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.
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.
kathleen.cordiner United Kingdom
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.
Incredible!! MIKE was fantastic!! Very knowledgeable and experienced. Powerful and sad experience.
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
Excellent guides. Awesome experience despite the somber nature of this Camp and the History. The day was cold and miserable which led to the atmosphere and was a glimpse of what the prisoners might have had to deal with weather related. Lots of outside walking and overall so glad we spent the day doing this. Well organized and easy to navigate.
This is a very real tour of what a Concentration Camp was like to both live and die in. As such it is wrong to use the word enjoyable in describing such a sombre experience but it was interesting and very well presented by tour guide JJ who led our tour. I could not fault this tour in any way from organisation to customer care throughout as well as the expert knowledge that was shared with the group.
Very informative tour done in a very respectful way. Your guide Jared was very knowledgeable. Would definitely recommend
Celia was very well informed had a great pace and was entertaining. We would highly recommend this tour. Dress warm and be ready to walk.
This is a tour everyone should try and do when on a Berlin city break. It was very emotional and made one feel very humble when we were shown the terrible conditions people had gone through to try and stay alive, or not as in some cases. Our guide Barry was phenomenal and very passionate about the whole tour. He was so knowledgeable and tried to involve everyone during the day with giving their opinions and putting forward their views. I would definitely recommend this tour and if you get Barry as your guide, then it's a double whammy.
Highly emotive and interesting with lots of information and detailed insight. Barry (from Wexford) was an amazing tour guide and was so clever and informed and was also really friendly and helpful of everyone on the tour re where to go, galleries, bars etc. Can and #39;t recommend this tour and Barry as guide highly enough
Very interesting trip. Excellent guide. Taylor knew his subject. Just wrap up warm and take something to eat and drink.
Fantastic tour! Our guide Michael told a fascinating and in-depth story that was easy to follow and engaging. Would definitely recommend if you've got an interest in history.
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.