Topography Of TerrorCurrently Open [Closes at 08:00 pm]
- Address: Niederkirchnerstrasse 8, 10963 Berlin, Germany (Mitte)
- Timings: 10:00 am - 08:00 pm Details
- Phone: +49-302545090
- Ticket Price: Free
- Time Required: 01:30 Hrs
- Tags: Museum, History Museum, Educational Site, Family And Kids
Topography Of Terror - Review
The Topography of Terror lies on the same ground where the head quarters of the Gestapo and the SS were. This area was the background for the bone-chilling acts that were done during Hitler’s reign. Today this Museum has an out-door and indoor display that exhibits the history of the place and all the events associated with it.
The museum is a chilling reminder of the terrible reign. The exhibits speak eloquently of the misery of those who were oppressed by the reign. It reminds the visitor of the tragic past and asks us to question it. There are several permanent as well as some temporary exhibitions that take place here.
Topography Of Terror Information
- All the exhibitions are wheelchair accessible.
- No parking facility available.
- Take 129, 248, 341 no buses for easy travelling.
Topography Of Terror Ticket Prices
- Free tours for school children.
Restaurants Near Topography Of Terror
- Ristorante Marinelli
- Cahoona Drive-In Coffee
- Cafe Stresemann
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Topography Of Terror, Berlin Reviews
This museum pulls no punches and you'll leave feeling emotionally drained, but it's exactly this ability to stand witness to what happened that made this museum so powerful. Not a place for children, both because the atmosphere is very quiet and somber and because there are photos of tortured and murdered people throughout the museum. I would recommend the audio guide, which was a good way to navigate the museum without reading every single exhibit. I did end up stopping at far more displays than the audio guide pointed out though, as the material was so gripping. All displays have an English translation.
Huge array of information and displays, definitely something you need a decent chunk of time to appreciate properly. There's a lot of information on other countries too, which was fascinating. There's the museum indoors and outdoors as well as the park, which is definitely worth walking around and reading all the information points. It's also free, so can't complain about that.
Unfortunately, I only had about 2.5 hours for this place (I'd read elsewhere that 2 hours would be enough), but I could've spent the whole day here. 2 hours is definitely not enough! English audio guide is not worth it here since it only talks about 15 images. All the signs/descriptions are in English, so that's good enough.
Found the museum to be very basic. It had a lot of interesting historical information but it was all just text and images on walls. The same information could be delivered in a book. There's a short intro video but nothing really interactive or any artifacts to see. Good place to go if you want to stand up reading for 2 hours
Take at least a whole morning or afternoon to go see this Museum ( if you really are into this part of history, that is). It’s an interesting experience and definitely worth to see both the material and the ground itself. There are lockers available to put your things (you only need to put a coin and you get it back when you are done) and written material available for purchase; if you get there early you can also grab audio guides in different languages. The experience is FREE of charge.