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Topography of Terror

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Address: Niederkirchnerstrasse 8, 10963 Berlin, Germany
Phone Number: 030-254509-50
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No
Description: Since 1987 a permanent exhibition at the site where the headquarters of...
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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Worth stopping by on the way to the holocaust museum

Definitely worth checking out. Take the time to read all of the individual panels for a full appreciation of the story

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Definitely worth checking out. Take the time to read all of the individual panels for a full appreciation of the story

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

The exhibition is a series of display boards adjacent to what was the Gestapo HQ (now raised to the ground) and next to one of the few remaining pieces of the Berlin wall. The wall itself is fascinating to see and makes you think about the effect of partitioning a city on its residents. The displays are highly informative and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Admission is free and the collection is large, informative, well documented, depressing, astounding and horrific in many instances. To me, it was too much to continue through the whole exhibition to see what man did to fellow human beings. I suggest a break at the nearby cafe or take in something less depressing such as at the Museum (Martin-Gropius- Bau)... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Nicely laid out and holds nothing aback. Pictures were very good and thank goodness for the English.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

We went the first day we arrived in Berlin late in the evening - knowing it was a free outdoor exposition, we thought it would be accessible. Turns out they close the gates at 6pm. Since we really wanted to visit, we went back two weeks later on our last day before departing the country - it was a windy... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

The Topography of Terror is a very informative exhibition of WW2 and its victims. You get to see pictures and there are tours but I did not participate*. *I did hear a tour in progress and I noticed that the tour guide seemed to purposely walk passed the homosexual victim board whilst talking about all the other victims in detail... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

This memorial is one of the best Berlin has to offer, firstly because it really touches you with the harsh history it addresses, and secondly because it's free. A must see when in Berlin - really fantastic!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Lots of black and white photos depict historic review of Nazi rise to power /WWII. Way too much to read, not enough artifacts.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

I spent close to five hours at this museum. Was chilling to read some of the experiences of the people who suffered war crimes. i would definitely want to go back some day to learn more. intrigued me to learn more about the history of Berlin and the Germany.

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London, United Kingdom
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

This is a modern, well-designed exhibition that clearly presents the background to the Nazis in Germany and their rise to power. Full of lots of historical photos as well as text in German and English, I thought it was very interesting and I learnt a great deal. It is free entry and definitely worth visiting.

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Address: Address: Niederkirchnerstrasse 8, 10963 Berlin, Germany
Phone Number: 030-254509-50
Location: Europe  >  Germany  >  Berlin>  > Kreuzberg

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