Orte der Erinnerung 1933-1945

Orte der Erinnerung 1933 - 1945

Gedenkstätten, Dokumentationszentren und Museen
zur Geschichte der nationalsozialistischen Diktatur
in Berlin und Brandenburg

Topography of Terror

Documentation Centre Topography of Terror, April 2010, Photo: Stefan Josef Müller/ Topography of Terror Foundation

Between 1933-1945, the central institutions of Nazi persecution and terror were located at the side of today's “Topography of Terror” on Wilhelmstraße and the former Prinz-Albrecht-Straße (today: Niederkirchnerstraße); including the Gestapo, the SS and from 1939 on the Reich Security Main Office.

Since 1987, the exhibition “Topography of Terror” has provided information about this historical site and illustrates the European dimensions of the Nazi reign of terror. The new Topography of Terror Documentation Center was opened in May 2010. The new exhibition and documentation building includes the completely revised permanent exhibition which can be seen in German and English, a reference library (about 29,000 volumes) and a seminar centre. The entire site, along with the actual physical traces of the past, have been made accessible.

The Topography of Terror Foundation focuses on the presentation of exhibitions, the holding of public talks and discussion events as well as conferences and seminars. The foundation manages numerous coordination and advisory activities within the field of memorial site work and the culture of remembrance, on both a national and international level. Since 2006, the foundation has been in charge of the Nazi Forced Labour Documentaion Centre, which is located in Berlin-Schöneweide.

Permanent exhibitions

”Topography of Terror. Gestapo, SS and Reich Security Main Office on Wilhelm- and Prinz-Albrecht-Straße”

”Berlin 1933-1945. Between Propaganda and Terror” (in spring-autumn) and

”Site Tour Topography of Terror. History of the Site”

Special exhibitions


Topographie des Terrors. Gestapo, SS und Reichssicherheitshauptamt in der Wilhelm- und Prinz-Albrecht-Straße (Topography of Terror. Gestapo, SS and the Reich Security Main Office in the Wilhelm- and Prinz-Albrecht-Straße)
Niederkirchnerstraße 8
10963 Berlin-Kreuzberg

Tel.: +49(0)30-254509-50
Fax: +49(0)30-254509-55

Email: ausstellung(at)topographie.de
Internet: http://www.topographie.de/en/topography-of-terror/nc/1/

The institution on google maps

S-Bahn Potsdamer Platz, Anhalter Bahnhof
U-Bahn Potsdamer Platz, Kochstraße
Bus M 29 to Anhalter Bahnhof
Bus M 41 to Abgeordnetenhaus

Opening Hours:
daily 10am-8pm

Tours by appointment
Kulturprojekte Berlin
Tel.: +49-30-254509-70
Email: fuehrungen(at)topographie.de

Library (Mon-Fri 10am-5pm)
Tel.: +49(0)30-25 45 09-23
Fax: +49(0)30-25 45 09-66
Email: bibliothek(at)topographie.de

Tel.: +49(0)30-25 45 09-0
Fax: +49(0)30-25 45 09-99
Email: info(at)topographie.de

Free entry