Stasi Prison Hohenschönhausen

The Berlin-Hohenschönhausen Memorial (German: Gedenkstätte Berlin-Hohenschönhausen) 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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Museum Island Berlin (7 km), Berlin (Germany) (9 km), Reichstag Berlin (9 km), Potsdam (Germany) (34 km), Spreewald (76 km), Wittenberg (Germany) (95 km), Dresden (Germany) (167 km), Quedlinburg (Germany) (181 km), Autostadt Wolfsburg (183 km), Schwerin (Germany) (185 km), Wernigerode (Germany) (202 km), Barbarossa Cave (213 km), Goslar (Germany) (221 km), Mines of Rammelsberg (222 km), Ratzeburg (Germany) (223 km), Celle (Germany) (231 km), Lübeck (Germany) (238 km), Hildesheim (Germany) (245 km), German Oil Museum (248 km), Hannover Zoo (253 km)

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