Stasi Museum

Stasi Museum information

Leipzig , Germany
Address
Street Dittrichring 24
Telephone
+49 341 961 2443
More information
www.runde-ecke-leipzig.de
Opening hours
10am-6pm
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Lonely Planet review

In the GDR the walls had ears, as is chillingly documented in this exhibit in the former Leipzig headquarters of the East German secret police (the Stasi), a building known as the Runde Ecke (Round Corner). English-language audioguides aid in understanding the all-German displays on propaganda, preposterous disguises, cunning surveillance devices, recruitment (even among children), scent storage and other chilling machinations that reveal the GDR’s all-out zeal when it came to controlling, manipulating and repressing its own people.