Guided Tours

  • Individual visitors and small groups up to six people

    No registration necessary, tour lasts 90 minutes

    March to October
    English tours: daily at 10:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.
    Russian tours: Sunday at 2 p.m.

    November to February
    English tours: Monday to Friday 2:30 p.m., Saturday/Sunday 11:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.
    Russian tours: Sunday at 2 p.m.

    Closed on: 1 January; 24, 25, 26 and 31 December

    Fee
    Regular admission 6,00 Euro
    Reduced admission 3,00 Euro (university students, handicapped persons)
    School students 1,00 Euro

    Payment momentarily only by debit card or cash, no credit cards possible.

    Contact

    Visitor centre
    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

    Daily between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m., tour lasts 90 minutes

    Groups have to register in advance. Due to the growing demand, groups are requested to register as early as possible, either by phone, letter, or e-mail. The Visitor Service appoints a guide for your tour and coordinates the times with you, confirming the planned date of your visit and providing the details for payment.

    Please fill in the registration form after having called the visitors' service.

    Group Fees
    Regular admission: A group up to 25 people pays a fee of 85 Euro.
    Reduced admission: A group up to 25 people pays a fee of 70 Euro (university students, handicapped persons).
    School groups: A group up to 25 people pays a fee of 25 Euro.

    Payment momentarily only by debit card or cash, no credit cards possible.

    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, most 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!