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Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp Memorial Walking Tour

Key Details

Tour Duration
6 hours
Live guide
Spanish, English

Meeting point

Meet your guide in front of Starbucks Café, near Berlin's historic Brandenburg Gate, Pariser Platz 4, Berlin.

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Highlights

  • Take a train ride through the lovely forests of north Berlin
  • Explore the dark history of the Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp
  • See the location of the gas chambers and gallows
  • Learn about life in the camp during World War II and after

Overview

Step inside Sachsenhauser, the concentration camp that set the standard for all those that followed. Learn of the site’s terrible history and see poignant memorials, such as the killing center, gallows, and more.

Description

Explore Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp on the outskirts of Berlin on a half-day walking tour. Though the camp was vast, the 6-hour excursion will focus on the prison camp proper. You will see the external SS training camp, where Kommandant Hoss from Auschwitz was trained and explore the interior of the camp grounds.

The memorial is a 50-minute train ride through the lovely forests of the northern suburbs. Upon arrival at Sachsenhausen, explore the history of the camp, which goes beyond the devastations of World War II. Enter at Tower A and stand on the registration compound, before seeing the Jewish Barracks, boot testing track, gallows, East German memorial, Station Z killing center, gas chamber, and industrial yard. Finally you will visit the hospital and pathology building.

An expert guide will tell you of the bleak existence inside the Gestapo prison and of the laborers who were forced to build it just as the world’s eyes were diverted by the 1936 Olympic Games. You will also learn how the camp was kept in use after the Soviet liberation in 1945, by both the Soviets and East Germans.

What's Included

  • Guided tour

What's Not Included

  • A Berlin ABC Travel Card (transit card for all public transport zones - required for the tour)

Good to Know

Please note:
The tour helps support the Memorial through its donations.

For this tour you will need to get Berlin ABC Travel card (not included).

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Customer Reviews

(57 Reviews)
5/5 stars
Very insightful experience

Our guide Marc was awesome, very knowledgeable

1/5 stars
The guide was only there for the money

Mark, the guide had approximate information and even sometimes what he said contradicted the content of the site, his historical fact were also sometimes very wrong or very approximate. The six hours tour actually only last 2 hours and the only feeling we had was that the guid wanted to get through with it as fast as possible. I've done a few tours with that company, I don't recommend this tour, there is more information on site and more accurate than this guide and you'll actually be able to really visit the site properly.

4/5 stars
Good guide, good subject knowledge, not easy to follow.

I'll start with the bad points; the meeting point outside Starbucks was BUSY, hard to locate the right guide and group. I'd like to have seen some signs to make things easier. The next issue I had was with following our guide. Once the group moved off, if you stopped to take a photo it was hard to locate your group and your guide, we ended up using one of the group members as a marker as he had a bright and distinctive hat on. Flags on a stick; our tour guides in China had them, simple but very effective. I'm not sure of the maximum group size, there must have been 26-30 people in our tour group, this was more than enough. The good; our guide made sure we all had the right train tickets, he ensured we all got the right train and knew where to get off, he led the group well. Very good knowledge on the subject, an obviously experienced guide. He ensured we stopped for toilet breaks (its a 6 hour tour). He was able to answer questions and really did a great job. I do recommend this tour.

5/5 stars
best tour in Berlin!

Wonderful guide, very impressive tour. Very deep also.

5/5 stars
A must see memorial tour

My review us based in the great tour and guide Amy. She was very knowledgeable about the events and history of Sachsenhausen.

Other Info

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Product ID: 4827