updated on 03.01.2023
Welcome to the Stasi Museum Berlin!
We are pleased that you want to visit our museum.
For individual visitors we offer a public guided tour through the exhibition on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday.
The tour in German starts at 1.00 pm, the tour in English at 3.00 pm.
You can purchase your ticket on site or book an online ticket. For further information please click here.
* When you click on the booking button, you will be redirected to the website of our booking service provider FareHarbor.
Welcome to the Stasi Museum Berlin
The Stasimuseum is located in House 1 on the former grounds of the headquarters of the GDR Ministry for State Security (MfS). The building was erected in 1960-61 as the offices of Erich Mielke, who served as Minister for State Security from 1957 until the end of the GDR.
On 15 January 1990 demonstrators took over the Stasi headquarters. A week later, the Central Round Table, a committee made up of representatives of the SED dictatorship and civil rights groups, decided that a “memorial and research centre on GDR Stalinism” should be established in House 1. When nothing came of this declaration of intent, members of the Berlin citizens’ committee and other civil rights activists took action and began securing the historic site. In August they founded the association “Antistalinistische Aktion e.V.” (ASTAK). On 7 November 1990, it opened the Research Centre and Memorial at Normannenstrasse with an exhibition titled “Against the Sleep of Reason”. House 1, later named the Stasi Museum, has been open to the public ever since.
The offices of Erich Mielke are preserved in their original condition and form the centrepiece of the historic site.
Mo - Fr: 10.00am - 6.00pm
Weekend, Holidays: 11.00am - 6.00pm
Days off: 5. December,
24./31. December, 1. January
Public guided tour
through the exhibition
Monday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday:
in German: 1 pm
in English: 3 pm
Monday - Friday:
Phone: +49 (0)30 - 553 68 54
Normannenstraße 20, Haus 1