All technology on display at this permanent exhibition was manufactured sometime in the 1960s and 1970s. All these gadgets were used frequently until 1989. The exposition includes surveillance and observation technology such as wires, hidden infrared beamers for photographs at night, containers for weaponry and a lot more. The exhibition is of interest because most of the gadgets used then were destroyed or disappeared during the disorganization of Mfs. The management however, managed to preserve a select few that are on display in this exhibition. Note that the museum does not open until 2p on the weekends.
Arts & Museums
- Nearest Train: Madeleine Strasse
- Venue Description:
The Stasi Museum was opened on November 7, 1991, in the rooms formerly occupied by the secret police. Today, it shows the office of Erich Mielke, the Stasi minister for 32 years, in its original state with the secretariat and private area. Visitors can also see the offices of Mielke's closest co-workers, a spacious conference room and a canteen. Also you could find the political-operative, co-action with the German People's Police and government persecution in East Germany between 1945 and 1989 documented here. Visitors can also see spying apparatus, flags, medals, busts, photos and documents recording the storming of the building in 1990 and the forced displacement of people along Germany's borders.