Berlin Half-Day Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp Tour

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Berlin Half-Day Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp Tour


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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    Duration: 6 hours Private tour

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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.


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 “Highly recommend, excellent tour and excellent guide”

    Validated review by Alfred – Scottsdale, United States on August 16, 2015 There is so much history, there is nothing more effective than a guided tour.

  • Rating: 5 “Fantastic. our guide Jared was very informed on the history of locales”

    Validated review by a GetYourGuide Customer – Edmonton, Canada on August 15, 2015 Jared was amazing. He started the tour by putting us in the frame of mind of Nazi Germany in the 1930s and '40s. He knew all of the history comprehensively and made the trip both of history tour and a thought provoking exercise. Note: Bring Water, Food, Sunscreen and possibly an umbrella (for shade). The camp has very little shade and in summer can get very hot.

  • Rating: 5 “jamie was respectful and knowledgeable”

    Validated review by Cate – Gloucester, United Kingdom on August 13, 2015 This was a long tiring day due to the heat but we'll worth it. Jamie was our guide. He gave us further information on the most relevant areas and looked after us well to and from the U.

  • Rating: 4 “A great tour with interesting and knowledgeable guides”

    Validated review by Lidija – Berlin, Germany on August 12, 2015 A great tour with interesting and knowledgeable guides, well worth the time and money.
    Whole day experience in a bigger group of people which is good for sharing in a discussion.

  • Rating: 5 “It was horror firing.”

    Validated review by Jane – Horsens, Denmark on August 1, 2015 The guide Finn has a great knowledge about what went on in Sachsenhausen. I cried when we left the place.

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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.”

    Cristian from Lleida, Spain

  • “jamie was respectful and knowledgeable”

    “This was a long tiring day due to the heat but we'll worth it. Jamie was our guide. He gave us further information on the most relevant areas and looked after us well to and from the U.”

    Cate from Gloucester, United Kingdom

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