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Berlin: Half-Day Sachsenhausen Memorial Walking Tour

Product ID: 11033
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Visit Sachsenhausen Memorial and learn about the Nazi SS and Gestapo atrocities committed during World War II. See the place where many perished and visit, among others, the punishment cells, execution grounds, and the hospital.

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About this activity
Duration: 6 hours
Starting time 10:00 AM
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
  • Visit the Kapo's residence and the Green Monster SS canteen
  • Visit the infirmary and pathology departments, used to carry out autopsies on prisoners, and to complete medical experiments
  • See the punishment cells, execution area and gallows and visit the site of the camp brothel
  • Learn about the security systems of the Camp, which included electrified fences and watchtowers
Full description
Learn about a crucial period in history and visit Sachsenhausen Memorial, a former concentration camp that played a pivotal role in the Holocaust. 

Hear stories of valor from the British Royal Marine Commandos that refused to have their will broken. Learn the fate of Stalin's son, where, as Hitler's personal prisoner, he was detained in isolation for 5 years. Explore the attempted use of death marches to murder remaining survivors before Soviet liberation. later, visit the punishment cells, execution grounds, crematorium, Pathology Laboratory, and hospital.

The tour also details life and death in Special Camp No. 1/7, as Sachsenhausen was to become under the Soviets. This special tour around a frightfully storied location of WWII history is harrowing, but it lends visitors an unparalleled insight into the reality of the Holocaust.

Some sites you may visit on this tour are:

• Oranienburg
• Death March Memorial
• Station Z
• Watchtower
• Commandant's House
• Jewish Barracks
• Punishment Cells
• Pathology Laboratory
• Infirmary
• Special Camp 1/7
• SS Training Camp
• Gallows
Includes
  • Guided Tour in English
What’s Not Included
  • Public transport day ticket. An ABC zone ticket for 1 day is necessary for this tour, The ticket costs approximately 7 EUR.
  • Pickup and drop-off

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Meet outside Friedrichstr. train station, on the square beside the 'Traenenpalast' (Palace of Tears), Reichstagufer 17, 10117 Berlin.

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Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Food and drinks
  • Public transport ticket
Know before you go
• Please note that there are currently no lunch facilities at the memorial, it is best to bring a packed lunch.
• Good walking shoes and suitable clothing are recommended.
• 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

4.8 / 5

based on 852 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.7 / 5
  • Organization
    4.6 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.7 / 5
  • Safety
    4.8 / 5
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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

The tour was very informative and covered a lot of ground within the 6 hours. The guide was very knowledgeable and handled all questions very well, also managing the large group. The only thing is it felt a bit rushed, but that might be because there is a lot to see.

January 6, 2020

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Product ID: 11033