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Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp Memorial Tour from Berlin

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20.95 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
  • French,
  • 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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  • Visit the Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp Memorial with an expert guide

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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) (Neue Promenade 3, 10178 Berlin)

Reviews from travellers (17)


Very eye opening experience. Our guide was amazing and very 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
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.

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It was solid, fun and our guide Alex was pleasant. I liked his enthusiastic American style of presenting.
Great Potential, bad planning
All in all, the tour was interesting, informative, and Potsdam is wonderful. Rachel, our tour guide, was very nice, welcoming, and knowledgeable.

However, when it comes to logistics, the tour wasn't successful at all. First, it was entirely based on public transportation, meaning we had to rush from spot to spot to make the next tram/bus/train and had very little time in each attraction to absorb the beauty of the town.

Second, the tour was much shorter than advertised. The ad (and the booking) said it would be 6 hours long. In reality, we met in Berlin at 9:45, left at 9:55 (without two group members, but that's a whole different story), and finished the tour in Potsdam at 15:00. My math gives me 5 hours and change, not including the (self-governed) ride back to Berlin. I don't know where the extra hour went, but we would have made good use of it - for example in longer stops, photo ops, tours inside at least one of the free-entry palaces, etc.

All in all, the content of the tour was OK, but the organization was amateur at best.
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