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Topography of Terror

Niederkirchnerstrasse 8, 10963 Berlin, Germany
+49 4930 25450950
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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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  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
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Niederkirchnerstrasse 8, 10963 Berlin, Germany
+49 4930 25450950
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Really interesting and informative place. It explains better the history of Germany in the XX Century and still has a part of the Berlin Wall.

Thank Melissa A
Reviewed yesterday

We had been recommended the Topography of Terror by many friends before visiting Berlin, and also warned that it is not for the faint-hearted. It really requires time, patience and a mindset that wishes to learn from a horrific past. Worth a visit. Make sure...More

Thank stephibabes
Reviewed yesterday

This may not be for everyone, but if you can set aside a few hours and are wanting to read through some interesting and some not so nice stories, this place is really worth visiting. Sitting on a site that was demolished to get rid...More

Thank Andyhud
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The section of the Berlin Wall outside makes it worth it to start with. You can readily see what a difference 20 yards made to your life depending on which side of the wall you landed! Inside exhibition ....well laid out. Interesting but a little...More

Thank StephenCr0ss
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Berlin is a city that does not shy away from Germany’s dark past. This museum is yet another place where visitors can learn about the situation and people who led Germany down such a wrong path. The exhibits are easy to understand and large, with...More

Thank TravelingLily2014
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The museum is free and extremely well made. Explanations about the horrible activities of the Nazi SS in German and English . Absolutely horrifying what the Nazis came up with to humiliate and degrade people....the exhibition shows very well how it all started and that...More

Thank Sabine O
Reviewed 2 days ago

Three stars might be an unfair review, as it just wasn't what I was looking for. If you're a history nerd, interested in the fine details, set aside 4/5 hours and bring a notebook. If you're just interested in the basics, this might be too...More

Thank eoghaaaan4
Reviewed 3 days ago

If you are a history buff, then this solemn area (with lots of information displays - heaps of reading) may be an area you choose to visit. Not everyones taste or interest, however if you are in the area and are keen to read more...More

Thank Mandy L
Reviewed 3 days ago

Very well laid out, factual and objective information giving an honest view of the Nazi regime. Lots of otherwise untold information, showing the utter brutality of the Nazis. Very sobering.

Thank Catriona H
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Just didn't see the point of this display of a pictorial record of Nazi atrocity and perpetrators on boards meandering across a vast space which hang from the ceiling and swing in the breeze which doesn't help the experience at all It's almost as if...More

Thank Moorfieldkm
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Sandra D
31 December 2017|
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Response from Douglas T | Reviewed this property |
According to their web site, they will be closed on New Years day,
David L
7 August 2017|
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Response from MC_Baz | Reviewed this property |
The closest stations are Potsdamer Platz (U + S bahn), Kochstraße (U bahn) and Anhalter Bahnhof (S bahn) which are more or less equidistant.
1 August 2017|
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Response from kapitanfind-us | Reviewed this property |
No it is not a museum per se, more like an outdoor exhibition and you don't need to book.