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Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp - Tour from Berlin

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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
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  • Activity Schedule
    When does it run?

    01 Apr 16 - 14 Oct 16: Daily
    15 Oct 16 - 14 Mar 17: 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

  • Overview & Itinerary

    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.

    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

    Inclusions

    • Guide available in English
    • Walking Tour

    Exclusions

    • 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 & Additional info

    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.
  • Reviews
    • Maria, was a very good and knowlegable guide. Patient and kind to here guests. Sachsenhausen itself, was too renovated, and the building to brightly painted. It looked a bit...

      Cameron Patterson
    • Great tour

      Really great tour, great guide, information and value for money. Would definitely recommend...

      Shelby Taylor
    • Thought provoking tour

      Excellent tour and guide. Extremely knowledgeable on Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp and that period of history. Very distrubing but factual. Well worth the visit....

      Andrew Macilwraith
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