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20 Attractions to Explore Near Stasi Museum

Stasi Museum
Stasi MuseumNormannenstraße 20/Haus 1, 10365 Berlin, Germany

Research and memorial centre showcasing the political system of the former East Germany. It is located in the former headquarters of the Stasi(Ministry for State Security), the official state security service of the East Germany. The centrepiece of the exhibition is the office and working quarters of the former head of the Stasi – Erich Mielke.

Nearby Attractions

Weißensee Cemetery Berlin (Jewish cemetery)
Weißensee Cemetery Berlin (Jewish cemetery)3.95 KMs away from Stasi Museum

The Weißensee Cemetery is the second largest Jewish cemetery in Europe, containing 115,000 graves covering an area of 100 acres. The cemetery was dedicated in 1880 and at present it contains a Holocaust memorial and memorial to Jews who lost their lives during World War I.

Berliner Fernsehturm
Berliner Fernsehturm5.31 KMs away from Stasi Museum

Constructed between 1965 and 1969 by the government of the German Democratic Republic (East Germany), it was intended to be both a symbol of Communist power and of the city. With its height of 368 metres (including antenna) it is the tallest structure in Germany, visible throughout the central and some suburban districts of Berlin.

DDR Museum
DDR Museum5.75 KMs away from Stasi Museum

Depicts life in the former East Germany(Deutsche Demokratische Republik or DDR) in a hands-on way. Visitors can try DDR clothes, change TV channels, use an original typewriter or experience sense of being under surveillance by a covert listening device. The exhibition has three themed areas: “Public Life”; “State and Ideology” and “Life in a Tower Block”. Each of them is presented under a critical light: the positives as well as the negatives sides of the DDR.

Anne Frank Zentrum
Anne Frank Zentrum5.84 KMs away from Stasi Museum

Tells the personal life story of Anne Frank and connects it to the world she lived in. The exhibition here focuses on the diary and the story of the life of Anne Frank.

Berlin Cathedral
Berlin Cathedral5.85 KMs away from Stasi Museum

One of the main landmarks in Berlin’s cityscape. The church's interior is filled with elaborate decorative and ornamental designs. The crypt here is the most important dynastic sepulchre in Germany. It contains nearly 100 sarcophagi and burial monuments from five centuries.

Altes Museum
Altes Museum6.01 KMs away from Stasi Museum

It houses the antiquities collection of the Berlin State Museums, showcasing the art and culture of the Greeks, Etruscans, and Romans. It was the first museum and the nucleus of the Museum Island, built between 1823 and 1830.

Alte Nationalgalerie
Alte Nationalgalerie6.05 KMs away from Stasi Museum

Art gallery showing a collection of Neoclassical, Romantic, Biedermeier, Impressionist and early Modernist artwork. Among the most important exhibits are Friedrich's Der Mönch am Meer (The Monk by the Sea), von Menzel's Eisenwalzwerk (The Iron Rolling Mill) and sculptor Johann Gottfried Schadow's Prinzessinnengruppe, a double statue of princesses Louise of Mecklenburg-Strelitz and Frederica of Prussia. The Alte Nationalgalerie houses one of the largest collections of 19th-century sculptures and

Zion Church
Zion Church6.08 KMs away from Stasi Museum

A historically important church with role in East Germany's resistance movement and it's punk scene. The Zion Church now also serves as a artspace. On sundays visitors can climb up to the top of the church tower with a small fee.

Neues Museum
Neues Museum6.09 KMs away from Stasi Museum

A large museum housing Egyptian and Prehistory and Early History collections. The artifacts include the iconic bust of the Egyptian queen Nefertiti.

German Historical Museum
German Historical Museum6.12 KMs away from Stasi Museum

Devoted to 2,000 years of German history, focusing on the understanding of the shared history of Germans and Europeans. The exhibits are arranged chronologically- from the early-Middle Ages to the present day.

Pergamon Museum
Pergamon Museum6.16 KMs away from Stasi Museum

One of the most visited art museums in Germany housing large monumental buildings such as the Pergamon Altar, Ishtar Gate of Babylon, the Market Gate of Miletus etc..

Neue Wache
Neue Wache6.22 KMs away from Stasi Museum

A memorial for the victims of war and dictatorship. The sculpture in the memorial is an enlarged version of Käthe Kollwitz's "Mother with her Dead Son". The sculpture is directly placed under the oculus, and so is exposed to the rain, snow, and cold of the Berlin climate, symbolizing the suffering of civilians during World War II.

Bode Museum
Bode Museum6.34 KMs away from Stasi Museum

Home for a collection of sculptures, Byzantine art, and coins and medals. Houses one of the largest coin collections in the world, ranging from 7th century BC to present day.

Jewish Museum Berlin
Jewish Museum Berlin6.36 KMs away from Stasi Museum

Largest Jewish museum in Europe, one of Germany's most frequented museums. The museum gives a lot of importance to the German-Jewish history.

Checkpoint Charlie
Checkpoint Charlie6.60 KMs away from Stasi Museum

Name given by the Western Allies to the best-known Berlin Wall crossing point between East Berlin and West Berlin during the Cold War (1947–1991). It is a symbol of the Cold War, representing the separation of East and West.

Berlin Wall Memorial
Berlin Wall Memorial6.95 KMs away from Stasi Museum

Commemorates the division of Berlin by the Berlin Wall and the deaths that occurred there. The monument includes a Chapel of Reconciliation, the Berlin Wall Documentation Centre, and a 60-meter (200 ft) section of the former border as it was when the Wall fell, a window of remembrance and a visitor center.

Topography of Terror
Topography of Terror7.06 KMs away from Stasi Museum

Located on the site where the principal instruments of Nazi persecution and terror were occured between 1933 and 1945: the headquarters of the Gestapo, the high command and security service of the SS, and from 1939 the Reich Security Main Office. The museum shed lights about these institutions and the crimes that were organised there. Photographs and documents illustrate the history from the time the Nazis took power until the end of the war.

Martin-Gropius-Bau
Martin-Gropius-Bau7.18 KMs away from Stasi Museum

One of Germany's most beautiful historic exhibition buildings. Opened in 1881, the exhibition rooms surround an atrium decorated with mosaics and coats of arms of German states by the sculptor Otto Lessing. The museum is well known for it's selection of the exhibitions it displays.

Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe
Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe7.34 KMs away from Stasi Museum

Also known as the Holocaust Memorial, it is a memorial to the Jewish victims of the Holocaust. Consists of a 19,000-square-metre site covered with 2,711 concrete slabs arranged in a grid pattern on a sloping field. The slabs are designed to produce an uneasy, confusing atmosphere, to represent a supposedly ordered system that has lost touch with human reason.

Berlin Story Bunker
Berlin Story Bunker7.35 KMs away from Stasi Museum

Housed inside a 6,500-square-metre WWII bunker, the museum recreates the history of Berlin and some of the most infamous events in German history. The exhibition showcases the sequence of events leading up to Hitler's suicide in 1945, and it has a reconstruction of Hitler’s personal study.