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Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp from Berlin: Guided Tour, Small Group

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Activity Schedule

  • When does it run?

    Daily

    The tour does not operate on Mon between 15 Oct and 14 Mar.

  • Duration

    6 hours

  • Start time

    10am

  • Meeting Point
    East Berlin: The tour starts from 'AM to PM' Bar/Restaurant at Hackescher Markt S-Bahn Station.
    West Berlin: Make your way to McDonald's opposite the main entrance to Zoo Station.
    So there’s no last-minute rush please arrive at the start point 15 mins early
  • Ending Point

    Same as the start point

Key Highlights

  • Discover the dark past of Germany when you visit Sachsenhausen from Berlin
  • The tour has been designed by an expert in Military history
  • The guide will explain the history of the camp and brutalities suffered by the prisoners
  • Learn about life and death in Special Camp No. 1/7 under the Soviets
  • Small group ensures a personalized experience

Overview

This moving and thought-provoking tour takes you to Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp for a glimpse into Germany’s dark past.

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. 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.

About the Supplier: Insider Tours have been operating in Berlin since 1996 and are known to provide the best historical perspective about Berlin attractions through their variety of walking tours. Insider guides are mostly academics and give an extraordinary commentary on the places they cover during the tours.

Inclusions

  • Walking Tour
  • English speaking guide 

Exclusions

  • Transport from Berlin City Centre to Sachsenhausen (Group will travel together by public transport)
  • Lunch Gratuities (if you wish, go on then) 

Please note

Voucher Type: Paper

Group Size: Max. 12

Always keep a photo ID handy for security checks.

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)

Customer Reviews

  • 4
    Great tour
    09/18/2016 Mrs Joyce E Duncan, Australia
  • 4
    07/24/2016 Cameron Patterson, France
  • 4
    Thought provoking tour
    10/14/2015 Andrew Macilwraith, Ireland

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