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Discover Sachsenhausen, one of the first concentration camps established by Nazi Germany’s Third Reich, on this guided, 6-hour trip from Berlin. Listen as an expert historian details the facts surrounding the camp’s creation, as well as a timeline of the atrocities that took place here. Today, this entire location serves as a national memorial to the prisoners who lived and died here. Learn about Germany during the days of the Third Reich and explore the various locations inside the camp, like the command headquarters, execution trench and much more. 

Highlights

  • 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

Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp Tour from Berlin

Visit Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp on this day trip

This tour begins with a meet and greet with the guide in either West Berlin at the Zoologischer Garten train station or in East Berlin at the Hackescher Markt train station. Then it’s approximately a 45-minute ride to the Sachsenhausen Memorial and Museum in Oranienburg. 

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.

Customer Reviews

Paul G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

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.

C E H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Brian was a great tour guide. Would definitely recommend this trip. Fantastic value for money.

Edward D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

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.

Lottie H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

The guide JJ was very good.

Simon G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

What an excellent tour this was! Caesar our tour guide was full of knowledge being able to recount the history in an empathetic way.

johnrussopt

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

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.

kathleen.cordiner United Kingdom

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

First class tour with an excellent guide, Taylor. His knowledge was amazing and was very good at explaining everything. Also he had a friendly and approachable attitude. My only concern that there was no mention of the amount of walking involved in this tour - this was not a problem for any of the group we were with but I could foresee difficulties if people had any walking disabilities. I would most certainly recommend the tour to others.

Maria A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

Punctual, easy, interesting and entertaining. I recommend.

ROB USA

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

Incredible!! MIKE was fantastic!! Very knowledgeable and experienced. Powerful and sad experience.

Benjamin L E T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

A sobering place to visit given its history. Our tour leaders were very informative and helpful. Certainly a place to visit whilst you are in Berlin

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