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Topography of Terror, Berlin

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4.5/5 based on 10,000+ reviews on the web
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. Don't miss the most striking of the site's features: excavated cells directly under the remaining stretch of the Berlin Wall. Many political prisoners were tortured and executed here. 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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  • Last time we visited here was 12 years ago when the exhibition was based outside . Now in an ultra modern building which makes it much more comfortable on cold wet days. Still a powerful reminder of t...  read more »
  • The Museum, which has the purpose that we should not forget and do not repeat. The visit has a span to get the visitor to know the site's history where the Hilmer SS and SD had its headquarters. Innedelen takes the visitor on a journey from democracy to dictatorship and vicious sudden death. The trip consists of photographs, letters and letter. Visit to the Staasi Museum can then be recommended to be reminded how quickly people forget.
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  • The history of everything in here is amazing, but it is very deep and sad. It is a lot of reading, but very descriptive, graphic and truly tells the story of a lot of things that happened during the w...  read more »
  • Must see for museum go-ers. A deep look into the rise and fall of hitler. Shows many photos, documents, and newspapers. It is also located near many other places to visit like the exhibition museum and check point charlie. Definitely check this out during your trip to berlin.
  • Great for a free exhibit. Lots of information but would have liked better signposts so know where to start to go through in an order that makes sense. Pretty much all pictures and quotes, no actual physical memorabilia
  • A must see. A thorough explaination of the nazi police state and its actions. Lots of reading though.
  • Terrorism of the Mind, exclusion by race or religion is so actual it needs to be remembered what happens if you tollerate intollerance vice versa
  • I know you probably are on Berlin to enjoy your holidays and this place is the last thing you will associate with "enjoyable: but the Prince Albert Street place is a Must if you are in Berlin. History trends to repeat itself and here, you may find out plenty of reasons to avoid this in this particular case. The former ground for the SS, Gestapo and RSHA headquarters bring you the whole picture of how the III Reich institutions terrorize, pursuit and in the end exterminated not only jews but everyone that was not considered a friend of the reich. You can also find the designs for Germania, the Zepelin and all the other projects Speer designed for his boss Adolf Hitler and an one of the transcriptions of the conference of Wannsee. The place has a plus, almost 300 mt of the Berlin Mauer in one of his sides. A scary and horrific place, but a place you must visit once in a life.
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