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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
Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg (Borough)
0049 30 254509-50
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Reviewed yesterday

Visited this museum on a trip to Berlin. I actually hadn't planned on visiting before my trip but had passed it on the CitySightseeing Bus. I am glad that I visited. It was truly moving learning the history of the sight, everything that occurred both...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Samantha C
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Berlin is definitely a historical city and this place is one of the most important to visit to better understand what happened during the Nazi years. As it does perfectly described the history here, photos and description can be really hard at some point so...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We accidentally stumbled on this museum and so glad we did! There was a lot of reading and information so maybe not suitable for children. All the information was written in both English and German but I think there was also audio guides in different...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Very educational and a interesting place to visit. We can here after visiting the Holocaust memorial and museum and they go hand in hand. Learning about both sides of the Holocaust and improving your knowledge on the awful events that took place

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 32sammid
Reviewed 3 days ago

An incredible exhibition about the horrors of the Nazi regime but definitely worth visiting to get a real understanding of what they perpetrated.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Jampet1
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

My boyfriend and I came here on our first day in Berlin. It is such a n informative experience and it really just give an insight into the pre-war goings on. It is free admission with a charity box at the exit. It is a...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This is a very sombre place. The building is modern and bright, inc ontrast to what stood in this place before 1956. Well worth a visit.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank lazybreak
Reviewed 4 days ago

Provides fantastic insight into Hitlers reign. Spent about 2 hours here with a group of friends. Allow yourself plenty of time to read all the exhibits. Make sure to get the free audio guide - someone in your group must provide photo ID. When the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank cjay05
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I’ve said it all. I don’t feel comfortable leaving a review for this. This is a very important building everyone should go.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank dianan103
Reviewed 4 days ago

We should know this. We should remember. Children and adults. Impossible to believe, but it really happened.

Date of experience: January 2019
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14 December 2018|
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Response from Manuela D | Reviewed this property |
I think this documentary exhibition is ideal for students. It showcases the horrors of the Nazi period and the regime, conceived as a perfect funcioning machine. There're real documents, pictures and letters from both... More
12 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
7 December 2018|
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Response from Richard L | Reviewed this property |
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