Memorial Berlin-Hohenschönhausen

Local nameGedenkstätte Berlin-Hohenschönhausen
LocationLichtenberg, Berlin, Deutschland

The Berlin-Hohenschönhausen Memorial is a museum and memorial located in Berlin's north-eastern Lichtenberg district in the locality of Alt-Hohenschönhausen, part of the former borough of Hohenschönhausen. It was opened in 1994 on the site of the main political prison of the former East German Communist Ministry of State Security, the Stasi.

Unlike many other government and military institutions in East Germany, Hohenschönhausen prison was not stormed by demonstrators after the fall of the Berlin Wall, allowing prison authorities to destroy evidence of the prison's functions and history. Because of this, today's knowledge of the functioning of the prison comes mainly from eye-witness accounts and documents sourced from other East German institutions.

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Opening hours

The memorial can be visited only with a guided tour.

Mar - Oct:
English tours: daily at 10:30 am, 12:30 pm and 2:30 pm
Russian tours: Sun at 2 pm

Nov - Feb:
English tours:
Mon - Fri 2:30 pm
Sat/Sun 11:30 am and 2:30 pm

Russian tours: Sun at 2 pm

Closed on: Jan 1; Dec 24, 25, 26 and 31


Adults: €6
Reduced: €3
Students: €1

More information and contact


Official Website


Phone +49 30 98 60 82 30

Address Genslerstr. 13 A, 13055 Berlin, Germany

Coordinates 52°32'30.256" N 13°30'4.865" E

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