1. Avatar Geoff of Nottingham
    June 19, 2017 @ 4:52 am

    Hi John. Good report (as always!). I’m off to Berlin in 10 days – What tram number did you use in the East? regards geoff


    • John Henderson John Henderson
      June 19, 2017 @ 11:16 pm

      Geoff: The tram to the prison is M5. It drops you off five minutes from the prison.

      Find out the times of the tours. When I was there, they were at 10:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. You can’t tour the place without a tour so time your arrival properly or you’ll be standing around a while. Actually, go about an hour ahead of time. There’s a free exhibition displaying a lot of prisoners’ photos (and their experiences in German) and memorabilia from the prison in one of the conference rooms. It’s worth perusing before the tour. It’s a great tour but tiring. The Stasi Museum is a few kilometers away and many people try to see both in the same day. I didn’t. I was exhausted after the prison. The museum takes at least two hours just to see half of it. It’s huge.

      Thanks for the kind note.


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