5 star rating: Highly Recommended 11 Reviews

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  • Location:Berlin, Germany
  • Duration:6 hours (approx.)

Best Private Tour: Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp from Berlin

Visit the Sachsenhausen concentration camp on this private tour from Berlin. With a private guide who will answer your questions and tailor the tour to your interests, you’ll get in-depth insight to the history of the camp and the cruel intentions behind it. This tour was researched and put together by Nigel Dunkley, a former British military attaché in Berlin and one of the leading military historians in the world.


  • 6-hour private tour to the Sachsenhausen concentration camp from Berlin
  • Learn about life of prisoners in the concentration camp
  • Visit the punishment cells, execution sites, crematoriums and more
  • Gain deep insight and learn chilling facts about the camp from your private guide
  • This tour was created by Nigel Dunkley, a leading military historian

What You Can Expect

Best Private Tour: Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp from Berlin

Private Tour: Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp from Berlin

During the 1936 Olympics, hosted by Nazi Germany, slave laborers were forced to build a new concentration camp just north of Berlin, intended to hold the Nazis’ political enemies. This camp was Sachsenhausen, and during the next decade, 200,000 people were imprisoned, more than 50,000 of who lost their lives due to execution, hunger, disease and physical exhaustion before the prisoners were evacuated by the Soviets in 1945. For another five years, the Soviets used the camp to imprison 60,000 war criminals including Nazis and Nazi collaborators; 12,000 of them died of malnutrition and disease.

On your private Sachsenhausen tour, learn from your private guide why Nazi architects considered Sachsenhausen to have the ideal structure for a concentration camp. Hear about how the officers of the Nazi SS (or Schutzstaffel, meaning ‘Protection Squadron’) wanted complete subjugation of camp prisoners. Find out how Sachsenhausen was used as a training ground for the leaders of the Holocaust. And discover how not only extermination killed prisoners, but also starvation, disease and forced labor.

As you explore the camp, see the punishment cells, execution grounds, crematorium, pathology laboratory, hospital and the ‘pit’ into which dead bodies were thrown.

This tour was researched and created by former British military attaché Nigel Dunkley, one of the world’s leading military historians. Your tour may or may not be led by Nigel; all private tour guides have their own special knowledge of the history of Sachsenhausen and are experienced in unraveling the complex history of World War II and the Holocaust.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

The tour was so powerful. Our guide, Barry, was so courteous and kind. He was so generous with the information he gave us, related or unrelated to the tour. It was clear to us that he was really knowledgeable , but furthermore, he had a great style of explaining everything.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Maria was an excellent guide though this somber experience through the camp.
Thank you for taking your time to share the history with us

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Nikoli met us at our hotel and took us to the train station for our trip to Sachsenhausen. Due to the content of the tour, I cannot say it was wonderful as it was - appropriately - horrifying. However, Nikoli was expert in explaining the history of the camp. He made it a memorable experience and did it with great intensity and knowledge. I mean this in an excellent way...he was terrific and the tour was exceptional.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2015

Our tour was great. Our guide, Taylor, was very knowledgeable and we learned a lot.. It was great having a private tour guide. It made for an intimate tour for such a sensitive subject.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2015

Excellent tour. Very educated guide, who gave us an interesting , insightful and engaging tour .

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2014

We had a wonderful tour guide Arja, who speaks excellent English and has a sound knowledge on the history of WWII and life at Sachsenhausen during this period. I would strongly recommend her! Many thanks.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2014

Amazing tour! Our guide was knowledgable and very informative. A must if in Berlin!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2014

We loved Cesar. Very knowledgeable and had a good personality. Gave us dining suggestions too.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2014

Nick Jackson is fabulously well informed, holds and communicates a balanced opinion and has an engaging style of delivery which allowed him to access and inspire each member of our party, from age 16 through to 53, and each of whom varied in areas of interest and prior knowledge. The 2 tours he conducted for us (Private Walking Tour of predominantly World War 2 Berlin) and SachsenHausen Concentration Camp were stimulating and informative, there was no area upon which he did not hold informed knowledge, having read widely over many years. He was never in a rush, allowing us to pace the tours at any stage, and on both days over-ran the prescribed tours by adding in extra attractions at both our and his behest. He was a pleasure to 'travel' with and I would recommend him to all.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2013

This tour was one of the absolute hightlights of Berlin! We did the personal tour and the extra cost was well worth it. Our tour guide, Cazar, was fantastic. An absolute wealth of knowledge. We loved the day and although the camp brought up horrific questions of humanity and suffering we felt privliged to be able to visit. A very sobering but extremely worthwhile experience.

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