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Topography of Terror

(Topographie des Terrors)
History Museum
Kreuzberg, Berlin
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  • Julio A.
    Julio Arias1 week ago
    Really detailed exhibit about the Nazi regime, interesting architecture and use of shadows and light inside. Also good if you're on a budget because it's a free museum.
  • Saba H.
    Saba Heravi3 weeks ago
    Good place to learn about the history of Germany and WW2.
  • Julie A.
    Julie AvraJune 23
    Excellent exhibit, plan to spend a long time if you do go inside
  • Victor S.
    Headquarters of the Gestapo in nazi period. A must know museum to discover the Germany's history.
  • Martin J.
    Emotional museum! A frightening and important reminder of the past.
  • wero ż.
    Nicely made memorial place but people taking pictures like they are trying to escape through Berlin wall is just discusting. They do not know how sad history it has? People, think about what u r doing
  • Filippo F.
    Probably best museum in Berlin.
  • Michael N.
    Very detailed and with in depth (and personal) stories. Take the time to learn the structure of the presentation so it won't become "information overload "
  • Nazli A.
    Nazli A.April 2
    The museum staff turned all the lights off 5 mins before the closure time and there were 15-20 ppl in. Had never seen such a thing before 😮
  • Cmr
    CmrMarch 5
    Impressive. Pictures and explanations are very clear and to the point
  • liberalia .
    Ingerszegeny, gyenge fotokiallitas. Ingyenesen latogathato.
  • Eli S.
    Eli ShererMarch 4
    Very moving and in depth. It will take some time to go through everything. Most documents are translated to English, however the audio tour was only in German and French, at least for now.
  • Ken A.
    Ken ArmitageFebruary 24
    Free entry and well worth the visit. Need some time as lots of information to read. Came away with lots of new knowledge about the war and Germany.
  • Björn V.
    Huge interessting museum
  • Lena Z.
    Lena ZJanuary 9
    Lol....At 5:30pm everything stops and just started to relax!It seems Post the wrong pic for this place^^
  • Elisha B.
    Elisha BrockJanuary 8
    Really moving and informative museum about the rise of the nazi's, the SS and the tragedies that occurred. Free admission and nicely laid out. Loads to go through so take your time.
  • Anna T.
    Anna TrifonidouDecember 26, 2016
    A museum showing the dark side of German history.A period which should not be forgotten about the rise of the nazis and terrible crimes against humanity they committed. A must see.Free entrance.
  • Daz C.
    Daz ClarkDecember 16, 2016
    My recommendation is that no matter how prepared you are, you will leave this place completely bummed out. A very important reminder to not let history repeat itself
  • Richard B.
    Richard BruntonDecember 11, 2016
    Fascinating place to learn about the rise of the SS and the small steps that it took for people to let it happen. Do go, but prepare for a sombre experience and give yourself plenty of time.
  • Alessandro M.
    Alessandro MingioneNovember 30, 2016
    Beautiful photographs of the era. Text only in English and German, audio guide only in German. If you don't speak either I'd quickly go through it anyway as the photographs are really interesting!
  • Zineta E.
    Zineta EminiNovember 9, 2016
    Very good exhibition. Takes a while while you see and read everything, but it's worth the time.
  • Maria K.
    Maria KöhlerOctober 23, 2016
    Impressive exhibition about the SS and Nazi terror in general. Along the street there is a long piece of the Berlin Wall as well.
  • Marc U.
    Marc UKGOctober 20, 2016
    Very moving exhibition about the horrible crimes commited by Germans before and during WWII. Can get quite busy on the weekends. Entry is free.
  • Nishant T.
    Nishant TotlaOctober 11, 2016
    Amazing museum. If you can't go over all photos, they also sell picture books containing all exhibits.
  • Anna D.
    Anna DamaskinouOctober 2, 2016
    Presents the history of the Third reich ,the establishment and operation of the concentration camps until the end of the war
  • Radu V.
