Why join the Hohenschönhausen Stasi Prison Tour

Dedicated to revealing the inner workings of political persecution in the GDR, the Hohenschönhausen Prison Tour is a thought provoking experience. Conducted by former inmates or insightful historians, the guided tour of Hohenschönhausen Prison covers its use by the KGB and later by the Stasi. You will hear chilling tales about the physical and psychological torture which occurred inside the walls. With ample time to look around each room, complete with the original equipment and furnishings, the Stasi Prison tour provides an authentic picture of the building and its dark past.

Please note: It is only possible to visit the Hohenschönhausen Prison complex on an official guided tour.

We hired bikes and cycled out to this prison; this proved an easy way to get there along the flat easy cycle lanes. We took the English tour which runs on Saturday at 2 30. Ex prisoners are often the tour guides. The tour was interesting enough at the time, but the poignancy grows and I have found myself reflecting more on it after the event. Not to be missed.

Lynne7, 13 Oct 2012, Wales
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Hohenschönhausen Prison Tour highlights

The tour of Hohenschönhausen Prison provides an absorbing insight into the operation of this notorious Stasi prison and the sinister method of those in charge.

  • Testimony from eyewitnesses or insights from learned historians
  • True stories of physical and mental torture
  • Visit to the KGB “The U-Boot”
  • Visit to the “Stasi Prison”
  • Visit to the “Tiger Cage” exercise area
  • Look at a Stasi transportation van

Tour Duration

1 hour

Starting point

Hohenschönhausen Prison