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Museum in der "Runden Ecke"
Museum in der "Runden Ecke"

Museum in der "Runden Ecke"

7.76 reviews
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Dittrichring 24, Leipzig, Germany
0341 9612443
http://www.runde-ecke-leipzig.de/
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Located in the former headquarters of the Communist security ministry, this museum highlights life in East Germany during the 20th century.

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Irvine

Great history and as significant now as ever before. Although they offer an English audio tour, it's not as informative as the posted information in German.

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Centennial

I'm really glad I visited this museum. It was entirely chilling to see the former Stasi Headquarters in Leipzig preserved just as it had been when in operation. It was a peek into life during that time that was more than a bit frightening.

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Berlin
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I went on Museum Night which meant no audioguides were available in English. So I got many of the general ideas, but would love to go back to hear the details. They had several special events as well for the night and the look inside the archive was fascinating and left me awestruck. We were allowed into one of the storage rooms with a flashlight and the entire room was filled with bags of scrapes of paper that they are waiting to sort, scan and hopefully piece back together.

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Los Angeles

Fascinating and sobering museum.

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Berlin

You can still feel the scary atmosphere of the GDR repression.

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Aachen

Das ehemalige Bezirksamt der Staatssicherheit in der DDR wird heute das Museum in der runden Ecke genannt. Hier ist ausgestellt und dokumentiert, mit welchen Überwachungsmethoden die Stasi gearbeitet hat und wie viele Informationen von den in Leipzig lebenden Menschen festgehalten wurden. Die Dauersausstellung zeigt Akten, Aufnahmegeräte und vieles mehr rund um das Thema der DDR. Durch die Ausstellung erhält man einen ganz anderen Einblick, aus der Perspektive der Staatssicherheit über die Geschehnisse in der DDR. Ich würde einen Audioguide empfehlen, da dieser noch mehr wichtige Informationen über die Ausstellung bereit stellt (kostet 5 Euro). Die Ausstellung selbst ist kostenlos!

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