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Topography of Terror

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Address: Niederkirchnerstrasse 8, 10963 Berlin, Germany
Phone Number:
493025450950
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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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This sharpened my knowledge of a horrible part of our history. This is a well put together and thought out museum. Saying I enjoyed it would be a stretch on several levels but it... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This sharpened my knowledge of a horrible part of our history. This is a well put together and thought out museum. Saying I enjoyed it would be a stretch on several levels but it was time well spent and would suggest it for everyone.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This site is amazing! Is a must see! Shows the historic path of the terror! Very well organized! It is free of charge!

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Thank Dimitrios P
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Heaps to read at this museum! Not interactive but definitely has a lot of information. I really loved the piece of the wall that is along the side of the museum. Worth a look if you have time.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

First of all I don't think this place is absolutely necessary to visit. The way that it's presented looks more like propaganda. I respect history but I think there are better places in Berlin

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Thank Ruth K
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Site shows pictures and texts in german and english of nazi germany times. Those are shown in area where is stiil a peace of Wall and nazi government houses around. I think this is as good as Auschwitz museum for nazi horror remembering

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

A LOT to read, but really interesting and gives a good and detailed story about the people behind the scary history of nazism.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This free outdoor and indoor museum is amazing. There is a vast amount of information here, you definitely do not want to rush this. There is a timeline to follow through the building and was pretty busy. I learnt so much and feel as though I understood what the German people at that time were going through as well as... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I didn't really find anything interesting there except for the remaining pieces of the wall. Average for people who like to know more about german history.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

well worth a visit - very educational, and emotional. leave plenty of time for your visit as there is a lot of information

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

If you are in Berlin and have a couple of spare hours it is worth it. My partner and i both enjoyed the museum, there is alot to read but i think they have done a great job on setting it out and is very informative, especially for a free attraction. There is a roof over the remains of the... More 

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