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

    Duration: 6 hours

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  • Private Group Tour in Spanish, English, Italian

    Duration: 6 hours Private tour

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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: 5 “A very thought provoking tour”

    Reviewed by Edward – Kilmarnock, United Kingdom on March 29, 2015 My wife and I decided to do this tour on our visit to Berlin. We are so glad we did. Whilst it can never be said that you can enjoy a visit to a place such as this it certainly very worthwhile in providing an insight in to the horrors that was experienced by those unfortunate to find themselves incarcerated there. Our tour guide Mike was excellent, the knowledge that he possesses with regards his subject matter, and more, is exceptional. More importantly his manner of delivery was certainly commensurate with the visit to such a place. Well balanced tour, extremely informative with moments of time for reflection as different parts of the camp were visited and explained.


  • Rating: 4 “The tour was great but very long; a short break would make it perfect”

    Reviewed by Nathalie – Doral, United States on March 1, 2015 The guide was excellent and the information shared is very rich. However, we found the tour to be very long and even though we brought our lunch as we were told, we were not given any time to sit and eat it. A minimum 15-minute rest time is necessary in my opinion, to allow people to go to the restroom, grab a quick bite or just sit somewhere.


  • Rating: 5 “Finn was great tour guide!”

    Reviewed by Donald – United States on February 19, 2015 The tour was excellent. Finn was the guide and knew so much more outside the camp which helped to give great context to many of the different aspects to the camp. I recommended this to anyone who travels to Berlin. They make getting there any touring a breeze. Thanks Finn!


  • Rating: 5 “Excellent tour with great guide(Finn)”

    Reviewed by Yiyao – Berlin, Germany on February 11, 2015 Our guide Finn was great! He was so knowledge and made the whole tour an awesome experience. Especially as it was so freezing cold! Definitely recommend it to everyone who come to Berlin!


  • Rating: 5 “Very informative & an eye opening experience”

    Reviewed by a GetYourGuide Customer – Taylors Lakes, Australia on January 3, 2015 We had Jared as a guide. The weather was against us - horrendous - however it added a hint of authenticity to the tour, knowing that our discomfort was minute compared to what those pour souls experienced there. Jared the guide was very informative & extremely enthusiastic - bursting with information.


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  • “It was a wonderful day”

    “Our guide Nickolai was excellent, I am so glad I booked this visit. I highly recommend it.”

    CristianfromLleida, Spain

  • “VERY EMOTIONAL TOUR AND A MUST WHEN IN BERLIN”

    “The tour was fantastic and brought together the emotion and confusion and fear these prisoners must have felt The tour guide was very knowledgeable and she was happy to answer any questions .”

    GERARDfromAIRDRIE, United Kingdom

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