Berlin Private 6-Hour Tour to Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp Memorial

Summary

Meet your guide at a centrally located meeting point in Berlin and board the train to the Sachsenhausen Memorial and Museum in Oranienburg. More than 200,000 people were imprisoned here between 1936 and 1945. At first, the prisoners were primarily political opponents of the Nazi regime. However, people that were defined by the National Socialists as racially or biologically inferior were later included. By 1939, there were a large number of citizens from the occupied European states imprisoned here. Tens of thousands of people died of starvation, disease, forced labor, and mistreatment, or they were victims of the systematic extermination by the Schutzstaffel, otherwise known as the SS. Thousands of other prisoners died during the “death marches” that followed the evacuation of the camp in April of 1945. At that time, approximately 3,000 sick prisoners, along with the doctors and nurses who had stayed behind in the camp, were freed by Soviet and Polish soldiers. Not for the faint of heart, this tour features a visit to the punishment cells, gallows, gas chambers and burial pits located inside the prison. Hear stories of prisoner bravery as well as the chilling atrocities that took place at the camp — which now serves as a national memorial to the prisoners who lived and died here. The tour ends with a return train trip to Berlin.

Tour info

Duration
6 hours
Group Size
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Meeting Point
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Why take this tour?

During this private tour from Berlin, visit one of the first concentration camps established by Nazi Germany — Sachsenhausen. Learn about the events that led to the creation of this forced labour camp that imprisoned 200,000 people and murdered thousands. Today, the entire site serves as a memorial and a museum dedicated to the prisoners who lived and died there. 

What’s included?

  • Professional Berlin guide, specially trained and licensed for tours at Sachsenhausen

  • Map of Berlin including public transport info and museum highlights

  • Map of Sachsenhausen with historical information

  • Entry/Admission - Gedenkstätte und Museum Sachsenhausen

  • Entry/Admission - Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen

  • Public transport costs (9.60 EUR for ABC day pass, subject to change)

  • Food and drink (please bring with you)

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Before you book

  • Duration: 6h

  • Mobile tickets accepted

  • Instant confirmation

Covid Policy

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience

Cancellation Policy

    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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About operator:

Original Berlin Walks offers a variety of walking tours covering all sides of Berlin's history; from our 'all in one' Discover Berlin tour, to tour focusing on the Berlin Wall and the Nazi past, to whole day excursions such as Potsdam or the Sachsenhausen Conctentration Camp Memorial Site, if you want to learn about Berlin's past, then we're the people you need.

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