Berlin: Stasi-Prison from Potsdamer Platz

Berlin: Stasi-Prison from Potsdamer Platz

From $70.25 per person

Learn more about Berlin's dark past and the political persecution in the former GDR. Visit the Stasi-prison Hohenschönhausen und take part in a guided tour led by former inmates.

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Duration 3.5 hours
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Live tour guide
German
Small group
Limited to 10 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • See Europe's longest architectural monument and drive along Karl-Marx-Allee passing the former magnificent boulevard of the GDR
  • Make a short stop at the former Ministry of State Security
  • Visit the memorial of the Stasi prison Hohenschönhausen and discover the former prison on a guided tour
  • Be led around the cells and interrogative rooms by former inmates and listen to their first-hand experiences
  • Pass by the Mercedes Benz Arena and East Side Gallery
Full description
Discover Berlin's dark past. This tour will take you along former Stalinallee, known today as Karl-Marx-Allee, and Frankfurter Allee. The former magnificent boulevard of the GDR with its neoclassical building blocks comprising seven to nine floors is one of the longest architectural monuments in Europe.  Listen to a short historical introduction as you drive along and stop at the former grounds of the Stasi-headquarters. It was also the workplace of Erich Mielke, who was Minister of State Security from 1957 until the end of the GDR. Then head to Berlin's Asiatown – the Dong Xuan Center – to discover a huge market with countless booths.  Finally, visit the Stasi prison of Hohenschönhausen and take part in a 2 hour guided tour. Former inmates lead you through interrogation rooms und cells. Learn more about the former living conditions within the prison at first hand and about its importance within the system of political persecution in the former GDR.
Includes
  • Transfer in a large limousine
  • Entrance fee
  • Guided Tour
    Covid-19 precautions
    Traveler requirements
    • Customers are required to bring and wear masks
    • You must present either proof of full vaccination, proof of a Covid-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative test taken no more than 24 hours before the activity starts

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    Potsdamer Platz, in front of the hotel "Ritz-Carlton".

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    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.9 / 5

    based on 185 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
      4.7/5
    • Transportation
      4.8/5
    • Value for money
      4.5/5
    • Safety
      4.9/5
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    The ride to Stasig prison with Steffi was great, very interesting and enlightening. On the way she explained a lot, in a relaxed and happy way. The tour of the prison was great. The guide was made by a contemporary witness. Thumbs up and keep it up. We will definitely recommend this great tour. Keep it up

    December 1, 2019

    The car trip to Hohenschönhausen was unexpectedly very informative. Driver Steffi knew the past and the past very well. The on-site tour did not quite meet expectations. Too many things were repeated too often and took too much time. Unfortunately, there was no longer enough time to visit the interrogation rooms. That being said, this tour, which is very affected, can only be recommended to everyone.

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    October 22, 2019

    Great tour. Many impressions collected. We recommend.

    Great tour, very good guide. Many tips also get to other visits. Unfortunately, the price of 59 € pp was too high in hindsight, we found. The reason: The entrance costs 6 € pp "For that we were only driven through Berlin" and let out at the prison it was a little too expensive. ( Our opinion). Otherwise, everything was great.

    June 13, 2019

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