Accessible visits

The Topography of Terror documentation centre is publicly accessible for free. The opening hours are daily from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

The documentation centre consists of an outdoor area and indoor spaces in the box-shaped building.

The building contains the main exhibition of the documentation centre. Here you can find the service area, toilets and a café.

In the outdoor area there is a site tour with information on the historic site and a 200-m-long exhibition trench containing a permanent exhibition on the history of Berlin between 1933 and 1945.

On this page, we want to give you all the relevant information about accessibility. If you feel some information is missing, do please draw our attention to it.

Information on your visit

Information in comprehensible language or Simple English

  • There are many photographs and texts in the exhibition. Linguistically, they are complex.

Information for the blind or visually impaired

  • You can find the entrance to the documentation centre using mobile apps such as BlindSquare.
  • A tarmacked path runs over the outdoor site. The edges of the path are consistently marked with gravel and can be felt.
  • Inside the documentation centre we as yet do not have tactile paving nor any texts in Braille. We thus recommend an accompanied visit.
  • The external walls of the building are fully made of glass. The lighting in the interior is natural. The exhibition area has additional ceiling lights.
  • In the library, we have set up a workspace for the blind and visually impaired. Here, text can be input via a scanner and output via headphones and ZoomText Magnifier Speech. More Information here.
  • The toilets are downstairs. You can get there via lift or stairs. The stairs have tactile contrast on the first and last step. They are not, however, in visual contrast.
  • Guide dogs are allowed.

Information for the deaf and hard of hearing

  • Induction loops have been installed in the event spaces.
  • Those wearing hearing aids and CIs can borrow a Roger device (touchscreen mic and neck loop) for tours.
  • Sign language interpreters can be brought along on any occasion.

Information for people with limited mobility

  • All areas of the outdoor site can be reached via tarmacked paths. The paths in the acacia stand behind the building are in part uneven.
  • A ramp leads up to the entrance next to the steps.
  • There is a wheelchair-suitable lift in the building.
  • Wheelchairs can be borrowed free of charge from the service desk.
  • There are plenty of seats in front of the entrance and in the building.
  • All display cases and consoles are 80cm in height and are recessed below for ease of wheelchair access.

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