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Topography of Terror

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Address: Niederkirchnerstrasse 8, 10963 Berlin, Germany
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+49 4930 25450950
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10:00 - 20:00
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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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Very emotive and informative

It was free entry at the topography of terror. Really well displayed information and harrowing accounts of the atrocities that occurred. It was well worth a visit and I felt it... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Surrey, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

It was free entry at the topography of terror. Really well displayed information and harrowing accounts of the atrocities that occurred. It was well worth a visit and I felt it was important to read the personal accounts and experiences - definitely made us feel grateful to be alive in this era.

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Thionville, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Free entrance with plenty of explanations about the place and the story of the SS/ Gestapo. Really interesting and nearby most of the main attractions.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Like everything that was free to enter in Berlin, the resource was great. Respectful, in depth and informative.

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

A free exhibition. I was totally absorbed for a full afternoon. This museum details the politics, processes and people involved with the setting up and implementing the policies of the Third Reich. An essential viewing to help with the understanding of how these things happened.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We were lucky to visit it on a Sunday when there is a guided tour in the afternoon. The tour was very good and enlighting. I believe it is worth visiting the place in order to get a deeper knowledge of the Nazi period and its attrocities. The entrance is free.

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Berlin, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Check the website for guided tours. I had a fascinating tour with an historian. He really knew his stuff and helped draw the exhibition together and plumbed the vital questions of why and how.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Visited here having read about it in a guide, and was really surprised at how good it is. This is information, interesting and has a great context i.e. WW2 and Cold War because of its location. The information is very detailed and plentiful with internally and externally (large section of Berlin Wall with good information about the area during WW2... More 

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

I would suggest a couple of hours at least here. It's less interactive compared to other attractions as the audio tour is only available in German, so involves lots of reading of the display boards. It focuses on the Gustapo and key figures associated with Hitler. Like most key attractions / museums in Berlin it's a must-do . It's informative... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

In Berlin museums related to the Holocaust/WWII and the Cold War are free. I very much respect Germany for sharing their unfortunate history so openly and with such sensitivity. They educate while also apologize for their past. I had put off paying a visit to Berlin due to their past, but I could not be happier than I finally went.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Very instructional and enlightening, and one now realizes this experience might not be an exclusive to Germany ... The Martin Gropius Bau next door offers great exhibitions, many of contemporary art, for some art therapy after.

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