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Topography of Terror, Berlin

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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. 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 Topography of Terror a part of your Berlin vacation plans using our Berlin trip builder app.
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  • This is an absolute must when in Berlin. Huge amount of info and pictures. Take your time to do both the inside and outside sections. Feels like some miss the inside part but make sure you go through....  more
    This is an absolute must when in Berlin. Huge amount of info and pictures. Take your time to do both the inside and outside sections. Feels like some miss the inside part but make sure you go through....  more »
  • Very informative exploration of the Third Reich era of German history - completely free to visit and walk through at your own pace. 
    Very informative exploration of the Third Reich era of German history - completely free to visit and walk through at your own pace.  more »
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  • A place everyone have to go and visit
  • Very well documented. The presentation is also great. Really makes you appreciate the value of having a working democracy. Never take it for granted!

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