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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

This is an awesome place to learn more about The Berlin Wall and what it has to do with the Cold War. The museum is free right next to it so that’s a must see as well. They don’t let you go inside the old...More

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Reviewed yesterday

The futility of war, a great reminder of what should never happen and to remember those who paid the ultimate price.

Thank Claire O
Reviewed yesterday

It is free and it is made of a museum and photos+info on the outside. It is a must visit to have an idea of what was the secret police and how it developed.

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One of the few remains of the Berlin Wall can be seen at the Topography of Terror Documentation Center at Niederkirchnerstrasse. It contains a sad remainder of history with informative displays. Construction of the wall started in 1961 to separate the communist East from the...More

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Reviewed yesterday

This memorial/museum is on the site of the Gestapo headquarters from 1933 to 1945. There is a piece of the Berlin Wall outside, with some information panels. In the building there is a wealth of information about Berlin under the Nazi rule. There are many...More

Thank roaming_kiwi58
Reviewed 2 days ago

Lots of reading and listening to the history of the Nazi use of intimidation to control the German citizen. Very informative

Thank amycobob
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

An excellent museum/exhibition but be aware that it is very hard going emotionally. I had tears in my eyes half way through as the awful history of the third reich was laid out in detail in front of me. Although I knew the history already,...More

Thank claudiniusmaximus
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is a succinct way to understand the rise of the Nazi power and how Hitler gained control. There is an outdoor portion and a more detailed indoor portion. Allow at least an hour. This was probably the best historical site we saw in Berlin.

Thank dewmom5
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This place for me was the most touching place to visit in Berlin. Photos & stories depict the horrific plight of Germans in bygone years. Sad & very moving. Simple display but so effective.

Thank McAnnie1
Reviewed 2 days ago

Dogs not allowed in - so my wife had a look instead. She found the display informative. Fortunately, the weather was good.

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carefree life here. An old hospital even became a
hotspot of riots between squatters and police. Today
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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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31 December 2017|
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Response from Douglas T | Reviewed this property |
According to their web site, they will be closed on New Years day,