    Radu VunvuleaSeptember 19, 2016
    A unique place
  • Jessica
    JessicaSeptember 13, 2016
    Informative, well-designed outdoor and indoor exhibition on the history of Nazi-era Berlin and Germany.
  • Cas
    CasSeptember 12, 2016
    Always impressive to visit. Take your time to read as much as you can. Worth taking a guided tour through the museum. Gives you all the headlines briefly.
    Downvoted May 26
  • Dazia P.
    Dazia PinedaSeptember 6, 2016
    Only photos and text. Not that impressive
  • Jukka Y.
    Jukka YrjönenAugust 31, 2016
    Scale models are pretty cool but Wikipedia is more comfortable.
  • Mervi T.
    Interesting exhibition, which inteprets the dark past of Berlin. Totally worth to pay a visit, espesially if you are interested in history of the city.
  • Tomfoolery
    TomfooleryAugust 4, 2016
    Very interesting but you'll prob feel a little depressed after visiting this place
  • Çağrı T.
    Çağrı TurhanAugust 3, 2016
    Main exhibition is great but tempolary exhibitions are pretty impressive.
  • Artyom F.
    Artyom FedosovJuly 29, 2016
    Very exciting museum. Numerous outspoken facts about nazi period shocking everyone. A frightening reminder of the past.
  • Lana G.
    Lana GJuly 28, 2016
    Very informative exhibition about rise and propaganda of Hitler regime. Highly recommended.
  • Mohamed H.
    Mohamed HishamJuly 10, 2016
    A well documented and explained exhibition about the history of the WWII and the nazi-period, takes quite some time to read everything though!
  • Anne L.
    Anne LaureMay 28, 2016
    Location heavy in history. Free entrance. Exhibition is taking place both inside and outside. If there was one museum to recommend about Berlin in the WWII it would be that one.
  • Dmitry K.
    Dmitry KönigMay 18, 2016
    very interesting. It closes early and kicked. it's on the street
  • Annix L.
    Annix L.April 3, 2016
    Very informative and free. You have no reason to skip it :)
  • Gonçalo T.
    Gonçalo TrindadeMarch 28, 2016
    Definitely a must see. Seeing the Wall itself is mindblowing, but seeing the Gestapo ruins and going through their exhibit... Sad but important.
  • Kyze
    KyzeMarch 26, 2016
    Totally worth the visit, specially considering that it's free. Really interesting museum about the nazism. It mainly has photos and text. Expect to spend a couple hours here.
  • Mark S.
    Mark SandlandMarch 19, 2016
    Give yourself plenty of time. Amazing. Harrowing but so worth it
  • Andrea M.
    Andrea MartinezMarch 15, 2016
    Lots of history accompanied by pictures and and actual recordings. To fully appreciate some understanding of the German language is necessary as some documents aren't translated for obvious reasons.
  • Tomáš M.
    Tomáš MinarikMarch 7, 2016
    Very important and nice museum
  • B S.
    B SFFebruary 4, 2016
  • Darleny L.
    Darleny LopezJanuary 15, 2016
    Great Wall exhibition, and the museum have a lot of information of the secret police. A must definitely.
  • Çağla Y.
    Çağla YamanDecember 30, 2015
    Detailed explanation of the nazi period with visiuals. Really really great place to visit in Berlin. Don't think of skipping this place on your Berlin trip.
  • Roni S.
    Roni SarfatiDecember 26, 2015
    View the WW2 history
  • Martin K.
    Martin KrchňákDecember 5, 2015
    Interesting exposition about Berlin Wall.
  • Mikey
    MikeyNovember 22, 2015
    You can store your belongings in the lockers provided. You will need one euro to lock it. Get comfortable and take on all the knowledge provided.
  • Owen
    OwenNovember 2, 2015
    Thought provoking exhibitions on the Nazis. Well worth the (free) visit
  • Tellis G.
    Tellis GoreOctober 23, 2015
    Enough already.
  • Anne G.
    Anne GreatOctober 13, 2015
    Entrance is for free, outdoors and indoors - highly recommend if you want to understand the 3rd Reich and all the events that took place are well explained chronologically
  • Gabriela C.
