Accessible Topography of Terror Berlin
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Accessible Topography of Terror in Berlin
Berlin’s Topography of Terror is sited in what was the most-feared address in Nazi Berlin:
Gestapo, SS and Reich Security HQ!
And although the building was pulled down after the war, the Soviets later replaced it with the Berlin Wall – remnants of which are now on display in the exterior of the accessible “Topography of Terror” museum.
The main exhibition of the Topography of Terror is available inside the building. You’ll also find the service area, toilets and café here. The exhibition area on the main floor of the building is completely step-free.
Admission to the Topography of Terror is free, and it’s open daily from 8am until 8pm (although it is quietest between 5-8pm in the middle of the week).
English-language Audio Guides to both the indoor “Topography of Terror” exhibition, and the outdoor “The Historic Site of the Topography of Terror” exhibition are available free of charge too. The audio guides last around 60 mins (and as well as using the listening device available, the audio guides can be listened to using your own smartphone).
All display cases and consoles are 80cm in height and are recessed below for ease of wheelchair access.
A wheelchair accessible lift leads down to a library in the basement.
Outside, there are ramps leading down to the lower section of the external exhibition (which details the history of Berlin during the Nazi era between 1933 and 1945).
The actual remnants of the Berlin Wall can be seen from the upper gallery of the external exhibition area. This area of the Topography of Terror is completely wheelchair accessible too.
All other areas of the outdoor site are accessible via paved paths (although the paths in the stand of acacia trees behind the building are slightly uneven in places).
Getting to the Topography of Terror by Berlin's Public Transport
The closest accessible public transport stops to the Topography of Terror are:
S-Bahn: Potsdamer Platz (street-level lift access) or Anhalter Bahnhof (street-level lift access). There are two different lifts here. One for trains heading north/in the direction of Potsdamer Platz, the other for trains heading south/in the direction of Yorckstraße;
U-Bahn: Potsdamer Platz (street-level lift access) or Kochstraße (street-level lift access);
Bus: Abgeordnetenhaus (bus line M41) or Wilhelmstraße/Kochstraße (bus line M29).
Access - Entrance to the Topography of Terror in Berlin
A wheelchair ramp, to the left of the steps, leads up to the building entrance to the Topography of Terror (which has an automatic entrance door).
Once inside, there are plenty of lockers for coats and bags.
There are plenty of seats in the the Topography of Terror building too, and, if required, a wheelchair can be borrowed from the service desk free of charge.
Accessible Toilets at the Topography of Terror in Berlin
The accessible toilets at the Topography of Terror are downstairs in the building – and can be reached by a wheelchair accessible lift. There are accessible WCs in both the men’s and women’s toilets.There are accessible toilets located throughout the Reichstag building.
Accessible Café at the Topography of Terror in Berlin
An accessible café is available within the Topography of Terror building. All 10 tables in the café are wheelchair accessible.
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