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Berlin: Guided 4-Hour Sachsenhausen Small Group Bus Tour

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23 reviews

Activity provider: Insider Tour Berlin

Berlin: Guided 4-Hour Sachsenhausen Small Group Bus Tour

Activity provider: Insider Tour Berlin
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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.

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Duration 4 hours
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Live tour guide
English

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

Take a guided tour of Sachsenhausen and learn about the atrocities that were committed there. Discover how Germans deal with this history and learn more about what the local populations knew about the realities of this immense camp system.

 

Board a bus in central Berlin and head to Sachsenhausen, the first concentration camp that was built from the ground up to be a camp, planned and designed for maximum control. Enter the old barracks and learn about the daily lives of those imprisoned.

 

With your guide, you'll walk around the interior of Heinrich Himmler's modern and always expandable concentration camp. Visit the commandant’s house before walking through Tower A where the words "Arbeit Macht Frei" are still visible.

 

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 the Zoologischer Garten station.

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

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Meeting point

You will find the coach waiting outside the train station Friedrichstrasse, on the square beside the 'Traenenpalast' (Palace of Tears).

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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

4.9 /5

based on 23 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    5/5
  • Transportation
    4.9/5
  • Value for money
    4.8/5
  • Safety
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Really informative we had Cian as our tour guide. He just knew so much about the camp, the history of WW1 & II and Berlin. Really interesting and informative tour. Sachsenhausen itself was huge and really gave me the feeling of imprisonment. If you are in Berlin and would like to know more about how a nazi camp worked you should definitely go on this tour!

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August 23, 2022

During the trip to the camp you will get a lot of information about the origin of the Nazis and how the camp was set up. Once there, you get a picture of how a totally absent sense of empathy can turn people into animals. The guide takes a lot of time to explain everything well. Very impressive and sometimes downright oppressive.

August 1, 2022

Cian was an amazing tour guide. We’ve taken 3-4 guided tours like this over the past two weeks but this was the best one. He had so much knowledge - both about the camp, WWI and WWII. If you are in Berlin, you MUST take this tour. It was the most powerful and educational activity that we did. Also, it was much easier to take a small bus versus the train/walking tour for my mother because she’s 74. If you have someone older in your group, I highly recommend this tour over the one that involves walking from the train station.

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July 30, 2022

Product ID: 218949