Visit Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp and learn about the Nazi SS and Gestapo atrocities committed during World War II. See the place where many perished and visit, among others, the punishment cells, execution grounds, and the hospital.
What to Expect
Learn about a crucial period in history and visit Sachsenhausen, a concentration camp that played a pivotal role in the Holocaust.
Built in the summer of 1936, Sachsenhausen initially facilitated the removal of "antisocial" elements of society, as Berlin hosted the spectacular Olympic Games. During the Third Reich more than 200,000 people were imprisoned here by the Nazis, of which some 50,000 were brutally murdered. Sachsenhausen differs to Auschwitz, which implemented the Nazi’s policy of racial genocide. Sachsenhausen victims were a mix of political opponents, and only later groups defined as racially or biologically inferior, mostly from the newly occupied territories of Nazi dominated Europe.
Hear stories of valor from the British Royal Marine Commandos that refused to have their will broken. Learn the fate of Stalin's son, where, as Hitler's personal prisoner, he was detained in isolation for 5 years before his execution. Explore the attempted use of death marches to murder remaining survivors before Soviet liberation. later, visit the punishment cells, execution grounds, crematorium, Pathology Laboratory, hospital, and the gruesome pit where victims were left to rot.
The tour also details life and death in Special Camp No. 1/7, as Sachsenhausen was to become under the Soviets. This special tour around a frightfully storied location of WWII history is harrowing, but it lends visitors an unparalleled insight into the reality of the Holocaust.
Some sites you may visit on this tour are:
• Death March Memorial
• Station Z
• Commandant's House
• Jewish Barracks
• Punishment Cells
• Pathology Laboratory
• Special Camp 1/7
• SS Training Camp
What's Not Included
- Public transport day ticket. An ABC zone ticket for 1 day is necessary for this tour.
Meeting point West at 10:00 at the McDonald's opposite the main entrance of S and U-Bahn Zoologischer Garten (Zoo) train station. Hardenbergerplatz 2-4, 10623 Berlin.
Meeting point EAST: 10:00 at 'Am to PM' bar/restaurant at S-Bahn Hackescher Markt Train Station exit Am Zwirngraben, 10178 Berlin
What to Remember
• Please note that there are currently no lunch facilities at the camp. It is best to bring a packed lunch, or just ask the Insider guides/ticket sellers where to get an inexpensive snack to carry-out on the way there