting and provided information on what was going on 'behind the wall' during the Cold War. Note - the displays are all in German but you can rent... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 November 2015
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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Leipzig, Germany
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2016

It is not the best place to learn and understand the East German suppression methods of their secret service (Stasi- Ministerium fuer Staatssicherheit). There is some technical stuff in a bunker, quite far from the clty of Leipzig. The real important historic places for that subject you'll find in Leipzig itself.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2015

The Stasi Museum was very interesting and provided information on what was going on 'behind the wall' during the Cold War. Note - the displays are all in German but you can rent Audio tours in various languages for $4 EU.

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Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2015

A fascinating reminder of a sad element of the GDR, so little trust. It is contigoius with a schools museum with some interesting recreations of classrooms - pre first world war, 1930's and 1950's. Free.

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surrey
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2015

I learned more from reviewer "GeezerVoyger" than I did at the museum.There were no labels in any language other than German and we didn't see any audio guides. There is so much to see, cameras galore both open and secret, actual series of photos of real people.I understood about a tenth largely by looking at the wall posters and guessing.... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2015

Do you want to feel like an spy. This is a place where you will discover a lot about the STASI department.

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Newark, Delaware
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2015

This is the museum you HAVE to visit. Here you experience the banality of evil, but banality does not diminish the evil. Be sure to get English headphones if you don't read GermN. The signs are all in German. This is a small museum on the outer edge of the ring around the center of the city, Amy e 10... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2014 via mobile

Unfortunately the bunker museum was closed when we got there. Too bad for the 30 car ride to the middle of nowhere. 20 km out of Leipzig. I suspect that the fotoos posted here are actually from the Ecke museum which is downtown.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2014

The Stasi Museum effectively portrays an especially chilling aspect of East German life - the extensive operations and far-reaching work of the Stasi, the East German security agency. You’re not just looking at pictures here, you’re walking through the former working offices of the organization, checking out the actual video equipment used to keep a close watch on the people.... More 

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Ancona, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 March 2014

As another reviewer said, if you can't speak German then use an audio-guide. You can get a little A4 thing in English, but it's very scanty. I didn't see any human guides. The most striking aspect of the museum is its reality. This isn't a re-creation. It's the real thing, the real corridor and cells, the real smell of the... More 

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Wolcott, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2014

This facility housed the secret police or "Stasi " until 1989. It was left in its original condition and houses photos, equipment, a cell and apparatus used by them. It demonstrated how they became more powerful as time went on. A lesson that we should pay attention to in the US. In recent history. You must rent an audio machine... More 

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