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Haus der Wannsee-Konferenz

Am Grossen Wannsee 56-58, 14109 Berlin, Germany (Wannsee)
49 (30) 805-0010
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Ranked #26 of 445 attractions in Berlin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, History Museums
Description: The site where Nazi meetings took place is now a haunting memorial to their victims.
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW via mobile

This is an interesting place to visit for those who would like to know more about how the Holocaust happened. However it is not so easy to get there on public transport and some of the staff are incredibly unfriendly, bordering on rude. To be honest I wouldn't make a special trip out there. There is too much of interest... More

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW

As you walk up to this house you admire the beauty of it, as you walk in you suddenly remember the uglyness of the history behind it. Seeing the documents and papers of the horrible meeting that decided the fate of the thousands of jews killed in ww2 was very hard to see and to know you are walking where... More

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glasgow united kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

as you approach the wannsee house its like looking at a most spectacular building , you walk down a path that upon approach you think is just a normal somebody that's made it in life's house , then you realize that you are walking in the paths of the evilest men in known history . here upon the most beautiful... More

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

On its face, the Wannsee Conference House is a charming, neo-Baroque villa in the resort suburb of Wannsee. Unfortunately, before WWII, the SS bought it. It was the site of one of the most evil meetings in human history. Here Reinhard Heydrich, Adolf Eichmann and other second-tier Nazis planned the nuts and bolts of the extermination of all of Europe's... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Hi Visiting berlin can't be done without thinking about the history and World War II I a lot of places in the city the past is hidden. You don't speak about it directly, you mention it but immediately say something The Vannsee house is a historical place not only because of the meeting that was held there but also because... More

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scarsdale ny
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

The Wannsee Haus was the highlight of our family's trip to Berlin. Senior Nazi officials attended a conference at this infamous lakeside mansion in January 1942 to develop a "total solution for the Jewish question." Our visit to Wannsee, a quiet residential community on the outskirts of Berlin, was driven by our daughter's interest in 20th century history. She had... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Reading other views I see that everyone is struck by the contrast of the beautiful setting and the ugly business that was conducted there. The location is fitting for a "corporate retreat" and I guess that is what went on there in January 1942. But an exceeding evil corporation. We were there on a beautiful day and took time to... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

From the outside it's a very pleasant building with a nice garden and superb views of the Wannsee. But when you enter and experience what happened here is really dumbfounding... To walk in the footsteps of people that have generated this kind of hatred and with such a cold and calculating methods is really unbelievable! It is still a message... More

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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

If you want a chilling insight into the way the National Socialists set about eliminating the people they didn't approve of then this site of an important conference is well worth a visit. It's weird that such an elegant house set in beautiful gardens at the edge of the Wannsee was the setting for a conference such as this. Allow... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

I mean, the drive here alongside some massive old german historic buildings and old houses was very nice, also the outside appearance of the wannsee building. But actually going in was a big disappointment. Of course the story told is important, but to be honest, as we are guys who have seen a lot of war museums and sites. The... More

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