We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Topography of Terror

Niederkirchnerstrasse 8, 10963 Berlin, Germany
+49 4930 25450950
Book In Advance
More Info
and up
Berlin Third Reich Small-Group Walking Tour Including Topography of Terror
More Info
and up
Private Tour: Berlin Third Reich Walking Tour Including Topography of Terror
More Info
and up
Berlin Small-Group Half-Day Walking Tour: David Bowie and the End of the World...
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
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.
  • Excellent60%
  • Very good31%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“nazi regime” (470 reviews)
“berlin wall” (1,221 reviews)
“nazi party” (292 reviews)
Closed Now
All hours
Hours Today: 10:00 - 20:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Niederkirchnerstrasse 8, 10963 Berlin, Germany
+49 4930 25450950
Write a Review
Reviews (13,926)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More languages

21 - 30 of 7,942 reviews

Reviewed 6 days ago

I thought the setup of this museum was good, however the amount of information is really overwhelming. The outside exhibit is much better than the inside exhibits, due to how the information is laid out. Inside the museum reads like a wikipedia page spread out...More

Thank Adam W
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Being in Berlin and reading the displays really brings home the brutality of the Nazis. Simple displays but very interesting.

Thank Dave P
Reviewed 6 days ago

The topography of terror was an amazing museum that provided extensive information about WW2. It explains the way the war started, the main parties who participated and how the gypsies, jews, homosexuals and invalids were all targeted by the germans during the war. There is...More

Thank wanderer1603
Reviewed 6 days ago

Berlin is such a fascinating city and the manner in which they deal with one of the most harsh and haunting times in World history is both important and surprising. Unlike the way one can be offended by a Plantation Tour in Charleston, South Carolina,...More

Thank steve w
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We loved this museum. We had a few hours to kill and this was the perfect place. You can literally spend serveral hours here as there is so much to read and see!

Thank Hanna M
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

a great exhibition of the war history. quite interesting and very easy to understand. The place is well organized anf clean. free toilet on basement floor

Thank May L
Reviewed 6 days ago

Well set out and an information rich summary of how the Hitler regime took hold and how the terror unfolded. Take your time and take it all in!

Thank Wayne E
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a brilliant (although of necessity horrifying...) collection of film, photos and recordings from the Nazi era. Everyone should go. Admission is free and the museum is open 7 days a week. It's that important.

Thank Judy B
Reviewed 1 week ago

A great place to learn about the historical moments that defined the WWII period. Great if you want to know more about history. Could have more pieces translated to english.

Thank Bernardo S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lots of information (can be a little overwhelming) but really interesting and well presented. And free!

Thank Chloe M
Berlin's revolutionary heart and immigrant roots can
both be found in Kreuzberg, but this central
neighbourhood 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
Nearby Restaurants
Johnny's Bar
259 reviews
.17 miles away
502 reviews
.22 miles away
Curry at the Wall
232 reviews
.06 miles away
561 reviews
.20 miles away
Nearby Attractions
GDR Watch Tower
314 reviews
.21 miles away
Mauermuseum - Museum Haus am Checkpoint Charlie
8,634 reviews
.26 miles away
German Spy Museum Berlin
457 reviews
.24 miles away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
David L
7 August 2017|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
Response from MC_Baz | Reviewed this property |
The closest stations are Potsdamer Platz (U + S bahn), Kochstraße (U bahn) and Anhalter Bahnhof (S bahn) which are more or less equidistant.
2 August 2017|
AnswerShow all 11 answers
Response from kapitanfind-us | Reviewed this property |
No it is not a museum per se, more like an outdoor exhibition and you don't need to book.
Karol P
9 April 2017|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
Response from Sarah O | Reviewed this property |
Free and all the more fantastic for it