Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp Memorial Walking Tour
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.
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
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.
• 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:
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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“A thought provoking visit”
Reviewed by a GetYourGuide Customer from Nottingham, United Kingdom on April 8th, 2014 The journey to the camp was easy enough and our guide was very knowledgeable. We were very disappointed however that the last hour was very very rushed and we were herded out of the camp by her and too much time was wasted in certain parts. We were over 20 minutes late leaving Berlin due to chaos ( not caused by the marathon as that had all but cleared) this impacted on our time at the camp. I would still say i learnt a lot an she did a good job but we were left feeling we need to go back to take in the 2nd part of the camp again.
“Very moving informative and important w/ great guide.”
Reviewed by Victoria from Portland, United States on April 3rd, 2014 As above but wish we had had more time and more conversation .
“A most thoughtful and memorable visit from a guide with real knowledge”
Reviewed by ANDREW from CANTERBURY, KENT, United Kingdom on February 23rd, 2014 Everything about the whole experience was first class. I joined a group of 35 other visitors and we were well looked after by our guide. The guide ensured that the visit maintained an excellent pace and he was particularly strong on the psychological aspect of Nazism.
“Absolutely super to do this tour with Sady!”
Reviewed by Jeffrey from Hoorn, Netherlands on December 31st, 2013 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.
“Informed but not entertained”
Reviewed by Julie from Kent, United Kingdom on December 23rd, 2013 Our guide was very well informed and helpful. An absolute must when visiting this memorial.
Reviewed by Flavio from Zürich, Switzerland on October 5th, 2013 Very good but short in time to look more deeply into things.
“Very informative and thought provoking tour, sensitively handled!”
Reviewed by a GetYourGuide Customer from Carlisle, United States on August 28th, 2013 Having never been to a concentration camp before, this was certainly an eye-opening experience. Rob S. was an excellent guide, clearly very knowledgeable about the subject as well as with psychology in general. He blended just the right amount of humor with sobriety to delicately educate us on such horrific events in our world's history.
“An excellent tour...”
Reviewed by Joseph from Rensselaer, United States on June 27th, 2013 This was truly an amazing experience for many reasons. George was our guide and he was phenomenal as he gave detailed explanations and reasons. He had such conviction with his thoughts as he helped tried to help us all understand the complexity and severeness of the camp. This was not an easy tour for anyone there and everyone came away with some different understanding or aspect. I've been to Dachau and I wanted my partner to experience this. I came away with learning even more. We both came away with hope and encouragement for mankind. It is a tour everyone should seriously consider.
“Was very good and interesting”
Reviewed by a GetYourGuide Customer from Gießen, Germany on July 28th, 2012 I can recommend it
Reviewed by Maitane from Denzlingen, Germany on June 5th, 2012 Highly interesting tour from the excellent guide Andreas.
“Excellent Tour - Would Thoroughly Recommend.”
Reviewed by Danielle from Hassocks, United Kingdom on April 12th, 2012 I congratualate you in particular on your excellent guide, Barry, whose considerable knowledge, clear presentation and friendly approach made all the difference in the world. Rather than just presenting the facts, Barry's sensitive handling of this difficult subject helped us to think further than the obvious, and he was always happy to answer our questions. The practical arrangements all worked out fine and it was also very easy to book. Thank you.
“Very interesting, well done tour.”
Reviewed by Annabel from Claremont, Australia on December 18th, 2011 A really well organised and well presented tour.
“Highly informative must see & hear tour, thoroughly recommended!”
Reviewed by Sharon from Newtownards, United Kingdom on November 30th, 2011 Tour guide GEORGE was excellent. His passion & knowledge second to none! Would thoroughly recommend tour. Seeing where it all happened made it all very real & an explanation & commentary on each site was very helpful in piecing events together. Something we should never forget.
“The tour was great; could perhaps have gone into a bit more detail.”
Reviewed by a GetYourGuide Customer from Bielefeld, Germany on October 25th, 2011 I really enjoyed the tour. Perhaps you could have got a bit more information and been able to spend longer at each place.
Reviewed by Jenni from Helsinki, Finland on June 18th, 2011 I was in guided tour in Sachsenhausen concentration camp on the 14th June 2011 in Berlin. Our guide was Paulo. He was an excellent guide, one of the best guides that I have ever met. I can warmly recommend his tours. It made every difference to the trip to the horrific site of history.
