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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 today

Spent a couple of hours here yesterday, whilst the subject is of incredible value in terms of the terrible acts by the Nazis, this was sadly very boring because the layout was concrete, glass and steel. You simply read the pictures hanging up and move...More

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Reviewed yesterday

A free exhibition with a large section of the wall, lots of photos and accounts of the Nazi party and their treatment of Jews and dissenters. Very contemplative and you can spend some time simply thinking and reading. Peaceful. Nice simple cafe, toilets. Can escape...More

Thank Speigal
Reviewed 2 days ago

The museum has a super informative and comprehensive timeline of the atrocities committed by the Gestapo and SS. There is a lot of reading to be done, but the documents and photos that go along with it add to the often emotional experience. Try and...More

Thank Sarah B
Reviewed 2 days ago

My group of high school students weren't engaged in this particular museum. I found several spots interesting, but I would probably skip it with a student group in the future.

Thank Sarah J
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

A harrowing journey of life before & during the Second World War in Germany & also what was happening in other countries It’s information overload! Make sure you have plenty of time, definitely worth a 2nd visit

Thank HelenClaireLouise
Reviewed 3 days ago

Set on the grounds of the former Gestapo, SS, and other security offices this is a "can't miss' when in Berlin. Extremely well done. A section of the Berlin Wall still up on this site as well. I give Germany a ton of credit for...More

Thank MichaelO177
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Well worth your time! Right next to the Berlin Wall, friendly staff, and great content! It does get rather busy, but its in a great location and is free, so youd expect that!

Thank Traveler10175548857
Reviewed 4 days ago

Excellent history told of the rise of the Nazi apparatus from 1933 to 1945 on this site,displays, narrative and headphone talks all very chilling in terms of the reality of how a nation can be turned against minorities and itself. If you go to nowhere...More

Thank SaintR1705
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Large space dedicated to the history of the rise of the SS and Gestapo and the atrocities committed. Unfortunately there was a lot of reading and took a lot of time to learn that they were bad. Good news is that it was free and...More

Thank H4011ZGjeffh
Reviewed 4 days ago

Very interesting and I think it is something we should all see in order for such events never to repeat themselves. There is a lot to see and a lot can be learnt. It is free entrance and would highly recommennd

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24 May 2018|
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Response from Paul K | Reviewed this property |
We didn’t use the audio guide and spent an hour there which gave us a good deal of info but could have spent longer if we had more time
16 March 2018|
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Response from Rodolfo G | Reviewed this property |
Sorry. I cannot ensure you about that, because the day I went it was only available in german (perhaps I was only that day)... but the text is available in both languages.
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1 January 2018|
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Response from Douglas T | Reviewed this property |
According to their web site, they will be closed on New Years day,