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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    Live guide: English

    Duration: 6 hours

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    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: 5 “Excellent”

    Reviewed by Gabriela from Effretikon, Switzerland on November 18, 2014 Very interesting, the guide Cesar amazing!


  • Rating: 5 “Good well organized, sensitive to subject matter, very informantive”

    Reviewed by Karen from Centurion, South Africa on November 9, 2014 Our guide Micheal was very knowledgable, and really tried to describe the human element of people on both sides of the fence. This is the kind of tour that will give you deep on the ground understanding of the living conditions, fears and struggles of the prisoners and the far reaching impact interment had on the broader community as well as historical contextual understanding. If your a history buff, this is the tour for you.


  • Rating: 5 “excellent considering the topic”

    Reviewed by a GetYourGuide Customer from Northampton, United Kingdom on October 30, 2014 Our guide was Jared he was brilliant and dealt brilliantly and compassionately with such a sad topic would recommend the tour and Jared to anyone considering the sachausen tour


  • Rating: 5 “Excellent day on this tour!!”

    Reviewed by Dianne from Deerfield Beach, United States on October 29, 2014 Our guide Jared made the experience an amazing day for us.


  • Rating: 5 “informative, efficient, friendly and well priced”

    Reviewed by Andrew from Sydney, Australia on October 19, 2014 Had ROY as guide from Insider Tours. Brilliant, knowledgeable & friendly . Usually one would also buy a daily ABC zone public transport ticket to go on this tour. However the S-Bahn was on strike. Insider Tours bore the cost of buses to keep thier tours going at no extra cost which I thought was outstanding customer service. Would def use them again.


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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

  • “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 .”

    GERARD from AIRDRIE, United Kingdom

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