Guided tour

From Berlin: Sachsenhausen Memorial Walking Tour

From Berlin: Sachsenhausen Memorial Walking Tour

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Step inside Sachsenhausen Memorial and learn of the site’s terrible history and see poignant memorials, such as the killing center and gallows.

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Duration 5.5 hours - 331 minutes
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish
Wheelchair accessible

Experience

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
Full description
Explore Sachsenhausen Memorial on the outskirts of Berlin on a half-day walking tour. Though the camp was vast, the 5.5-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 tour starts with 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.
Includes
  • Live guide
  • Entrance and donation to the Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp memorial site
  • For this tour, you will need to get a Berlin public transport ticket for zones A, B, and C
  • Food and drink

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Meeting point

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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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Public transport ticket

Not allowed

  • Unaccompanied minors

Know before you go

  • The tour helps support the Memorial through its donations
  • For this tour, you will need to get a Berlin public transport ticket for zones A, B, and C (not included)
  • There will be no breaks for drinks or snacks during the tour
  • Children up to 13 years old are welcome to join this tour for free, proof of a valid ID may be required. Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Wheelchair accessible, but please note the ground can get muddy during the winter months
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 2042 reviews

Review summary

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

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Sachsenhausen memorial was amazing, for a long time I have wanted to visit and so glad I made the trip this time. Hannah, our guide was we informative and didn’t mind us asking any question. Having never learnt about Sachsenhausen in school, I wondered if I would be out of my depth but Hannah explained everything so well, it has since peaked my interest and I am now reading lots of books to get further information. I would highly recommend this tour, it is a heavy day but so worth it!!!

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March 4, 2022

Absolutely stand out tour with incredibly insightful, knowledgeable and personable Hannah. Not only did Hannah have a masters in History but her grandparents were holocaust survivors and her grandfather on the other side survived a gulag - what an incredible intersection of history and what an amazing passion and energy for sharing their stories. Really a stand out tour.

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January 16, 2022

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

Product ID: 4827