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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  • Interesting museum, definitely worth a visit. I would also recommend paying a bit extra for an audio guide because the upstairs exhibition is all in German.  more »
  • Here we follow the Nazis in Cologne from the beginning until the end of the war in 1945. A lot of pictures and documents, but all the information is in German so you don't speak German, you must have the audio guide. Listen to everything takes the round nearly 3 hours. This is a good reminder of what happened so that we will not let it happen again.
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  • Very interesting tour, pity that the upper floors are not translated into English as avce only in German, understanding is not easy!
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