Berlin-Hohenschonhausen Memorial, Berlin

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Historic Site · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
Discover the polemic history of the German Democratic Republic at Berlin-Hohenschonhausen Memorial. 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. Berlin-Hohenschonhausen Memorial is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our , custom trip planner Edition.
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  • Had an informative tour. Humans should really care of the past and learnt tolerance and respect to each other. History should be the great teacher of the present and the future. Our Guide was very...  more »
  • The visit to the Memorial is an absolut must when in Berlin. Make a reservation online for tour in english. Max 14 people and the guide who often Can be former inmate. It was 90 minuts very...  more »
  • Just a shame I'm not able to give more stars. Surely the best 6 euros I've ever spent. The guide was very friendly and gave us an amazing tour of the prison and loads and extremely interesting stories. Tour lasts about 2 hours.
  • A very interesting museum. Unfortunately we missed the tour by 15 minutes, so we could only see the museum. Luckily the museum itself was really interesting, even more so because the building is so original. It's probably not worth getting the tram all the way out there unless you're going on the tour as well, but the free museum is still good.

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