Topographie des Terrors, Berlin

4.5
#2 of 193 in Museums in Berlin
Often chilling and always thought-provoking, Topographie des Terrors 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. Make Topographie des Terrors a part of your Berlin vacation plans using our Berlin trip builder app .
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  • This exhibition traces out the history of Nazi Germany and the trials and tribulations of those who suffered and how things transpired. It's best to take your time to soak it all in.  more »
  • Absolutely to visit. The exhibition inside (free entry including audio guide in Italian) very clearly explains the historical period of the Second World War with the rise of Nazism. The exhibition is full of photographic testimonies that make the oral explanations of the audio guide even more vivid. Outside, a photographic exhibition retraces the years from 1939 to the post-war period. To be shown to children, but also to adults, never to forget ...
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  • This free museum is very interesting a great point of interest. The information is well laid out and gives a good history of the sight. Only a short walk away from checkpoint charlie if you are visiting.
  • An excellent free museum that is certainly worth visiting. A lot of reading to do but they a very interesting documents that have been preserved and presented well. Definitely worth spending at least an hour here.
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