This tour was well worth a trip to. I did not know much about this camp but certainly did once I left it. Our guide Nikolai was a very lovely man and really know his history and the knowledge he had was great. He told us a bit about himself also which was interesting and nice to hear. Would advise you to do it but go with a tour guide.
We were so pleased that we took this opportunity and would recommend others to do the same. Brian was our tour guide and he made this day so memorable. He was so knowledgeable and presented the information with such care, we learnt so much. It was thought provoking and handled with dignity. Though l found it emotionally difficult at times I am so glad that we went and would highly recommend that you go if you can.
Jay was such a great tour guide. He has such a great personality and has a wealth of knowledge.
The tour is eye opening and the history is pretty intense but it is a must do.
JJ is a gem! His knowledge and obvious love of Berlin and history made our tour exceptional!
I knew very little about this particular concentration camp and our great guide JJ told us a lot of great information and a lot of the harrowing details that went on within this camp! highly recommended tour!
Whilst this tour was not a fun trip , it was a must do and our guide ( Jamie ) was well informed who relayed information about what actually went on brilliantly , i would highly recommend doing this trip
Our tour guide Jared was well informed and provided a great insight into the camp and the times. he was patient, professional, respectful and answered all questions.
I would recommend this to everyone.
A wonderful experience with a great 'Irish' tour guide. I had never been to a concentration camp before, and , although sobering, it was tremendous.
excellent but sad. Guide was great and this was a well organised tour
Michael was so knowledgable on the camp. You felt that you could ask him anything and he would know the answer. Brilliant experience. A long day with a lot of walking but well worth it.
Enlightening, somber experience. We are glad we did this tour as the guide was very knowledgeable and we learned so much.
we really enjoyed the whole day. JJ was a great guide really friendly and so informative. He also made sure we were all on the right track to get back to our hotels. I recommend the tour great day . With thanks
Jared was our tour guide, and he did an amazing job of contextualizing the site - its history and the atrocities committed here as well as its present use. I thought about just going out to the site on our own but am so glad we booked the tour. We learned a lot going with a guide, his particular interests provided an important critical lens for the site, and it simplified travel going with someone who knew how to navigate trains and buses to Oranienburg.
Our guide for this tour, Jared, studied undergraduate neuroscience and anthropology and came to Germany for graduate school. His study of the science of identity, empathy, and post traumatic stress disorder provided an important lens for this site.
Among the thoughts he shared is the insight that the grammar of culture is story, but few of us ever take a class that unpacks and analyzes those stories that structure our cultural identities. The stories we tell and the language we use are not neutral and it is important to think critically about them. He also pointed out that genocide is a cultural innovation, only present in the human record for our most recent 10,000 years. As such, it is learned and can be unlearned. That's why it is important to visit sites like this one and learn about history.
This tour was exceptional. Don't hesitate to book!
Such trips need the best guides and we had one in Maria. She was really amazing with all the facts she shared with us and without this extensive historical views, the trip would have not bee the time. It was a lot of walking and we were extremely grateful to Maria to keep going with the facts even with the exceptional heat wave that covered Berlin for the two days.
Jamie was an excellent guide, knew his stuff, was polite, helpful and we really enjoyed the tour because of him.
I would definately recommend this tour. Very knoweldgable tour guide. Had an absolutely fascination and thought provoking walk around the concentration camp. You can not imagine all the terrible things that happened to the prisoners. I just pray something like this never happens again.
My tip is wear comfortable shoes and bring an umbrella if weather not looking great!
We had Jan as our quide. He was great. Tour was awesome and very interesting. Make sure to bring some snacks and drinks with you. Also prepare to walk a lot so go with good shoes.
Loretta T United Kingdom
Great Tour, very informative, would highly reccommend
Well worth a visit. Very emotional and confronting at times but the memorials are displayed very respectfully. Our guide was Phil and he was brilliant! His wealth of knowledge was incredible. Highly recommend this tour!
Our guide, Jan was superb. He related the information very well. His English expression is superb.
As dark and disturbing as the subject matter on this tour is, it was well worth the time spent to learn more about the concentration camps and this one in particular. Adrian, my tour guide, is a fountain of information. Really taught me more than just WHAT happened, but also taught WHY these things happened from a Sociological standpoint.
A confronting and thoughtful experience. A reminder that the past can be recreated if we are not very careful.
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