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Topography of Terror

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Address: Niederkirchnerstrasse 8, 10963 Berlin, Germany
Phone Number:
493025450950
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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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Such an informative exhibition. So much to read and learn and it was well presented. Also great that it was free!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Such an informative exhibition. So much to read and learn and it was well presented. Also great that it was free!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

A excellent journey through the horrible war years and what happened. You could easily spend a whole day here with lots of stuff to read.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Very worth a visit, and it's free entry so you can spend as much or little time here as you wish - it would be easy to spend a whole day reading everything (which would leave you VERY depressed about "man's inhumanity to man") , but you could get an overview in an hour. We only had @ an hour... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This a great site to visit for historians and lovers of German war history. The information inside is plentiful, but you'd literally need to spend 2 hours to take it all in, which we just couldn't spend doing. A negative on our visit is that the trench next to the Berlin Wall was closed off.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This sharpened my knowledge of a horrible part of our history. This is a well put together and thought out museum. Saying I enjoyed it would be a stretch on several levels but it was time well spent and would suggest it for everyone.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This site is amazing! Is a must see! Shows the historic path of the terror! Very well organized! It is free of charge!

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Thank Dimitrios P
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Heaps to read at this museum! Not interactive but definitely has a lot of information. I really loved the piece of the wall that is along the side of the museum. Worth a look if you have time.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

First of all I don't think this place is absolutely necessary to visit. The way that it's presented looks more like propaganda. I respect history but I think there are better places in Berlin

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Site shows pictures and texts in german and english of nazi germany times. Those are shown in area where is stiil a peace of Wall and nazi government houses around. I think this is as good as Auschwitz museum for nazi horror remembering

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

A LOT to read, but really interesting and gives a good and detailed story about the people behind the scary history of nazism.

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