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Topography of Terror, Berlin

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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. A visit to Topography of Terror represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Berlin vacation generator to plot your vacation.
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  • A visit to Berlin, for anyone interested in WWII history, must include this venue. Besides the wall and memorial below it (which is also well-done), the museum itself is rich with visuals. It captures...  more »
  • The Museum isn't far away from the Charlie checkpoint. The place showcase Nazi brutality carried out against the Jews. There are letters, name cards and stories of those who have perished.  more »
  • There is a huge amount of information to digest and take in at this memorial. Many of the photographs show harrowing and uncomfortable scenes  more »
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  • A museum dedicated to Hitler, the SS , Gestapo & The Reich Security too. It is free of charge. A must see when you visit Berlin. Remember the past!!! I was here for 4 hours & still didn't see everything! You can get headphones to hear it all in your language. They often have outdoor expositions too.
  • Excellent exhibit, but be ready to read. There is a lot information to wade through and your brain will be mush by the end. It's all fascinating however, and totally worthwhile if you have the mental stamina.
  • Amazing. Start inside and walk clockwise then come back outside to get the information as intended. A really thorough account of the persecution that took place and how it was disguised as in the national interest. It really puts things into perspective the atrocities that took place at that time. Spent 2 hours there with lots of reading but could quite easily spend a whole day there.
  • A very interesting free museum. I wish we could have spent more time there because of the plethora of great information to read and amazing photos from the period. Even with a couple of tourist and school groups in there at the same time, there is plenty of space to move around and everything has a very modern theme and layout. Lots of interactive learning stations and plenty to see.
  • Very insightful and meaningful. Lots of information and it appears nothing is held back. Spent several hours here absorbing the history.