5 star rating: Highly Recommended 48 Reviews

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  • Location: Berlin, Germany
  • Duration:  6 hours (approx.)
Take a tour of Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp on a full-day trip from Berlin, with an expert historian as your guide. Handling the sensitive nature of the tour with skill, your guide will bring the harrowing – and heartbreaking -- history of the Nazi concentration camp alive. Hear how Sachsenhausen was set up in the early days of the Third Reich (the era of Nazi Germany) and listen to tales of prisoner bravery as well as their eventual fates. The fascinating insight includes visits to all the main sites of interest, like the punishment cells and gas chambers.


  • Full-day trip to Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp from Berlin
  • Explore the camp with an expert historian as your guide
  • See Sachsenhausen’s main sites of interest like 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

What You Can Expect

Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp Tour from Berlin

Day Trip to Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp

Meet your host in either the east or west of the city – the choice is yours – and then travel together by train (own expense). Your destination is the town of Oranienburg (just less than an hour away) to visit Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp, one of the first Nazi concentration camps to be set up during the Third Reich.

Meet your guide and then head inside the camp grounds to learn about the atrocities that once took place here. Holding both political prisoners and groups defined as ‘racially inferior,’ Sachsenhausen was created to hide away Berlins ‘anti-social elements’ before the city hosted the 1936 Olympic Games. In its horrific heyday, it housed some 200,000 prisoners, of which nearly 50,000 were killed.

Hear tales of the SS – the group that provided security for the Nazi party -- and of its notorious leader Heinrich Himmler (who helped set up Sachsenhausen) while seeing the site’s punishment cells, gas chambers and the pit where bodies were unceremoniously left to rot. While the sight of these places can be overwhelming, your guide will help put their history into context -- bringing the horrors of the Nazi regime alive in a powerful yet sensitive way.

Learn of Sachsenhausen’s better-known prisoners, like Stalin’s son, and of the mind-bogglingly brave British Marine Commandos who valiantly tried to escape.Visit the Jewish barracks, station Z, the soviet special camp 1/7, the infirmary and pathology laboratory, the commander's house, as well as the officiers 'casino' dubbed the 'green monster'. You'll also hear about the system of sub-camps and work-stations radiating from this location.

At the end of your time at Sachsenhausen, meet your host and return to Berlin by train (own expense), finishing your day trip in either east or west Berlin.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2014

Excellent tour, very moving about how prisoners where treated during and even before the war

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2014

This tour was amazing! Guide very friendly, yet professional and very knowledgeable. So glad I booked this tour, it was emotional and seeped in history, well worth it while in Berlin.

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