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Topography of Terror

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Address: Niederkirchnerstrasse 8, 10963 Berlin, Germany
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+49 4930 25450950
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10:00 - 20:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 20:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
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Since 1987 a permanent exhibition at the site where the headquarters of the...

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 institutions of National Socialist persecution and terror. The documentary exhibition conveys the European dimensions of the Nazi reign of terror.

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The wall has so much reinforcement in it, it would be impossible to penetrate.the top of the wall has a croncrete tube running along the top so even if you could scale 2.5 metres... read more

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Croydon, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

The wall has so much reinforcement in it, it would be impossible to penetrate.the top of the wall has a croncrete tube running along the top so even if you could scale 2.5 metres you wouldn't be able to grip the half pipe to climb over. I never realised there were 10 different walls to get over in certain sections.... More 

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Lytham St Anne's, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

A lot of information in an outside museum. Simple and beautiful yet informative and direct. Great for burning time or if you are near. Free attraction. Similar information to the holocaust memorial.

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Brussels, Belgium
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A good history lesson for the people who think that Europe is an illusion Learn with this what is happened in 70 years Peace, freedom and together

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Very well laid out and very informative. But be prepared that there are lots and lots of reading. Would have been nice if there are more artifacts instead of almost all text and photos and some short video clips.

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Obviously not the cheeriest place to visit in Berlin, but I was so impressed with how well the Topography of Terror recounted the history surrounding WW2 and the Third Reich, and how dedicated Berlin is a city to preserve and remember what happened in the 20th century. If you are in Berlin, I would highly recommend spending two hours here.... More 

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The vivid reminder of the Berlin Wall, at a location that was the source of such incredible evil under the Nazis regime is powerful to contemplate. What do we do today to judge others not like ourselves. There was very little "new" information that I gained from the displays at this museum, but still very powerful. The inside museum has... More 

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Really interesting information and photos here, we were surprised that the admission is free as the content inside and outside has been very well put together, great to see if you're on the way to check point Charlie

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Toledo, Ohio
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The Topography of Terror illustrates the timeline of the Nazi party from the time of its inception to its demise in 1945. It goes in great detail describing the ideology, the time period, the holocaust, the aryan philosophy, and the politics behind one of the most brutal regimes of all time. It is great to see Germany discuss such a... More 

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It was very surreal experience walking through everything. It is a free exhibit that does a very good job of explaining German history.

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This was very informative and well presented exhibition re the rise of the Nazis and their murderous racial policies. It was very detailed in terms of the chronology and the way in which the National Socialist Party came to power in the 1930s; their propaganda and tactics. The exhibition was quite distressing but a an essential part of understanding modern... More 

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