Berlin: Sachsenhausen Memorial Day Tour

Berlin: Sachsenhausen Memorial Day Tour

From $26.48 per person

Go on a 6-hour tour of the Sachsenhausen Memorial, traveling from Berlin by public transport. Built as a concentration camp in 1936 by the SS, it is now a memorial and museum.

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Duration 6 hours
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Live tour guide
English

Experience

Highlights
  • Visit the museum and memorial site Sachsenhausen
  • See Tower A and the roll call yard
  • Hear about the different work details including the shoe testing track, kitchen, and infirmary barracks
  • Walk through the Station Z “execution center” memorial
  • Enter the “Jewish Baracks”
  • See where high profile prisoners were held in isolation in the Camp Prison
Full description
Experience a tour of the memorial site at Sachsenhausen, one of the main concentration camps of Nazi Germany. Built in 1936 by the SS - the second major camp to be constructed after Dachau - it was set up to detain all opposition to the Nazi regime. Traveling from Berlin, transfer to Sachsenhausen by public transport, approximately 20 miles north of the city center. Upon arrival, you will learn why Sachsenhausen was created and why the Nazis developed the concentration camp system. Learn what conditions were like inside the camp, and how they worsened after the outbreak of World War II. Your guide will describe who was present in the camp, some acts of defiance by British Prisoners or War, as well acts of sabotage by Soviet and Polish prisoners.  Inside the grounds you will see memorial statues and plaques, as well as the remains of the watchtowers, barrack blocks, and execution areas. The tour also includes inspiring stories of resistance. Learn about the revolt of Jewish prisoners in 1942, and how some Jewish prisoners survived by counterfeiting millions of pounds sterling in the forgery workshop.  Hear about different prisoner groups and notable escapes, including the tunnel dug by “Jimmy” James, and the history of the ‘death march’ ahead of the camp’s liberation in 1945. At the end of the tour your guide will take you back to Berlin via train, arriving in a centrally located station such as Hauptbahnhof, Friedrichstraße, or Gesundbrunnen.
Includes
  • Free map of Berlin
  • Info on public transport, and the best of Berlin's museums, hostels and restaurants
  • Public transport tickets
  • ABC Ticket
  • Food and drinks (these cannot be bought at the memorial)
COVID-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • Customers are required to bring and wear masks

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Meeting point

Outside Starbucks opposite Hackescher Markt S-Bahn station.

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  • Please note that the tour runs in all weather conditions, and on all public holidays (except 25 December and 01 January)
  •  A public transport (ABC) ticket is required for this tour
  • Please note that there is no possibility to buy drinks or snacks on site
  • The tour runs in all weather, so please dress appropriately
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 201 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    5.0/5
  • Transportation
    4.8/5
  • Value for money
    4.8/5
  • Safety
    4.8/5
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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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