    Gabriela CascioneOctober 5, 2015
    If you life history, this is the place: very complete history about the gestapo and nazi period
  • D O.
    D OSeptember 26, 2015
    Sad but quite informative museum about the history of Berlin during the Third Reich
  • Roel T.
    Roel TillemansAugust 25, 2015
    Impressive timeline and exhibition of Nazi Germany
  • Julius T.
    Julius TarngAugust 23, 2015
    Super solid exhibition. The outdoor one goes from left to right - although most people start from the right bc that's where the entrance is.
  • Ginevra V.
    Ginevra VillaAugust 22, 2015
    A must-visit place. Admirable effort to explain all the terribile and troublesome events of the Nazi history.
  • John C.
    John CalibanAugust 16, 2015
    Really interesting and well explained outdoor exhibit of pre and WWII era Berlin.
  • Andre a.
    Andre andrethemacJuly 19, 2015
    Very good documented
  • Gi E.
    Gi EdgingtonJuly 18, 2015
    You will learn a lot here.
  • Beau
    BeauJuly 2, 2015
    Eerie, horrific and confronting; this museum is a must. Do yourself a favour and expand your knowledge of the Nazi party via wandering through the exhibit. The stories and photos are truly personal.
  • Vivian W.
    Vivian WangJune 24, 2015
    Very thorough walk through.
  • Felipe L.
    Felipe LautonMay 25, 2015
    A reminder of how people can become monsters when in power. It's a must go while in Berlin.
  • Evgenia U.
    Evgenia UglovaMay 20, 2015
    Very impressive documents and photos about Reich propaganda and terror. I think, that everybody must see it, must know it, how it really works. Never again.
  • Jackson T.
    Jackson TsaiMay 4, 2015
    It's free, great exhibition and also very informative panels of stories and images
  • Lili M.
    Lili MissMay 1, 2015
    #freeentrance #interesting #museum
  • Vangelis K.
    Vangelis KoukidisApril 15, 2015
    Forget the museum, too special. Just visit the free open air exhibition about Nazi rise and post war Germany. Teaches a very valuable lesson with very simple words and photos. An absolute must!
  • Emma W.
    Emma WijningaMarch 27, 2015
    Very impressive place about how the SS terrorized between 1932 and 1945. If you are a tourist, show some respect and don't take pieces of stone of the walls with you. Leave them where they belong.
  • Mustafa S.
    Mustafa SezerMarch 7, 2015
    One can see, what the human can do
  • Cooper M.
    Cooper McKimFebruary 28, 2015
    Only go if you're ready for a history lesson
  • Liam
    LiamJanuary 1, 2015
    Free entry to a highly informative museum about nazi atrocities. Though the subject matter is not pleasant it is well worth a visit.
  • Enrique G.
    Enrique Gutiérrez ArzateDecember 16, 2014
    Deep history and background regard those dark years
  • Iago F.
    Iago Fouquet SchmidtDecember 2, 2014
    Interesting bit of Berlin's and Germany's history. Very Dark atmosphere.
  • Leca
    LecaNovember 30, 2014
    Shocking but interesting
  • Katrina Z.
    Katrina ZaiNovember 19, 2014
    The Tour bus will come here. Worth a stop if u are into History.
  • Deepak S.
    Deepak SanthanamNovember 11, 2014
    It's a shocking experience to go through! If you're a history/philosophy buff, a must see museum. Very thought provoking
  • J. I.
    J. I.G.November 2, 2014
    Great museum about horrific things that happened
  • Christian F.
    Christian FabianOctober 31, 2014
    Interesting exposition.
  • Jiri D.
    Jiri DuzarOctober 26, 2014
    It's amazing to see how Germans have dealt with their totalitarian history. But this site is not only a monument full of humbleness, it's also a greatly curated museum.
  • Phat B.
    Phat BuoyOctober 22, 2014
    Excellent. A lot of time required to read everything. During the “Third Reich” this was the location of the headquarters of the Secret State Police, the SS and the Reich Security Main Office.
