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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

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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

Louis K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2017

This was a wonderful tour. John Jehrome was our guide and he was so knowlegable. He had such a high respect for the Camp and the history surrounding it. I did not read the important fact that told me I would need and ABC ticket, but we bought the proper ticket at the station before heading off on the train ride for the tour. The only thing I would emphasize that, in addition to the waling tour of the camp, you need to be prepared for a 15 minute minimum brisk walk through the town to get to the camp. My wife has a bad knee and that walk was hard for her. The camp tour was fine because we walked, stopped and talked throughout the length of the tour. The guides also recommended that we bring water and a snack to take during the break. All in all, I highly recommend this tour.

Oliver K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2017

A truly memorable and somber experience, my tour guide Mike was excellent I would highly recommend this tour for any person as it highlights and informs about a part of history that should never be forgotten

Alan S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2017

The tour to Sachsenhausen was led by JJ who made the day very memorable and moving. His stories about the inmates experiences were capturing, fascinating and at times motivational. I visited this site before the fall of the Berlin Wall when the message was focussed on Red Army propaganda so it was good to see there has been investment in remembering those incarcerated here through a wider perspective, a message that JJ got over really well. I would thoroughly recommend this tour, enjoyable is the wrong word and enlightening does not give it justice... you have to experience the place before you can try to understand the suffering that occurred there.

John S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

Amazing. Jamie was very knowledgeable and it was fascinating to me - historical perspective. Be warned that the tour is 6 hours and lots of walking - about 80℅ outside. If u are ok with this then it is the tour to go on! Bring a sack lunch with you and appropriate clothing for the elements.

jess87

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

Rachel was awesome! Really knew her stuff, very friendly and organised! Definately recommend. Thanks

Lynda M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

We had a great tour guide JJ or John he was well organised, really helpful and kept telling us where we were going and making sure that we all stayed in a group. The knowledge John was able to share with us about Sachsenhausen was raw, imformative, and truthful. I could only imagine what the prisoners in the camp went through it would have been the worst 6 years for those that were lucky to survive. I would recommend this tour- it really gave a lot of understanding to how terrible the holocaust was. Meeting point was easy to get too and John informed us to buy lunch at the station as there was no where to purchase food at sachsenhausen.

Karlie V

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

This was a truly unforgettable experience. We went on this tour from Berlin hoping to understand what happened by seeing things firsthand. Our tour guide Jared was absolutely amazing! He knew his stuff! He made sure to take the time to introduce himself, shared background information, and made everyone feel comfortable. Starting with the trip to the camp, which is about an hour trip using public transit, Jared was teaching us. We highly recommend this to anyone, and ask for Jared!

Susana R South Africa

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

Visiting Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp was very emotional. Our guide Michael was very informative and told us interesting stories about the Holocaust and the II World War. I recommend to do this tour.

dora

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

Anyone remotely interested in history should see this

Jennifer K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

Excellent tour and fabulous guide

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