• Location: Berlin, Germany
  • Duration: 6 hours (approx.)
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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.

Highlights

  • 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

What You Can Expect

Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp Tour from Berlin

Visit Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp on this day trip

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.

Customer Reviews

mickhesketh

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2018

Our tour of Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp helped us understand the events of WWII and the sheer devastation. Jamie was our guide and did an excellent job in conveying how traumatic life as Sachsenhausen would have been. While it is hard to provide commentary on the tour, Jamie our guide was knowledgeable, thoughtful and considerate to the subject and his participants. I would recommend the tour to anyone

Rahul s

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2018

everyone should do this to learn about the history

curious traveler

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

Brian was highly knowledgeable and related well to group members. He spoke loudly and clearly with an almost inexhaustable supply of information. There was much to see and do, but he kept to the schedule, helping us to follow through on planned evening activities. He suggested I return to the train station by bus as the return walk was quite long. I was grateful to avoid the drenching rain.

KablammoNick

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

Absolutely fantastic guide. Well experienced with the history and anecdotes of the region.

Leif K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

Visiting Berlin with some time to spare you should visit Sachsenhausen. I did my tour with my 14 year old daughter and we both found the tour very interesting. Our tourguide, Phil, was highly skilled and engaged.

Karen M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

Excellent guide and tour - highly recommended.

Christopher R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

This tour was amazing!

Paul

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

Excellent. Good tour guide, but a lot of walking because the camp is a mile from the train station.

Janet P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

Excellent tour, wonderful informed guide. Would highly recommend.

Ray G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

Educational, moving, compelling and a necessary step in understanding the history of Germany and WWII. It is also important to experience the great art, literature, music and scientific research that makes Germany a great country in visits to other museums.

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