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If you have any interest in the former DDR you must visit this city centre museum situated halfway... read more

Reviewed 18 June 2018
Martin P
Very Important place, would be much better with English and French information.

Must be visited by people interested by History, society under Communist Regime. It was very sad... read more

Reviewed 8 October 2017
Sudbury, Canada
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Hermannstr. 34b, 18055, Rostock, Mecklenburg-West Pomerania, Germany
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Reviewed 18 June 2018

If you have any interest in the former DDR you must visit this city centre museum situated halfway between the railway station and the university square.Its an ugly new building welded onto the rear of the court opposite a Pennies supermarket resembling a british DWP...More

2  Thank Martin P
Reviewed 26 May 2018

We were looking forward to visiting this museum as we had a cruise ship stop in Warnemunde. Unfortunately we didn't find out until we got there that it's currently closed until fall 2018. I'm sure it would be super interesting inside but would have liked...More

3  Thank Breanna0628
Reviewed 8 October 2017

Must be visited by people interested by History, society under Communist Regime. It was very sad that little information was available in any other language than German. I spent 2 hours, well spent. Meticulously read the English texts. German speaking people were treated with an...More

Thank 88puffin
Reviewed 12 August 2017

Its important that we not forget the lives of these people pre-1989. We were given directions to cross the car park by the supermarket, and not be put off by the uninviting doorway and stair! Inside there was information in English to read, but best...More

2  Thank Janet S
Reviewed 6 August 2017

This is a free museum. The displays are not particularly well designed but there are some interesting case histories described in the laminated information cards. Of interest also are the cells which are set up as they were when in use.

Thank Maureen G
Reviewed 28 July 2017

Amazing and very informative exhibition, with lots of pictures, documents, stories and original cells. And its for free! Everything is in German (there was also a little room with Polish texts but maybe its not a permanent thing, I dont know).

Thank Ingi5
Reviewed 27 July 2017

Visited after seeing this advertised in a tourist leaflet. Looks like a UK civil service building from the outside apart from the window bars. We were amazed when we went inside, very informative and interesting exhibits. Scary to think this building was in use so...More

Thank Dawn N
Reviewed 18 July 2017

We found this place by accident when walking from the central station to the town centre. It is labelled poorly, does not show opening times outside and the door is very hard to open. I guess it is not something for the city to be...More

Thank Peter N M
Reviewed 19 December 2016

It's definately something you can do when you are in the city centrum. Only about 5 minutes to walk from the "universitätsplatz" you get to this old pre-trial prison which was closed in 1989. We spent about 20-30 minutes there, we were there alone and...More

1  Thank 609maximilianh
Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

I took the English speaking tour to the museum. This took about two hours, including a documentary at the beginning. The prison itself is chilling and you are taken into the cells and you can see how claustrophobic it is. The guide explains what conditions...More

1  Thank MancTeacher
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