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From Berlin: Half-Day Sachsenhausen Memorial Walking Tour

Activity provider: Insider Tour Berlin

From Berlin: Half-Day Sachsenhausen Memorial Walking Tour

Activity provider: Insider Tour Berlin
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Learn about an important chapter in German history with a guided trip to the former Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp, nowadays a memorial.

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Duration 6 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Wheelchair accessible

Experience

Itinerary
5 hours
  • Tränenpalast

  • 25 minutes
  • Walk

  • Sachsenhausen Memorial (guided tour)

  • Walk

  • 25 minutes
  • Berlin

Meeting point
Main stop
Other stop
End point
Highlights
  • Learn about Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp before, during, and after World War II
  • Be accompanied by a licensed guide from Berlin to the Memorial Site and back to Berlin
  • Discover all about the camp and its various sites with your guide
  • Remain in the Memorial after the end of the tour for further exploration at your pace, if desired
  • Hear about some of the notable prisoners of the camp
Full description
Take a trip to the Sachsenhausen Memorial and learn about a somber but important chapter in Germany's history. Constructed in 1936 by the SS, it was built to detain all opposition to the Nazi regime. After meeting your guide in Berlin, hop on a train to Oranienburg, approximately 25 minutes outside of Berlin. Arrive at Sachsenhausen Memorial Site after a 30-minute stroll from the train station.  Start your guided experience at the Camp Administration Center, now an on-site museum, but formerly the base for overseeing the Third Reich’s 32 main camps and 1000+ satellite camps.  As you tour the site, find out from your guide about what conditions were like inside the camp, the infamous ‘Death March’ ahead of the camp’s liberation in 1945, and how the camp was used by the Soviets afterward.  Listen to stories of revolt by Jewish prisoners in 1942, defiance by British prisoners of war, and sabotage by Soviet and Polish prisoners.  Hear first-hand about the people there: different prisoner groups, their fates, and familiar names imprisoned in the camp, including Stalin’s son.  After the tour, be accompanied by your guide back to the center of Berlin.  Sites that might be visited on the tour include the following:  • Camp Administration Center (formerly the Concentration Camps Inspectorate) • Station Z • Watchtower • Commandant's House • Jewish Barracks • Punishment Cells • Pathology Laboratory • Infirmary • Special Camp 1/7 • SS Training Camp • Gallows
Includes
  • Licensed guide
  • Entrance to the Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp Memorial Site
  • Guided tour of the camp
  • 2-euro donation to the camp memorial
  • Public transport tickets
  • Food and drink
  • Tips
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

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Meeting point

Meet your guide outside the Friedrichstraße train station on the square beside the '"Traenenpalast" (Palace of Tears) to begin the tour.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Food and drinks
  • Snacks
  • Water
  • Comfortable clothes
  • Public transport ticket

Know before you go

  •  Public transport tickets need to be bought in advance. A 1-day ABC zone ticket is needed, costing approximately 9.60 euros
  •  Come prepared to walk — this activity entails a high amount of walking
  •  The tour runs in all weathers, so please dress accordingly
  •  The tour is wheelchair accessible, but please be aware of the following: Customers need to use public transport to get to Oranienburg. There’s a 30-minute walk from Oranienburg train station to the Memorial Site. Additionally, the ground at the site can get very muddy when it rains and in winter
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 1030 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.8/5
  • Transportation
    4.6/5
  • Value for money
    4.7/5
  • Safety
    4.8/5

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Definitely recommend visiting with a guide! It was very helpful meeting up with the guide and rest of the group in the centre of Berlin as it made the journey to the camp much easier. Our guide Jonny made the tour so much better with his excellent knowledge on the history and his engaging personality. He went above and beyond, with even taking us to the correct train we needed to get to our hotel after the tour had ended. All questions we had were answered and thoroughly too. The meeting point is next to a station with multiple places to grab food to eat on the train as you can’t eat in the camp which is perfectly understandable. Overall, fantastic value for money and with the help of Jonny, gained lots of knowledge! 100% recommend :))

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December 16, 2022

Nickoli was a great tour guide! He was very considerate of all the tourist and made sure nobody was left behind. The concentration camp itself was huge and there was much to see but he arranged the tour so that we wouldn't get overwhelmed. Be prepared for a long walk with only short breaks as you really can't miss anything. There is barely any time for lunch so I recommend you follow the instructions on the itinerary (bring snacks and perhaps a sandwich that you can eat while walking). Although it was hard to eat inside the camp as I felt it was a bit disrespectful of the site but it is the only option.

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September 22, 2022

Really recommend visiting with a guide! Very practical to meet up in the city center and travel there all together, especially if you are (like me) not the best at figuring out the trains! Our tour guide Campbell was amazing- kind and personable and very knowledgeable. He could answer any questions asked by the group, as well as doing a great job of putting everything into context and providing a deeper understanding. Loved how he asked deep questions and went into what happened in the year following, leading up to the present. I learned so much

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July 25, 2022

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