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Topography of Terror

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Address: Niederkirchnerstrasse 8, 10963 Berlin, Germany
Phone Number: 493025450950
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 20:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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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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Harrowing

Hats off to Berlin for presenting this harrowing information in such an honest way. Thus is not an easy place to visit but is absolutely a place you must see. There is a lot of... read more

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Auckland, New Zealand
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37 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This is a pretty standard war history that covers the rise of the nazis. We didn't learn anything more than what they teach in school. If you go it takes 2-3 hrs

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Hats off to Berlin for presenting this harrowing information in such an honest way. Thus is not an easy place to visit but is absolutely a place you must see. There is a lot of reading which is difficult for those with sight problems, I didn't see any audio guides but there are some listening stations. Sobering, moving, harrowing.

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bristol
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Its impossible not to be moved by the inhumanity this highlights. The vast scale of the Nazi organisation and methodology laid out to understand. amazing how history seems destined to repeat itself given the latest political machinations.

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Zagreb, Croatia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Silence. Never been in a museum with such a silence. Disturbing but very interesting historical nazi images on a place where Gestapo building was placed. Must see for every history fan. Near checkpoint charlie.

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Camperdown, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

An amazing, confronting piece of history. We never imagined that a wall would call up so many feelings in us, even though we are from the other side of the world. This pockmarked brick edifice invoked memories and thoughts of anger, horror and disgust for the politics of the time.

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Inverness, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Very interesting if you are into the war thing ?? Lots of history about the rise and fall of the nazis.Well worth a visit but a bit harrowing for some I imagine ??plus a good section of the wall has been retained right next to the exhibition.

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Bath, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

An informative story of its past and what it represented in Germay's history. It difinitely grounded you.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Although I spent quite a while here and read quite a few of the placards, the format of this place might be a little dry for some. It's basically one large room filled with walls of text and imagery split up by the occasional interactive piece. Most of the content could pretty much be viewed via an internet search without... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We spent an hour here but you could spend all day. The documents and photos, posters all tell the Hell of WW2. As this was the site of Gestapo headquarters there are still remains of Cells where prisoners were tortured and held for months if they lasted that long. Too much info for me as not a good subject to... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Very insightful exhibit, provides a deeper understanding of history with plenty of interesting content. Ultimately nothing more than some huge display boards hanging to walk around and read but nevertheless an interesting read. Outside with parts of the Berlin wall standing was interesting to walk around.

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