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Topography of Terror, Berlin

4.5
#2 of 193 in Museums in Berlin
Often chilling and always thought-provoking, Topography of Terror is an indoor and outdoor museum documenting the terror tactics used by the Nazi regime. You'll receive sobering insights into the Gestapo and SS activities that kept the city in a permanent state of terror and repression between 1933 and 1945. If visiting between spring and fall, don't miss the most striking of the site's features: an excavated cellar directly under the remaining stretch of the Berlin Wall. Many political prisoners were tortured and executed here (confirm on the website that the exhibit is open during your visit). You can visit three permanent exhibits about the Nazi years at the site's prize-winning documentation center, which opened in 2010. Explore the site on your own, or join a guided walking tour to learn about the Nazi policies at home and the Cold War tensions felt around the world. Make Topography of Terror a part of your Berlin vacation plans using our Berlin trip builder app .
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  • This place has so much detail and information (and obviously some upsetting details) it can become quite difficult to absorb, even for those who have a good grasp of history. It's evolved since I...  more »
  • Really interesting to see. Lots to read as you walk through about what used to be there and the wall.  more »
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  • Second only to the Jewish Memorial in my opinion, fab free museum built within the former grounds of the Gestapo headquarters. Very informative, full of information and pictures displayed via a timeline of events. A section of the Berlin Wall remains standing on the north boundary too, definitely worth a visit
  • Even though it's free the guards made us wait outside for 25 minutes because there was an ambulance that was about to leave. It was cold and they wouldn't let us get inside the building. Inside there's a lot of information but it could be more interactive.
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