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  • Berlin WelcomeCard: Discounts & Transport Berlin Zones (ABC)

    1. Berlin WelcomeCard: Discounts & Transport Berlin Zones (ABC)

    The Berlin WelcomeCard, available as 48-hours, 72-hours, 4-day, 5-day, or 6-day option, offers a great, cost-effective means to explore the city in-depth. Travel on public transport in fare zones Berlin ABC and receive exclusive discounts of up to 50% with many participating partners. Whether you're taking a city tour or visiting a museum, theater, or restaurant, when you use the Berlin WelcomeCard, you can see all Berlin has to offer at an amazing price. You'll also receive a pocket-size travel guide with lots of tour suggestions and insider tips. Each WelcomeCard includes free transport for up to 3 children between 6 and 14 years old. Children under the age of 6 generally travel for free. Enjoy discounted rates for the following activities and attractions: • Sightseeing tours • Guided city tours • Bike tours • Boat rides • Various attractions • Museums • Theater/stage performances •...

    It was extremely easy to load and pay the Welcome Card from internet. Totally it took les than two minutes and I had a printed document in my hands. Excellent!

  • From Berlin: Sachsenhausen Memorial Walking Tour

    2. From Berlin: Sachsenhausen Memorial Walking Tour

    Explore Sachsenhausen Memorial on the outskirts of Berlin on a half-day walking tour. Though the camp was vast, the 5.5-hour excursion will focus on the prison camp proper. You will see the external SS training camp, where Kommandant Hoss from Auschwitz was trained and explore the interior of the camp grounds. The tour starts with a 50-minute train ride through the lovely forests of the northern suburbs. Upon arrival at Sachsenhausen, explore the history of the camp, which goes beyond the devastations of World War II. Enter at Tower A and stand on the registration compound, before seeing the Jewish Barracks, boot testing track, gallows, East German memorial, Station Z killing center, gas chamber, and industrial yard. Finally you will visit the hospital and pathology building. An expert guide will tell you of the bleak existence inside the Gestapo prison and of the laborers who were for...

    George was excellent. He knew the history of Sachsenhausen thoroughly and brought in many details when answering questions. He was passionate about the importance of remembering and keeping memorials in place and often would remind the group of the horrors mankind continues to inflict on each other since WW II through today. The tour is a somber reminder of past events and George kept a perfect pitch of describing and remembering. Thank you.

  • From Berlin: Sachsenhausen Memorial Half-Day Tour

    3. From Berlin: Sachsenhausen Memorial Half-Day Tour

    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 sur...

  • Berlin: Sachsenhausen Memorial 6-Hour Tour in Spanish

    4. Berlin: Sachsenhausen Memorial 6-Hour Tour in Spanish

    The meeting point for the tour is at the front of the Alexanderplatz TV Tower. From here the tour makes its way to the Northern outskirts of Berlin. The train ride takes 50 minutes. This is a poignant tour of one of the most important concentration camps of both the Nazi Regime and Soviet era, told in Spanish. This 6-hour tour explores the origins of the camp, what life would have been like in the camp and the type of work performed by prisoners. With access to personal accounts of survivors, photographs, and official documents, you can understand the stark realities of Sachsenhausen. Features of the tour are the A Tower and Station Z. The A Tower was the roll-call location of the camp, and Station Z was added in 1942 with the purpose of killing victims quickly and clinically. Both of these locations are extremely sobering. Sachsenhausen also contains a very informative museum and vari...

    Tour bastante completo, Monti es experta en el tema y lo lleva de una forma bastante amena y interesante

  • From Berlin: Private Sachsenhausen Memorial Half-Day Tour with Pickup

    5. From Berlin: Private Sachsenhausen Memorial Half-Day Tour with Pickup

    Go on a poignant private guided walk around the Sachsenhausen Memorial with a tour that includes a private pickup service and transportation from Berlin. 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 heartbre...

