This moving and thought-provoking tour takes you to Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp for a glimpse into Germany’s dark past.
It was the first new camp to be established after Reichsführer-SS Heinrich Himmler was appointed Chief of the German Police in 1936. Learn from your guide about the prisoners who died of starvation, disease, forced labour and mistreatment.
The design of the grounds was conceived by the SS architects as the ideal concentration camp setting and symbolically subjugating the prisoners to the absolute power of the SS.
Start your tour at your desired locations. Accompanied by a guide, you will be taken to Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp.
Built in the summer of 1936, Sachsenhausen facilitated the removal of antisocial elements as Berlin hosted the Olympics held that year. The guide will explain you in detail about life and death in Special Camp No. 1/7 as Sachsenhausen was to come under the Soviets.
More than 200,000 people were imprisoned in this site by the Nazis of which some 50,000 were brutally murdered. Sachsenhausen victims were a mix of political opponents. Let your guide explain you in detail about the history of the camp and brutalities suffered by the prisoners.
After exploring the memorial site, you will return back to the starting point of the tour.
Everything is very historically accurate. Invaluable information for the understanding of life. Thanks!...Sergey Zaycev
Mike, our tour guide provided our group with an excellent tour. He was very knowledgeable and kept us well informed. He definitely knows his subject. He was very personable. The...Mrs Mary Taylor
I didn't know what to expect. What I got was Finn who was so good at what he does. He kept us informed all the way to the camp and in the camp he made it so interesting. He...M. Carney
Daily except Monday
East Berlin: 1000h (10:00am)
West Berlin: 1000h (10:00am)
Duration: 6 hours
East Berlin: The tour starts from 'AM to PM' Bar/Restaurant at Hackescher Markt S-Bahn Station.
West Berlin: McDonald's opposite the main entrance to Zoo Station.
Please report at the meeting point 15 minutes before the start time. This is mandatory to allow time for pre-departure briefing.
Tour returns to your original point of departure
Please call the activity operator for any logistical query you may have.
Transport to Sachsenhausen and back to Berlin is not included; you will need to buy a train ticket at the start point. You'll require an ABC zone ticket (one way is approx Euro 3.00 or a day pass is Euro 6.80 and a small group ticket for up to 5 people for the day is Euro 15.50)
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