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Berlin: Sachsenhausen Small Group Bus Tour

Berlin: Sachsenhausen Small Group Bus Tour

From US$ 55.46 per person

A bus ride to Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp Memorial, in which your guide will be providing you with running commentary en route. After arriving to Sachsenhausen, you will learn background information on the early years of this former Nazi camp system.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
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Duration 4 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Small group
Limited to 15 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Drive through Oranienburg and see where the inmates would have worked
  • Visit the commandants house
  • Experience the interior of the camp, where 35,000 people died during the years of its operation
  • Explore the infirmary barracks, where experimentation took place during the war
  • Learn about the how Sachsenhausen was re-purposed by the Soviets as a special camp after World War II
Full description
After meeting at the Berlin Zoologsicher Garten station, you will board a hired coach to reach Oranienburg. Along the way, your guide will introduce Sachsenhausen, showing you where the inmates would have worked in Oranienburg. You will also learn more about what the local populations knew about the realities of this immense camp system. Sachsenhausen was the first concentration camp that was built from the ground up to be a camp, planned and designed for maximum control. You can enter the old barracks and learn about daily life for the inmates of the camp, as well as how hard labor, starvation, disease, torture and death were a part of daily life. You will also see the harrowing areas where people were gassed, shot by firing squad, or hanged. With your guide, you'll walk around the interior of Heinrich Himmmler's new, modern, and always expandable concentration camp. You can visit the commandants house, before walking through Tower A, where the iconic words "Arbeit Macht Frei" can still be seen on the gate today. The East Germans memorialized Sachsenhausen in 1961, and today you can experience the location where atrocities were committed, as well as discover how the Germans deal with their history and how they come to terms with their past today. Once the tour has concluded, you will be picked up and brought back to Berlin in an air-conditioned bus to the meeting point at Zoologischer Garten station. Once your tour has concluded, your guide will be happy to answer any and all questions you may have about your stay in Berlin.
Includes
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Licensed guide trained by the memorial authority
  • Driver
  • Group tour of Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp Memorial
  • Entry into the Sachsenhausen Memorial
  • Map of the former concentration camp
  • Return trip to Berlin Zoologischer Garten station
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must present either proof of full vaccination, proof of a Covid-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative test taken no more than 24 hours before the activity starts

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Meeting point

Outside Friedrichstr. train station, on the square beside the 'Traenenpalast' (Palace of Tears), Reichstagufer 17, 10117 Berlin.

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Important information

Know before you go

  •  Please remember to bring along a light snack and drink.
  •  Please wear weather-appropriate clothing and comfortable walking shoes.
  •  As of April 1st 2020, tours will meet outside Friedrichstr. train station, on the square beside the 'Traenenpalast' (Palace of Tears), Reichstagufer 17, 10117 Berlin.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 /5

based on 12 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    3.8/5
  • Transportation
    3.5/5
  • Value for money
    3.5/5
  • Safety
    5/5

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our guide maria was very warm and friendly she was very knowledgeable about the camp and surrounding area we would highly recommend this tour thank you maria

December 14, 2019

Our guide Chloe was excellent, she explained many many things and did it in a very nice manner

September 29, 2019

Very thought provoking tour with excellent tour guide

August 29, 2019

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