Topography of Terror, Berlin, Germany

4.5 (19.4k reviews) Sunday: 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM Spent More than 3 hours Ranking #4 in Berlin Speciality Museums

open air museum about the second world war

Since 1987 a permanent exhibition at the site where the headquarters of the Secret State Police, the SS and the Reich Security Main Office were located during the “Third Reich” has been providing information to the public about the most important institutions of National Socialist persecution and terror. The documentary exhibition conveys the European dimensions of the Nazi reign of terror.
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Niederkirchnerstrasse 8, 10963 Berlin Germany


0049 30 254509-50



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Working hours

Monday : 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday : 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday : 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday : 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday : 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Saturday : 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Sunday : 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM

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Sunday, April 14, 2024, 23:01

User Ratings

4.5 based on (19.4k reviews)



  • 5Traveller_Ian333 5:00 PM Dec 10, 2022
    Could spend all day.
    There is a display outside along a length of the old Berlin Wall giving the history from 1933-45. This in itself is absorbing enough. Inside there is a large area given over to photographs and explanations relating to the main subject. We had a free guide for an hour to get an overview but it was a large group and she was softly spoken. Could have spent all day there -ended up buying the book showing all the exhibits ! It’s free to go in.

  • 5Chas M 5:00 PM Sep 15, 2022
    History laid bare
    A detailed history of the rise and fall of the Third Reich, with photos bringing home the misery faced by local people over two decades. Apart from the voices of group leaders explaining the back story to their charges, there was a contemplative and hushed air as we went around the indoor part of the museum. Allow at least 2 hours to see all that is available.