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Topography of Terror

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Address: Niederkirchnerstrasse 8, 10963 Berlin, Germany
Phone Number: +49 4930 25450950
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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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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Could spend days here . Very interesting .large exhibitions displayed with commentary on all the photographs explaining the background of them.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Could spend days here . Very interesting .large exhibitions displayed with commentary on all the photographs explaining the background of them.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I understand that the Topography of Terror is located on the site where originally the offices of Himmler once stood - ironic, but appropriate in some way. This exhibition gives a very detailed account of the events that took place regarding the persecution of millions of people and the Nazi regime guilty of these horrendous crimes. There is lots to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Incredibly informative free museum about the rise of the Nazis and their occupation of Germany. It can be very harrowing so beware. Allow a significant amount of time (2h+) to go around in order to get a chance to read everything and understand the horrors of the Nazi era.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Very interesting and sobering experience, and well worth the visit. Make sure you leave time to read the information on the exhibits. There is also free wifi throughout and a nice indoor cafe.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This museum tells the story of the rise and subsequent fall of the Third Reich and is built on the site of the headquarters of the Gestapo and the SS as well as other offices of the state. It pulls no punches and gives graphic details and pictures of the horrors through the thirties and forties. Recent history..it explains so... More 

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A deeply moving graphic account of mass murder committed in the name of Nazism. It's hard to take at times as one is overwhelmed by the numbers, the shocking images and the sheer scale of it all. But essential visit in my opinion. Should be on everyone's to do list.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This free exhibition is located where the SS/Gestapo headquarters stood. It is also next to a standing section of the Wall. It is a massive exhibition, which explains with a great amount of details, Hitler's rise to power and everything that followed, with a special focus on the SS/Gestapo. We had to leave when where some 80% done, as we... More 

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It has this part in the open (stretch of the original Berlin Wall included) and the museum building (ground floor and one level below). Very spacious, capable of accommodating a lot of visitors in the same time and still having enough place for individual contemplation.

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A story that has to be remembered but nevertheless it is difficult to work around this exhibition without feeling depressed.

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An terrible and awful reminder of unspeakable events which happened not all that long ago. Most of the people were visibly moved by the pictures and lost in their own contemplation. Worth a trip.

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