Eerie, sad, kitsch and surreal; re-live the Lives of Others at the slightly-down-at-heel Stasi Museum where unfortunate East German citizens previously found themselves “detained for the clarification of facts”. (An ominous charge if we ever heard one.)

Displays range from watch-operated spy cameras to bugged bird-houses and human ‘smell samples’ of potential dissidents. Get the background by reading Anna Fundar’s hypnotic and excellent Stasiland.


Stasi-Museum Berlin
Ruschestraße 103, Haus 1
10365 Berlin

www.stasimuseum.de