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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
Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg (Borough)
0049 30 254509-50
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Reviewed today via mobile

Very educational and a interesting place to visit. We can here after visiting the Holocaust memorial and museum and they go hand in hand. Learning about both sides of the Holocaust and improving your knowledge on the awful events that took place

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed today

An incredible exhibition about the horrors of the Nazi regime but definitely worth visiting to get a real understanding of what they perpetrated.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

My boyfriend and I came here on our first day in Berlin. It is such a n informative experience and it really just give an insight into the pre-war goings on. It is free admission with a charity box at the exit. It is a...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed yesterday

This is a very sombre place. The building is modern and bright, inc ontrast to what stood in this place before 1956. Well worth a visit.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank lazybreak
Reviewed yesterday

Provides fantastic insight into Hitlers reign. Spent about 2 hours here with a group of friends. Allow yourself plenty of time to read all the exhibits. Make sure to get the free audio guide - someone in your group must provide photo ID. When the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank cjay05
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I’ve said it all. I don’t feel comfortable leaving a review for this. This is a very important building everyone should go.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank dianan103
Reviewed yesterday

We should know this. We should remember. Children and adults. Impossible to believe, but it really happened.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Алексей Б
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Super interesting insight into the Holocaust. Allow plenty of time to listen to the audio guide and read through the exhibit without needing to rush through. I spent 4 hours and easily could have spent longer.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This museum comprehensively documents the rise of Nazism and the reign of terror used to secure and maintain a grip on power. A relatively new museum, it is impressive in the depth of research and openness with which this difficult historical era is dealt with....More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 2 days ago

If you know history, especially, WWII and pre-war Germany, you will not find much here. For the others - a must see and a must know.

Date of experience: December 2018
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14 December 2018|
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Response from Manuela D | Reviewed this property |
I think this documentary exhibition is ideal for students. It showcases the horrors of the Nazi period and the regime, conceived as a perfect funcioning machine. There're real documents, pictures and letters from both... More
12 December 2018|
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Response from Angel R | Reviewed this property |
The audioguides have very limited information and the employees discourage visitors from using them. They do offer private tours in Russian for 70 euros. You can email the museum to confirm if Russian audioguides are... More
7 December 2018|
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Response from Richard L | Reviewed this property |
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