Between 1933 and 1945, the central institutions of Nazi persecution and terror were located on the grounds of the present-day 'Topography of Terror', where nowadays various tours of this site provide the unique opportunity for a differentiated examination of Nazi policies of terror and their consequences up to the present. Since 1987 a permanent exhibition has informed the public about this historic site. After years of uncertain financial situation and public discussion a competition was held in 2006. The built proposal by Heinle, Wischer und Partner consists of a simple box-shaped structure which provides adequate and consigned space for an exhibition ground and conference rooms. Translucent metal grid-façades provide an open view of the historic surrounding with its cautious and dunning landscape architecture and calm internal courtyard.
10 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Closed on Dec 24th, 31st, Jan 1st
Due to an event the documentation center will close at 5.45 pm on August 24th.
Phone 0049 30 254509-50
Fax 0049 30 254509-55
Appointments for guided tours
Phone 0049 30 254509-70
Fax 0049 30 254509-77
How to get there?
Niederkirchnerstraße is located near Potsdamer Platz and is a five-minutes-walk from Undergroundstation and Trainstation.
S-Bahn: S1, S2, S25
Underground: U 2
Bus: 200, 347, M41, M48, M85, N 2
Train: RE3, RE4, RE5