Guided Tours

  • Individual visitors and small groups up to six people

    Registration for the public tours is not required. The maximum participant capacity per public tour is 50 visitors on weekdays and 75 visitors on weekends.

    Total duration of the tour: 120 minutes. From August 2019, the introductory film will no longer be available.

    Visiting the Stasi memorial is possible only with a guided tour.

    From March until October (Summer)

    German Tour: daily 10:00 am until 4:00 pm, every hour on the hour
    English Tour: Monday through Friday 11:30 am and 2:30 pm, Saturday and Sunday 10:30 am, 12:30 pm and 2:30 pm
    Russian Tour: every Sunday at 2:00 pm

    From November until February (Winter)
    German Tour: Monday through Friday 11:00 am, 1:00 pm and 3:00 pm, Saturday/Sunday/public holidays: 10:00 am – 4:00pm, every hour on the hour
    English Tour: Monday through Friday 11:30 pm and 2:30 pm, Saturday and Sunday 10:30 am, 12:30 pm and 2:30 pm
    Russian Tour: every Sunday at 2:00 pm

    Please note that the memorial is closed on January 1, December 24 – 26, and December 31.

    Tour prices
    Normal price 6 Euros
    Reduced price 3 Euros
    School students 1 Euro

    The reduced price applies to university students, trainees, visitors with severe disabilities, visitors in possession of the berlinpass, recipients of unemployment benefits, unemployed visitors, federal volunteers, and members of victim committees of political persecution in the GDR.

    Please be aware that we can accept only cash and EC cards.

    Contact

    Visitor service
    Tel.: ++49 (0)30 / 98 60 82-30
    Fax: ++49 (0)30 / 98 60 82-36
    E-Mail: besucherdienst [at] stiftung-hsh.de

  • Groups with more than six people

    For groups with more than 6 participants, registration is required.

    Group tours take place daily between 8:45 am and 4:30 pm (Winter) and between 8:45 am and 6:30 pm (Summer).

    Duration: 90 or 120 minutes

    Due to restoration and reconstruction work in the cell wing and in the interrogation rooms (new building), tours through the memorial will be limited between July 2019 and December 2020. We thank you for your understanding that we can accept only a limited number of bookings for the time being. We will thus consider your requests according to date of receipt.

    For school groups of more than 25 people, two adults must accompany the tour. If you would like to register a foreign-language student group for a German tour, please bear in mind that their language skills may not be sufficient. Only a realistic assessment of your student group can guarantee a productive and informative visit to the memorial. Additionally, we recommend that school groups should take part in a tour only from the 9th grade onwards.  According to our experience, younger school students are often overwhelmed by the location and the topic.

    Prices
    Normal: 85 Euros lump sum per 25 visitors
    Reduced: 70 Euros lump sum per 25 visitors
    School Students: 25 Euros lump sum per 25 visitors

    The reduced price applies to university students, trainees, visitors with severe disabilities, visitors in possession of the berlinpass, recipients of unemployment benefits, unemployed visitors, federal volunteers, and members of victim committees of political persecution in the GDR.

    Please be aware that we can accept only cash and EC cards.

    Contact

    Visitor Service
    Tel.: 030 / 98 60 82-30
    Fax: 030 / 98 60 82-36
    E-Mail: besucherdienst [at] stiftung-hsh.de

  • Information for your tour

    Please note that it is only possible to view the extensive prison complex on an official guided tour. The tour team has more than 90 freelance members, many of whom are former inmates, who also relate the tour to their own experience in the remand prison. Nevertheless, it cannot be guaranteed that the tour will be guided by an eyewitness!

    Since our tour guides were imprisoned for a variety of reasons during different periods of persecution, they provide insight into a broad spectrum of political persecutions in the GDR. As part of the Memorial's civic education programme, our guides are also available for longer eyewitness interviews.

    Please note that the tours through the former Stasi prison are not completely accessible for people with disabilities or the elderly. Visits with walkers, wheelchairs or buggies can provide obstacles in the historical buildings. We appreciate your understanding. No pets allowed.

  • How to get here

    Tram M5 from S/U-Bhf Alexanderplatz or S-Bhf Landsberger Allee (Direction Hohenschönhausen/Zingster Straße) to Freienwalder Straße.
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    Tram M6 from S/U-Bhf Alexanderplatz or S-Bhf Landsberger Allee (Direction Hellersdorf/Riesaer Straße) to Genslerstraße.
    Tram 16 from S/U-Bhf Frankfurter Allee (Direction Ahrensfelde) to Genslerstraße.
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    Bus 256 from S/U-Bhf Lichtenberg (Direction Wartenberg) to Große-Leege-Straße / Freienwalder Straße.
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    Anfahrtsskizze

    Please do not take the S-Bahn to S-Bhf Hohenschönhausen! You can also plan your journey to the memorial directly at the Berlin Public Transportation Service.

    If arriving by bus: We kindly ask you to point out to the drivers to use the marked parking spaces for busses only and to not leave the engine running needlessly. Due to residents‘ complaints, public authorities supervise traffic regulations on a regular basis. In case of infringement, traffic violation fines are to be paid. Thank you!