Guided Tours

Indoor public tours in English daily at 10:40 am, 12:40 pm and at 2:40 pm.

Indoor public tours in German start March - October daily hourly at 10 am to 4 pm; November - February Monday until Friday at 11 am and 1 and 3 pm, on Saturday/Sunday hourly at 10 am to 4 pm

The maximum participant capacity per public tour is 25 visitors. We recommend participation in the guided tours from an age of 14 years.

Every Wednesday at 1 pm indoor public tour in German including the prison hospital.

The permanent exhibition "Inhaftiert in Hohenschönhausen" is accessible during our opening hours between 9 am und 6 pm. The exhibition is free of charge.

An online-registration for a guided tour is recommended.

Information for guided tours

Wearing a medical mask is not mandatory. But we still recommend wearing one inside.

Backpacks and big bags have to be stored in one of the several existing lockers.

Guided tours


Fricke Karl Wilhelm Karl Wilhelm Fricke
The freelance journalist documented openly political persecution and injustice in the GDR in both press and radio in the 1950s. He was one of several hundred people who were abducted by the Ministry of State Security in West Berlin.

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Other biographies

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Tickets for individual visitors and small groups up to six people

You would like to visit the former main prison of the East German secret police, the Stasi?
For individual visitors and groups up to six people, we offer daily public tours on fixed times two month ahead.

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Guided tours for groups

Groups from more than six persons, particularly classes, may use the formular on the service site.

Booking online

Virtual guided tour with Hans-Jochen Scheidler

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In our virtual guided tour Hans-Jochen Scheidler speaks about his experiences as political prisoner in the Stasi prison in Berlin-Hohenschönhausen.

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Historical location

Kellergefaengnis Zelle

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Permanent Exhibition

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How to get here

Genslerstraße 66, 13055 Berlin
Phone: 030 / 98608230
Open: 9 am - 6 pm