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Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp Memorial Walking Tour

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Head north of Berlin for a tour into the past at Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp, one of the main concentration camps in Nazi Germany. While you explore the memorial site with a guide, you'll learn the history of the camp and those imprisoned here, providing an essential background to Germany's past and present.
  • Hear sensitive, in-depth commentary about the concentration camp’s history
  • Travel via train, which gives you time to ask your guide questions
  • Tips on the rest of your Berlin visit from a provided city guide and map
  • Gain a better understanding of events during the Holocaust and the Third Reich
What to Expect
Meet your guide and group at the Hackescher Markt S-Bahn station in Berlin in time for your train’s departure. On the way to Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp, take in the scenery and listen to an orientation to the somber sights you are about to encounter.  Once you arrive, take off on a walking tour of the site. Your visit will be shaped by the sensitive and illuminating commentary from your guide, who will paint a picture of the daily lives of more than 200,000 people who spent time there.  Learn important background history of the site as you walk through the the Jewish Barrack, the execution grounds and crematorium, the Appellplatz parade ground, the punishment cells, camp hospital, Station Z, and the Pathology Laboratory. Set against the context of the larger Holocaust and the activities of the Third Reich, this tour will help you gain a wider understanding of the events of that time period. Return to Berlin via train, with plenty of time to ask questions of your guide on the way back.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Departure Time
10:00 AM
Return Details
Concludes at Berlin Hauptbahnhof
  • Local guide
  • City map, including information regarding public transport and the best of Berlin's museums and nightlife
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Berlin Transport ABC Zone ticket (approx 3.30 Euros each way) that is available from your guide on the day
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Terrible and shocking impression but necessary if you visit Berlin to understand what the nazis and russians did to the world and also to the Berlin citizens )we had the visit in Spanish with an incredible guide,RODRIGO FERNANDEZ of SANDEMANS his knowledge explanations and patience...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Auschwitz is infamous but it didn't come out of the blue. Sachsenhausen traces the history that preceded it, the experiments that made mass murder more efficient. It is a memorial and museum that educates rather than a gathering of exhibits purely to shock.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank 380Roger
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Saddest experience but well worth the time to spend a day out at this memorial. Interesting, thought provoking, eye opening and sad wrapped up in one worthwhile trip.

Date of experience: August 2019
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

First of all, a great tour. Probably the best I've done. Very price efficient and interesting. But the decisive factor making this such a memorable tour was our guide, Wouter. He had such deep knowledge about the site, and presented it in a intriguing manner...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank sondreh1997
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our guide, Wouter, did a fantastic job talking about what happened in Sachsenhausen. Easy to understand, explains well, friendly. Learned a lot, 10/10. Thank you! :-)

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Marja G
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7 July 2019|
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Response from AnthonyGsh | Reviewed this property |
Our tour was a private (not group) tour. Both are possible. There was 4 of us.
2 July 2019|
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Response from peetypetes | Reviewed this property |
Yes - you can go without a guide. I believe they have audio guides in different languages available (we saw people walking around with speaker wands).
22 April 2019|
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Response from Robert S | Reviewed this property |
It is a lot of walking, including about 2 kilometers to and from the train station. As answered just above, there's not many chances to sit down without missing some of the information. Check out "shooting sticks," a seat... More
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