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You have to take this tour to understand the feeling you get and realize the suffering the people went through at that time in history of WW-2.
In my opionion, a must do. And a must do with a tour guide. We looked so much happier than the people with the prerecorded speal to their ears.
Did not seem as long to get to as I thought it would be.
A hard thing to do but definitely rewarding. Our guide Kevin was fabulously intelligent, informative, and respectful.
Excellent tour guide (Kevin), very careful and respectful the way it was presented!
A day to remember. The horrific happenings of that era were brought to life and put in perspective. Well worthwhile.
It was a sad but amazing day. Torben was our tour guide and brilliant. Be warned no shelter from the sun and we went when it was hot. Take lots to drink. No stops for food either really. Worth doing though makes you realise how lucky you are.
Our guide was Ryan, who was extremely knowledgeable on every aspect of this era. He was also very helpful in other events in Berlin and guided us on exceptional pubs/shops/tours; every question was answered. The tour was a sombering one but important so that one never forgets the tragedy that occured here so it may never occur again. Excellent book shop at end of tour; Ryan recommended books appropriate for my friends back home. Easily could have spent more hours here; so much informaiton. A must to see while in Berlin. Easy to get to via trains. Ryan also guided us to Augustiner Brau, the best draught in Berlin, and we agree! We had an excellent German meal here along with this very good brau and it was right near the Fassbender and Rausch famous chocolatier!
Barb and Dave, Gimli Manitoba Canada
The tour was well planned from the walk through the city to the camp itself. We all learned so much information from our tour guide Torbin. His knowledge and thoughtful insights were a plus. I wish we had longer in Berlin so that we could have attended more of these tours. Excellent way to spend your day. Thanks so much.
This tour was very interesting and our guide was extremely well informed. It was a very sad time in the history of the world, but knowing more about it and seeing what people endured, as difficult as it is, it just seemed like a necessary thing to do. To honor those that perished and suffered. To recognize that this can't happen again. To see and have open dialog and not to cover it up, was impressive to me. So, it is deep and educational. A valuable experience. Note: The price is correct, it seemed very low for an all day tour. You do pay your own train fare ( about 4 euros) and it is nice to tip your guide at the end.
Such a great trip. Our guide, Mike, was the best ever and he made our trip amazing! With such a serious topic, he told the storys of the people who were there with respect. Both before and after the guide showed us how to Get there and back again. I highly recommend!!
Our guide was excellent, as he was English, there was no language barriers. We met at the assigned meeting place and then caught a train to Sachsenhausen. It is about a 20 minute fast paced walked from the railway station to Sachsenhausen. There appeared to be a bus that went past there but this was not referred to. If you are interested in this part of history it is well worth doing this tour. You do need to take your own lunch with you, it was suggested that we purchase a roll or fruit to take with us before catching the train at Berlin's central station. You also need to eat lunch on the run, there is no set time to stop as a group to eat lunch. Even if you have visited a concentration camp before, it is still worth the visit to this one. After returning to the railway station, you are directed on how to get back to your own accommodation rather than return to the original meeting place. Alan and Maureen, Australia
Our guide Jonny was excellent. He provided much information and insight into what happened in the concentration camps. He clearly impressed upon us the horror of the atrocities committed in the concentration camps. This was time well spent and gave us a greater understanding of what daily life would have been like in this terrible place. The memorial serves as a constant reminder of what we should never allow to happen again.
Excellent- very well organised and a super guide- well worth it!!!
This was a very somber tour, of course, but extremely informative. Our tour guide, Jonny, was a gem who knew his stuff.
This was a very sad but moving experience. Finn, our guide, was fantastic and very knowledgable! We would highly recommend this tour --- least we not forget --- hopefully someday we we learn from the horrors of the past!
Johnny was our tour guide. He was very knowledgeable and polite, answering all of our questions. The tour took about 6 hours from start to finish.
We met near the zoo train station and took the train out, and back.
Note: There is a lot of walking, and no place to eat, so they suggest bringing a lunch and some water.
our tour guide Jonny was very knowledgeable with a very friendly and passionate character. He offers a lot more information than i would have otherwise expected which are proven extremely useful for me to understand the whole holocaust/ concentration camp situation.
Absolutely amazing. Daniel our tour guide was our best tthroughout Europe.
We did book (and pay) for this tour, but unfortunately arrived at the meeting place too late, due to unfamiliarity with the U and S-bahn systems! (Remedied by a sharp learning curve!) Another guide for a different tour group tried to link us up - but to no avail. So we took ourselves to Oranienburg independently and then on to Sachsenhausen. Very glad we did - very worthwhile visit and as expected extremely thought-provoking. Can't really rate the group experience but can definitely recommend the visit.
The tour guide was very knowledgeable. Very interesting andgut wrenching at the same time.
Very chilling yet totally fascinating. We had johnny as our guide who was great. Amazing day well spent. I would say put this walking tour at the top of your list of things to do when visiting Berlin
We were so glad we had Torben as our guide, especially compared to how much less complete, interesting, and informative we think the experience would have been as a self-guided or audio tour. In addition to his thorough and balanced insights as an actual historian himself, our guide's knowledge gave a well rounded perspective on time period as a whole! Also, his deft gauging of our interests (and energy level) enabled him to "triage" visits to the areas and exhibits of the camp in a way that matched our group's pace while providing thorough coverage--a great skill in such a long and overwhelmingly rich walking tour. We only wish we had more days in Berlin to enjoy other walking tours he leads.
we took this tour in april and were glad we took the tour rather than doing it on our own. you will learn so much more with the tour. our guide, ryan, was fantastic. he knew so much and shared it so well! i will highly recommend taking this tour to anyone.
We spent 3 nights in Berlin and pre-booked this tour as my husband and I were really interested in visiting a concentration camp. It was very interesting. Our tour guide, Mike, was very informative! Great walking tour!
I did the tour with Finn and it was fabulous, he was an excellent guide and very well informed which included a real sensitivity about the happenings at the camp. He recommended the name of books to do with the concentration camp topics one I have read and he has already emailed the name of the other. Top notch tour would recommend to anyone. Well done Finn.