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Zellengang im „U-Boot“ der ehemaligen Haftanstalt
© Gedenkstätte HSH
Zellengang im „U-Boot“ der ehemaligen Haftanstalt © Gedenkstätte HSH
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Gedenkstatte Berlin Hohenschönhausen

The Berlin-Hohenschönhausen Memorial (Gedenkstätte Berlin-Hohenschönhausen) is found at a site that is associated like no other with the 44-year history of political persecution in the Soviet occupied zone and the GDR. A special Soviet camp was set up here at the end of WWII, and in 1946 it became the central Soviet prison in Germany. In 1951, the Ministry for State Security (Ministerium für Staatssicherheit or "Stasi") took over the prison, expanded it and used it until 1989 as a central detention centre. Thousands of political prisoners were locked up here, including almost all of the most famous GDR opponents.
The memorial was erected in 1994. Seeing as large parts of the building and its equipment have been preserved, it conveys an authentic image of the prison regime in the GDR. On guided tours, it's usually former prisoners themselves who take visitors through the prison and report on the conditions and interrogation methods of the GDR state security service.

Since the fall of 2013, a permanent exhibition using items, historical photographs and media stations informs about Hohenschönhausen prison and the system of political persecution in the GDR.

Opening hours,

  • Monday-Sunday 09:00 - 18:00

Public tours in German: Daily 10:00 to 16:00 every hour.

The exhibitions are accessible to visitors during our opening hours.

Registration is mandatory at besucherdienst@stiftung-hsh.de or by phone 030 / 98608230.

  • 1. January closed
  • 24. December closed
  • 25. December closed
  • 26. December closed
  • 31. December closed

Location,

Genslerstraße 66, 13055 Berlin

Telephone,

+49 (30) 98 60 82 30

Fax,

+49 (30) 98 60 82 34

Website,

www.stiftung-hsh.de

Email,

[javascript protected email address]

Prices,

Admission price 6,00 €

Guided tour fee. Admission to visit the exhibitions is free.

Reduced price 3,00 €

Pupils: 1,00 €

Exhibitions

Inhaftiert in Hohenschönhausen, Prolog der Ausstellung
© Luise Wagener
Inhaftiert in Hohenschönhausen, Prolog der Ausstellung © Luise Wagener

Imprisoned in Hohenschönhausen

Testimonies of political persecution 1945-89

Events

Buchhandlung in der Gedenkstätte Hohenschönhausen
© Gedenkstätte Berlin-Hohenschönhausen
Buchhandlung in der Gedenkstätte Hohenschönhausen © Gedenkstätte Berlin-Hohenschönhausen

Berlin-Hohenschönhausen Memorial

Books against oblivion

Reading series at the Berlin-Hohenschönhausen Memorial Center

Lecture, talk

Digital

Tickets

Admission price

6,00 €

Guided tour fee. Admission to visit the exhibitions is free.

Reduced price

3,00 €

Pupils: 1,00 €

Services

  • Museum Shop
  • Cafe
  • Library

Accessibility

The permanent exhibition "Imprisoned in Hohenschönhausen: Testimonies of Political Persecution 1945-89" is barrier-free.

Bitte beachten Sie, dass das Gelände nicht barrierefrei ist. Eine Besichtigung mit Gehhilfen, Rollstühlen oder Kinderwagen ist nur eingeschränkt möglich.

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