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Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp Memorial Tour from Berlin

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17 EUR

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

Highlights

  • Visit the Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp Memorial with an expert guide

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.

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

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Meeting point

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

Reviews from travellers (16)

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.
Informative Insight
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.
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!
Important Historical Tour
My friend and I took this tour recently with Wouter as our guide. It was an extremely interesting but also a disturbing place to visit. Wouter was extremely informative, answered our questions and was helpful overall. I'd recommend this tour to people who want to understand more about Nazi history.
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.
Informative trip
Cesar was a very knowledgeable guide who is more than well-qualified to explain to us about the history and context of Sachsenhausen. He was friendly and was open to any questions we had. He also took time to give us directions to where we wanted to go after the tour ended. A good tour all in all.
Very eye opening experience. Our guide was amazing and very knowledgeable.in all honesty, It was difficult to be there and it wasn’t “fun” but it’s something everyone should do
Very friendly and informative.
very informative and interesting
Just an amazing experience
Our guide was Beth, who has studied modern German history and presented information in a very clear way. She provides context into the wider nazi machine, how it came to be and how Sachsenhaussen fitted into this.

She alone made the tour what it was. She was nothing short of Sensational and cannot thank her enough.

Take good comfortable shoes as there is a lot of walking and take food and drinks as there is nowhere to buy snacks or drinks.
Great tour. 5 stars for the in depth information and stories our guide Torben shared with us.
Visiting Sachsenhausen Memorial is never an easy experience for anyone but feels like an important experience to have. For this reason producing an effective tour of the camp can only be a very difficult task. I had been on previous tours of both Sachsenhausen and Auschwitz and had been disappointed with those tours, the guides finding it difficult to pitch the tour at the right level, either struggling to explain what are some very difficult topics to process or being too blasé and light hearted for the place we were visiting.

Dennis, on the contrary, was excellent. Always comfortable and approachable whilst explaining the horrific events that had happened there and also managing to produce the occasional, appropriate light hearted moment to keep the tour from being too morose, it was pitched superbly. He explained at the beginning he was a history student and you could tell, the tour never feeling like a script but a display of his passion for the subject. His use of explaining the story of someone who was a prisoner there throughout the tour made the events that happened at the camp much easier to process and gave it an authenticity that's difficult to achieve with just facts and figures.
Well worth the money. The tour guide, Dennis, was an excellent guide and knowledgable man - studying a degree in history and growing up in Berlin made him a perfect fit for the job. The tour followed the story of a single man who went to the camp, allowing a more personal touch to understanding how life was like there.

Overall a great trip - would definitely advise you wear warm clothes however!
We booked onto a tour of the Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp, and our guide for the day was Lorna. She was very knowledgeable about the camp and the history behind it. And you could tell that she had a real passion for imparting her knowledge and teaching people about what really happened. It was a very interesting tour and a great way to learn about the history of the camp. I would definitely recommend this tour and Lorna.
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