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Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp Memorial Tour from Berlin

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icon6 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English

Overview

Discover Sachsenhausen, one of the first concentration camps established by Nazi Germany’s Third Reich, on this guided trip from Berlin. Listen as an expert historian details the facts surrounding the camp’s creation, as well as a timeline of the atrocities that took place there. Today, the site serves as a national memorial to the prisoners who lived and died here, and on your visit you'll explore the various locations inside the camp, like the command headquarters and execution trench, and learn about Germany during the rule of the Third Reich.
  • Explore the camp with an expert historian as your guide
  • Visit sites such as the punishment cells and gas chambers
  • Hear tales of prisoner bravery as well as the chilling atrocities that took place at the camp
  • Learn about Germany during the days of the Third Reich
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Licensed guide trained by memorial authority
Remuneration to Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp Memorial
Pickup and drop off from the centre of Berlin by your guide
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Train ticket (you will need a Berlin Transport ABC Zone ticket costing approximately 7 euros)
Gratuities
Food and drinks

Departure Point

Reichstagufer 17, 10117 Berlin, Germany

Meeting point: outside FRIEDRICHSTRASSE TRAIN STATION, on the square beside the 'Traenenpalast' (Palace of Tears), Reichstagufer 17, 10117 Berlin.

Departure Time

10:00 AM

Return Details

Hauptbahnhof, Europaplatz 1, 10557 Berlin, Germany

Depending on the best route on the day, your guide may decide to leave the group off here. Make sure to talk to your guide about your onward journey after the tour and they will be sure to point you in the right direction!

Return Details

Georgenstraße 14/17, 10117 Berlin, Germany

Depending on the best route on the day, your guide may decide to leave the group off here. Make sure to talk to your guide about your onward journey after the tour and they will be sure to point you in the right direction!

Begin your tour with a guide meet and greet at Zoologischer Garten train station or Hackescher Markt train station. Ride to the Sachsenhausen Memorial and Museum in Oranienburg.

More than 200,000 people were imprisoned in Sachsenhausen between 1936 and 1945. At first, the prisoners were primarily political opponents of the Nazi regime. However, people that were defined by the National Socialists as racially or biologically inferior were later included.

By 1939, there were a large number of citizens from the occupied European states imprisoned here. Tens of thousands of people died of starvation, disease, forced labor and mistreatment, or they were victims of the systematic extermination by the Schutzstaffel, or the SS. Thousands of other prisoners died during the “death marches” that followed the evacuation of the camp in April of 1945. At that time, approximately 3,000 sick prisoners, along with the doctors and nurses who had stayed behind in the camp, were freed by Soviet and Polish soldiers.

This tour features a visit to the punishment cells, gallows, gas chambers and burial pits located inside the prison. Hear stories of prisoner bravery as well as the chilling atrocities that took place at the camp, which now serves as a national memorial to the prisoners who lived and died here. Your tour ends with a return train trip to Berlin.
Itinerary
Pass By:  
Friedrichstraße
Take train from our meeting point near S+U Friedrichstraße to Oranienburg. Oranienburg city is where the former concentration camp was constructed.
Stop At:  
Oranienburg
Ride with our guide to Oraninenburg S-bahn. Walk around the town and learn about how complicit the towns folk were and see where inmates used to work.
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen
Sachsenhausen former concentration camp. Arrive at the former Camp and walk around the interiors of the first camp specifically built to be a concentration camp, not using existing structures. See the old barracks, Prison cells and torture cells, Camp kitchen, Station Z (where mass executions took place), the gas chamber and crematorium. You'll also see the infirmaries and pathology center, as well as Tower A - the main guard tower.
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Good walking shoes and suitable clothing are recommended
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Insider Tour Berlin

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp Memorial Tour from Berlin?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
See all safety measures taken by Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp Memorial Tour from Berlin.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp Memorial Tour from Berlin?
A:The policy on sanitization is:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
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Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp Memorial Tour from Berlin?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
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Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp Memorial Tour from Berlin?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
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Q:
What is the maximum group size during Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp Memorial Tour from Berlin?
A:This activity will have a maximum of 30 travelers.

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Respect of History
Michael_W
, Sep 2021
Our guide demonstrated a strong knowledge and passion for the history and the inhumanity demonstrated at this camp. She expressed that it remained a symbol of the atrocities that occurred there and it’s impact on those lost, their families and on the survivors.
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Moving, excellent tour
Jennifer_B
, Sep 2021
It was a moving and excellent tour. Maria was so knowledgeable and was an amazing tour guide. Would highly recommend
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Engaging and informative
Warren_O
, Sep 2021
Excellent tour, in particular the tour guide, Ciaran, was exceptional. Tour was full of information and very immersive
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Martin is the best English speaking guide.
Marina_S
, Sep 2021
We had an English speaking guide Martin, who was very professional, knowledgeable and polite. His excursion was very interesting and informative.
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Fabulous tour
Laura_M
, Sep 2021
Had the best historical tour by Nikolai, it was very in depth and interesting. I enjoyed the fact he kindly shared his family history too which linked in with the reason he has gone down that career path. Would definitely recommend.
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Really interesting tour
Candela_L
, Sep 2021
The tour was super interesting and well organized. The guide help us to take the train to Sachsenhausen and to return to Berlin after the tour. Thanks Nickolai!
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Worth having a guide
AbbyT
, Sep 2021
This was a wonderful tour. The meeting spot was easy to find, the train was straightforward, and the walk through town felt much shorter than a half hour. Once at the site, the tour guide gave so much information about the role of Sachsenhausen and the horrors that occurred there. I would recommend a trip here to anyone interested in learning more about Berlin’s role in World War II, and I believe we got much more out of the visit by having a professional guide.
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Great Learning Experience
Kimberley_H
, Sep 2021
It was a ver sobering and emotional experience but I learned so very much! As a history nerd, I could not have imagined how much I would learn on this horrific yet awesome tour.
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Amazing, informative tour by Martin
Emily_A
, Sep 2021
Martin was a fantastic tour guide with amazing insight and knowledge of the place. He was entertaining and made the few hours the tour took feel like minutes. The tour was personal, informative and incredibly well performed. We were impressed by the the entire tour, but a little extra element was at the end, Martin took the time and made sure each and every tourist on the tour had the correct train route to get back to where they wanted to fo, which was super helpful. If you are looking for a tour that is full of information, entertaining at the same time, with a tour guide who really knows his stuff and adds his own personal touch, I would recommend this to you!
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Must do trip and a guide is needed
Anthea_C
, Sep 2021
From start to finish our tour guide Nickolai was amazing and so informative. This is a must do tour but is not an easy one to get your head around emotionally but I think we all know this. If you have a few days in Berlin I highly recommend

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