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Museums about the State Security Service - Stasi

Stasi Museum, Berlin Research and Memorial Place Normannenstraße
Today, a facility for research of the political surveillance system of the GDR is located in what used to be the central complex of the Ministry for State Security. The office of the last minister for State Security, Erich Mielke, is open to the public where exhibits illustrate the controversial aspects of the political system.

Forschungs- und Gedenkstaette Normannenstrasse
Ruschestrasse 103, Haus 1
10365 Berlin
Tel.: +49 30 5536854
Fax: +49 30 5536853


Information and Documentation Center (IDZ) of the Federal Commissioner for the Files of the State Security Service of the Former GDR
The information and Documentation Center of the Federal Commissioner for the Files of the State Security Service (Stasi) houses the exhibition "State Security - Instrument of Power of the Socialist Unity Party (SED) Dictatorship" on the work carried out by the GDR's State Security Service.

Informations- und Dokumentationszentrum der BstU
Mauerstrasse 38
10117 Berlin
Tel.: +49 30 232450
Fax: +49 30 23247799


Museum "Runde Ecke" (Round Corner), Leipzig
The building which used to house the Leipzig headquarters of the State Security Service for 40 years is now home to the Museum "Runde Ecke" telling the history of the Stasi. In the former offices of the Stasi officers, visitors can find out about their function, and how they worked and spied on people. Here, history comes alive and the authentic environment allows guests to experience the working atmosphere first-hand which was predominant in the "Runde Ecke" until 1989. A special exhibition runs from January to December 2009. It provides information about the year 1989, marking the "breakout" when Leipzig became the origin of the "Peaceful Revolution". There will be an extensive supporting program on this topic featuring conducted tours, readings, talks, music and art.
Gedenkstaette Museum in der "Runden Ecke"

Dittrichring 24
04109 Leipzig
Tel.: +49 341 9612443
Fax: +49 341 9612499
Website (German only)