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Topography of Terror

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Address: Niederkirchnerstrasse 8, 10963 Berlin, Germany
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+49 4930 25450950
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10:00 - 20:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 20:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
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Since 1987 a permanent exhibition at the site where the headquarters of the...

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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Highly recommended. A reminder to all people to love their fellow human and to be tolerant of differences.

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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Highly recommended. A reminder to all people to love their fellow human and to be tolerant of differences.

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Highly recommend.Approach from outside is bland and industrial.Great place to get wall pics. Atmosphere very muted and tense.Difficult but worthwhile.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Very well designed and well written descriptions. Gets you thinking and everything is explained for those who's history of WW2 is a little lacking. Some bits are quite shocking and involves an awful lot of reading, there are some attempts at some interactive elements too. Brilliant considering entry is free. On the list of must-do things in Berlin.

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A well laid out history of the rise and fall of Adolf Hitler and his accomplices ending with the Nuremberg trials . The displays are laid out in chronological order , well described and illustrated . There is no entrance fee and well worth the time spent there .

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This place is the best presentation of what happened in Germany 1932-1945 + interesting information about what happened to members of the party after the war. I think I konw this history pretty well, but I definately got new information from here. I highly recommend this place for adults and teenagers.

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Take the time and do this museum properly. Another excellent exhibition of Berlin's past that really delves in the Nazi Party and SS behaviours. Theres a great section of the wall to peruse here too.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This venue is a place you must visit when in Berlin. It is free and was very busy and very informative, even if you are familiar with the events of this period of history. It documents the rise/fall of the Nazi empire and contains individual case studies on individuals and countries. Contains some graphic images and the information is displayed... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We read about this place in a guide book and maybe had different expectations of what it would be. The main exhibit is mostly printed material for reading. There are some foundations of the war era buildings. It is an excellent exhibit, but not really a museum for children.

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We have been to quite a few museums in Berlin, and this one is one of the best! You could easily spend 2-3 hours in there. Everything is well structured and explained. Not to be missed if you want to know more about German history and a history of Berlin. And it is free, which is amazing considering it is... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We spent about 3 hours here and it gave great insight into the history of the conflict...well worth a visit and its free

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