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From Berlin: Small-Group Sachsenhausen Memorial Walking Tour

Activity provider: Insider Tour Berlin

From Berlin: Small-Group Sachsenhausen Memorial Walking Tour

Activity provider: Insider Tour Berlin
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From US$ 25.76 per person

Learn about an important chapter in German history with a guided trip to the former Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp, nowadays a memorial. Choose from a small-group or private experience.

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Duration 6 hours
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Live tour guide
Swedish, English, German, Italian, Portuguese
Pickup optional
• If you book the private tour, your guide will collect you 5 minutes before the scheduled start time • Please note this is not a vehicular pickup; your guide will travel with you on public transport • Look for a guide wearing GetYourGuide attire
Wheelchair accessible
Small group available

The Original experience

Itinerary
5 hours
  • Potsdamer Platz

  • 25 minutes
  • Walk

  • Sachsenhausen Memorial (guided tour)

  • Walk

  • 25 minutes
  • Berlin

Meeting point
Main stop
Other stop
End point
Highlights
  • Learn about Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp before, during, and after World War II
  • Be accompanied by a licensed guide from Berlin to the Memorial Site and back to Berlin
  • Discover all about the camp and its various sites with your guide
  • Remain in the Memorial after the end of the tour for further exploration at your pace, if desired
  • Choose between a small-group or private guided experience
Full description
Take a trip to the Sachsenhausen Memorial and learn about a somber but important chapter in Germany's history. Constructed in 1936 by the SS, it was built to detain all opposition to the Nazi regime. After meeting your guide in Berlin, hop on a train to Oranienburg, approximately 25 minutes outside of Berlin. Arrive at Sachsenhausen Memorial Site after a 30-minute stroll from the train station.  Start your guided experience at the Camp Administration Center, now an on-site museum, but formerly the base for overseeing the Third Reich’s 32 main camps and 1000+ satellite camps.  As you tour the site, find out from your guide about what conditions were like inside the camp, the infamous ‘Death March’ ahead of the camp’s liberation in 1945, and how the camp was used by the Soviets afterward.  Listen to stories of revolt by Jewish prisoners in 1942, defiance by British prisoners of war, and sabotage by Soviet and Polish prisoners.  Hear first-hand about the people there: different prisoner groups, their fates, and familiar names imprisoned in the camp, including Stalin’s son.  After the tour, be accompanied by your guide back to the center of Berlin.  Sites that might be visited on the tour include the following:  • Camp Administration Center (formerly the Concentration Camps Inspectorate) • Station Z • Watchtower • Commandant's House • Jewish Barracks • Punishment Cells • Pathology Laboratory • Infirmary • Special Camp 1/7 • SS Training Camp • Gallows
Includes
  • Licensed guide
  • Entrance to the Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp Memorial Site
  • Guided tour of the camp
  • 2-euro donation to the camp memorial
  • Public transport tickets (unless private option is selected)
  • Food and drink
  • Tips
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Covid-19 precautions

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

Safety measures in place
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Participants

Date

Meeting point

• Meet your guide in front of the Espresso House café. Address: Potsdamer Platz 10, 10785 Berlin, on the corner of Gabriele-Tergit-Promenade • Look for a guide wearing GetYourGuide attire and holding a red GetYourGuide flag • Please arrive 15 minutes before the scheduled departure time

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Food and drinks
  • Snacks
  • Water
  • Comfortable clothes
  • Public transport ticket

Know before you go

  • Shared group and private options do not always offer the same languages. Please check all languages of interest to find your preferred option type
  •  If selecting the shared group tour, public transport tickets need to be bought in advance. A 1-day ABC zone ticket is needed, costing approximately 9.60 euros
  •  Come prepared to walk — this activity entails a high amount of walking
  •  The tour runs in all weathers, so please dress accordingly
  •  The tour is wheelchair accessible, but please be aware of the following: Customers need to use public transport to get to Oranienburg. There’s a 30-minute walk from Oranienburg train station to the Memorial Site. Additionally, the ground at the site can get very muddy when it rains and in winter
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 944 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.8/5
  • Transportation
    4.6/5
  • Value for money
    4.7/5
  • Safety
    4.8/5

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We had Cambell as our guide. One of the most friendliest and welcoming guides I have ever had. The tour is so very interesting regarding the history of Berlin and the surrounding areas. Cambell was incredibly knowledgeable and was happy to answer all of our questions. Very good value for money. 10/10

May 1, 2022

Visiting Sachsenhausen is never a pleasant experience, but the guide made it a memorable one. Each site is explained in detail, complimented with perspectives of different entities. Would highly recommend the tour and tour guide Nicolas (sorry if I misspelt your name). p.s. Was made sure that I got on the right train after the tour, which is really nice.

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April 25, 2022

This trip to Sachsenhausen concentration camp was excellent. Maria was extremely knowledgeable on the local history and provided us with a deep insight and better understanding of the concentration camp, than we would’ve had if we done this trip without a guide. Thank you for providing us with a truly unique experience!

April 6, 2022

Product ID: 388531