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Topography of Terror, Berlin

4.5
#2 of 193 in Museums in Berlin
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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  • It's there to stay alive in the memory of each person who by there passes the Division that this wall provided for the city and for the German people.
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  • Set aside a few hours for the site visit. It really is fantastic and reproduction of the history of the war reported through photos and videos. Pass quietly by the stands and see what really happened. Unfortunately many people despise the story and defending the Nazi ideals.
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  • The topography of terror was a very interesting and enjoyable museum. It allowed you to see in a timeline of photos how Hitler had come to power in Germany, what she happened in Germany during the war and how Berlin had been separated and controlled during the cold war, including the Berlin wall. The museum had one of the last stretches of the Berlin wall outside which was breathtaking. Inside the museum were graphic photos of what had happened during the Holocaust to all types of people, allowing you to think and try and comprehend the mass atrocities that occurred.
  • View enlarged photos of Hitler's reign of terror, follow the numbered story boards and read the description of each board (in English and German, outside you can walk along a long section of the infamous Berlin wall and also see the remains of the basements where the SS had their headquarters. Highly recommended and it's free admission.
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