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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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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 20:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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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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Respectful and informative

As someone who never paid attention in history class in school, I thought the indoor exhibit (free) was very well done and I learnt a lot about the country's dark history - it... read more

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

As someone who never paid attention in history class in school, I thought the indoor exhibit (free) was very well done and I learnt a lot about the country's dark history - it even made me want to do my own independent research after leaving! Very respectfully done, unlike some other nearby attractions dedicated to the same time period.

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Edinburgh
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

A wonderful museum of Germany truly coming to terms with their actions during WW2. It is a very graphic museum and some of the images are really hard to look at and to read about. It is so interesting and informative though, even if brutally honest. Highly recommend if you are interested in Germany's involvement in World War 2.

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Ellicott City, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Right by a remaining portion of the Wall. Be prepared to spend better than an hour, probably more. Lots of reading in the displays, but each story is well worth the time. Sometimes it is hard to accept the what happened, but it surely did. Text books do not cover what is in this building. Go see this.

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Newton Abbot, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is the first time back in Berlin since 1984 as a young soldier. I was very impressed with this exhibition. A visitor centre and a walk way around the grounds of the former buildings tells its own story through information boards rather than the mock ups and ruins of standard old historical sites. It is thought provoking and does... More 

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Chester, United Kingdom
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Yes, I know it's a free museum, but lines and lines of boards with text and photos is not the best way to engage visitors. Having said that, the place was very busy when we went, and it's a huge space to fill, so clearly not everyone agrees with me. There's masses of information on offer for those with a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This free museum can easily take a couple of hours. Inside you will find photos and signboards in both German and English telling of the Nazi rise to and fall from power. Outside is a well preserved section of the Berlin Wall and downstairs are free WC.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

An excellent display from 1933 to the end of the second world war and beyond. It was difficult to take in all of the information so give yourself plenty of time

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I was so thankful to view the wall and museum. I was very surprised at the length of the remaining wall. How said this ever had to happen. All walls eventually fall. Very sad and somber.

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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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Excellent tour by Stephanie - I learnt a lot. I was surprised that both the museum and tour are free.

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Very detailed account of the rise of the Nazi party and their reign of terror before and during the war. It's a free musuem and worth the visit for anyone looking to learn more about WW2

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