Oranienburg World War II

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From Berlin: Sachsenhausen Memorial Half-Day Tour

1. From Berlin: Sachsenhausen Memorial Half-Day Tour

Travel north of Berlin by train and take a poignant guided tour of Sachsenhausen Memorial. See the remaining structures, learn of the site’s dark history, and take in emotive memorials dedicated to the camp’s victims. Witness what remains of the facilities that housed the guards, staff, and the prisoners. Enter at guard tower “A” and stand on the registration compound, before seeing the Jewish barracks, boot testing track, and gallows. Continue to the camp’s hospital and pathology laboratory before arriving at the grizzly Station Z building, which contained a crematorium and killing facilities Learn how the camp came to be during Nazi Germany, what conditions were like inside the camp during World War II, and how at last prisoners were liberated at the end of the war. While many of the camp’s stories are grim and heartbreaking, you will also hear inspiring tales of resistance and survival as you walk past commemorative monuments and plaques paying tribute to the camp’s victims and survivors.

Berlin: Guided 4-Hour Sachsenhausen Small Group Bus Tour

2. Berlin: Guided 4-Hour Sachsenhausen Small Group Bus Tour

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.

From Berlin: Private Sachsenhausen Memorial Half-Day Tour

3. From Berlin: Private Sachsenhausen Memorial Half-Day Tour

Travel north of Berlin by train and take a poignant guided tour of Sachsenhausen Memorial. See the remaining structures, learn of the site’s dark history, and take in emotive memorials dedicated to the camp’s victims. Witness what remains of the facilities that housed the guards, staff, and the prisoners. Enter at guard tower “A” and stand on the registration compound, before seeing the Jewish barracks, boot testing track, and gallows. Continue to the camp’s hospital and pathology laboratory before arriving at the grizzly Station Z building, which contained a crematorium and killing facilities Learn how the camp came to be during Nazi Germany, what conditions were like inside the camp during World War II, and how at last prisoners were liberated at the end of the war. While many of the camp’s stories are grim and heartbreaking, you will also hear inspiring tales of resistance and survival as you walk past commemorative monuments and plaques paying tribute to the camp’s victims and survivors.

Berlin: Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp and Potsdam Tour

4. Berlin: Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp and Potsdam Tour

Acquire deeper knowledge of World War II history and understand the cruelty of the crimes committed against the victims of Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp with a guided visit. Afterward, explore the ancient Slavic town of Postdam and its royal palaces and gardens. Board your bus at the TV tower at Alexanderplatz and begin your drive to the first stop. Meet your Sachsenhausen Memorial guide and enter the camp to understand the dimensions of the cruelty that took place there. Learn about how jobs were distributed and how the camp was run. After your visit, set off towards Potsdam. Hear the story of how it went from being a Slavic town to becoming a royal residence. See the palaces and gardens where the royal families and their courts ruled and walked. Take a guided walk and enjoy some free time to discover the area on your own.

From Berlin: Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen Guided Tour

5. From Berlin: Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen Guided Tour

Discover the dark history of the Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp, a model and training camp, on this day tour from Berlin. Explore the memorial site and educational exhibitions with a guide and hear about the causes and consequences of Nazi extremism. Your tour begins with a pickup from your accommodation in Berlin. Meet your private driver outside your hotel and enjoy a comfortable, air-conditioned ride to Sachsenhausen. Upon arrival at the Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen, join your guide on a private tour. See the Command Headquarters, prisoners’ barracks, and the site of the first crematorium. Continue to the Mass Grave for Concentration Camp Victims, burial grounds, and several memorials. Next, head to the museum. Walkthrough its exhibits on the camp’s operations under the Nazis and Soviets, which expose the way they tortured and executed their prisoners of war. Among the inmates, find names of political prisoners such as Joseph Stalin’s oldest son, the penultimate PM of France, and the family of the Crown Prince of Bavaria. Learn which groups the Nazis and Soviets brought to Sachsenhausen, including Jehovah's Witnesses, Soviet POWs, Polish people, Jewish people, members of the LGBTQ community, and Freemasons. Return to Berlin with your driver with a deeper understanding of the atrocities committed by the Nazis and the Soviets at Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp. Choose between two versions of this tour. In the fully-guided option, travel with your guide from Berlin, and hear insights and commentary as you drive to Sachsenhausen. If you choose the Guide at Memorial option, travel from Berlin with your driver and meet your guide after arriving in Sachsenhausen.

