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Topography of Terror

Opens in 21 min: 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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Since 1987 a permanent exhibition at the site where the headquarters of the Secret State Police, the SS and the Reich Security Main Office were located during the “Third Reich” has been providing information to the public about the most important...more
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Niederkirchnerstrasse 8, 10963 Berlin, Germany
Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg (Borough)
0049 30 254509-50
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

From reading the reviews on Trip Advisor this was very much on the top of my list of places to visit in Berlin & on arrival everything appeared to be going well, my boyfriend even got a cheeky wink from the mature lady on the...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Rolphmeistergeneral
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I'm not usually a big museum fan but this one was something else. It had a neatly organised theme of Hitler's beginnings all the way to his downfall and war crime proceedings... Awesome videos and great explanations in English. Must do in Berlin!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank prathapenk
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We had not thought to visit the Wall Memorial but how wrong we were. The Wall section is interesting on its own but next to it is this museum. We joined an English language guided which was both interesting and challenging. The guide encouraged questions...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Michael-Newbury
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

A very interesting place to visit but it's alot of information to take in, get the audio tour to help, the information panels are in due language ( German and English). This also has a piece of the Berlin wall on display. Close by is...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank traveling_mal
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We wanted to visit here after seeing it on trip advisor and glad we did. It's free admission and hidden behind a part of the wall.The lower part is the remains of what was an SS building and there is a modern museum behind which...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank V2357WSsimonc
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

A long stretch of the wall that parted Berlin and the foundation stones of buildings of the third Reich security and police apparatus. There’s is an extensive exhibition - free admission- with photographs and documents informing about the history of repression, control and terror of...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank Tapir76
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Went here after all the good reviews I’d read before our trip to Berlin. The museum provides a harrowing account of the persecution of the Jews, Homosexuals, Gypsies & Disabled in the lead-up to and during the war. It’s well laid out and gives a...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank stuartfyvie
Reviewed 5 days ago

Visited this museum on a trip to Berlin. I actually hadn't planned on visiting before my trip but had passed it on the CitySightseeing Bus. I am glad that I visited. It was truly moving learning the history of the sight, everything that occurred both...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank Samantha C
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Berlin is definitely a historical city and this place is one of the most important to visit to better understand what happened during the Nazi years. As it does perfectly described the history here, photos and description can be really hard at some point so...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Mathilde67
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We accidentally stumbled on this museum and so glad we did! There was a lot of reading and information so maybe not suitable for children. All the information was written in both English and German but I think there was also audio guides in different...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Ian W
14 December 2018|
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Response from Manuela D | Reviewed this property |
I think this documentary exhibition is ideal for students. It showcases the horrors of the Nazi period and the regime, conceived as a perfect funcioning machine. There're real documents, pictures and letters from both... More
12 December 2018|
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Response from Angel R | Reviewed this property |
The audioguides have very limited information and the employees discourage visitors from using them. They do offer private tours in Russian for 70 euros. You can email the museum to confirm if Russian audioguides are... More
7 December 2018|
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Response from Richard L | Reviewed this property |
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