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Topography of Terror

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Address: Niederkirchnerstrasse 8, 10963 Berlin, Germany
Phone Number: +49 4930 25450950
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 20:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Since 1987 a permanent exhibition at the site where the headquarters of the...

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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A very clinical portrayal the Nazi rise to power and subsequent genocide. You walk round boards of black and white pictures and documents detailing every step of their deeds. To... read more

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

A very clinical portrayal the Nazi rise to power and subsequent genocide. You walk round boards of black and white pictures and documents detailing every step of their deeds. To be fair by the time i'd got halfway round i'd seen enough shooting and hangings and it was just same thing, different country the further you went. Well worth a... More 

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Greymouth, New Zealand
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This museum is quite distasteful. Not that we should ever forget, but the photographs and descriptions are just too much. There is only so much horror one can look at and I feel that this museum should be taken in small doses. However, outside the museum is a surviving part of the Berlin Wall which is well worth a visit.

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Machomonte
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This was a great find in Berlin. The building sits on the former site of the Ghestapo and SS headquarters. It is a free museum that covers the rise of Hitler and the Nazi Party. The museum focuses on the SS and SD's oppression of the Nazi's prisoners of war and implementation of the Final Solution. It takes about three... More 

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Billingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited in the late afternoon, it was not too busy and we could read all the information given. It is a difficult site to visit with no holds barred information, especially that about ethnic cleansing and the rise of Hitler, but certainly a good opportunity for reflection. There is also a section of the Berlin Wall next to this... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Situated not too far from checkpoint Charlie or Potsdam plaza. Free entry to the grounds makes it well worth the visit. Took about an hour to learn the real horror of nazi Germany if you could get to end of the exhibit due to the horrible stories and pictures.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Dedicate some serious time for this museum. Lots to see and read and think about. Very well-designed exhibits and insightful analysis. An important museum to learn from our history and our mistakes.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We were moved to tears by the photographs and texts in this exhibition. I had drafted a review – but recent reviewers have already said everything I had planned to say, so I have just thanked them. I would also like to thank the people of Berlin for providing such an honest documentation of the terror and atrocities. This exhibition... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Interesting insights you may get when you are here. You should go with an open mind to experience a part of history.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We all know what happened, but sometime reading again and again and seeing some truly awful pictures are needed to not forget. And this place will remind you and you cannot forget. It is a great place to visit and it is also free.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Informative museum very interesting. It's free admission so encourages visitors. Personally I would prefer more interaction. It's very busy and it's can be difficult to read everything and absorb the information. Very tiring to stand and read it all.

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