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Berlin: Sachsenhausen Small Group Bus Tour

Product ID: 218949
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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.
About this activity
Duration 4 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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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
After meeting at the Berlin Zoologsicher Garten station, you will board a hired coach to reach Oranienburg. Along the way, your guide will introduce Sachsenhausen, showing you where the inmates would have worked in Oranienburg. You will also learn more about what the local populations knew about the realities of this immense camp system.

Sachsenhausen was the first concentration camp that was built from the ground up to be a camp, planned and designed for maximum control. You can enter the old barracks and learn about daily life for the inmates of the camp, as well as how hard labor, starvation, disease, torture and death were a part of daily life. You will also see the harrowing areas where people were gassed, shot by firing squad, or hanged.

With your guide, you'll walk around the interior of Heinrich Himmmler's new, modern, and always expandable concentration camp. You can visit the commandants house, before walking through Tower A, where the iconic words "Arbeit Macht Frei" can still be seen on the gate today.

The East Germans memorialized Sachsenhausen in 1961, and today you can experience the location where atrocities were committed, as well as discover how the Germans deal with their history and how they come to terms with their past today. 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 Zoologischer Garten station. Once your tour has concluded, your guide will be happy to answer any and all questions you may have about your stay in Berlin.
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
What’s Not Included
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Food and drinks (please bring snacks and a drink with you)

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

In front of McDonald's, outside main entrance to S+U Zoologischer Garten train station. Hardenbergplatz, 10623 Berlin

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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
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Insider Tour Berlin

Product ID: 218949