At the Bautzner Strasse Memorial, visitors can explore what political imprisonment meant in the GDR. A tour of the originally preserved Stasi prison shows how the state's repressive apparatus tried to eliminate its political opponents. In the former office of the head of the Stasi in Dresden, it is possible to see how the security service worked with the aid of haunting recordings. In the detention cellar, the sparse cells of the Soviet secret service tell about the fate of the inmates.
In addition to the historical rooms and the permanent exhibition, the memorial regularly shows special exhibitions on socio-political issues from the past and present.
Photo: Office of the Head of the District Administration of State Security Dresden, © tichy.photography