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Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen
Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen

Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen

Free admission
Daily 8:30am-6pm (until 4:30pm Oct 15-March 14)
Straße der Nationen 22, Berlin, Germany, 16515

The Basics

Inside Sachsenhausen, a collection of exhibits allow you to explore sites such as the barracks, prison, kitchen, and commandant’s offices. While entry to Sachsenhausen is free, a guided tour provides additional insight into the history of Nazi Germany and further illuminates the lives of prisoners who were once held at the camp. Most tours of the solemn memorial site leave from Berlin, including private and small-group excursions that offer a personalized experience.

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Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp Memorial Tour from Berlin
Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp Memorial Tour from Berlin
US$29,52 per adult
Traveler Favorite
A sad Sunday but important to see
The tour guide Xavier was personable, knowledgeable and caring. At the end of the tour he ensured that I got on the correct train to take me back to my desired destination.
David_P, Oct 2021

Recent reviews from experiences in Berlin

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Great visit in Berlin / Sachsenhausen
Dorthe_T, Oct 2021
Private Tour: Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp Memorial from Berlin
Great tour and a very experienced guide who could make complicated matters simple and exciting even during heavy rains and storms😊🏆
star-5
Absolutely brilliant, couldn’t recommend highly enough!
Sarah_H, Oct 2021
Private Tour to Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp Memorial (With Licensed Guide)
Stephen was a fantastic tour guide, so accommodating, great sense of humour and super patient! We had a little boy with us and Stephen was brilliant with him! His knowledge about Sachsenhausens was impressive and the way he brought this fairly intense history across couldn’t have been any better! Highly highly recommend!
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Ciarán was an excellent...
Michelle_J, Oct 2021
Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp Memorial Tour from Berlin
Ciarán was an excellent guide. Knowledgeable, sensitive, engaging. a difficult experience but worthwhile and important.
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Excellent
Kristin_Q, Oct 2021
Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp Memorial Tour from Berlin
Our guide was very knowledgeable. He had so many stong stories and made our trip an even more engaging.
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Amazing tour guide
Jay_L, Oct 2021
Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp Memorial Tour from Berlin
Amazing tour guide with a wealth of knowledge. Highly recommended if you are visiting Berlin for a couple days.
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A moving experience
Kathy_B, Sep 2021
Sachsenhausen-Oranienburg Memorial Tour From Berlin
Our guide, Ernistina, made this experience truly exceptional. Her knowledge and insights about the history of the camp, as well as the history which led up to Nazi Germany, and then the aftermath of the Soviet control of East Germany, made this one of the best tours I’ve taken in Europe. I highly recommend this tour especially if you can have Ernistina as your guide.
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A must informative tour !
Alex_M, Oct 2021
Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp Memorial Tour from Berlin
Great tour around the camp and guide was very informative so much great information. Definitely recommend!
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Our guide Paul was great!
Glenn_M, Jul 2021
The Memorial Tour: Visit to Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp (licensed guide)
Our guide Paul's experience and knowledge was great! Would be good if he wore a uniform or something less casual so we could identify him. But he knows so much! He shared so much.
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The tour was amazing....
Chase_S, Oct 2021
Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp Memorial Tour from Berlin
The tour was amazing. Definitely get the most of your money. Something I think everyone should be in there lifetime. Nicholas, our guide, was a historian who was extremely knowledgeable and entertaining. 10/10 recommended
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Nice experience
Nikolaos_K, Jul 2021
Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp Memorial Walking Tour
It was an amazing experience, surely I recommend it to explore the concentration camp with with these guides.
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Experience
Trinidad_S, Jul 2021
Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp Memorial Walking Tour
Great experience. The guide was really well informed and super friendly. I really recommend the visit to anyone interested in history.
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Must do
James_D, Sep 2021
The Memorial Tour: Visit to Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp (licensed guide)
Easy place to meet our guide, Paul, who was from Ireland and spoke perfect English. We happen to be the only family on the tour. Right away Paul was super friendly and helped us get our train tickets. His insight, demeanor and conversation with us was very nice and comforting. On our trip to the camp he gave us facts and overview of the regime which was spot on. At the entry to the camp he continued to give us info and walked us through the camp giving us time to take photos and look around. We took bathroom breaks and had time to rest if we wanted. You need to be able to walk for a few hours. The camp itself is sombering and heartfelt. Walking through a place and time which so many people lost their lives unfairly and honoring them in a way to keep their memory alive. Again Paul was amazing guide and super friendly. He was A+ guide. His personal stories and talks were good and we enjoyed sharing our life stories with him.

Things to Know Before You Go

  • Allow about two hours to fully explore the site, and wear comfortable shoes for walking between exhibits.

  • The memorial site is a somber place that invites reflection; remember to be respectful.

  • Most of Sachsenhausen is wheelchair accessible.

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How to Get There

Sachsenhausen is located in Oranienburg, roughly one hour by train and 40 minutes by road from central Berlin. To get there via public transit, take the metro (S-Bahn) to Oranienburg from downtown Berlin, then walk 20 minutes or take bus 804 to the memorial site.

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When to Get There

The Sachsenhausen memorial is open year-round. Much of the site is outdoors, so dress for the weather if you plan to visit during winter. The library and archive are open Tuesday through Friday, while the open-air exhibits and memorial are open daily.

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Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp History

The camp was built by prisoners in the summer of 1936 and was used to train SS officers who went on to command other Nazi concentration camps. A total of 105,000 people died at Sachsenhausen-Oranienburg during World War II, and in January 1945, just months before the site was liberated by the Allies in April, more than 65,000 men and women prisoners were here.

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