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Topography of Terror

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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...more
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Niederkirchnerstrasse 8, 10963 Berlin, Germany
0049 30 254509-50
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Reviewed today

decorated by real historical photos about nazis area, with the terrors and the interesting infos about berlin at that time.i enjoyed wandering there.was so real.

Thank Elie K
Reviewed today

In nice weather, read and wander the outdoor chronological exhibition. In poor weather, there's still good material inside to read through and experience.

Thank infer2
Reviewed today

Heaving with school parties. A lot of information on photos, but not particularly experiential. The ruins/foundations of the Gestapo HQ were taped off when we were there. Okay, there isn't that much to see of those either, but it would have made the location much...More

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Reviewed today

Very nicely maintained and every piece of information was in order. One doesn't need any guidance, just follow the pictures and written information available. Must visit for anyone who wishes to know more about Nazi history.

Thank Rohan2012
Reviewed yesterday

I think people visiting Berlin would benefit by understanding what happened in Germany in the 1930’s. Hitlers rise to power and the SS’s stranglehold on the people is made clear at this museum.

Thank Hdew
Reviewed yesterday

A reminder to the history and a strange atmosphere for me. Having said that I know how important it is to be reminded what a horrible time it was and as well to remind us that love and peace is a gift of a human...More

Thank Silvia B
Reviewed 2 days ago

This is a must see if you are visiting Berlin. From the heart wrenching biography wall walking into the museum, the exhibition gives a great insight into the history and timeline of persecution through Nazi Germany. The personalised stories bring the meaning and impact of...More

Thank Eryca-on-hols
Reviewed 2 days ago

Considering this museum is free to enter, the exhibition was extremely good! Loads of info on Nazi terror tactics, way more than we could read in our visit.

Thank GemmaCharlotte94
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The museum is right next to part of the Berlin wall. There’s some narrative & displays outside but mostly the literature is inside. It’s quite a harrowing read - but a must.

Thank bella210205
Reviewed 2 days ago

Every time I go there, the same feeling... The energy of this place is so strong. Recent history with the Gestapo and the “secret” life still lying underneath in a way...

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Berlin's revolutionary heart and immigrant roots can
both be found in Kreuzberg, but this central
neighbourhood is beginning a new chapter. In the
1950s and '60s, Turkish guest workers settled around
Kottbusser Tor, while in the 1980s and '90s,
rambunctious squatters and artists gathered to live a
carefree life here. An old hospital even became a
hotspot of riots between squatters and police. Today
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24 May 2018|
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Response from Paul K | Reviewed this property |
We didn’t use the audio guide and spent an hour there which gave us a good deal of info but could have spent longer if we had more time
16 March 2018|
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Response from Rodolfo G | Reviewed this property |
Sorry. I cannot ensure you about that, because the day I went it was only available in german (perhaps I was only that day)... but the text is available in both languages.
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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,