Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp Memorial Walking Tour

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Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp Memorial Walking Tour

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

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  • Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp Memorial Walking Tour

    Duration: 6 hours

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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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  • Rating: 1 “The guide was only there for the money”

    Reviewed by Thais – Saint Etienne, France on June 7, 2015 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.


  • Rating: 4 “Good guide, good subject knowledge, not easy to follow.”

    Reviewed by a GetYourGuide Customer – Plymouth, United Kingdom on January 3, 2015 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.


  • Rating: 5 “best tour in Berlin!”

    Reviewed by Sherry – St Maries, United States on November 28, 2014 Wonderful guide, very impressive tour. Very deep also.


  • Rating: 5 “A must see memorial tour”

    Reviewed by Abi-Gail – Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago on November 9, 2014 My review us based in the great tour and guide Amy. She was very knowledgeable about the events and history of Sachsenhausen.


  • Rating: 2 “Too quick”

    Reviewed by a GetYourGuide Customer – Perugia, Italy on August 17, 2014 A bit too quick.


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  • “Absolutely super to do this tour with Sady!”

    “It was super the way Sady was given us the story about the history of this horrifying camp. Her emotional interest made the tour unforgettable.”

    JeffreyfromHoorn, Netherlands

  • “Difficult subject well handled by guide,”

    “Difficult subject well handled by guide - he was very well informed on Nazi history and explained how the camp fit in with the Third Reich era, and day to day goings on in the camp.”

    AndrewfromBerlin, Germany

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