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Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp Memorial Tour from Berlin

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We seek to provide a tour that does justice to a complex and difficult history by placing Sachsenhausen in the broader context of the entire camp system, the Holocaust and Germany’s post-war grappling with the crimes of the Nazi period.

Duration: 6 hours
    Available in
  • English,
  • Spanish,
  • German
Our tour guide was Warren (Darren), the Irish guy. He was very knowledgable about the topic as it is what he is passionate about. He made sure all we all knew where we were going, so that no one stayed behind. He stopped along the way to introduce the Nazi era. He made sure he everyone understood what he was saying and was open to questions and comments. He told the history from an unbiased point of view leaving the information to our interpretation and conclusions. He delivered the information in such a way that made you feel you were there, maybe sitting in a college class, being immersed in all this history. He was wonderful.
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Reviewed by Rossana

Highlights

  • Visit the Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp Memorial with an expert guide

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Description

At the Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp just outside Berlin, tens of thousands of people perished at the hands of the Nazis in conditions of appalling brutality.

The camp became a training ground for SS troops and the administrative headquarters for the whole concentration camp system. After the Nazis were defeated, the Soviets used Sachsenhausen as a camp for their own political enemies – thousands more were to perish over the next five years.

For this tour, our expert guides are trained to unravel the complex history of the Holocaust. Using witness accounts and historical research, they shed light on what life was like as a prisoner and how some were able to survive. They also address why and how Sachsenhausen and the concentration camp system were established by the Nazis.

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What’s included & not included

  • Expert local guide
  • City map
  • Memorial fee
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Public transport ticket for Berlin zone ABC (approx. €3.30 each way)
  • Food
  • Drinks

Meeting point

In front of STARBUCKS (opposite the Hackescher Markt S-Bahn station) (In front of STARBUCKS (opposite the Hackescher Markt S-Bahn station))

Reviews from travellers (17)

4.9/5

Great tour
I took this tour with Cesar, who although tours infrequently, was a very knowledgeable and informative guide. On the trip down to Sachsenhausen, he filled us in on a lot of the backstory of what led to the Third Reich, and during the tour he provided all manners of information, history, detail, and even anecdotes. He also allowed us a little bit of free time so that we could explore what interested us. Sachsenhausen is a difficult place to visit, but I was very impressed with Cesar and his presentation of the subject matter.
Ryan was amazing! Objective and informative
Our guide, the Scottish Ryan, is the man you should hope for when you visit Sachsenhausen. A perfect balance between speed, information, time for yourself, objectiveness, wit and thought provoking background. Due to us disappearing to find some food and ending up in another carriage on the way home, we couldn't thank him personally, so I hope my words of gratitude reach him this way. I have worked in tourism for about 20 years now and I usually dislike excursions and guides, but this man is such a pleasant exception. And my kids of 9, 12 and 14 also agreed with me. Thanks Ryan!
Well worth it!!!!
Jules was great!!!! Very knowledgeable and friendly! There is a lot of history here and a lot to see. If you’re interested, you can stay longer after the tour is is finished, and explore more on your own.
awesome tour
It's such an interesting visit , full of history which leads us to a thinking mood.
We were very lucky with the tour guide (Mr Darren) who was really brilliant.
We strongly recommend this tour.
Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp
Cesar was our tour guide for the Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp and he was awesome! He has tons of knowledge and explained everything very well.

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Awesome walking tour with Chris!
We had Chris as a guide and the guy is great. He gave us a pretty complete intro to German history, so that the tour had a context and we could understand easier why the city is the way it is today. It was a 4-hour walk which gives a good idea of what you might want explore more in depth.
Sue A
Jonathon was an excellent tour guide. His knowledge of the sights, history and storytelling was great. Even though the weather wasn't on our side he made the tour interesting and fun. A definite tour to take and see all the main landmarks.
Interesting
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One of the best walking tours I’ve been to!
Ideal Start to a stay in Berlin
This 4hour walk in Berlin provided an excellent history of Berlin both ancient and modern.It took in the essential sites and gave an idea of those we would like to return to and see in more detail. Ysanne was an excellent guide providing great detail and showing an immense historical knowledge. She coped well with all the questions thrown at her and had a way of referring back to things she had discussed earlier which was great to help remember detail.The walk ran over time due to the questions.If I had one complaint it was that the comfort break was after 3hours at least which meant that much of the time for the break was taken queuing for the toilet and for refreshments , coffees had to be drunk very quickly tto reume the walk and we were running late!Having said this I would highly rtecommend this walking tour
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Tour operated by: Original Berlin Walks