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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 educational masterclass on how fragile democracy is and how distorted and easily it can be manipulated. The warning is even true even today. 
    This is an educational masterclass on how fragile democracy is and how distorted and easily it can be manipulated. The warning is even true even today.  more »
  • An informative tour about the second world war. Unfortunately, each panel has a lot of text and depending on the number of visitors, there is a crowd in front of each panel which makes reading... 
    An informative tour about the second world war. Unfortunately, each panel has a lot of text and depending on the number of visitors, there is a crowd in front of each panel which makes reading...  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
  • 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.

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