Topography of Terror
Auf dem Gelände der „Topographie des Terrors” befanden sich von 1933 bis 1945 die wichtigsten Zentralen des NS-Terrors: das Geheime Staatspolizeiamt mit eigenem Hausgefängnis, die Reichsführung-SS, der Sicherheitsdienst der SS und während des Zweiten Weltkriegs auch das Reichssicherheitshauptamt.
Just 20mins away from the flat, most of the people interested in history don't miss out on it. This is a historical gallery with lots of pictures, information and real archeological sights. You can hire a guide in your preffered language.
Between 1933 and 1945, the central institutions of Nazi persecution and terror – the Secret State Police Office with its own “house prison,” the leadership of the SS and, during the Second World War, the Reich Security Main Office – were located on the present-day grounds of the “Topography of…
Built on the site of the Gestapo and SS headquarters, the Topography of Terror consists of an indoor exhibition documenting the atrocities carried out during the Nazi regime and an outdoor walking trail following the outline of the former buildings. Open every day from 9:00 to 20:00.
“rebuilt after the original checkpoint in cold war, the former border crossing is an attraction for visitors. handsome soldiers in US and Sowiet uniforms are ready to take pictures with you (cost some money through T.T)”
“A GREAT museum for solo travelers and families. Very interesting and BIG. Plan to spend some time there. Worth the visit!!”
“The building ensemble consisting of the concert hall, German cathedral and French cathedral forms one of the most beautiful squares in Berlin. All around there are numerous fine restaurants, shops and hotels.”
“Spa: escape just for a day the hectic hustle of the city and calm down in the darkened saltwalter pool.”
“I don't know the curator, but he/she must be quite a person as there are really good art shows put on here. The building next door, the Liebeskind building, is a must-see. The architecture is quite breath-taking and can make you feel manic, and i guess that's pretty much the architect's point!”