- 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.
Great tour. Very informative.
Jared our guide was outstanding, full of knowledge. Highly recommend.
Very interesting visit, and our guide in Spanish, Celia was very knowledgeable, she provide us with a lot of information. Excellent option.
Very interesting. Great insights by our guide Edward. Highly recommended. Beware - you are on your feet a long time and bring drinks and snacks with you as there aren't many places along the way to buy things.
Excellent trip. This was a trip you could make on your own, but you gain a much better understanding having a guide. The guide meets you at the station, is with you on the train and then walks with you to the Camp. Our guide John from Dublin was excellent, he was so animated that you really got a feeling for what the prisoners went through. It is a long day, with a lot of walking and was cold when we went, so wrap up warm. It is also advisable to take some food. Make sure that you purchase the right train ticket - you need all three zones. You could wait until you meet your guide and then he/she will advise you.
Brian was a great tour guide. Would definitely recommend this trip. Fantastic value for money.
Brilliant, highly recommended, our guide JohnJJ was brilliant, he was funny, very polite, made sure we all stayed together!! Johns knowledge was fantastic he made sure we could all hear him, he showed us what we needed to see, he was great. This is the way to do Berlin if you don't have a lot of time, definitely give it a go.
The guide JJ was very good.
What an excellent tour this was! Caesar our tour guide was full of knowledge being able to recount the history in an empathetic way.
Very well done and informative. You need a tour guide for this place, you aren't able to grasp the whole scope of the camp without the tour guides. Would recommend to anyone whose in Berlin and wants to learn about Sachsenhausen and the Holocaust/Concentration Camps/WW2.