• 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

Samantha H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

Our guide, Ronan, was just brilliant. Knowledgeable and approachable. A very sad and moving day but well worth it. Fascinating.

lwhite.foxxy

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

Awesome, emotional, moving...yes, depressing though a eye opener to what happened.
Excellent historical references.
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Wikus.vdl

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

A must when you are visiting Berlin. Somber at times but worth the trip. Prepare to be out most of the day. Excellent guide.

david e

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

very sombre. interesting insight into the strategic planning of these camps

Mark R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

Absolutely fascinating...really was a walk back in time...and going on a wet grey day in January really accentuated the mood. Guide was fantastic - Mike. A must see when in Berlin

Roberta M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

This was a super emotional and informative tour. The guide was very knowledgeable and the camp is definitely something everyone should see/experience.

jbwhite

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

Very moving experance with a good guide. Tought my daughters how brutal war can be.

Mary B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

Our guide for this tour, Michael, was outstanding. His knowledge of German history was impressive and he did an excellent job explaining the history of the camp and its place in the Holocaust. This was, of course, a very sobering experience. Having a knowledgable guide made it very valuable. He was also very friendly and personable guiding us on the trip from Berlin and back.

suzanne h

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

Really interesting trip, which was mainly due to the amazing guide we had. Roman knew just how to give us enough interesting and Useful information so that the day became incredible and a great learning experience that will stick with me for a long time. Definitely recommend it

Marjorie R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

This was a very informative walking tour. Our guide, Ronan, was excellent and really knew the history behind this tour. We would highly recommend this tour for anyone who wants to be more educated in this horrific part of history.

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