Berlin: Half-Day Sachsenhausen Memorial Walking Tour

Berlin: Half-Day Sachsenhausen Memorial Walking Tour

From $29.61 per person

Visit Sachsenhausen Memorial 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.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 6 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Small group
Limited to 15 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Visit the Kapo's residence and the Green Monster SS canteen
  • Visit the infirmary and pathology departments, used to carry out autopsies on prisoners, and to complete medical experiments
  • See the punishment cells, execution area and gallows and visit the site of the camp brothel
  • Learn about the security systems of the Camp, which included electrified fences and watchtowers
Full description
Learn about a crucial period in history and visit Sachsenhausen Memorial, a former concentration camp that played a pivotal role in the Holocaust.  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. Explore the attempted use of death marches to murder remaining survivors before Soviet liberation. later, visit the punishment cells, execution grounds, crematorium, Pathology Laboratory, and hospital. 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: • Oranienburg • Death March Memorial • Station Z • Watchtower • Commandant's House • Jewish Barracks • Punishment Cells • Pathology Laboratory • Infirmary • Special Camp 1/7 • SS Training Camp • Gallows
Includes
  • Guided Tour in English
  • Public transport day ticket. An ABC zone ticket for 1 day is necessary for this tour, The ticket costs approximately 7 EUR.
  • Pickup and drop-off
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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    Meeting point

    Meet outside Friedrichstr. train station, on the square beside the 'Traenenpalast' (Palace of Tears), Reichstagufer 17, 10117 Berlin.

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    What to bring

    • Comfortable shoes
    • Food and drinks
    • Public transport ticket

    Know before you go

    •  Please note that there are currently no lunch facilities at the memorial, it is best to bring a packed lunch.
    •  Good walking shoes and suitable clothing are recommended.
    •  As of April 1st 2020, tours will meet outside Friedrichstr. train station, on the square beside the 'Traenenpalast' (Palace of Tears), Reichstagufer 17, 10117 Berlin.
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.8 /5

    based on 756 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
      5/5
    • Transportation
      3/5
    • Value for money
      4.6/5
    • Safety
      4.8/5
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    Brilliant tour planning

    First and foremost this is a must see your for everyone who is keen in knowing history of Germany especially around the time of second world war. Our tour guide Taylor made the entire experience wonderful by being informative, understanding and empathetic at the same time. He was patient and took time out to explain the important aspects of the Nazi camp in simple words. I highly recommend travelling with him. He was extremely helpful when our return train to Berlin was cancelled and he made the entire journey less tiring by being friendly. However be prepared to walk for long hours and get yourself a light snack and water for this tour. Other than that, no problems whatsoever. I'm glad I booked this tour.

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    April 27, 2019

    Brilliant, memorable and moving tour

    We had a fascinating tour with our excellent guide Josh. He was very well informed and gave first class insights and background. His expositions were delivered with humour and colour but were very appropriate to this important, evocative and moving site. There is not a huge amount left on the actual site but Josh made it come alive. It will become an important memory.

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    April 18, 2019

    Just like to say thank you once again to #Taylor the group tour guide for the day. Excellent presentation/guiding from him. His knowledge of the camp, it’s history, surroundings etc is what gives this the edge. The camp itself is a sprawling complex of exhibits, not all of which are accessible during the tour but the option to remain at the camp after the tour finishes was given, which I thought was a touch.

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    March 28, 2019

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