Topography of Terror

Attractions, Historic buildings and sites Kreuzberg Free
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Topography of Terror
© Camille Blake

Topographie des Terrors, or the Topography of Terror, provides a frank account of the Nazis’ Secret State Police Office, which occupied the site next to the Martin Gropius Bau in central Mitte between 1933 and 1945. The subterranean museum is itself located in the former Gestapo torture cells. Today, through its vast quantity of documentation, the museum serves to provide an overview not only of the Secret Service, but the wider story of the Nazis’ rise to power; it is a chilling exploration of the past. A short section of the Berlin Wall remains standing nearby, testament to another era of political dogma and repression.


Venue name: Topography of Terror
Address: Niederkirchnerstraße 8

Opening hours: Open 10am-8pm daily.
Transport: U2 Potsdamer Platz, U6 Kochstraße, S-Bahn Anhalter Bahnhof/Potsdamer Platz.
Price: Admission free
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This site is obviously not exactly cheery times. The building contains a huge exhibit that details the facts and often personal stories of people affected by the War and specifically by the Nazis extermination regime of numerous people's. It is hard going on an emotional level but is really well laid out and definitely interesting if upsetting reading.