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Kevin was patient, extremely knowledgeable and passionate about the subject matter. He had great respect for the Sachsenhausen monument and was a superb ambassador. Would thoroughly recommend.
A thought-provoking day. Our tour-guide Rick was brilliant; informative but not overbearing. Would definitely recommend this tour.
Out of 8 tours recently done between Berlin and Munich, this was by far the best and I attribute that to our guide Dennis. We were very fortunate to have a small group of 5 for this tour. Dennis's knowledge was well represented on this tour and his ability to have us all not just see what was before us, but told the history of one specific person to the camp which made it more personal, from the begining of our tour on the train platform until we said good bye. Dennis had the ability to take you back in time on this tour. I highly recommend this tour and if you have the fortune of having Dennis as your guide you will not be disappointed.
This was one of the best tours I've been on throughout the world. This was mainly due to our excellent tour guide (do not remember his name, but he was a Scottish guy with a mustache). He was one of the best tour guides I've ever witnessed. Great experience and will definitely recommend this tour to others who visit Germany!
Fabulous. Booking in was very smooth and the guide was very knowledgeable. Loved it.
Well worth the train ride. Very informative, confronting and sad. I cried.
Dennis was by far the best tour guide we had throughout all of Europe! The way he told a story and combined it with facts about Sachsenhausen was truly moving! Dennis is an asset to your company and I would definitely recommend him and the tour to all of my friends and family!
Dennis, our tour guide for the day was amazing! Extremely knowledgeable and happy to answer any of our questions. He made what he was talking about meaningful and heartfelt!
Thank you Dennis for sharing your knowledge with us, we greatly appreciate your time.
From Tima, Fiona, Dave and Giulia
The tour was very good, and interesting. Our guide Finn, was excellent. His knowledge regarding the events leading up to the opening of the camp, and its running were extremely informative.
We would recommend that you do not miss this trip whilst visiting Berlin.
Rob and Jackie, UK
Obviously this tour covers a pretty unpleasant subject, but none the less is one that should be taken. Our tour guide Jonny was very engaging and knowledgeable and took us around the camp which is a 30 to 40 minute U-Bahn and train ride out of Berlin. The camp itself (as you would expect) is a very chilling place to be, hearing about all the appalling ways the prisoners were treated was unbelievable and when stood in the very place it all happened was very sobering. The watch towers, walls and some of the buildings are still there, the ones that aren't are marked out on the ground by raised gravel beds. There are a couple of buildings reconstructed using the original plans and building methods along with the original laundry and kitchen blocks which house museums and exhibitions of camp artefacts. The foundation walls of the buildings used to execute and dispose of the prisoners is also still there along with the medical ‘research’ buildings and basement morgue area. Jonny covered all these subjects with the respect and sensitivity you would expect, I hesitate to use the word enjoy, but I’m so glad I took this tour and would recommend it without hesitation to others.
Our tour guide was the mighty Finn (Finnegan) from Belfast. This was an excellent tour. We took the train and travelled the same ground, and walked through the same streets to the concentration camp that those did who were sent to Sachsenhausen. During the walk, Finn pointed out the current political posters for those running for election and gave us an idea of current politics. He is incredibly well read and well spoken on his subject matter. This is a must tour for people to do although it is tough subject material to cover.
Thank you Jonny - great guide! We thoroughly enjoyed the tour. We booked this tour and another ne after we got to Berlin so the immediate confirmation from online booking and the use of e voucher is very reliable and convenient.
The guided tour to Sachsenhausen was definitely worth booking. We had a person from Original Berlin Walks meeting us at the Metro station and directed us to our tour guide - using metro transport. Our tour guide should definitely be highly praised for he was very knowledgeable and was able to explain the somber history in a very plain and user friendly way, in such a way that even my 11 and 14 years old girls were able to follow.VERY WELL DONE. Moreover he was able to communicate in very good English (unlike the heavily accented English of some other guides we experienced on other tours). Another plus is the fact that the guide showed personal interest in all members of the group to the point that he looked for all of us on the metro (which was rather packed) to ensure that we all knew how to reach our destination.
The Sachsenhausen Memorial was itself the peek highlight of our holiday. We highly recommend dedicating a day to reflect on such brutal experiences human nature is able to conduct, in between the fun and excitement the city of Berlin can offer.
Just remember to take a packed lunch with you and wear adequate walking shoes. Since not much shelter is to be found on site one needs to go equipped with rain jacket/ umbrella or sun block, as the case may be.