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Gedenkstätte Berlin-Hohenschönhausen

Museums, History East
This sprawling former remand prison run by the Stasi was used to incarcerate political prisoners - anyone from the leaders of the 1953 workers' uprising to critical students. You can visit only as part of a guided tour by ex-prisoners; these take 90 minutes. The experience is gut-wrenchingly bleak, but a potent insight into how the Stasi really operated.


Venue name: Gedenkstätte Berlin-Hohenschönhausen
Address: Gensler Strasse 66

Opening hours: Open Guided tours (German) 11am, 1pm Mon-Fri; every hr 10am-4pm Sat, Sun. Guided tours (English) 2pm Sat or by request; group tours book in advance
Transport: M5 Freienwalder Strasse or M6 Gensler Strasse
Price: Admission €4; free-€2 reductions. Free to all Mon
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