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Topography of Terror

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Address: Niederkirchnerstrasse 8, 10963 Berlin, Germany
Phone Number: 493025450950
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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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Was not sure quite what to expect, this new museum, on the site of the original HQ of the Gestapo / Secret Police is not the gory horror I was expecting, but an informative... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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166 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Was not sure quite what to expect, this new museum, on the site of the original HQ of the Gestapo / Secret Police is not the gory horror I was expecting, but an informative, honest and factual account of the how, when and where what happened, happened, that allowed the visitor to walk around and follow the story, next time... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This is a confronting and horrifying museum, chronicling just 12 years of history but showing how much destruction can be wrought in such a short time. There is a wealth of information here, nearly all of it presented dispassionately and without judgment, which makes the message all the more discomforting. For anyone with a decent understanding of this period, it... More 

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Pontefract, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Very informative and pulls no punches about the atrocities that took place. It is done very well indeed. I wasn't prepared for how much if affected me and I couldn't stay in there too long but I would try and visit again if I get the chance.

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Thank Yorkshirediner
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Visited here with my partner while in Berlin for a few days. A very informative museum which is a must see when you visit the city. It's such an important part of history and the more people that read these words, the better. Takes at least an hour to read through all of it.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

For a start... It's free !! And although not a history buff, it really is informative, and very interesting. Basically, it explains how, long before "our leaders" had a clue, how one man manipulated and coerced the people of Germany, from 1933 until the beginning of world war 2, into believing he could change the world. Their is a down... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

It was so interesting, It's good to know about our history, history in Europe. and it's all for free..:)

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St Andrews, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This was a very fulsome display where you can spend the best part of the day if you wanted to study things in depth but can also get a good idea of the period in little over an hour if you're tight for time. It was very harrowing and graphic in parts so be prepared if visiting with children

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This exhibition is completely free and so worth a visit. It is carefully laid out, well explained, informative and thought provoking. Not to be missed!

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I found this extremely moving and heart breaking. The exhibition gave an informative insight into WW2 and the Jewish atrocities. A must see exhibition.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

A must see so as to remind you of the evils of mankind. The pictures only serve to remind you of the evils that these monsters in the nazi party carried out. A truly humbling experience.

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