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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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  • A free indoor and outdoor museum of the Nazi's persecution of varied ethnic groups. Excellent free online audio guide available, and the exhibits include enough detail without becoming too... 
    A free indoor and outdoor museum of the Nazi's persecution of varied ethnic groups. Excellent free online audio guide available, and the exhibits include enough detail without becoming too...  more »
  • To stand and learn what happened on this site and in Nazis Germany was truly educational, it should never be forgotten and this building helps ensures that. 
    To stand and learn what happened on this site and in Nazis Germany was truly educational, it should never be forgotten and this building helps ensures that.  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.
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