“Excellent tour guide”
Reviewed by a GetYourGuide Customer from norwich, United Kingdom on May 20th, 2011 The tour was very interesting and the guide had obviously done alot of research. The topic was handled in a sensitive appropriate manner.
“Very interesting and informative.”
Reviewed by Annelise from Winterthur, Switzerland on May 1st, 2011 However, the directions to the meeting place were inexact. It just said "at the Brandenburg Gate." Would have been better if they'd written "at the Starbuck's."
“Very good tour”
Reviewed by a GetYourGuide Customer from hannover, Germany on March 15th, 2011 recommended
Reviewed by Elvira from Westboro, United States on November 29th, 2010 The tour itself was excellent. The tour guide was highly respectful of the basis of the tour, very well informed, and clearly with a strong commitment to the tour and our education.
The only downside of the tour is the walking distance to and from the Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp from the train station. The walk needs to be broken up more with educational stops, coffee breaks, or transportation provided.
Reviewed by Colleen from La Celle St Cloud, France on November 21st, 2010 Tour was well organized and informative, the guide was obviously passionate about this part of history and was very knowledgeable. Covered as much as can be expected for the allowed time. Would recommend this tour for anyone wanting to know more about the Sachsenhausen Concentration camp.
Reviewed by Ronald from Bartlett, United States on November 14th, 2010 We felt fortunate to have had George as our guide. His subject approach, knowledge and insight are a plus for any Berlin tourist.
Reviewed by Jacquie from snodland, United Kingdom on October 29th, 2010 Very moving tour, our guide was excellent, very knowledgeable, gave us time to look around and could answer every question. Would highly recommend this tour
Reviewed by a GetYourGuide Customer from Tolkkinen, Finland on October 18th, 2010 Detailed information. Guide was good, and also in the train took well care of us.
Reviewed by Helen from Birmingham, United Kingdom on September 13th, 2010 Great guide, very knowledgeable and engaging. Made the experience more meaningful and interactive than just an audioguide. Highly recommended.
Reviewed by a GetYourGuide Customer from Luxembourg, Luxembourg on August 18th, 2010 Great tour. Max, our guide was really good, not a mechanical speech at all, unlike others that we heard. Friendly person who knew a lot about history.
The guides, in general, explained how to buy the train tickets and were patient for the people who didn't know how to buy them at the machines.
Overall really great time in the tour despite the sad thematic.
Reviewed by Cath from Cardiff, United Kingdom on August 3rd, 2010 The guide was incredibly knowledgeable and related this in a a most respectful and sensitive manner. 'New Europe' tours answered all my questions without me having to ask them. Would thoroughly recommend all tours by 'New Europe'.
Reviewed by Alanna from whitby, Canada on July 5th, 2010 Absolutely amazing tour. so glad I decided to do it. it was worth the money and the time to experience it, everyone should do it. way better with a guide than doing it on your own.
“Mooie, uitstekend verzorgde tour!”
Reviewed by a GetYourGuide Customer from Barendrecht, Netherlands on April 2nd, 2014 Naar een concentratiekamp gaan is niet niks. Ik had me dan ook wel een beetje voorbereid aangezien het de eerste keer was dat ik naar zo'n kamp zou gaan. De tour werd geleid door een leuke jonge meid uit Londen. Ze sprak heel duidelijk Engels en ik kon haar daarom heel goed volgen (ondanks dat mijn Engels niet optimaal is). Ze wist alles over het kamp en je kon haar dan ook alles vragen! Het was een heftige, maar uitstekend verzorgde tour, ik kan niet anders zeggen. Af en toe een wat snellere looppas om de bus of trein te halen, vond ik dan ook niet erg.
“Mit Georges hatten wir einen sehr kompetenten Führer!”
Reviewed by Wisi from Baar, Switzerland on March 7th, 2014 Von A - Z sehr gut organisiert!
Reviewed by Nadja from Manchester, United Kingdom on October 23rd, 2013 Die Tour war super interessant und toll organisiert. Vor allem unser Tourguide Kim hat einen ganz tollen Job gemacht! Sie war wirklich super und ich würde in der Zukunft sehr gerne wieder eine Tour mit ihr buchen, wenn ich das nächste mal im Berlin bin!
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“Very moving informative and important w/ great guide.”
“Absolutely super to do this tour with Sady!”