Topography of Terror

A historical museum, that reveals the deepest proceedings and secrets of the NS regime. An important part of German history is available to the public at no cost.

Since 1987, the Topography of Terror has been a documentation center for the investigation of Nazi crimes, particularly the reign of 1933-1945. Located at Niederkirchnerstraße between U-Bahn Kochstrasse and Potsdamer Platz, you will find this spectacular museum of ‘terror’ which once houses the Secret State Police (with its own prison), the SS Leadership, the security service of the SS (SD) and the Reich Security Main Office during WWII.

The museum had 1.000.000 in 2015, making it one of the most visited attractions in Berlin. The space features various exhibitions on the matter and also has temporary ones. At the same time, it functions as a documentation center.

Admission is free.


Topography of Terror, together with the East Side Gallery, Checkpoint Charlie, and the Wall Memorial are the must-visits if you want to discover a holistic narration of German History and WWII. Don’t miss to drop by Martin-Gropius-Bau and Berlinische Galerie in the near vicinity for a more refreshing art flair.

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Niederkirchnerstraße 8
Berlin 10963 Berlin DE
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Mo. - Su. 10:00 - 20:00