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
Public Tour in English
Live guide: English
Duration: 6 hoursFrom US$ 19.40
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Private Group Tour in Spanish, English, Italian
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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.
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:
• Death March Memorial
• Station Z
• Commandant's House
• Jewish Barracks
• Punishment Cells
• Pathology Laboratory
• Special Camp 1/7
• SS Training Camp
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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“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
“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.
“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.
“Great tour, very informative and thorough”
Reviewed by Aimee from Christchurch, New Zealand on October 12, 2014 We had a great tour guide. We got so much more out of Sachenhausen concentration camp then we would have got alone. The tour was great! Informative with out being too much. Will definitely recommend to others
“Excellent and informative”
Reviewed by Louise from Rozelle, Australia on September 25, 2014 very well organized and informative
“good but too rushed”
Reviewed by Myles from Toronto, Canada on September 6, 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.
“Exremely informative and interesting”
Reviewed by Leigh from santon, United Kingdom on August 26, 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
Reviewed by Marco from Berlin, Germany on August 26, 2014 Very interesting, educative, reccomended.
Reviewed by Sally from brighton, United Kingdom on August 24, 2014 excellent informative
“Nigel - Best tour guide ever!”
Reviewed by Romina from Kriens, Switzerland on August 24, 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!
Reviewed by Massimo from Chivasso, Italy on August 19, 2014 really well trained guides...thanks to all
“Caesar what a great guide!”
Reviewed by Mark from Dyserth, United Kingdom on August 17, 2014 Such an interesting tour. Caesar as a tour guide was excellent, we felt very lucky. He presented information in a very sensitive and informative way. Learnt so much than if we self-guided. Great tour thank you Caesar!
“A sobering lesson in history”
Reviewed by Laurie from Frankston, Australia on August 15, 2014 Our guide Mike Stark, was very knowledgable and very enthusiastic. He answered of all our questions, and had a good sense of humour when it was appropriate and was serious when was appropriate. He is a Kiwi who has lived in Berlin for 8 years and has a great interest and knowledge of history. This tour is good value for money. This is a long tour. You need to bring water and lunch. There are toilets along the way, but you will need to bring food. Preferably snacks / sandwiches that can be eaten on the run. It's a very good, somewhat sobering experience. It's quite an insight into what happened at these "camps". You can book the tour at www.insidertour.com or by using Get Your Guide as I did.
“It was a wonderful day”
Reviewed by Cristian from Lleida, Spain on August 10, 2014 Our guide Nickolai was excellent, I am so glad I booked this visit. I highly recommend it.
“Tour guide was very knowledgable on Sachsenhausen.”
Reviewed by Harry from Thousand Oaks, United States on August 7, 2014 Ashleigh, our tour guide, was outstanding. She was ready to answer any questions, which she always had the answers for. Our group consisted of four (4) adults and two (2) students, and we all give Ashleigh a thumbs up.
“VERY EMOTIONAL TOUR AND A MUST WHEN IN BERLIN”
Reviewed by GERARD from AIRDRIE, United Kingdom on July 27, 2014 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 .
“Great guide´by the name: Cesar”
Reviewed by Joel from Eskilstuna, Sweden on July 26, 2014 Great guide exellent english.
very good information during the tour.
“Great tour with a great guide!”
Reviewed by Craig from Redmond, United States on July 7, 2014 We really enjoyed this tour! Our guide, Roy from England was extremely knowledgeable and made it a great experience. As it is a long tour, you need to make sure to pack a lunch, but the trip from and to the concentration camp as well as the tour of the camp itself is very interesting. The guide did a fantastic job, and was able to share many stories and details that made it a special experience.
“Ashleigh is Terrific!”
Reviewed by a GetYourGuide Customer from San Francisco, United States on July 4, 2014 This is likely the saddest "tour" I will ever take. Somehow, Ashleigh made the day better, much better. She is deeply knowledgeable, incredibly respectful of what we were witnessing and appropriate in tone. She is a talented young lady with a very promising future and unlimited potential. We were very fortunate to have her as our guide.
