Sachsenhausen concentration camp memorial in Berlin
Attractions & guided tours

Sachsenhausen concentration camp memorial in Berlin

4.9/5
Excellent
Based on 8 reviews
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£21.00
Free cancellation
language
Language: English
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Mobile voucher accepted
duration
Duration: up to 6 hours
Do this because
  • Visit the former concentration camp where more than 200,000 people were imprisoned by the Nazis
  • Learn how Nazi architects designed the grounds and buildings
  • Uncover the realities of life and death in the camp and hear the stories of valour amid the horror
What to expect

The Sachsenhausen concentration camp, which was supposed to be a prison for political opponents, has become a place of detention for more than 200 000 people, tens of thousands of whom died of starvation and exhaustion in inhumane conditions.

On a trip from Berlin to this dreadful place of terror, you'll find out how Nazi architects designed the grounds and buildings intending to subjugate prisoners to the absolute power of the SS. You'll discover the thrill of life in the death camp, learn about the daily life of prisoners and hear terrifying stories about those who slowly died of starvation disease, forced labor, and systematic extermination. During your tour, you'll visit the punishment cells, execution grounds and crematorium, the Pathology Laboratory and Hospital, the gallows and the Jewish barracks.

You'll also learn about the Special Camp No. 7/1, when Sachsenhausen became a Soviet camp. Until its closing in 1950, a further 60,000 men were held captive here, mostly former Nazi functionaries, German POWs, and Soviet deserters. Some 12,000 inmates died of hunger, cold and disease under the Soviets.

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What's included
  • check Guided tour
What's not included
  • x_not_included Food and drinks
Where

Reichstagufer 17, 10117 Berlin, Germany

Meeting point:
Meet your guide outside Friedrichstrasse train station, on the square beside the 'Traenenpalast' (Palace of Tears).
What to remember
  • An ABC public transport ticket is needed for this tour. The ticket is not included in the tour price and needs to be bought separately (approx. 7,60€ per person)
  • Remember to wear appropriate clothes and comfortable shoes
  • Please bring your own food and drinks, since these may not be purchased at the memorial
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Provider
Insider Tour
Booking fee
Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
Cancellation policy
Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 24 hours before the experience begins.

What people say about this experience

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  • Anonymous

    From United States of America - December 2023

    Excellent

    Overall rated

    5/5

  • Anonymous

    From United States of America - November 2023

    Excellent

    Overall rated

    5/5

    Such an incredible tour. Peter our guide was very friendly and so knowledgeable! Would recommend this tour and provider to anyone making a visit to Be ...

  • Robert Webster

    From United Kingdom - November 2023

    Travelled as a couple

     

    45 - 54 years old

    Excellent

    Overall rated

    5/5

    Very informative and thoughtful

  • Suzy

    From United States of America - July 2022

    Travelled as a couple

    Excellent

    Overall rated

    5/5

    Zeer goede gids; veel informatie. Klein minpuntje is dat de tijd binnen Sachsenhausen wat langer had mogen zijn, je gaat er snel doorheen

  • Anonymous

    From Ireland - May 2022

    Excellent

    Overall rated

    5/5

  • Anonymous

    From United Kingdom - April 2022

    Excellent

    Overall rated

    5/5

    Definitely recommend this. Our guide Greg, German, English was pretty much perfect. Very friendly. Showed us a few places in Berlin central before tak ...

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