Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp Memorial Walking Tour

Duration: 6 hours
Destination: Germany, Germany, Berlin
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  • 6 hours
  • Berlin
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Cancellable

Overview

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.

Highlights

  • Soak up the atmosphere on a walking tour
  • Led by a local guide
  • Small group ensures personal service

While the Nazis were hosting the 1936 Olympic games, slave laborers were being forced to build a huge concentration camp just north of Berlin, intended to hold political 'enemies' of the Nazi regime political, racial and 'asocial'. Of the 200,000 people interned, more than 50,000 lost their lives before the camp was liberated by the Soviets in 1945.
The camp was then used by the Soviets until 1950 to detain former Nazis, German soldiers and political opponents of the communists. Many thousands more died from malnutrition and disease.
The key to this walking tour is the informative and illuminating narrative provided by your expert tour guide. During your 3-hour visit to the camp, you'll learn important background history of the site as you walk through the Appellplatz parade ground, the Jewish Barrack, punishment cells, execution grounds and crematorium, Station Z, the Pathology Laboratory and camp hospital.
This tour was researched by historian Gabriel Fawcett, who is publishing an important witness account of the camp. All tour guides have their own special insights into the history of Sachsenhausen, and are experienced in unraveling the complex history of the Third Reich and the Holocaust.

Inclusions
  • Local guide
  • City map, including information regarding public transport and the best of Berlin's museums and nightlife

Exclusions
  • 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
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible

Departure Time

10:00 AM


Return Details

Concludes at Berlin Hauptbahnhof

Voucher info

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Duration

6 hours

Package is cancellable prior to three days from the commencement of the service.

User's Reviews

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Sarah G

Our guide was knowledgeable of the events that took place here. It was very informative, and worth seeing.

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Barbara S

Tour guide driven by passion, very open, honest. Very knowledgeable, accommodating to the situation and the tour mates. Well done :)

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pcolpus

I want sure about doing this tour but am so glad I did. Very informative historically and the guide answered all our questions.

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Rochelle M

I was so glad I booked this tour. Rob Shaw guide made this one of the most memorable experiences of my trip to Germany. He is very passionate and knowledgeable. He was able to really make you imagine how things must have been. I love tour guides that really care about the subject they are showing people from all around the world. I feel like I left that tour with a deeper respect for the victims and a better understanding of how things transpired. I will say put on your walking shoes because we really walked pretty far that day but it was worth it.

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mhernandez07

This is a must do when visiting Berlin. We had Rob Willis as our tour guide and he was amazing. He has so much knowledge and was able to tell us new facts that I have never heard before. Having a tour guide is a must for this experience.

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Animation in kitchen - Parsnips judging carrots in show of superiority

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Wash basin in Jewish barracks - 200-300 prisoners crammed in twice daily

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Razor wire in the Neutral Zone

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Toilets in the Jewish barracks - SS sometimes drowned prisoners in bowels

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Neutral Zone where prisoners were shot on sight for stepping over the line

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Work Makes You Free

On the front entrance gates to Sachsenhausen is the infamous slogan Arbeit Macht Frei ( and quot;work makes (you) free and quot;).

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Block A and the clock showing

11.07 - the time when the camp was liberated

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The Barracks

One of the original barracks standing.

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The Perimeter Fence to Protect the Inmates!

The combination of barbed wire, concrete walls and electrified fencing only allowed one inmate to escape. He was turned in by local villagers and that was the end of his story.

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