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Topography of Terror

Niederkirchnerstrasse 8, 10963 Berlin, Germany (Mitte)
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Type: Museums
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Owner description: Since 1987 a permanent exhibition at the site where the headquarters...
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Type: Museums
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014 NEW via mobile

Make sure you find the correct entrance from the street otherwise you might end up doing a near lap around the wall. Small mini museum on the inside with headphones and audio, videos and other great interesting things.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014 NEW

A very well done exhibit on the Holocaust and how Hitler came to power (something which is not as well done in US museums). Very moving that it is on the actual site of many of these buildings.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW

We loved this! Very informative, and information is laid out well and easy to follow. The best part is, it's free! Also, check out the Berlin Wall memorial area out front. When we were there, there was a great exhibit about WWII in Poland. Very interesting!

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW

This museum is right by a section of the Berlin wall, about a 15 minute walk away from Brandenburger Gate. It's well set up with many displays of pictures and information. It shows the true extent to the atrocities committed by the Gestapo, under Hitler's regime.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW

In December, on a bleak dreary day I entered the Topography of Terror Museum in Berlin and was both scared to death and glad that murderers were brought to justice. This Museum is dedicated to telling the story, in brutal detail, of the Perpetrators of the horrors of the Nazi Regime. The exhibit provides pictures and narrative to describe who... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 NEW

As the former headquarters of the ss and gestapo was here, now a museum describing how heinous the nazis were in controlling the country, its people and how it enacted its awful plans. Very detailed in all the different aspects of the nazis.

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Stockholm, Sweden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 NEW

This Museum or rahter exhibition tells you the story of nazism. You will see lot of interesting fotos from the Nazi era. The Museum is situated at the site where Gestapo had their Head Quarters in Berlin. It is a scary journey to do!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

The German people and Berliners, in particular, had their amount of suffering last century and this landmarks evokes the terror which was the roots of their ordeal afterwards. It is named Topography of the Terror because, as a matter of fact, they have built there a permanent exposition of Berlin as it were during the 30's and 40's, under the... More 

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Maidenhead, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

Fascinating but hard to look at sometimes. Excellent chronology of 1930s and WW2. Extraordinary collection of photos from the time and all the more chilling to think how much pride was seemingly taken by those involved in their evil work, all so well documented. If you visit Berlin, this is a must see.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW

A very different insight into the nazi regime and its ideologies. Is very graphic, thought provoking, but delicately achieved as there is no way to truly convey the horrors of the Second World War. The Topography of terrors manages to balance the history very well.

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