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From Berlin: Small-Group Sachsenhausen Memorial Walking Tour

From Berlin: Small-Group Sachsenhausen Memorial Walking Tour

From $34.01 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.

About this tour

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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 6 hours
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Live tour guide
English, German, Italian, Portuguese, Swedish
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
Limited to 14 participants

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
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must present either proof of full vaccination, proof of a Covid-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative test taken no more than 24 hours before the activity starts

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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

4.7 /5

based on 115 reviews

Review summary

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

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We hadden het geluk dat een zeer kundige gids met ons meeging. Nickolai heeft ons veel kunnen vertellen over het kampleven en allerlei andere interessante anecdotes. Wij hebben de driehoek van het voormalige kamp gezien. Bij verschillende punten is ons goed uitgelegd wat er heeft plaatsgevonden. Wij raden de tour van harte aan.

August 11, 2021

Chloe was very knowledgeable and really brought this experience to life. I think that going without a guide would be a mistake. As you would miss so much of the history of this place. Chole filled the day with her historical knowledge and relevant and interesting anecdotes. The logistics of the day were flawless. You are totally looked after from pick up to drop off. Cannot recommend this highly enough.

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February 29, 2020

we were greeted at the meeting point and helped to transfer to our guide for the day Sebastian. Sebastian was a very knowledgeable and sensitive guide who navigated the site and transferred us back to the train station. he also supported us with onward transfers. great experience and a very worthwhile tour to incorporate into your trip. would highly recommend any tour with Sebastian as the guide.

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February 4, 2020

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