Gedenkstaette Berlin-Hohenschoenhausen, Berlin

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Discover the polemic history of the German Democratic Republic at Gedenkstaette Berlin-Hohenschoenhausen. Formed in the early 1990s by former inmates, the prison now serves as a museum and memorial. You'll get a glimpse here at the lives and happenings of those incarcerated. Take a tour through the prison to see the prison cells and interrogation rooms. This way, you'll learn more about the history of the complex and the Stasi. Former inmates who give first-hand accounts of the prison's history lead most of the tours. Be sure to check online for English-language tour times. Gedenkstaette Berlin-Hohenschoenhausen is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our custom trip planner, Berlin Edition.
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  • Class very nice and well preserved am thrilled to see that so what you have to appreciate bit exhausting but worth it
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  • This was a great way to begom to understand the oppressive nature of the DDR. The tour started with a very good film and then included a walk through the prison cells as well as the administrative off...  more »
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  • Very informative. Truly a place of horror that you shouldn't forget. I amazed that we didn't learn more about these places in school! Highly recommended!
  • Highly recommendable. A truly fabulous place to visit and a big part of the Berlin history during the Cold War. Been there two times with different guides. Both told different stories and were very enthusiastic about the tour. I recommend watching the German movie "The Lives of Others" before the visit. Expect to use about two hours for the visit.
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