A completely fantastic day trip. Utterly informative and intense at the same time. Our guide was tremendous, sensitive and knowledgable. I would thoroughly recommend visiting this site as part of any trip to Berlin.
Our guide John or IN was great. Full of great stories about prisoners from the camp. Only thing he walks SO FAST. Out group was 5 people and he easily could've lost us bc he was moving fast. He was great just please slow down for people that can't practically run to and through the camp. This is ABOUT 5 HOUR WALKING TOUR. But worth the achy feet at the end.
Highly recommend this trip. Our guide was JJ AKA John O'Leary who was excellent at pacing the 6 hour tour on an extremely freezing day. He was highly informative and clearly passionate about sharing his knowledge regarding the good and the shameful periods of Berlin's history. Any questions he answered confidently to the best of his knowledge. I particularly liked how he honoured individuals who died at the camp by naming them or giving examples of incidents/events that too place. Although only a few names out of thousands, it brought home the reality of what had taken place at the camp.
Enjoyed JJ as a guide so booked the Berlin Walk with him.
Mind-blowing experience to relive a heinous period in history. Our tour guide was extremely knowledgeable and intelligent. The whole tour was highly thought-provoking and, at times, brought tears to my eyes. Yes, the historical events behind the site were sad, depressing, and violent but every human being should know them, lest we forget. If your are touring in winter, make sure you have plenty of layers on, together with a scarf, a pair of gloves, and, ideally, a trapper hat because of the wind-chill factor.
JJ was a really great guide, provided a huge amount of historical insight into what went on at Sachsenhausen. The group was split into two, so wasn't too big, and catching the train was a breeze. The only downsides were you didn't get to explore the entire camp, there were a few buildings and sections we didn't get to see infirmary barracks and the Soviet section. If you want to see it all, I would go their on your own and pay for the audio guide. However, having the tour guide was invaluable and you got a lot more information and stories. Also remember to pickup some lunch, there isn't really anywhere to eat there.
This tour is a must for anyone who has never been to a concentration camp. Even if you have been to other camps, it is still very interesting. Our guide Maria was very informative and the tour was well paced. If you wish to stay on after the tour finishes, your guide will be able to tell you how to get back to your hotel.
The tour was excellent mainly due to our guide Michael. Michael was not just giving a guided tour, it was obvious that he has a passion for the history of Sachsenhausen, his knowledge of the camp and other information regarding the war was amazing. A really worth while trip.
Des and Catherine O'Brien, Dublin
This was an amazing trip! It was easy to meet up with the group and our guide Cesar was so knowledgable about every aspect of WWII and answered every question flawlessly. Please go with this tour it is very worth your time and money.
I enjoy taking time to get to know the history of a city when I visit a new one, and Sachsenhausen is a huge part of the history of not only Berlin, but Germany as a whole. Our tour guide, Maria, was wonderful. She knows the camp and its history so well and her delivery was very personal. She also welcomed my questions when I approached her as we walked back to the station on the way back into the city.
Thank you very much this was most certainly the highlight of my trip.
Excellent tour to take. Even though it was cold and raining all day, overcome by an outstanding, knowledgeable English speaking guide 'CESAR'. He is a History major and he shared his knowledge. Highly recommend this tour and guide. 5 star
My son and his wife did this tour and they loved it. It was fascinating and the guide was brilliant. Would certainly use this tour guide again.
Our tour guide Lorna was extremely knowledgeable. Her voice projection was excellent and no matter where I stood I could hear her. The tour was long but because it was made up of different stages broken up by exhibitions it really didn't seem that long. A highly recommended tour!!
It was a cold and rainy day, which was quite fitting for where we were. But our guide was incredible. He was very helpful with the trains and then was very knowledgeable on the tour. I learned a great deal from our guide. He did a great job.
Maria was amazing! She had the correct balance between being informative and sensitive on the subject. This tour was chilling and eye opening. A must see!
Nickolai was an amazing tour guide on this very sobering tour of Sachsenhausen. He was very friendly, personable and above all, extremely knowledgeable. He provided so much insight, history and information and in a very respectful way. I highly recommend taking this tour and if Nickolai is your guide, even better!
great learning experience a must visit when you are in Berlin. We conveniently met the guide at the metro station and we all left together for Sachsenhausen.
Great tour and a must do if you are in Berlin. Our guide, Jaime, was fantastic. Very knowledgable about the camp and German history. This tour was well worth the time and money.
This tour is a must do as it is a part of history that nobody should ignore or forget. Our tour guide, Pip, was very knowledgeable and informative, treating a difficult issue with sensitivity and compassion. The only problem we had was that her voice did not always carry well so at times we weren't able to hear what she was saying.
Jamie was an excellent guide. He was very knowledgeable about Sachsenhausen and the Nazi era generally. He also helped me with some questions about finding my way around Berlin. I hope he continues to lead these tours, for the sake of other travelers.
an excellent tour guide, he was full of interesting information and enthusiasm - would definitely recommend this tour