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Stiftelsen Arkivet - Gestapos Hovedkvarter

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Address: Vesterveien 4, Kristiansand 4613, Norway
Phone Number: +47 38 10 74 00
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The only authentic WWII Gestapo Headquarters. Houses the Institute for...

The only authentic WWII Gestapo Headquarters. Houses the Institute for Dialogue and Conflict Resolution and the Centre for Humanitarian Organisations.

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10 times more interesting than you'd imagine. A family highlight.

This is the Gestapo HQ during WWII. Took our family (6, 8, & 10 year old girls), and my wife and I and the 10 YO talked about it for 2 hours after. At least 10 times more... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Ithaca, New York
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Ithaca, New York
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the Gestapo HQ during WWII. Took our family (6, 8, & 10 year old girls), and my wife and I and the 10 YO talked about it for 2 hours after. At least 10 times more interesting than you would ever imagine. The tour and the guide are amazing and you get a powerful appreciation of the Norwegian... More 

Thank Wansink
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

In the cellar of this building, which was the headquarter of Gestapo during WW2, you will find the rooms were torture really happened during the war. They have models showing what happened. People even died there, or become invalid. An exhibition shows lots of this used during WW2 in Norway.

Thank bjois
Kristiansand, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

It's ingcredibel what people has done, and what people has experience. IT was interresting to watch and listening to the guide. I learned much about the history from Worldwar 2 and what Arkivet was used to. See things from the Gestapo, read about the leader Kerner and many more.

Thank May-nilsen
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013

This place is a 10 minute walk from the centre. During the war the building was used as Gestapo headquarters; people were tortured in the basement. The museum tells the story of the perpetrators, victims, collaborators and resistance. I found it a interesting insight into Norway during the war, the good and bad behaviour by both sides. The museum is... More 

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Northern California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2012

We have been to Kristiansand several times to visit family. This was our first visit to this museum, and I must say, for a small town, this is very impressive. Essentially, this is a museum dedicated to the spirit of the Norwegian people who were under the occupation and oppression of Hitler's forces during World War II. I had long... More 

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