The remand centre of the Dresden district administration of the German Democratic Republic’s Ministry of State Security (Stasi) in Bautzner Strasse is now a memorial. It is the only remand centre in the Free State of Saxony to have been preserved largely in its original state. The authentic site in the former Stasi complex overlooking the Elbe conveys an impression of the repressive treatment to which opponents to the regime were subjected by the SED dictatorship as well as its Soviet forerunners in the Soviet-occupied zone and the GDR. Independent and guided tours provide insights into the special characteristics of the building, the regimen that prevailed there for the prisoners, and the inhumane interrogation methods. The former Stasi banquet hall and the office of the last head of the Dresden Stasi headquarters, preserved with its original furnishings, are also on view.
Daily 10 am to 6 pm Closed Easter Sunday, 24–26 Dec, 31 Dec and 1 Jan
Adults 6.00 EUR, reduced 3.00 EUR, visitors to the age of 18 free of charge, groups (min. 10 persons) 5.00 EUR pp Admission free on every last Sunday of the month Group guided tours (by previous arrangement, min. 10 persons) 6.00 EUR pp Guided tours for school groups by previous arrangement 40.00 EUR