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From Berlin: Sachsenhausen Memorial Walking Tour

From Berlin: Sachsenhausen Memorial Walking Tour

From US$ 24.90 per person

Step inside Sachsenhausen Memorial and learn of the site’s terrible history and see poignant memorials, such as the killing center and gallows.

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Duration 5.5 hours - 331 minutes
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Wheelchair accessible


  • Take a train ride through the lovely forests of north Berlin
  • Explore the dark history of the Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp
  • See the location of the gas chambers and gallows
  • Learn about life in the camp during World War II and after
Full description
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 forced to build it just as the world’s eyes were diverted by the 1936 Olympic Games. You will also learn how the camp was kept in use after the Soviet liberation in 1945, by both the Soviets and East Germans.
  • Guided tour
  • Entrance and donation to the Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp memorial site
  • Berlin public transport ticket for zones A, B and C (required for this tour)
  • Food and drink
Covid-19 precautions
Traveler requirements
  • All participants who are over 18 years old must present either proof of full vaccination or proof of a Covid-19 infection within the last 6 months

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Meeting point

Meet your guide in front of Starbucks Café, near Berlin's historic Brandenburg Gate, Pariser Platz 4, Berlin. Please look for the guides with the red umbrellas and t-shirts.

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Public transport ticket

Know before you go

  • The tour helps support the Memorial through its donations
  • For this tour, you will need to get a Berlin public transport ticket for zones A, B, and C (not included)
  • There will be no breaks for drinks or snacks during the tour
  • Children up to 13 years old are welcome to join this tour for free, proof of a valid ID may be required. Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Wheelchair accessible, but please note the ground can get muddy during the winter months
  • Between October 21, 2019 and March 15, 2020, the memorial exhibitions will be closed on Mondays; the Visitor Center and the Memorial will remain open
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 2014 reviews

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I'm really glad that I decided to do a guided tour of the camp instead of visiting on my own; the tour was incredibly informative and made the visit much more impactful. The guide, George, struck the perfect tone and was more than able to answer every question with his wealth of knowledge on the camp's history. If you are interested in visiting Sachsenhausen and are deciding whether to do a tour, I would definitely recommend this one.

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October 21, 2021

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.

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September 5, 2021

Chris is an exceptional guide! He was so informative about the tour and answered all our questions, not just about the camp but the history of Berlin and Germany. This tour is exceptionally good value and worth using a day of your holiday to learn about the history of these atrocities. Good footwear required.

February 26, 2020

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