- Full-day trip to Sachsenhausen concentration camp from Berlin
- Explore the camp with an expert historian as your guide
- Visit sites such as the punishment cells and gas chambers
- Hear tales of prisoner bravery as well as the chilling atrocities that took place at the camp
- Learn about Germany during the days of the Third Reich
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What You Can Expect
The guide will provide a detailed tour of the former Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp.
More than 200,000 people were imprisoned here between 1936 and 1945. At first, the prisoners were primarily political opponents of the Nazi regime. However, people that were defined by the National Socialists as racially or biologically inferior were later included.
By 1939, there were a large number of citizens from the occupied European states imprisoned here. Tens of thousands of people died of starvation, disease, forced labor and mistreatment, or they were victims of the systematic extermination by the Schutzstaffel, or the SS. Thousands of other prisoners died during the “death marches” that followed the evacuation of the camp in April of 1945. At that time, approximately 3,000 sick prisoners, along with the doctors and nurses who had stayed behind in the camp, were freed by Soviet and Polish soldiers.
Not for the faint of heart, this tour features a visit to the punishment cells, gallows, gas chambers and burial pits located inside the prison. Hear stories of prisoner bravery as well as the chilling atrocities that took place at the camp — which now serves as a national memorial to the prisoners who lived and died here.
The tour ends with a return train trip to Berlin.
The tour was very well organized and tour guide was very helpful, it was a large group but he managed it well and we did not feel that we missed anything.
Rachel was great. Well organised, enough information.
Very well organized. Jared our guide was full of knowledge and passion. He taught me a lot. Maybe too much as we did not have much time to explore the camp at all. But this one can do one ones own if one wanted.
Only think he forgot at the end that it was Monday so all of us who got directions for various museums after the tour did so in vain!
I did this tour with my 18 year old nephew. We could have easily visited the camp on our own and used the available audio guides but I am so happy we chose this tour instead!!! Our guide, Rachel, was outstanding!!! She conveyed the information in a very real and personal way while always respecting the solemnity of the events that transpired here. Even if you are an independent traveler as I normally am, consider taking this tour. You will not regret it!! Unless you forget to wear comfortable shoes!!!! :-
The tour was great. Our guide, Adrian, was very knowledgeable about the concentration camp and the history of Germany leading up to that time.
Adrian was eloquent and informative. Overall an enjoyable experience.
Excellent tour guide, probably the best of all our tours. He was extremely knowledgeable and gave excellent perspective with respect and consideration of the tragic history of this site. He brought the history to life. Without his perspective, this site would not have been as meaningful.
very interesting and Rachel was the best guide!
Our tour guide Barry, was very informative in regards to the history of the camp. He delivered respectful and thought provoking information. I would highly recommend taking the tour.
Ann - Toronto
A long day but a well worth day out. An extremely interesting a moving experience. Tour Guide Jared very knowledgeable and made the day a rememberable one. Thank you