Topography of Terror

  3 Star Sage AccessibilityThe outdoor exhibit has two levels and the lower level requires going down these stairs.

If you want to see the Berlin Wall, therPicture of the lower level of the exhibit.  A ramp to this level will be installed in May 2010.e are only a few places to do it and this is the easiest one to get to. It also has Hilter’s underground SS bunkers.  While they are right on top of one another, keep in mind that these were built a few decades apart. The exhibit is outdoors and located a block away from Checkpoint Charlie. There is a lower level accessed by steps (where the SS bunker remains are) and an upper level with step-free access. You can easily view the lower level from the upper level.

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In May 2010 a new building will open to house the exhibits (previously all the exhibits were outside). The new building will be fully accessible. The description below is for the old outside exhibition.

Is there an accessible entrance? Yes
Where is it located? The best entrance for wheelchairs is east of the exhibit on Wilhelmstrasse street.
Are there steps to get into the building? No steps to get to exhibit, but 1 step to get into the gift shop.
Is the door push/pull, revolving, automated by a button, or motion activated? There is no door to get into the exhibit, but there is a manual door at the gift shop.

Where is the closest place that cars/taxis can drop-off people? On Wilhelmstrasse street.

Are there cobblestones or hills leading to the entrance?  No

What percentage of the attraction can be viewed without having to go up steps?  60% but you can visually see more than than.

Which parts are not accessible?  Some terrain is rough, but this is supposed to be fixed shortly. I did not have a problem visiting in my wheelchair a few years ago. The upper path is wheelchair accessible but the lower path that goes along the SS bunker ruins has steps to get to. A wheelchair ramp will be installed in May 2010.

Are there loaner wheelchairs? No

Is there an accessible restroom? Yes, once the new building opens
Is the door wide enough for a wheelchair? Yes
Are there grab bars? Yes
Is there a space to position a wheelchair next to the toilet? Yes

Are there guided tours that don’t have to go up stepsYes, by appointment 49 (0)30 25 45 09 50

Does advance notice need to be given for…
…handicapped parking? No
…opening of an accessible entrance? No
…loaner wheelchairs? No
…accessible tours? Yes

Is there a discount for someone with a disability and/or their companion? Free for all

Address: Niederkirchnerstraße 8, 10117 Berlin, Germany
Telephone: 49 (0)30 25486703 or 49 (0)30 254509-50

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Read more:

Berlin Accessible Travel – main page
   Pros and Cons of Berlin Disabled Access
   8 Wheelchair Accessible Travel Tips for Berlin Germany
   8 Keys to Success for Berlin Disabled Travel
   Handicapped Access at the German History Museum
   Berlin Wall Wheelchair Access
   Disabled Access at Museum of the Wall at Checkpoint Charlie
   Wheelchair Access at the Reichstag
   German Resistance Memorial Handicapped Access
   Travel Insurance for Disabled Travelers
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