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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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  • Insightful & moving museum with detailed war history inc the nazi and SS regimes. The English speaking tour guide Torsten Ingmar Gareis was brilliant. He was passionate and knowledge and we were so....  more
    Insightful & moving museum with detailed war history inc the nazi and SS regimes. The English speaking tour guide Torsten Ingmar Gareis was brilliant. He was passionate and knowledge and we were so....  more »
  • The Topography of Terror in Berlin is an insightful and emotional experience. It provides a detailed and powerful account of the Nazi regime and its atrocities, with a special focus on the Gestapo... 
    The Topography of Terror in Berlin is an insightful and emotional experience. It provides a detailed and powerful account of the Nazi regime and its atrocities, with a special focus on the Gestapo...  more »
  • In Germany, "history" is actually the science of concealing the truth and just tell one particular narrative. That is what Topography of Terror is. Remember, in Germany you get incarcerated for... 
    In Germany, "history" is actually the science of concealing the truth and just tell one particular narrative. That is what Topography of Terror is. Remember, in Germany you get incarcerated for...  more »
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  • Very interesting place to understand what happened during Hitler 's time Very sad to see and to know what was here before One recommendation, please bring your headset to listen what the story is behind the pictures. Luckily I had with me and could use with my husband Some people use their mobile phone speakers and is very annoying! Especially olders Or maybe an idea for the staff to sell disposable headset And this place is free entrance, no need to buy ticket! Come early so not problem with a lot of group of tourists
  • Such an experience, so well done. Worth visiting if only to see the outside displays and a large section of the Berlin Wall but the exhibition inside is well worth visiting if you have time.
  • Lots of info, lots of pictures. The current exhibition on Speer is fascinating. Takes a while to read all of the panels. Entrance is free, definitely worth a visit.
  • Definitely a must visit in Berlin. Amazing place to take a look at one of the most impactful events of history. Very well made, the staff are amazingly helpful and it's free. One big raw part of the berlin wall is here.
  • FANTASTIC! This is a free museum where you will learn in an excellent detail the history of Germany and Europe during Hitler dominance. Real photos, with a fantastic gallery. This was just fantastic! I bought a book due to feeling like that I needed to know more.

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