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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
0049 30 254509-50
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Hard hitting and at times moving exhibition on the actual site of Gestapo headquarters. A must see for anybody interested in the harsh history of this great city with no punches pulled and for free!

Date of experience: December 2018
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It was cold in Berlin when we went and this was a welcome stopover but the displays send shivers down your spine so don't take your coats off just yet! A very informative and objective tableau of information chronicling the rise of the Nazis in...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Is Very well structured with high resolution quality images although painful experience.Free entrance and nice information staff.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Ana Maria T
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

A fantastic exhibition in the centre of Berlin. Located on the old headquarters of the SS and Gestapo, the Topography of Terrors brings us from the rise and public support of Nazis to the oppression of different peoples, and eventual collapse. The exhibit is mostly...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Archaeo_Tom
Reviewed 2 days ago

Worth a visit. Free entry. Lots of photographs from all the occupied countries during the war with explanations and supporting documents.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank crazycolin
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

My girlfriend and I visited here and was a lot to take in. Very hard to see some of the terrible pics of atrocities during the world wars. Glad we went though as did learn a lot. Also free entry so good news.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank JStreatfield
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Situated next to a section of the Berlin Wall. A short distance from where Hitler's bunker was. This is an attempt to catalogue how Nazism rose and fell. It perhaps tries too hard and details too many of those who took part in all aspects...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Gaz2526
Reviewed 2 days ago

Very educational and good reminder that everyone should speak up for anything unjust. The graphic display create strong impact. A must see in Berlin.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank EricL2888
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The silence and way everything was laid out was overpowering. Reading what happened during 1930 to 1945 and the persecution is horrific. Worth reading but scary. Almost unbelievable but true and that is what scares you. The realisation of the truth of what occurred.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank andykitch
Reviewed 2 days ago

This site was recommended to us by a friend who knows we enjoy history. Although it's a bit out of the way of other attractions, I believe it is the only remaining portion of the Berlin Wall. Along the wall are large photos that show...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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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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Ian W
14 December 2018|
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Response from Sharon C | Reviewed this property |
Hi, I and my colleagues brought a group of 41 senior History students through here in October 2018. I recommend the external time line that runs along the length of the Berlin Wall side because it gives the full context of... More
13 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
8 December 2018|
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