Closure of the memorial

In order to prevent the further spread of the corona virus, the memorial will be closed until further notice. During this time there will be no guided tours or seminars and our exhibitions will remain closed.

This measure has been decided in agreement with the Senate Department for Culture and Europe for all memorials and museums in Berlin.

We regret that this measure is necessary and ask for your understanding.


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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Virtual guided tour with Hans-Jochen Scheidler

Scheidler Web2

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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Special exhibition - Stasi in Berlin

Stasi in Berlin Mauerverlauf 3

Until 30 December 2020, open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. Admission free.

Due to the current situation, the special exhibition will remain closed for the time being.

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