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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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Niederkirchnerstrasse 8, 10963 Berlin, Germany
Kreuzberg
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Reviewed yesterday

spent about an hour in this museum, very informative and a lot of reading to be done. The real photographs and extracts were very moving. Its a free exhibition too.

Thank vicky k
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Reviewed yesterday

Chilling and informative. You need plenty of time to read all the displays. Choose a quiet time to visit to get the best out of it.

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Reviewed yesterday

Very informative. Very sad and incredulous that humans can do this to each other. It should never be forgotten.

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Reviewed yesterday

an overview of the sheer scale of the terror activities of the gestapo and SS during the war years- excellent account of resistance leaders and their sgtruggle against the vast machine of spies and betrayers

Thank hengeangel
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I pretty much fell into this place. It was ok for informations sake but don't expect too much. Killed 30mins

Thank Briony G
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This museum is located on the site of the former government offices of the third reich. The museum is set up so that you walk from informational panel to information panel that walks you through the governmental and police agencies and how they evolved leading...More

Thank Emily C
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Amazing free museum jam packed with history on the second world war and what life entailed during the time. Such a great and interesting experience, well worth a visit to get a feel for the history of the city of Berlin!

Thank Danny C
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Reviewed 3 days ago

As a free museum, this is a very good place to visit to find out more about the Holocaust/3rd Reich. It is made up mostly of reading panels with text and images, which are very well-written and detailed. If you are looking to learn more...More

Thank Beth K
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This we came across by accident, it is free to go in and was fascinating, it tells the story of the German Nazi rising and all the buildings that were in the local area that were used by the SS etc. Very interesting!

Thank jockey03
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We spent ages in here, there's lots of info to read and digest. You can also listen to a tour guide bring the info t life. Outside you can see what remains of the buildings and a stretch of the Berlin wall too. And it's...More

Thank Julia H
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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,
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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.
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kevinmrc1224
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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.
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