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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  • The main thing to note about this museum is that it contains explanations only written in German. There are a LOT of explanation panels, but only in German. How can this be, in 2021 in a... 
    The main thing to note about this museum is that it contains explanations only written in German. There are a LOT of explanation panels, but only in German. How can this be, in 2021 in a...  more »
  • I would say this musuem is very average. Too much information with very little to see other than a few prison cells. However the cost to visit is pretty low, I’d recommended the audio guide if you.....  more
    I would say this musuem is very average. Too much information with very little to see other than a few prison cells. However the cost to visit is pretty low, I’d recommended the audio guide if you.....  more »
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  • A creepy building that has witnessed many tragedies. It is a pity that a lot of the written explanations are only in german. But I suppose that you can find guided tours in your own language. When I was there there were many students with teachers/speakers, so it seems that the place is very active in this regard. I would not recommend the visit if you are already feeling depressed.
  • Great museum with an insane amount of information and media. I like the arrangement throughout the different rooms, and the atmosphere, as the original walls, floor, and the entire building structure have been preserved. The basement prison and the bunker are impressive, with plenty of food for thought. The entry ticket is 4.50€, and the lockers (for backpacks and coats) are free of charge. Kudos to the friendly and helpful personnel! Absolutely recommended.

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