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Stefan Müller/Topography of Terror Foundation

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Niederkirchnerstr. 8

Price & Hours

Free

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Museums, Free, Monuments and Memorials Type
1 to 2 hours Time to Spend

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The Topography of Terror (Topographie des Terrors) museum sits on the site of the Gestapo and SS Police's former headquarters during World War II. By walking the grounds and touring the documentation center, travelers can learn about the atrocities committed by those German officers that once worked at this very site.

Other interesting exhibits that detail Berlin between 1933 and 1945 are found on the grounds, including excavated portions of the old building. For a more in-depth look at the museum, you can take the free English-speaking tour, which is offered Sundays at 3:30 p.m. (Most exhibits are listed in German and English.) You'll want to sign up at the reception desk 30 minutes before the tour starts.  

Visitors to the museum say it's an eye-opener to the circumstances that led to the Holocaust and World War II and say it's a must-see when in Berlin. You can visit the museum every day from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; admission is free. You'll find the Topography of Terror about two blocks south of the Potsdamer Platz U-Bahn station and about a block west of the Checkpoint Charlie U-Bahn station. For more information, visit the website

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