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Stasimuseum - Forschungs- und Gedenkstätte Normannenstraße
The numerous exhibits of the Stasimuseum are a journey into the repressive stranglehold of the police state, the activities of the State Security and aspects of the GDR political system as well as resistance and opposition movements.
The actual Stasi files are administered by a Federal capital Commissioner for Stasi files and kept in a central archive in Berlin. About 160 kilometres of Stasi documents including files, dossiers, index-cards and audio tapes were left behind by the Stasi. They contain information on about 6 million people, although the exact number of people under surveillance is unknown.
Visitors can time travel back in time into Erich Mielke’s – the last GDR minister for State Security - own offices as they have been preserved in their original state. From here, Mielke headed the Stasi for over 30 years. The museum is full of old-time Stasi artefacts including its infamous surveillance devices hidden in most extraordinary places. The numerous exhibits are a journey into the repressive stranglehold of the police state, the activities of the State Security and aspects of the GDR political system as well as resistance and opposition movements.
Memorabilia highlights such as a prisoner’s transport van, hidden infra-red cameras for night photography and containers to disguise weapons transport.
An English language booklet is available for background information and guided tours.
Ruschestr. 10310365 Berlin
- +49 (0)30 553 6854
- Opening Hours
- Fri, Sat-Sun 11-18
- Admission Fee
- 8 Euro, red. 6 Euro, students 3 Euro
Source: Forschungs- und Gedenkstätte Normannenstraße, Bearbeitung: berlin.de
| Last edited: 18. May 2020