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This complex shows the time of the DDR and mostly the suppression by the Government.
There were several institutions that kept an eye on the population.
Here are the real cells people were locked in. Nice are the illustrions which choice leeds to what effect....More
I was really surprised how much our entire group enjoyed this museum. We had 7 people in our group (ages 10 to 47) and we all learned a lot. We spent two hours and could’ve spent another hour. The audio guide was a cell phone...More
Even if we were told that this place was full of propaganda speaking of today´s society, this place was mostly visited by Germans when we went, and certainly gave the sensation of the past. The fact that the museum is housed in its original spot,...More
The goal memorial is presented in two parts. On th stop floor are the cells, with some furnished and others bare but for information about former prisoners. The English language video guide is excellent, giving both short information and an extended version if you chose...More
Firstly the museum is located in Town so no need to seek out on public transport.
Admission for two adults plus English audio guide was a mere 10 Euro !
It's worth having your passport or a copy as it may be required to be...More
All of the text in this museum is in German but I believe there are audio guides available in English.
This museum is fantastic. It is well laid out and the information is interesting and thought-provoking. With my student card it was only 1 euro...More
For the history buff this is a must see. The top floor is original cells in what appears untouched condition and is bleak with bolts, key locks and electric lock barring the cell doors. One cell is sound - proofed. Materials are all presented in...More
This place is a must-visit when one is around Erfurt and interested in history, more specifically East German history. The audio tour is available for a very small surcharge (3 EUR) and very helpful. The museum/Gedenkstaette still shows one floor as if the Stasi has...More
This museum is housed in the former STASI ("State Security Police") prison. It's presentations are strongly visual, so it's well worth a visit even if you have little or no German - in which case I'd expect a visit to take about an hour. The...More