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“Informative and heartbreaking site about the rise and fall of the Nazi”

Topography of Terror
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Berlin Third Reich Small-Group Walking Tour Including Topography of Terror
Ranked #8 of 813 things to do in Berlin
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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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“Informative and heartbreaking site about the rise and fall of the Nazi”
Reviewed 15 May 2014 via mobile

There are no entrance fees, so you should not skip this one if you are on a budget.
The site is quite large: you will find a part of the Berlin wall, the museum itself and several other spots were important buildings that were used by the Nazi used to be (you need to walk around the site and read the signs and imagine the rest :-) )
The exhibit itself is really informative and extensive: it covers the period of time between the rise and the fall of the Nazi, illustrating the impacts on the German people
It adresses a more adult public

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Two separate periods - one site”
Reviewed 14 May 2014

This is a well presented informative sight dealing with the Nazi era and situated at The former Gestapo and SS Headquarters which is right at a remaking section of the Berlin Wall

Visited May 2014
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Isle of Man, United Kingdom
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“Very informative.”
Reviewed 14 May 2014

A free exhibition noting the Nazi's rise and fall of power. Very interesting. Completely unbelievable. Well worth a visit.

Visited May 2014
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Interesting”
Reviewed 14 May 2014

We did the open top bus tour as we thought that it was far the best way to see Berlin, as we assumed it would stop by all the main attractions, however, the big yellow bus glided by the Topography of Terror and the last remaining bit of Berlin Wall in the West to drop us off at Check Point Charlie! So we had to memorize the route and walk back to it. The Wall and the old Gestapo Headquarters (now the Topography of Terror) are all located in the one place. Running parallel to the wall is an all weather exhibition of the rise of Hitler and his henchmen interwoven with stories of individuals and the effect of their policies on the German people and especially the Jews. This was done excellently, there was silence as people walked past and read the information. Inside the building where the Topography of Terror is housed, again silence as people tried to grasp the horrors and atrocities that are well documented here. It was interesting, educational and sobering and a must do, however, by the time I left the site I was a bit numb and felt I couldn't take anymore pain and torture or read any more about mans inhumanity to man.

Visited May 2014
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Excellent.”
Reviewed 14 May 2014

Very nice museum with good exibits in timeline style. explains history in a very creative waywith photographs

Visited May 2014
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