Berlin Half-Day Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp Tour

 
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Berlin Half-Day Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp Tour

Highlights:

See the "Kapo's" residence

Observe the original gun tower entrance and parade ground

Visit the infirmary and pathology departments, used to carry out autopsies on prisoners who died, and to complete medical experiments

Learn about the security systems of the Camp, which included electrified fences and watchtowers

Observe the disturbing conditions in the Jewish and "forgers" barracks

See the punishment cells, pit, execution area and gallows

Visit the site of the camp brothel

See the unsettling site of the crematorium and "Station Z"

Learn about Russian Special Camp 1/7 post WW2, before the camp was dismantled in 1950

Go to the "Green Monster" SS canteen

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  • Public Tour in English

    Live guide: English

    Duration: 6 hours

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  • Private Group Tour in Spanish, English, Italian

    Live guide: Spanish, English, Italian

    Duration: 6 hours Private tour

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    Live guide: Spanish

    Duration: 6 hours

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Overview:

Visit Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp and learn about the Nazi SS and Gestapo atrocities committed during World War II. See the place where many perished and visit, among others, the punishment cells, execution grounds, and the hospital.

Description:

Learn about a crucial period in history and visit Sachsenhausen, a concentration camp that played a pivotal role in the Holocaust.

Built in the summer of 1936, Sachsenhausen initially facilitated the removal of "antisocial" elements of society, as Berlin hosted the spectacular Olympic Games. During the Third Reich more than 200,000 people were imprisoned here by the Nazis, of which some 50,000 were brutally murdered. Sachsenhausen differs to Auschwitz, which implemented the Nazi’s policy of racial genocide. Sachsenhausen victims were a mix of political opponents, and only later groups defined as racially or biologically inferior, mostly from the newly occupied territories of Nazi dominated Europe.

Hear stories of valor from the British Royal Marine Commandos that refused to have their will broken. Learn the fate of Stalin's son, where, as Hitler's personal prisoner, he was detained in isolation for 5 years before his execution. Explore the attempted use of death marches to murder remaining survivors before Soviet liberation. later, visit the punishment cells, execution grounds, crematorium, Pathology Laboratory, hospital, and the gruesome pit where victims were left to rot.

The tour also details life and death in Special Camp No. 1/7, as Sachsenhausen was to become under the Soviets. This special tour around a frightfully storied location of WWII history is harrowing, but it lends visitors an unparalleled insight into the reality of the Holocaust.

Some sites you may visit on this tour are:

• Oranienburg
• Death March Memorial
• Station Z
• Watchtower
• Commandant's House
• Jewish Barracks
• Punishment Cells
• Pathology Laboratory
• Infirmary
• Special Camp 1/7
• SS Training Camp
• Gallows

What's Included:

• Tour
• Guide

What's Not Included:

• Public transport day ticket. An ABC zone ticket for 1 day is necessary for this tour.

Good to Know:

• Please note that there are currently no lunch facilities at the camp. It is best to bring a packed lunch, or just ask the Insider guides/ticket sellers where to get an inexpensive snack to carry-out on the way there

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  • Rating: 4 “good but too rushed”

    Reviewed by Myles from Toronto, Canada on September 6th, 2014 great tour, very informative. though i did feel it was quite rushed and wish we could have spent longer in each place and given more information.


  • Rating: 5 “Exremely informative and interesting”

    Reviewed by Leigh from santon, United Kingdom on August 26th, 2014 Our guide was called Finn and we both thought he was very knowledgeable and informative, very keen to recieve questions and as our party was only of 9 people we were always able to get close enough to hear everything,if this subject interests you I would thoroughly recommend it, thanks Finn for a very memorable day


  • Rating: 4 “Very intersting!”

    Reviewed by Marco from Berlin, Germany on August 26th, 2014 Very interesting, educative, reccomended.


  • Rating: 4 “thought provoking”

    Reviewed by Sally from brighton, United Kingdom on August 24th, 2014 excellent informative


  • Rating: 5 “Nigel - Best tour guide ever!”

    Reviewed by Romina from Kriens, Switzerland on August 24th, 2014 I don't enjoy tours, I don't like to walk in a huge group of other tourists and try to understand the "bla bla" of the guide, that just tells the same story over and over again - But seeing that visiting a concentration camp is not a normal thing to do on your holidays, I thought it might help to have a guide with more information than just what is usually written down in guide books. This was a great decision! Niqel was the best tour guide I ever had, he's been in Sachsenhausen over 300 times and still, he's telling the history very passionately and in a touching way. He has so many background stories and can answer all the questions you have! I could have spend another 4 hours listening to his anecdotes!


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