From Berlin: Private Sachsenhausen Memorial Half-Day Tour with Pickup

6. From Berlin: Private Sachsenhausen Memorial Half-Day Tour with Pickup

Go on a poignant private guided walk around the Sachsenhausen Memorial with a tour that includes a private pickup service and transportation from Berlin. See the remaining structures, learn of the site’s dark history, and take in emotive memorials dedicated to the camp’s victims. Witness what remains of the facilities that housed the guards, staff, and the prisoners. Enter at guard tower “A” and stand on the registration compound, before seeing the Jewish barracks, boot testing track, and gallows. Continue to the camp’s hospital and pathology laboratory before arriving at the grizzly Station Z building, which contained a crematorium and killing facilities Learn how the camp came to be during Nazi Germany, what conditions were like inside the camp during World War II, and how at last prisoners were liberated at the end of the war. While many of the camp’s stories are grim and heartbreaking, you will also hear inspiring tales of resistance and survival as you walk past commemorative monuments and plaques paying tribute to the camp’s victims and survivors.

Berlin and Sachsenhausen: Shore Trip from Warnemünde Port

7. Berlin and Sachsenhausen: Shore Trip from Warnemünde Port

Timed to your arrival in the port of Rostock, your day trip to Berlin begins shortly after your arrival with pickup in a comfortable, air-conditioned bus with Wi-Fi. Head straight to Berlin to see the vivacious city’s most stunning sights. Tour the government quarter, replete with stately buildings and monuments, like the Reichstag, the Brandenburg Gate, Pariser Platz, the Tiergarten, the Memorial to the Murdered Jews, and Hitler's bunker.  From there, head south through Potsdamer Platz to see the remains of the Berlin Wall, the former Headquarters of the SS and Gestapo, and Checkpoint Charlie. Time permitting, you’ll head up Friedrichstrasse to the classic heart of the German capital, which includes Gendarmenmarkt, one of the city’s most ornate squares, Unter den Linden, downtown Berlin’s central arterial, Museum Island, and the former Royal Palace of Berlin, which is currently being rebuilt.  After lunch, bus to the northern outskirts of Berlin to the Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp Memorial for a 60 to 75-minute visit, led by an expert guide. Learn firsthand of the atrocities carried out under Nazi rule as you tour the well-preserved concentration camp. Afterwards, you’ll be whisked back to your cruise ship, in perfect time for your departure.

Private Tour by Car to Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp

8. Private Tour by Car to Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp

Visit the Sachsenhausen Memorial and learn the unfortunate history of the concentration camp that was built at this site in 1936. Pay your respects to the 200,000 prisoners that were detained there and gain a deeper understanding of the cruel crimes that took place in Germany during WWII. Meet your guide at your hotel and, depending on your selected option, ride public transport or a private car to the Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp Memorial. Pass through the camp gates and beneath the chilling ‘Arbeit Macht Frei’ sign used at all camps. Inside the memorial site, spend time at the Jewish barracks, the kitchen and laundry block, the roll call area, the camp prison, the pathology and hospital buildings, and the execution grounds. Learn how Sachsenhausen was also used by the Soviets as a prison camp after 1945. Listen to an in-depth commentary from your guide throughout the tour and take a short break for refreshments. At the end of the tour, your guide will accompany you back to Berlin.

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What people are saying about Oranienburg

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!

This is an excellent tour. The guide Ariel was extremely helpful in terms of giving extremely interesting information regarding the concentration camp. I have been to Berlin a few times and this was by far the best trip I have had when here overt there last 4 occasions visiting. The transport was handy and easy.

Chloe was our tour guide and she was exceptional! She did a terrific job of accommodating everyone in the group (one person needed a wheelchair) and explaining everything she showed us and answering all of the questions the group had. I would go on another tour with her! Very polite, friendly and personable.

Chisca was wonderful. My son and I were the only english speaking in the group but Chisca made every effort to pull aside and explain details to us is english. The concentration camp was sad but important to see. Potsdam was beautiful. We actually decided to stay there for dinner and skip the bus ride back!

Informative and interesting. Not for children, but definitely worth the experienxe.