NS Documentation Centre of the City of Cologne, Cologne

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At NS Documentation Centre of the City of Cologne, you can pay tribute to the victims of Nazi atrocities at Cologne's former Gestapo headquarters. The prisoners and victims who were here wrote the more than 1,800 epitaphs and inscriptions on the prison's walls. Don't miss the exhibit documenting the city's own experience under Nazism. To visit NS Documentation Centre of the City of Cologne on your holiday in Cologne, and find out what else Cologne has to offer, use our Cologne.
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  • This is not the usual holiday tour one takes. As a history nerd this preserved reminder of the horrors of WWII was fascinating and a reminder of the terrible things people do. The museum is well... 
    This is not the usual holiday tour one takes. As a history nerd this preserved reminder of the horrors of WWII was fascinating and a reminder of the terrible things people do. The museum is well...  more »
  • Visit this building is a very sad experience... the building is really gloomy and when you're inside of the building you breathe cruelty, pain, death...this building was the Gestapo headquarters in... 
    Visit this building is a very sad experience... the building is really gloomy and when you're inside of the building you breathe cruelty, pain, death...this building was the Gestapo headquarters in...  more »
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  • Interesting place, definitely worth to visit. However, no translation is provided on the walls and where the history is displayed. We had to listen to the information from a small device and spent 2+ hours touring only half of it. It was just too much.
  • Save your time for the former prison in the basement if you don’t get much time. You’ll need an audio guide if you don’t know German (but it’ll take over 2h to go through all of it so you can use it selectively). The exhibition was super complete and rich in details, a model of safeguarding memories and educating the public.

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