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From Berlin: Sachsenhausen Memorial Half-Day Tour

From Berlin: Sachsenhausen Memorial Half-Day Tour

From US$ 24.86 per person

Visit the Sachsenhausen Memorial alongside an expert guide. Learn about the concentration camp’s dark history, see its remaining facilities, and pay tribute to the victims and survivors.

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Duration options: 6 hours
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Highlights
  • Take the train north of Berlin to the Sachsenhausen Memorial
  • Explore the dark history of the former concentration camp
  • Walk through the former hospital and pathology laboratory
  • See the notorious Tower A and learn of the horrors of Station Z
  • Commemorate the camp’s victims and hear stories of survival
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Travel north of Berlin by train and take a poignant guided tour of Sachsenhausen Memorial. See the remaining structures, learn of the site’s dark history, and take in emotive memorials dedicated to the camp’s victims. Witness what remains of the facilities that housed the guards, staff, and the prisoners. Enter at guard tower “A” and stand on the registration compound, before seeing the Jewish barracks, boot testing track, and gallows. Continue to the camp’s hospital and pathology laboratory before arriving at the grizzly Station Z building, which contained a crematorium and killing facilities Learn how the camp came to be during Nazi Germany, what conditions were like inside the camp during World War II, and how at last prisoners were liberated at the end of the war. While many of the camp’s stories are grim and heartbreaking, you will also hear inspiring tales of resistance and survival as you walk past commemorative monuments and plaques paying tribute to the camp’s victims and survivors.
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  • Sachsenhausen Memorial day trip
  • Access to Sachsenhausen Memorial
  • Live tour guide
  • Transport for activity duration: Train

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      Meet your guide in front of Starbucks Café, near Berlin's historic Brandenburg Gate, Pariser Platz 4, Berlin. Please look for the guides with the red umbrellas and t-shirts.

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      • Comfortable shoes
      • Food and drinks
      • Passport or ID card for children
      • Cash
      • Weather-appropriate clothing
      • Public transport ticket

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      • Unaccompanied minors

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      • Tours operate rain or shine
      • You will need to purchase an ABC public transport ticket for this tour
      Customer reviews

      Overall rating

      4.8 /5

      based on 2285 reviews

      Review summary

      • Guide
        4.7/5
      • Transportation
        4.4/5
      • Value for money
        4.7/5
      • Safety
        4.8/5

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      I'm really glad that I decided to do a guided tour of the camp instead of visiting on my own; the tour was incredibly informative and made the visit much more impactful. The guide, George, struck the perfect tone and was more than able to answer every question with his wealth of knowledge on the camp's history. If you are interested in visiting Sachsenhausen and are deciding whether to do a tour, I would definitely recommend this one.

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      October 21, 2021

      George was excellent. He knew the history of Sachsenhausen thoroughly and brought in many details when answering questions. He was passionate about the importance of remembering and keeping memorials in place and often would remind the group of the horrors mankind continues to inflict on each other since WW II through today. The tour is a somber reminder of past events and George kept a perfect pitch of describing and remembering. Thank you.

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      September 5, 2021

      Chris is an exceptional guide! He was so informative about the tour and answered all our questions, not just about the camp but the history of Berlin and Germany. This tour is exceptionally good value and worth using a day of your holiday to learn about the history of these atrocities. Good footwear required.

      February 26, 2020

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