National Socialism Documentation Center, Cologne

At National Socialism Documentation Center, you can pay tribute to the victims of Nazi atrocities at Cologne's former Gestapo headquarters. The prisoners and victims who were here wrote the more than 1,800 epitaphs and inscriptions on the prison's walls. Don't miss the exhibit documenting the city's own experience under Nazism. To visit National Socialism Documentation Center on your holiday in Cologne, and find out what else Cologne has to offer, use our Cologne driving holiday app .
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  • We came here as we are both interested in history and were not disappointed. Very interesting and fascinating place to visit. When you pay for the tickets which are cheap at only 4.50 euros PP, we wer...  more »
  • The concept is harsh indeed but it portrayed the Nazi times objectively. Only room for development would be the upper levels of the museum where the wall writings and explanations are only in German. ...  more »
  • It was a little hard to find. It gives a picture of Cologne during the national socialism and WORLD WAR II. Especially the prison spaces and the garden where so many people are executed, I will not soon forget. Really worth it!
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