Topography of Terror

Topography of Terror, Berlin: Hours, Address, Topography of Terror Reviews: 4.5/5

Topography of Terror
4.5
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
About
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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Neighbourhood: Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg (Borough)
How to get there
  • Anhalter Bahnhof • 4 min walk
  • Kochstraße • 6 min walk
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Fleur V
Zwolle, The Netherlands5 contributions
Jan 2022 • Couples
Absolute must see. Impressive exhibition. Free admission, free audioguide with your own smartphone. At first we had problems finding the right route with the audioguide, later we understood the system. Take your time here. Very sober building and gardens, purposely done. ‘No grass must grow over this history’.
Written 6 January 2022
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Cristian G
Campina, Romania138 contributions
Dec 2021
The story behind it and the things that you can see on display will definitely hunt you for a while...
Great place for history!
Written 4 January 2022
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On R
19 contributions
Dec 2021 • Family
Museum was on the whole a bit confusing and probably overrated. You start outside at a series of oversimplified boards regarding German 20th century history which oftentimes don't contain enough text to clearly make their point. Outside boards had limited information about treatment of Jews given the name and idea of the museum. Inside was more detailed and it is probably better to almost entirely skip outside and spend more time inside (especially if it is winter as well), however even inside a little bit more clarity would have been nice. And good luck getting a look at anything if it is busy. Stretch of Berlin wall out the front was probably the biggest draw for most people, as well as free entry and good location.
Written 26 December 2021
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Rich2768
Rayleigh, UK181 contributions
Dec 2021 • Family
We visited as a family of 4 after reading reviews on here.
It was excellent, we spent a few hours walking round and reading the very informative articles and looking at the pictures.
Would highly recommend a visit here.
Written 20 December 2021
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Wendy P
7 contributions
Dec 2021
Although it was a very sombre and thought-provoking place to visit it really did give you real-life insight into the events around the rise of the Nazi Party during the start of the Second World War. I think that it is good that museums like this exist so that people look at it and think that they never want this happening again.
Written 9 December 2021
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Andres A
Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain17 contributions
Aug 2021
Not a great place but a great piece of history of hate and human suffering. need to know and see this place to understand History
Written 5 December 2021
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Sebastian P
1 contribution
Nov 2021 • Couples
We were not allowed in despite having a vaccination certificate that had all the required information and my ID simply because it wasn’t European and the QR cose did not work in the german app. We have had no problems with our certificate anywhere else in Germany and have been here for a week. Extremely dissapointing as I love history. The man himself admitted this was discriminatory but said there was nothing he could do.
Written 24 November 2021
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Neil C
Old Windsor, UK293 contributions
Sep 2021 • Couples
Some aspects of German history can be confusing but this exhibition timelines the rise and fall of Nazi Germany in a fascinating narrative with photos. Not sure why it isn’t higher up the rankings for “must dos” but I think it’s an important place to visit.
Written 27 September 2021
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Simon B
7 contributions
Sep 2021
There isn't as much of Berlin's history from the last 100 years on show as you'd think. Most of the wall has gone (although transporting a section outside of your establishment seems to be a thing) and the reign of the Nazis has been left in the past. However, it is an important part of world history and offers lessons for the future. The Topography of Terror does really well to convey that in its exhibition, telling as it does the factual history as well as bringing some of the participants of the terror (victims and perpetrators) to life.
Written 26 September 2021
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Kevin B
114 contributions
Sep 2021
Free entry to extraordinary exhibits full of information and in several languages. A sobering look at the Gestapo and the SS in what they were all about and their ultimate goal. Give yourself time to complete (2-3 hours).
Written 25 September 2021
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