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This was a fascinating tour even though the subject matter was harrowing. Our tour guide, Finn, was very knowledgeable about the camp, the history of the time, as well as the political landscape of Germany over the last 65 years. He was also very solicitous about the slower members of his group! A very interesting and thought provoking trip.
This was a very moving tour and informative. Many things that I did not know of concentration camps. A great glimpse into a different time and human nature. Finn our tour guide was very knowledgeable and handled the often difficult material with sensitivity and professionalism. This is not to be missed. (bring your walking shoes - a lot of walking)
Incredible - horrifying but important. Had a fantastic tour guide too (Maria)
Brilliant, very informative tour. Cezar is very knowledgeable and enthusiastic.
Excellent tour, very moving about how prisoners where treated during and even before the war
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.
Our guide, Roy obviously loves history, as he described the politics behind events and encouraged questions and participant insights. However, his toughest job was to keep counting the people in our group as we all got sidetracked. Roy made sure we all experienced some of most of the camp, which ended up a tight schedule. I arranged this with my mother, aunt and sister as we all agreed that we needed to see and understand what happened. I appreciated the guidance, but next time, I will go on my own and spend the entire day with the experience.
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.