Thousands were detained, interrogated and sometimes tortured in Hohenschönhausen prison, which was first run by the Soviets and then by East Germany's secret police. A former inmate gives visitors a personal tour of the prison.
The German chancellor's first stop as her re-election campaign resumes was a site from the country's Communist past - Berlin's Hohenschönhausen Prison. What message was she trying to send?
Now tourists can digitally trace the history of the German capital. The new app ABOUT BERLIN takes you to authentic locations and touching events throughout Berlin on the path of freedom.
German political parties each have their stronghold. Germany's Left party dominates the Berlin district of Lichtenberg. 27 years after reunification, how much does the party rely on its East German past?
Many tourists come to see the Berlin Wall and other places of the once-divided city. The infamous GDR police prison near Alexanderplatz will become another main attraction in the foreseeable future.
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