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Topography of Terror

Niederkirchnerstrasse 8, 10963 Berlin, Germany
+49 4930 25450950
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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 institutions of National Socialist persecution and terror. The documentary exhibition conveys the European dimensions of the Nazi reign of terror.
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Niederkirchnerstrasse 8, 10963 Berlin, Germany
+49 4930 25450950
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Lots of information but far too much to read in one day! Young children would get very bored here. My 18 year old daughter enjoyed it but she loved history!

Thank Nikki C
Reviewed 2 days ago

This place is a very somber recollection of Hitler's rise to power and all of the atrocities that were committed during WWII. This museum is not for the faint-of-heart, as it is essentially a massive collection of historical photographs depicting torture, murder, and Nazis; coupled...More

Thank meg b
Reviewed 2 days ago

The Germans are to be admired for providing this portrayal of the horrors of the Nazis. It is part of their history and they don't deny it but they have moved on. The story is well told and we pray that there will never be...More

1  Thank Harry L
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Another place that can shock you with the things the Germans did back then to people just for believing in somethings else and looking different! Its another free of charge museum you must see if you are interested in history

Thank maria z
Reviewed 2 days ago

The Topography of Terror offers a free, in-depth insight into German History, there is lots to read here and lots of photos some of which are very thought provoking and at times difficult to see. You can see parts of the Berlin wall, and exhibition...More

Thank C1areC
Reviewed 3 days ago

This is a free museum where the Gestapo and SS once resided - the building was torn down but they left some areas. It also has the Berlin Wall outside so you get a feeling of what it was like. The museum itself is a...More

Thank Rak G
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Well worth an hour or so of your time. So much information is displayed and chronicled within this building. There is a lot to read so take your time.

Thank Rhonda L
Reviewed 3 days ago

The Topography of Terror contains several displays, pertaining to the Nazi regime, under one roof. It is set on the site of the old Third Reich headquarters although little remains of the infrastructure. Whilst undoubtedly interesting, there is a lot of documentation to read. Make...More

Thank JamDublin
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This museum was quite confronting, as it should be given the atrocities involved. There was a heap of information on offer and it was presented without bias and in a factual manner, which in my opinion is the best way to present tough things like...More

Thank Mark P
Reviewed 3 days ago

A free museum but really worthwhile - one of the best museums in Berlin allowing you to fully follow the establishment of the Gestapo and SS and their atrocities

Thank MICKYP1966
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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David L
7 August 2017|
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Response from MC_Baz | Reviewed this property |
The closest stations are Potsdamer Platz (U + S bahn), Kochstraße (U bahn) and Anhalter Bahnhof (S bahn) which are more or less equidistant.
2 August 2017|
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Response from kapitanfind-us | Reviewed this property |
No it is not a museum per se, more like an outdoor exhibition and you don't need to book.
Karol P
9 April 2017|
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Response from Sarah O | Reviewed this property |
Free and all the more fantastic for it