  • From Berlin: Small-Group Sachsenhausen Memorial Walking Tour

    6. From Berlin: Small-Group Sachsenhausen Memorial Walking Tour

    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, an...

    I would like to thank the tour guide Ronan once again for the excellent and thought-provoking tour. Ronan is indispensable because of his vast knowledge of history. The tour was important, remarkable, and interesting. I highly recommend taking this tour for anyone visiting Berlin.

  • Berlin: 5-Hour Tour on the History of the Third Reich

    7. Berlin: 5-Hour Tour on the History of the Third Reich

    Explore Germany's history on this tour focusing on Nazi terror. Visit Wilhelmstrasse, the “Topography of Terror” documentation center, and the Sachsenhausen Memorial. Travel down Wilhelmstrasse, the government district of the German capital, which was completely rebuilt in just one year. Walk from the Brandenburg Gate towards the “Platz des Volksaufstandes 1953," the path on which Hitler led a huge torchlight procession to take possession of the Reich Chancellery on 30 January 1933. See the German Ministry for Consumer Protection, where Konrad Adenauer had an official residence and spent more than a month hiding from the Nazis. See the Federal Ministry of Labor, where the Ministry of Propaganda used to be housed. Visit the monument to Georg Elser, whose planned assassination attempt at the Bürgerbräukeller in Munich failed. The Reich Air Ministry was located at “Platz des Volksaufstan...

  • Berlin: Sachsenhausen Memorial Day Tour

    8. Berlin: Sachsenhausen Memorial Day Tour

    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...

    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.

  • Berlin: Jewish History Tour

    9. Berlin: Jewish History Tour

    Meet your tour guide at the an agreed upon starting point and get ready to delve into the complex and tragic history German Jews in the city. Take advantage of the option to tour by bike from stop to stop or choose to travel by private car.  Start your ride through Berlin's Jewish past and come across landmarks, both visible and hidden. Visit the site where the first Jews were deported from Berlin at the beginning of the Holocaust. Be struck by the scale of the Holocaust Memorial and ponder its unique layout. Learn about the significance of the Stolpersteine, small brass plates inscribed with the names of victims of Nazi persecution. Visit other important sites like Hitler's bunker and the Reichstag. Explore the Scheunenviertel, the historic Jewish neighborhood, and visit the Old and New Synagogues to admire the unique architectural style. Then head to the site where Sachsenhausen Conc...

    This was by far the most informative tour I have been on. Our guide Yohan was very knowledgeable and helpful and was very respectful when speaking of the atrocities that happened at the camp. My partner and I have learnt alot from this tour. I would highly recommend!

  • From Berlin: Private Sachsenhausen Memorial Half-Day Tour with Transfer

    10. From Berlin: Private Sachsenhausen Memorial Half-Day Tour with Transfer

    Travel north of Berlin on a private vehicle and take a poignant private 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 o...

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What people are saying about Oranienburg

George was excellent. He knew the history of Sachsenhausen thoroughly and brought in many details when answering questions. He was passionate about the importance of remembering and keeping memorials in place and often would remind the group of the horrors mankind continues to inflict on each other since WW II through today. The tour is a somber reminder of past events and George kept a perfect pitch of describing and remembering. Thank you.

I would like to thank the tour guide Ronan once again for the excellent and thought-provoking tour. Ronan is indispensable because of his vast knowledge of history. The tour was important, remarkable, and interesting. I highly recommend taking this tour for anyone visiting Berlin.

I’d definitely recommend booking this guided tour! Nick was a fantastic guide - incredibly knowledgeable, personable, and engaging. I’d strongly recommend checking the weather and dressing for it as most of the tour is outside.

Our guide, Ronan, is knowledgeable about the topic--just an excetionally well-read man and an excellent communicator. He made me feel comfortable immediately and kept the tour lively and interesting. I highly recommend him.

Martin was the most perfekt guide. The Ritas from DK