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From Berlin: Sachsenhausen Memorial Half-Day Tour

From Berlin: Sachsenhausen Memorial Half-Day Tour

From $26.48 per person

Visit the Sachsenhausen Memorial alongside an expert guide. Learn about the concentration camp’s dark history, see its remaining facilities, and pay tribute to the victims and survivors.

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Duration options: 6 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish, Italian
Small group available

Includes

  • Live tour guide
    Highlights
    • Take the train north of Berlin to the Sachsenhausen Memorial
    • Explore the dark history of the former concentration camp
    • Walk through the former hospital and pathology laboratory
    • See the notorious Tower A and learn of the horrors of Station Z
    • Commemorate the camp’s victims and hear stories of survival
    Full description
    Travel north of Berlin by train and take a poignant guided tour of Sachsenhausen Memorial. See the remaining structures, learn of the site’s dark history, and take in emotive memorials dedicated to the camp’s victims. Witness what remains of the facilities that housed the guards, staff, and the prisoners. Enter at guard tower “A” and stand on the registration compound, before seeing the Jewish barracks, boot testing track, and gallows. Continue to the camp’s hospital and pathology laboratory before arriving at the grizzly Station Z building, which contained a crematorium and killing facilities Learn how the camp came to be during Nazi Germany, what conditions were like inside the camp during World War II, and how at last prisoners were liberated at the end of the war. While many of the camp’s stories are grim and heartbreaking, you will also hear inspiring tales of resistance and survival as you walk past commemorative monuments and plaques paying tribute to the camp’s victims and survivors.

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    Outside Starbucks opposite Hackescher Markt S-Bahn station.

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    What to bring

    • Comfortable shoes
    • Food and drinks
    • Passport or ID card for children
    • Cash
    • Weather-appropriate clothing
    • Public transport ticket

    Not allowed

    • Unaccompanied minors

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    • Tours operate rain or shine
    • You will need to purchase an ABC public transport ticket for this tour
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.8 / 5

    based on 997 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
      4.4/5
    • Transportation
      4.7/5
    • Value for money
      4.7/5
    • Service
      4.7/5
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    We had a great tour guide in Josh. He seemed passionate about telling the story of the camp, by portraying the resilience of human nature, through the artifacts in the museum. I thank him for his interest and for allowing our group to join his as our tour guide did not turn up. Thank you also to the lady who did the ringing around to get someone to be our guide, much appreciated.

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    March 14, 2020

    We took this tour on a rainy windy day. Our guide, Chris from Canada, did a great job making the best of a difficult day. You will definitely want good rain gear if you attend on a rainy day as much of the tour is outside! Chris was a wealth of knowledge. We very much enjoyed our time with him.

    October 12, 2019

    Cesar led an amazing tour of the Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp. Not only was he extremely knowledgeable in the history of the World Wars, he was also passionate (and compassionate), as well. I'd toyed with the idea of trying to go there on my own, but what I got from him was much more of an understanding of what it was like to have been interred there than I would have gotten by myself. Like everyone else, I've seen the films and read the literature, but actually standing on the ground where so many people were tortured and killed was sobering in a way I couldn't have imagined. Cesar personalized the facts with many anecdotes specific to that camp and putting names on the victims. So thankful I went and so glad I chose this company.

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    June 17, 2019

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    VA ID: 392397