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|
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|