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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 museum is free to visit which is certainly a bonus. There is a lot of detailed information and some of the exhibitions are outside under cover. Would recommend if you are in Berlin. 
    This museum is free to visit which is certainly a bonus. There is a lot of detailed information and some of the exhibitions are outside under cover. Would recommend if you are in Berlin.  more »
  • 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....  more
    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....  more »
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  • Extensive information and displays of different aspects of the war, from both a political and social standpoint. We started at the “end” of the displays by accident, there was definitely a correct way to read them. The building next to the area with the plaques looked like it had more info and exhibits, but we found the outdoor area to be enough. Tip: the grey boxes in the display areas outside often have cards/trays you can pull out, which often have even more info. Displays are in both German and English.
  • It was very busy so it took a lot of time to read everything. There is an audio you can display from your own phone. The stories are very interesting. There was a tour going on but we couldn't book that anymore, it was full. Better to book it few days before.

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