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Topography of Terror

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Address: Niederkirchnerstrasse 8, 10963 Berlin, Germany
Phone Number:
493025450950
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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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This was a free museum and is not far from checkpoint Charlie. There was a lot of information to take in and it was very easy to follow. I would strongly recommend don't go into... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The sad side of WWII is explained here with the persecution of theJewish people and other ethnic groups. I found it interesting and set out well with video and audio displays. I know my history so no shocks but very informative and it's all free. Also good place to see a section of the Berlin Wall.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This was a free museum and is not far from checkpoint Charlie. There was a lot of information to take in and it was very easy to follow. I would strongly recommend don't go into the museum the day after a heavy night as there was a lot to read, but well worth it. We missed the tour but we... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Definitely worth a visit! It's free and really close to Checkpoint Charlie. The layout is excellent, but give yourself enough time as there is alot of reading if you want to get the whole experience.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

A great museum to visit. Very informative museum on the former Gestapo headquarters site. Parts of the wall are still present to show visits what it was like. Highly recommended.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This museum is free entry. There is a lot of reading and you would have to spend at least 2 hours there.Some of the exhibits are very harrowing so I couldn't say that this was an enjoyable visit but I think it was a necessary one.

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Hampshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Very comprehensive, huge exhibition of the horrors committed by the SS, Nazis etc. Hundreds of photographs with detailed explanations. Was very upsetting and depressing, but worth a visit. Free entry.

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Panama City, Panama
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Lots of history on one place, a must see location, not only a piece of the wall but also lots of photography and history inside

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Really great place to visit, very interesting and really well laid out, alo has some of the original wall outside in the actual same location, and not in a shopping mall or in a souvenir shop!!!

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Haifa, Israel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I was surprised by the wealth of information and of the atrocities of the German even against their own people.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We found the museum very interesting and spent about 2 hours here. There is a lot of reading to do, but luckily it was not that busy when we visited on a weekday in January, so we could easily get close enough to all of the photos and texts. There are also a number of desks with special headsets for... More 

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