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Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp - Tour from Berlin

  • When does it run?
    15 Mar - 14 Oct: Daily
    15 Oct - 14 Mar: Daily except Monday
  • Start time
    East Berlin: 10:00am
    West Berlin: 10:00am
  • Duration
    6 hours
Inclusions
  • Guide available in English
  • Walking Tour
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Key Highlights

  • Discover the dark past of Sachsenhausen on this tour which has been designed by an expert in military history
  • Book in confidence – our local partners are highly rated by users of Trip Advisor

Overview

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.

Activity Schedule

  • When does it run?

    15 Mar - 14 Oct: Daily

    15 Oct - 14 Mar: Daily except Monday

  • Duration

    6 hours

  • Start time

    East Berlin: 10:00am
    West Berlin: 10:00am

  • Meeting Point

    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.

  • Ending Point

    Tour returns to your original point of departure

Itinerary

  • 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.

Inclusions & Exclusions

  • Guide available in English
  • Walking Tour
  • Transport from Berlin City Centre to Sachsenhausen (Group will travel together by public transport and tickets can be bought on the day of the tour, a day pass is around EUR6.80)
  • Lunch
  • Hotel pick up and drop off

Please note

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)

Additional info

The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator's contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have.

Customer Reviews

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

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