Stasimuseum

Stasimuseum information

Location
Berlin , Germany
Address
Haus 1, Ruschestrasse 103
Telephone
+49 30 553 6854
Getting there
Subway: Magdalenenstrasse
More information
www.stasimuseum.de
Prices
adult/concession €6/4.50
Opening hours
10am-6pm Mon-Fri, noon-6pm Sat & Sun
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For an overview of the structure, methods and effects of the Ministry of State Security (Stasi), former East Germany's secret police, visit the exhibit inside the feared institution's original headquarters. Marvel at cunningly low-tech surveillance devices (hidden in watering cans, rocks, even neckties), a prisoner transport van with tiny, lightless cells and the obsessively neat offices of Stasi chief Erich Mielke.

Other rooms introduce the ideology, rituals and institutions of GDR society. Panelling is partly in English.