    Upvoted Jun 10
  • Paloma
    PalomaSeptember 23, 2014
    I'm astonished. How is it even possible for the german staff to behave like bored kids, laughing loud while making fun of visitors, in such a sad place ? Seriously ? Go work at Burger King, not here !
  • Vivian G.
    Vivian G.September 13, 2014
  • Susan L.
    Susan LohSeptember 12, 2014
    far more interesting and engaging than the German history museum. recommended!
  • Gabe
    GabeSeptember 9, 2014
    A well-done educational exhibit concerning Nazis, the Third Reich, and the Holocaust. Free of charge.
  • Ben B.
    Ben BaronSeptember 3, 2014
    Extensive history of the rise of the Nazi party and the atrocities they performed.
  • Andrey G.
    Andrey GnedinAugust 19, 2014
    Must visit!
  • Janet C.
    Janet CheungAugust 14, 2014
    Just a history update! Nothing crazy and nothing to see like actual museum items just photo copies! Interesting but expect to walk about just reading about the war which is good nonetheless
  • Calvin M.
    Calvin MultanenAugust 10, 2014
    Very moving and informative exhibit. A must for history buffs or people simple interested in learning more about the horrors perpetuated by the Nazis
  • Robin B.
    Robin BertelsAugust 8, 2014
    Impressive open air museum
  • Samuel P.
    Samuel PatrãoAugust 7, 2014
    Very detailed descriptions of nazi history. You should come with a bit of patience and energy, it's quite intense. Wonderful architecture, by the way.
  • Mihály M.
    Mihály MedovarszkiAugust 5, 2014
    Watch the short film Die Stadt der Ruinen. Its really redoubted. After that you will want to visit Warsaw
  • Noah W.
    Noah WeissJune 11, 2014
    My favorite museum in Berlin. Half viewing of the Berlin Wall, half great history lesson on the Nazi rise and fall from the perspective of the capital.
  • Nicolo W.
    Nicolo WeissMay 10, 2014
    Definitely go
  • The Style PA
    The Style PAMay 7, 2014
    Free entry. Allow plenty of time and wear comfy shoes! There is so much to read.
  • Thalaki P.
    Thalaki PtrJanuary 4, 2014
    If you are interested in the history of Germany you should pay a visit here. It was really worth it.
  • Davide B.
    Davide B.October 22, 2013
    If you are interested in history (nazi-period), this is a must-visit place Near Potsdamer Platz, an impressive and informative exhibition, with a lot of documents and photo exhibited. Free entrace.
  • Rachel L.
    Rachel LamOctober 20, 2013
    Very informative about the rise of Hitler, the Nazi Party and the SS. Many old document and photograph exhibits. Given its ambition you will learn enough about the Nazi regime just within this museum.
  • Wilde P.
    Wilde PunchOctober 18, 2013
    Quite impressive
  • Emmanuel T.
    Emmanuel TychonSeptember 26, 2013
    Interesting, lots of reading in German and English. No other language.
  • Samantha B.
    Lots of reading, a very detailed history of what went down in World War Two by the Germans. They do not shy away from the horrors. Yet done in a tasteful way.
  • Alexandre S.
    Alexandre Silva3 weeks ago
    Museu incrível !! Imperdível para quem visita Berlim.
  • Susy Q
    Susy QJune 17
    Es triste pero didáctico .... para que la humanidad no olvide que también hay inhumanidad
  • Mazitov E.
    Обязательно послушайте гида.
  • Fernanda S.
    Mucha información , muy completo, hartas imágenes.
  • Alexandre K.
    Un magnifique musée qui retrace tout La géographie du coins. L'endroit, avent d'être dans la RDA, était l'épicentre du régime du 3ème Reich ansi que tu partie Nazi.
  • Hugo H.
    La verdad es algo que te deja sin aliento, fotografías, litografías y documentos que no sabías que existen hasta que los ves. Te quedas sin palabras al estar aquí.
  • emre e.
    emre erNovember 15, 2016
    Tarihe tanıklık wdebileceğiniz görülmesi gereken bir yer..
