The Topography of Terror (Topographie des Terrors) is an outdoor and indoor museum in Kreuzberg, Berlin. It is located on the site of buildings which the Gestato & SS Headquarters used during the Nazi era. The focus of the museum is the history of the National Socialist party and the atrocities that were committed. The many different types of victims of the Nazi regime are also centrally included in the exhibition.
Outside the museum, one can walk among the excavated basements of the Gestapo headquarters where many political prisoners were tortured and executed. The Berlin wall also runs against one side of the museum grounds.
This museum is well documented in both German and English and is a must see for anyone that has interest in the events of World War II. The museum is publicly funded and is free to all visitors.
Topography of Terror
Address: Niederkirchnerstraße 8, 10963 Berlin, 10245
How to get there
S-Bahn: S1, S2, S25 (Anhalter Bahnhof)
U-Bahn: U6 (Kochstraße)
Within 10 minutes walk
Anhalter Bahnhof, Checkpoint Charlie, Potsdamer Platz