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Topography of Terror

Open Now: 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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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...more
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Niederkirchnstrasse 8, 10963 Berlin, Germany
Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg (Borough)
0049 30 254509-50
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Reviewed today via mobile

A lot of information here, may be a little too much information. Presented well, nice clean and modern, would t say it’s a must see but was interesting

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

After doing a walking tour of Berlin, we decided to come back to see more about this place. It was busy and there was a lot to read and see. I grew my knowledge about the Nazis devastation of Europe and the people of Europe....More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed yesterday

The museum contains many photographs, some quite upsetting, and documents illustrating the history from the time the Nazis took power until the end of the war. Exhibition panels tell the story of Berlin in the Weimar republic, Berlin under the Nazis and during the war,...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed yesterday

Follow the walking your from guide book, checkpoint Charlie, the wall remains, Brandenburg gate and reichstag, long walk but worth every step

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank KerryJane
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

If you want to learn the history , learn something you didn’t know before and see the passage of the war then this is for you We spent 3 hours here and I could go back It has got so much information but it is...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Pauleys5
Reviewed 2 days ago

A large museum documenting the rise and consequences of the Nazi regime. Partly outside beside a section of the Berlin Wall and partly housed in a modern building.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank LondonerBath
Reviewed 2 days ago

This was magnificent. At times terribly distressing, at others staggeringly banal. The external exhibition on the timeline to the annihilation of Warsaw to commemorate 75 years since the Uprising was superb history, in the foundations of the Gestapo HQ. It spoke volumes in itself. If...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank 415tima
Reviewed 2 days ago

Good museum. Not huge or overwhelming so you can see and read everything in it in about 2-3 hours. Easy to navigate your way around. The exhibition outside beneath a part of the Berlin Wall that is still standing is fantastic.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank westozman
Reviewed 3 days ago

Visited as part of our tour of remnants of the Berlin wall. As mentioned, reading the posters and being there was quite moving.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Gordon S
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This is an outdoor exhibition of sorts. I think it might change from time to time. This time it focuses on the role of Poland and Warsaw during the second world war. Very interesting. A lot of reading.

Date of experience: September 2019
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Rebecca R
August 7, 2019|
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Response from El-Pedro74 | Reviewed this property |
My son is 12 and wanted to visit this, I think they will get a lot out of it if you just let them wander around.
Stephanie B
July 1, 2019|
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Response from Andreas S | Reviewed this property |
Stephanie not sure . I am German and speak English fluently though French was my first foreign language. You seem very capable of english I do not want to deminish french but it would be good listening to this in German or... More
Miroslav B
May 17, 2019|
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Response from Flynnpeter | Reviewed this property |
Hi you can do but there is a lot of reading and the pathway is busy, there is also a building which is part of this visit and you may find that you may be able to leave luggage there. Enjoy your visit.