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commentOffered in: English

Overview

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 there. Today, the site serves as a national memorial to the prisoners who lived and died here, and on your visit you'll explore the various locations inside the camp, like the command headquarters and execution trench, and learn about Germany during the rule of the Third Reich.
  • 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
Begin your tour with a guide meet and greet at Zoologischer Garten train station or Hackescher Markt train station. Then it’s approximately a 45-minute ride to the Sachsenhausen Memorial and Museum in Oranienburg.

More than 200,000 people were imprisoned in Sachsenhausen 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.

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. Your tour ends with a return train trip to Berlin.

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W
, Nov 2018

The tour was interesting, fascinating, sad, and lightning, informative and heartbreaking. Our tour guide Ronan was well-informed and had lots of information to share during this tour. This is a tour that involves a lot of walking. Come prepared.

A
, Nov 2018

Definately worth the money and time. Mike our tour guide was great and very informative and detailed account delivered throughout every part of it. Very bitterly cold in November but somewhat felt even colder on the grounds of the camp so ensure your fully prepared if your visiting around this time with good walking shoes.

E
, Oct 2018

Josh was excellent. He provided information in a very balanced way, detailing the horrors with positive stories. An understanding and sensitive visit was had to this memorial.

M
, Oct 2018

We had an amazing experience with a great guide. I highly recommend. Bring lunch and be ready to walk.

K
, Oct 2018

We were so lucky to have Pip as our guide. She was so knowledgeable, interesting and also entertaining. It was an intense experience but well worthwhile. Thank you

J
, Sep 2018

My friends and I chose this excursion on our recent trip to Berlin and so glad we did. Our tour guide, Josh, was extremely knowledgeable and really brought this visit alive for us. He was totally versed in the history of this time period and explained everything on this concentration camp, occupants and guards. Very sobering and depressing, but necessary to visit here to remember this terrible period in the worlds history. I would definitely recommend this trip.

m
, Sep 2018

Lots of walking so wear really comfortable shoes! You will travel by train with your guide - so an additional cost of train ticket worth 7 Euro is not included in this. Our guide Phil was very knowledgeable, passionate about history, answered questions succinctly. A long day but worth it.

B
, Sep 2018

A somber place to visit but worth the experience. If you get Campbell as your guide, you will be lucky because he is superb and his knowledge of the site amazing!!

J
, Aug 2018

My expectations were high but Sachsenhausen did not manage to reach out and touch me. The guide was extremely knowledgeable but there is absolutely nothing to see. It is only when the tour comes to an end that you get to see some bunk beds and two dissection tables. Otherwise you just find yourself walking through what used to be this infamous site and listening to an extremely detailed account about the purpose of the camp, the evolution of the concept of a concentration camp etc. If you have been to Auschwitz, I suggest you dedicate the long morning to some other interesting site in Berlin.

C
, Aug 2018

Not bad.


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