National Socialism Documentation Center, Cologne

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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. With our online itinerary creator, Cologne attractions like National Socialism Documentation Center can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • The place is required for the one to understand how harmfull was the National Socialist to our hystory. Good tip is to pay the additional fee for the electronic guidance in English  more »
  • As a WWII enthusiast, this was a must-see in Koln. We took about 2 hours to see the museum, but there's a lot to read so if you want to go through all the info, you'll need about 3 hours. Most of the ...  more »
  • Make sure you have planned your visit so that you have a couple of hours at least to spend here. An audio guide is definitely worth the $2; it is available in different languages while the information...  more »