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  • From Berlin: Sachsenhausen Memorial Walking Tour

    1. 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

    2. 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...

  • From Berlin: Small-Group Sachsenhausen Memorial Walking Tour

    3. 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.

  • From Berlin: Private Sachsenhausen Memorial Half-Day Tour

    4. From Berlin: Private 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...

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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.

Great tour - very informative and well worth all the walking. Maria was fantastic