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Learn about World War II’s Holocaust on this 6-hour tour of Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp from Berlin. Travel by train and take a tour of the site, once one of the most pivotal concentration camps in Nazi Germany. Discover the camp’s history, see the barracks, infirmary, laboratory and cells, and listen to tales of courage and suffering sensitively told by your guide. Learn about the daily routines and fates of the 200,000 people imprisoned here between 1936 and 1945, and visit the intensely poignant site memorials.

Highlights

  • 6-hour Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp Memorial tour from Berlin, with round-trip rail transport
  • Take a walking tour of Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp
  • See the camp entrance, barracks, punishment cells, infirmary and other locations
  • View the experimentation laboratory, execution sites and crematoriums
  • Learn about the camp’s history and hear tales of the courage and endurance of prisoners
  • Visit the memorials to those who suffered and died here
  • Listen to illuminating and sensitive commentary from an expert guide

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What You Can Expect

Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp Memorial Walking Tour

Sachsenhausen, Germany

While the Nazis were hosting the 1936 Olympic games, slave laborers were being forced to build a huge concentration camp just north of Berlin, intended to hold political 'enemies' of the Nazi regime political, racial and 'asocial'. Of the 200,000 people interned, more than 50,000 lost their lives before the camp was liberated by the Soviets in 1945.

The camp was then used by the Soviets until 1950 to detain former Nazis, German soldiers and political opponents of the communists. Many thousands more died from malnutrition and disease.

The key to this walking tour is the informative and illuminating narrative provided by your expert tour guide. During your 3-hour visit to the camp, you'll learn important background history of the site as you walk through the Appellplatz parade ground, the Jewish Barrack, punishment cells, execution grounds and crematorium, Station Z, the Pathology Laboratory and camp hospital.

This tour was researched by historian Gabriel Fawcett, who is publishing an important witness account of the camp. All tour guides have their own special insights into the history of Sachsenhausen, and are experienced in unraveling the complex history of the Third Reich and the Holocaust.

Customer Reviews

Andrew M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Lorna was a terrific tour guide. She was well informed with the facts of the concentration camp as well as other facts pertaining to the 2nd world war and the Nazi party. When asked questions, she had almost every answer and when asked her opinions, she shared he point of view freely. It was clear she is a history major and a very smart young lady.

dgregga

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Thanks to our tour guide Lorna she was a great guide, the knowledge that Lorna had was unbelievable.
This was a very sad experience but on the other hand its something I had to do, every one should experience this tour to keep the memorie alive and not be forgotten.

Chelsea G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

My tour guide was Beth and she was incredible! She was very friendly and super knowledgeable - I think this company requires their tour guides to have a degree in German history which makes me confident that the information given was accurate. Although this concentration camp is now a memorial, you will still get to see the way prisoners lived and get a feel for the terror and brutality that occurred here. Our tour started on the outside of the camp talking about where the SS lived and trained before we went inside. There are 13 exhibits and we had approximately 10 minutes in two of them, therefore, if you want to spend more time reading and seeing artifacts, you will either have to stay behind at the end of the tour or come back another day. Personally, I prefer historical facts presented in more of a storytelling form and Beth exceeded my expectations in how she recreated the realities of the camp. She also focused on details such as the difference between Sachsenhausen and Auschwitz which I felt was very important. This tour requires a LOT of walking and comfortable shoes. If you have trouble with your knees or cannot keep up at a brisk walking pace, I recommend you visit Sachsenhausen on your own. Our group was significantly slowed down by someone with knee problems and it was slightly annoying since there is so much to see in so little time. Overall, a highly recommended tour when visiting Berlin!

Alexynne V

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

It was a very enlightening tour, not exactly the happiest of all tours, mainly because of how devastating it was to hear the stories in the camp. But the tour itself was a breeze. Our tour guide was so awesome and very accommodating. Thanks for the tour!

LAURA K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Great tour although very thought provoking and traumatic at times. Our guide Sam was very knowledgable and spent a lot of time going into great detail regarding events of the war and what went in the concentration camp. Quite a walk from train station to the camp but well worth the money and effort.

Matthew P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

My guide was Pip. I could not have asked for better. She was not just full of knowledge about her subject, but had the rare gift of imparting very complex historical concepts regarding interpretation, memory, meaning, and the use of space in ways that anyone can understand. Those who manage to take this trip with her will learn a lot more than just what happened where at this sad monument to human cruelty. Pip will tell them why it matters, how it came to be, what people have thought about Nazi crimes over time and why the Nazi bureaucracy was able to create a system where ever greater amounts of cruelty and caprice with human life were rewarded, rather than sanctioned.

I cannot recommend Pip highly enough.

Marc F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Excellent tour!!!

Michael S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Our guide Dennis did an excellent job with the tour. We had a large group and it was raining, but he kept us all together. There is a fair amount of walking on this tour, but he gave us quite a bit of history en route. Instead of reciting faceless numbers, he told us one man's journey through the camp. Excellent presentation. Do this if you get a chance. Booking was easy. Make sure to buy your full day train ticket before you go. Tour guides have them available.

Sreebala91

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Beth from Wales was our tour guide. If I can give her a rating higher than 5 stars I would. That and #39;s how excellent a tour guide she was. Her subject knowledge and passion for history was remarkable I would recommend this tour to everyone to see how a few bigoted ideas can cause ripple effect.

Deborah H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

John was an amazing historian. We learned things from this tour that we had not known. Thank-you so much.

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