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Topography of Terror

Niederkirchnerstrasse 8, 10963 Berlin, Germany
+49 4930 25450950
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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 institutions of National Socialist persecution and terror. The documentary exhibition conveys the European dimensions of the Nazi reign of terror.
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Niederkirchnerstrasse 8, 10963 Berlin, Germany
+49 4930 25450950
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Reviewed yesterday

A great outdoor, free exhibition setting out the timeline for the Nazi rise to power through to the wall coming down. The exhibition is in German and English. It's quite lengthy and gets busy, but well worth a visit. Above the exhibition, there is a...More

Thank Amy B
Reviewed yesterday

We visited the Topography of Terror in July. It is a moving yet insightful place. You can stay for as little or as long as you like. There is plenty of information to read about and also audio/ film elements to learn from. Its a...More

Thank Katie S
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is a great place to be if you want to know about berlins war history. Everything about 2nd war and the cold war.. so much info and see picture up close of the war and everything that happened that time. Its free and i...More

Thank Rune N
Reviewed 2 days ago

The title is somewhat misleading - persons who love history will be amazed at the amount of information, photographs, artifacts from the Nazi era.

Thank Elizabeth C
Reviewed 2 days ago

Mans inhumanity to man-everyone should visit this so the atrocities the Nazi's inflicted should never be forgotten

Thank Prid101
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Surviving facade of Berlin Wall. Demonstrates post war effects on Germany and division of Germany. Nearest place after checkpoint Charlie. Move to Potsdamer platz after this

Thank Hardikjet
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Really great museum and It's free! You get to see the wall while you're there. Make sure you have plenty of time. There is a lot of reading and information. Fascinating and sombering. Glad we stopped by. Bonus: clean, free restrooms.

1  Thank Lilium B
Reviewed 2 days ago

The building sits on the site of the Secret Police & Security HQ of the Nazi regime. It is free entry and is a very comprehensive written and pictorial history - you could easily spend 3 hours here.

Thank IanK599
Reviewed 3 days ago

If you're going to Berlin you will, almost certainly, be constantly reminded the the partition. Not the best time in Germany's history but one which should, and must, not be forgotten.

Thank Likesmifood
Reviewed 3 days ago

The thoughtful exhibits here are arranged in an open floor plan, making it easier to visit some but not other portions with younger kids as an introduction to the very unsettling topics covered.

Thank Valerie S
Berlin's revolutionary heart and immigrant roots can
both be found in Kreuzberg, but this central
neighborhood is beginning a new chapter. In the 1950s
and 60s, Turkish guest workers settled around
Kottbusser Tor, while in the 1980s and 90s,
rambunctious squatters and artists gathered to live a
carefree life here. An old hospital even became a
hotspot of riots between squatters and police. Today
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Karol P
April 9, 2017|
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Response from Sarah O | Reviewed this property |
Free and all the more fantastic for it
October 31, 2016|
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Response from WelshPride2011 | Reviewed this property |
yes the entrance is free. closes at 10pm I believe
October 15, 2016|
Response from Bob F | Reviewed this property |
It was the rule of law in a one party authoritarian state, not a working democracy. If you read up on the rise of Hitler it was insidiously simple, through promising and in some ways providing succour to a population that... More