  • Aslı G.
    Aslı GürelNovember 12, 2016
    Etkileyici.. Ağladım.. Görülmeli bence.
  • jasmin .
    jasmin 🌸November 2, 2016
    sıkıntıdan geziym dedim içim kalktı. çok meraklı değilseniz gelmeyin. tarih meraklısı ben sıkıntıdan on dakikada çıktım, bi de giriş pahalı. 20 euro yazık oldu.
  • Analucia R.
    Analucia RDOctober 14, 2016
    Vale la pena visitarlo si están en Berlin, junto conlos demás espacios que hablan del Muro
  • Yaroslava I.
    Yaroslava IvasyukOctober 6, 2016
    Интересный формат музея. Очень интересный контент. Стоит сходить. Много новой информации
  • Dinara K.
    Dinara KhairovaSeptember 30, 2016
    Выставка на улице, музей (вход свободный)... очень тяжело потом, если все это прочитать и просмотреть. Но историю уже не изменишь, есть шанс только избежать таких ужасов в будущем, зная как это было.
  • Gustavo C.
    Gustavo CostaSeptember 19, 2016
    Veio em Berlim? venha conhecer é espetacular, história pura
  • Elke W.
    Elke WolfSeptember 6, 2016
    Hier wird gezeigt , wie es damals im kalten Krieg war, auch wie Sinti & Roma gequält & wurden, u.a. Otto Rosenberg (der Vater von der Sängerin Marianne Rosenberg) , welcher mehrere KZ's überlebte.
  • Vanessa K.
    Vanessa KernSeptember 5, 2016
    Uma das melhores atrações de Berlim!! É imperdível para saber mais sobre nazismo e a guerra!
  • Fahad A.
    Fahad AlfahadAugust 10, 2016
    حطام الموقع السابق للجشتابو، ينتصب هناك الآن متحف صغير يعرض التاريخ الألماني في مرحلته النازية
  • Ymodita
    YmoditaMay 25, 2016
    Recordatorio del horror vivido en la 2da guerra mundial. Cómo llegaron a eso y que pasó después. Acá no olvidan y respetan el pasado para que no vuelva a suceder.
  • Guenia V.
    Guenia VarillasMarch 31, 2016
    Visita obligada, es muy interesante.
  • Adrian T.
    Adrian TudoseJanuary 10, 2016
    Consiglio la visita e la lettura dei vari cartelloni per vedere la crudeltà delle milizie tedesche dell'epoca.
  • Fe Madi Ka
    Fe Madi KaDecember 30, 2015
    Muss man sehen
  • Francesco Paolo F.
    Francesco Paolo FumarolaDecember 5, 2015
    Toccante. La mostra prende facilmente la mattinata se ci si ferma a leggere tutto
  • Maryorie M.
    Maryorie MedinaOctober 31, 2015
    Es totalmente gratis y al aire libre, con imágenes y textos. Con mucho sol se hace un poco agobiante
  • Didí H.
    Didí HBJuly 22, 2015
    Con imágenes no tan fuertes y crudas pero impresionantes
  • Juliana B.
    Juliana BauerApril 26, 2015
    Imperdível! Muita história, muito registro em fotos e tudo bem detalhado. O melhor de tudo é ser free.
  • Антон
    АнтонApril 24, 2015
    Музей памяти жертв политических репрессий Третьего рейха под открытым небом на зловещем пустыре и сохранившийся кусок Берлинской стены.
  • Tanya A.
    Tanya AudiMarch 18, 2015
    Hay mucha historia de como inició el antisemitismo y el partido Nazi en Alemania. Ya no queda nada del inmueble original. Es pura arquitectura minimalista moderna con fotos y explicaciones.
  • Lolo D.
    Lolo DissyFebruary 18, 2015
    A voir absolument
  • Lolo D.
    Lolo DissyFebruary 18, 2015
    Magnifique endroit ; la période est bien illustrée et la progression intelligemment didactique. A deux pas de Check-Point C. A ne pas manquer
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