Reviewed by a GetYourGuide Customer from Tewkesbury, United Kingdom on June 23, 2014 Everything was well organised even from arranging the various groups at the train station and ensuring everyone was on the right train. Our guide (English speaking tour) was excellent and went into great detail not only the history of the camp but also the reason as to how the camp came into existence. I couldn't call this a fun day, due to the nature of the trip, but it was very informative and detailed and is a must for anyone looking into the turbulent history of 20th century Berlin
“Well organised and extremely informative tour, perfectly delivered.”
Reviewed by Alon from Derby, United Kingdom on June 1, 2014 What can I say, our Tour guide Mike Stack was awesome. His knowledge on 20th century history was incredible. His enthusiasm of the subject and the way he communicated within the group was very engaging. The tour was very well organised from the initial meeting point throughout the tour, even afterwards with advise with onward train connections.
My only suggestion would be that visitors are advised in advance of the pace of the tour and the distances covered on foot. We covered about 14 Km, all flat but some of the older persons in the group were looking a little tired by the end of the day.
Thank you for an excellent tour, without doubt the best tour I've done.
Reviewed by a GetYourGuide Customer from Melbourne, Australia on May 30, 2014 Great insite into German history and the camps. Tour guide Roy is a gun. Very intelligent and knows his history back to front.
“Very informative guide (Roy). His passion for history was great.”
Reviewed by Dave from Chesterland, United States on May 20, 2014 Very informative tour. Roy, our guide was excellent, knew the history and how it effected many people.
Only drawback is that it was a very long walk and it was not explained in the tour prior to booking.
The tour should offer some of the older people to take taxi's to the camp instead of the very long walk.
“Great guide (finn!) and intersting!”
Reviewed by Siri from stockholm, Sweden on May 16, 2014 would recommend everyone in berlin to go.
“excellent tour guide”
Reviewed by Mary from Londond, United Kingdom on February 24, 2014 My tour guide is very friendly, knowledgeable and helpful. Will definitely recommend this tour to anyone specially my Cesar my guide.
“Both the experience and the tour guide (Caesar) not to be missed!”
Reviewed by Paula from Wayland, United States on January 2, 2014 This was an incredible and appropriately disturbing tour. Our tour guide, Caesar, was an extraordinarily knowledgeable historian who not only was well capable of answering every question any of the fifteen members of the group asked, but also provided incredible detail about every aspect of Sachsenhausen and World War II in general. He was very personable and easy to talk with. I would caution that parents should assess what age children this tour is appropriate for as there are very disturbing images and content. I would also caution that there is a great deal of walking and people with limitations or the elderly may have trouble with this. This is not to say that Caesar rushed anyone, he was wonderful about waiting for the slowest members of the group. Overall, this was a phenomenal tour given by a fabulous and extremely well educated professional and, other than the limitations I mention above, a must for everyone visiting the Berlin area!
“Very interesting tour with a super knowledgeable guide”
Reviewed by a GetYourGuide Customer from Berlin, Germany on November 26, 2013 This is not a happy tour. If you want to learn about what has happened in a Concentration Camp and how it all happened you should do this tour. It is disturbing but it also gives you a lot of insight ad interesting facts, that history lessons don't teach you especially if you have a great tour guide like Roy, who knows everything! I would totally recommend it to everyone. A tip: dress warm if you are going there during the winter, it's a long tour and not a lot of things are heated.
“Unforgettable. Thanks Roy!”
Reviewed by a GetYourGuide Customer from Berlin, Germany on November 19, 2013 Our guide Roy was a great story teller and made the experience very interactive and interesting. Somber and deeply affecting.
The logistics of the trip were good- except I was expecting to have a bit of time set aside to eat the lunch I brought with me.
Reviewed by Courtney from Dublin, Ireland on October 21, 2013 This tour was great all in all. Doing something as chilling as visiting a concerntration camp you could never really prepare yourself for it. It was very educational as the tour guide we had (I cant remember his name but he was an American guy) who had lots of experience and was very educated about War history. I went with my boy firend and we both are glad we had the experience but I dont know that we would do it again. It was just a really heavy day with alot of tradigic information which really makes you feel down!
“Informative and moving tour. Roy was an amazing guide. So knowledgable”
Reviewed by Ann from Ballarat, Australia on August 22, 2013 Very worthwhile doing this trip. It is a big walk but not difficult.
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