Gedenkstaette Berlin-Hohenschoenhausen, Berlin

4.7
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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  • We were deeply impressed and moved what we were allowed to see and hear. A former imprisoned witness portrayed some very moving what has happened to him and the umpteen other prisoners. Whether you like the history or not, one should not turn a blind eye and really think that you must not again go through something. I would recommend anyone to look at the Memorial place Hohenschönhausen.
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  • The old jail Sora and Korea's Seodaemun prison is feels like and went to a place where something was quiet and feel pain
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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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