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© Stiftung Topographie des Terrors. Foto: Bildwerk
© Stiftung Topographie des Terrors. Foto: Stefan Müller
© Stiftung Topographie des Terrors. Foto: Wolfgang Chodan
© Stiftung Topographie des Terrors. Foto: Stefan Müller
© Stiftung Topographie des Terrors. Foto: Uwe Bellm
© Stiftung Topographie des Terrors. Foto: Stefan Müller

The grounds of the "Topography of Terror" (Topographie des Terrors) are located next to the Gropius Bau and not far from Potsdamer Platz. The exhibition stands on the historical site of the main organs of Nazi terror between 1933 and 1945, i.e. the Gestapo (which had its own jail), the SS leadership, the security services of the SS (SD) and the main office of the "Reichssicherheitshauptamt". This is the place where the persecution and extermination of Nazi political opponents both in Germany and abroad was organised and managed and where the genocide of European Jews and Sinti and Roma was coordinated.
The exhibition contained in the documentation centre opened here in 2010 examines the history of the location as well as the institutions of terror found in the direct vicinity of the Nazi government district and the crimes committed all over Europe. The exhibition is complemented by 15 information stations on the site and a further exhibition that can be seen outside from spring to autumn at the remaining exposed cellar walls along Niederkirchnerstraße.

Opening hours,

  • Monday-Sunday 10:00 - 20:00

The outdoor grounds are accessible until dusk (not later than 20:00).

Documentation Centre has been open again since 22 May.

To enter you need a free ticket for a set time slot: Book a free ticket (Museumsdienst Berlin)

The certificate of a negative test result (not older than 24 hours) or the certificate of a final corona vaccination (at least 14 days ago) is required for admission. You can find an overview of the Berlin test sites and centers here: Senate Department for Health, Care and Equality

  • 1. January closed
  • 24. December closed
  • 31. December closed


Niederkirchnerstraße 8, 10963 Berlin


+49 (30) 25 45 09 50


+49 (30) 25 45 09 99



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Free entrance


© Jürgen Sendel

Fritz Bauer. District Attorney

Prosecuting Nazi Crimes

© Stefan Müller

Berlin 1933–­­1945

Between Propaganda and Terror

© Thomas Pöllabauer

The Historic Site »Topography of Terror«

A Site Tour in 15 Stations

© Frahm (Hamburg)

Topography of Terror

Gestapo, SS and Reich Security Main Office on Wilhelm- and Prinz-Albrecht-Straße


Digital Service


Free entrance

Booking Telephone

+49 (30) 25 45 09 70


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