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I have never taken an organized tour to a concentration camp before. I usually go on my own so I can go at my own pace and reflect, but I am glad I took this one. The camp was huge and hard to cover in one day, so having a guide to explain things and ask questions of was very helpful. Our guide, Taylor, was exceptionally good and knowledgeable about the camp and World War II. He pointed out or explained things that you wouldn't necessarily find in a guidebook or on the audio tour. I think if I had gone on my own I would have missed some things or might not have been able to cover as much ground. Those on the tour should be aware that once we arrived at the station, we walked the distance to the camp, just at the internees would have upon their arrival (reflective time). It is probably about 1.5 miles. Some people were able to take the bus back to the station (since we were on our feet almost the full day--they tell us to pack our own lunch), but since it runs only about once an hour, it was very crowded. I think that is why they don't rely on the bus to take you to the camp. (The camp was well attended on a weekday, so I wonder why the schedule is so infrequent.) All in all, a very well organized tour, very informative and very efficiently run. (Taylor was very good in making sure that each person knew where to leave the train on their return to Berlin, which I thought was very considerate.)
A must-see for all. Necessary to understand the past and the present.
Be certain to get a three zone rail ticket and to take food and drink on tour.
The tour guide was very knowledgeable and had a deep appreciation for the emotions behind a very difficult topic. We highly recommend Nickolay.
A very interesting tour with the aid of a very helpful tour guide! I highly recommend this tour.
Great historical activity to get a true sense of the inner workings of the Nazi wea. Cesar was an amazing guide with great knowledge and helful inofmration as well. Do this.
this tour is a must for anybody visiting berlin. while the subject may be sensitive, we had a fantastic guide named Michael who not only talked to us with great knowledge about Sachsenhausen but was a perfect host to his group from the meeting point until our return.
Our tour guide Taylor gave great insight to a horrific era and made our trip go smoothly. Thanks!
Our tour guide was the tall, and personable man from London, Michael. What a good tour guide he was. This was my first tour ever. He was funny, engaged, personable, and very knowledgeable about Sachsenhausen. He appreciated our questions and kept us together as one group. I was able to relax and focus on what Michael was teaching us about German history that I never knew until this tour. Do not pass up this tour. It was fascinating, unique, and completely fascinating and a bit sad though too at times to hear some of the stories and facts of this concentration camp. Do not pass this up. It is worth every penny and it will stay with you.
Awesome tour. The tour guide was great and really helped us understand the kinds of things that went on in this place.
Really great day out! Our tour guide was extremely knowledgeable about the history of the Camp and was able to give a great insight in to what happened and the experiences of the people sent there. Highly recommended tour!!
This was an excellent trip, very well organised. Our Trip Guide "Roy", was fantastic, he excelled himself with knowledge, he was very thourough and looked after all 17 of his charges. Roy made our trip, he was excellent.
Sachsenhausen was exactly what we expected, a very sad place of history.
The tour was well organised from start to finish and represented great value for money. We found the booking process with Viator very easy. Our guide Cesar was very professional and gave a balanced informative tour.
This tour was made better by the knowledge of the tour guide. He was unbelievable and covered a range of topics that kept everybody engaged. What can you say about a concentration camp. Very gruesome and not many highlights to discuss. Well worth it the see what conditions these people were put in