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Topography of Terror

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Address: Niederkirchnerstrasse 8, 10963 Berlin, Germany
Phone Number:
+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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A great chance to see some of German history and understand more of what happened in Berlin back in the days.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW

A great chance to see some of German history and understand more of what happened in Berlin back in the days.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW

Free entry to this museum which is great. I have learnt a lot about the war during my travels round Europe but this museum gave me a new look at things I hadn't seen or learnt about before. It is very informative but lots of reading to do. take your time to take all the information in.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Topography of Terror is located by a short stretch of preserved Berlin Wall. The museum itself contains some disturbing images and video clips and there is a vast amount of information relating to the Nazi era. A visit is almost essential to get a feel of the relatively recent history of the city. Allow more time than you think... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

An excellent place to learn about the goings on of the gestapo and SS during the WW2 for free! Built on top of the old gestapo HQ with some old ruins exposed outside the museum. Give this place plenty of time though and bring your reading goggles if required! It's text heavy but all very relevant! If you're a touch... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great summary of nazi time period, shows how society developed during the time period. Both pictures, text and video.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We set off to see a 'bit' of 'the wall'. This site was very tastefully done, without a sugar coating. A large strip of wall to see, as well as a very informative and poignant outdoor exhibition, which left us feeling very reflective.The large white building behind was a library, in which contained another exhibition, alongside a small, but welcome... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

My partner and I love history and this museum (in sorts) was simply exploding with information. The provided images and opera were astounding and very elegantly displayed. My only issue is that it does get very busy and this makes it impossible to read everything so try and get there early as the exhibit is chronological so you can get... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This place is great because it's free, full of information, and has remaining parts of the wall just outside. Be prepared to spend at least an hour here because there is so much to read, it's overwhelming. Very interesting information though.

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The sad side of WWII is explained here with the persecution of theJewish people and other ethnic groups. I found it interesting and set out well with video and audio displays. I know my history so no shocks but very informative and it's all free. Also good place to see a section of the Berlin Wall.

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This was a free museum and is not far from checkpoint Charlie. There was a lot of information to take in and it was very easy to follow. I would strongly recommend don't go into the museum the day after a heavy night as there was a lot to read, but well worth it. We missed the tour but we... More 

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