Spy Museum Berlin

This item appears on page 62 of the April 2016 issue.

A German “Enigma” coding machine used in WWII is among more than 1,000 items at the Spy Museum Berlin (Leipziger Platz 9, 10117 Berlin, Germany; phone +49 30 206 203 54, www.deutsches-spionagemuseum.de/en), which opened in September 2015.

On more than 200 high-resolution screens at a dozen stations, visitors learn about the history behind intelligence agents and hear stories of intrigue, including references to Julius Caesar and Oliver Cromwell, though the main focus is Berlin during WWII and the Cold War. Tools of espionage are displayed (with text in German and English), such as a gun disguised as a smoking pipe, and placards describe the use of drugs in interrogations.

Open daily 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Entry, 18 (near $19.70). Public guided tour (in English), usually hourly, 8.