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Museum in der Runden Ecke, Leipzig

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Once the office of the Stasi (secret police) in Communist East Germany, Museum in der Runden Ecke now serves as a museum and details the history, structure, and methods of the Stasi. Explore the former offices and study surveillance devices, counterfeit stamps, disguises, and more. You can also see a faithful reproduction of a cell from the former Leipziger Stasi detention center for prisoners awaiting trial. Don't miss the exhibit dedicated to the Peaceful Revolution, which overcame the 40-year dictatorship. Audio guides are available, but guided tours must be booked in advance. Make Museum in der Runden Ecke a part of your Leipzig vacation plans using our Leipzig journey planning site.
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  • Excellent museum starkly detailing the activities of the stasi. Plenty of exhibits. There’s an English audioguide which is generally informative but can’t really in fairness adequately cover all of... 
    Excellent museum starkly detailing the activities of the stasi. Plenty of exhibits. There’s an English audioguide which is generally informative but can’t really in fairness adequately cover all of...  more »
  • As someone who’s always been interested in the old GDR and the Stazi’s reign of terror a visit here for me was a must. The Museum itself is quite small and in the original Leipzig Stazi... 
    As someone who’s always been interested in the old GDR and the Stazi’s reign of terror a visit here for me was a must. The Museum itself is quite small and in the original Leipzig Stazi...  more »
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  • It’s definitely worth a visit but the layout of the information/lots of written articles etc in small print isn’t ideal. The Forum of Contemporary History Leipzig on the other hand (ok it covers a much wider time period) is really well laid out and much more informative overall.
  • A superb museum on the Stasi - East German secret police, in their on headquarters in Leipzig. Exhibits are in German but there is a brilliant audio guide in English for €5. Entrance is free. There are toilets but no lockers.

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