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.

“Intense!”

Topography of Terror
Book In Advance
More Info
US$97.33*
and up
Berlin Third Reich Small-Group Walking Tour Including Topography of Terror
More Info
US$420.00*
and up
Private Tour: Berlin Third Reich Walking Tour Including Topography of Terror
More Info
US$105.00*
and up
Berlin Small-Group Half-Day Walking Tour: David Bowie and the End of the World...
Ranked #6 of 925 things to do in Berlin
Certificate of Excellence
More attraction details
Attraction details
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.
Reviewed 17 June 2014

You could spend an entire day here and it would still be impossible to grasp the total magnitude of what you're seeing. But it's definitely worth taking some time to explore and unravel the enormity of one of history's gravest moments.

Thank Msk Z
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a ReviewReviews (14,698)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More languages

6,598 - 6,602 of 14,698 reviews

Reviewed 16 June 2014

Very well put together and thought provoking . A must visit to Berlin to get a full picture of a very twisted period in its history.

1  Thank Steve B
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 16 June 2014

We have seen the wall in the Niederkirchnerstrasse (near Checkpoint Charlie, walking through the Zimmerstrasse a 5 minute walk). By the way, it's not that grand show-off across the Checkpoint Charlie Museum. It will cost you nothing, it's just in a street.

1  Thank Dax2012
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 16 June 2014

To stand on the ground where Gestapo and SS headquarters stood before being bombed may be all you need if you've seen any other sites in Europe on the brutality of WWII and the Nazis. The next level is to see the outside displays and work through 15 stops, with an audio guide if the museum is open. The inside has a short orientation film in English. The rest of the building has displays that work through historically with graphic photos, documents in German, including newspapers and letters. The most interesting part for me was the post-war period which explained how few Nazis were actually tried and how many were released from prison in a short time and brought back into society and even government during the reconciliation period of the 1950s.

Lots of detail--more than most can handle. It's clear that the museum is geared very much towards educating younger Germans about what happened and why.

1  Thank cfuller603
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 16 June 2014

Must see exhibition located on the site of the WWII head quarters of the SS.

Still plenty of the old building to see.

The exhibition is quite shocking to see with more human and family side of the monsters that were the brains behind the "final solution"

Lots to see and read so give yourselves at least 2 hours minimum.

Some of the images of course are very graphic so young children may not understand what they are seeing or looking at.

Amazing quality of the displays, great lighting for photography and the staff are very helpful.

Full wheelchair access is available to the display, and the remains of the building which are below street level, but still out in the open.

Right out front is a perfectly preserved piece of the Berlin Wall, in all states of its timeline.

Right next door (to the right of the display standing on the road looking at the display) is a building that clearly shows massive damage from bullets during the fight for Berlin.

This display is located in te heart of WWII third reich territory, and all the surviving buildings around were all admin and controll buildings for the third reich and its management.

No food or drinks are available at this exhibition.

1  Thank Patrick R
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC

Been to Topography of Terror? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing