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Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp Tour
Activities in Berlin

Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp Tour

  • English
  • 5.5 hours

An unmissable sight in Berlin which, although perhaps not the most agreeable, brings you face to face with the realities of the Nazi regime in a moving and powerful experience.

Itinerary

The tour meets at The Brandenburg Gate, the tour travels by train 30 km north, to the Sachsenhausen concentration camp, built in 1936 it was one of the first under the Nazi regime, and became the 'model camp' upon which others were based. Here you will learn about the atrocities committed in this place between its construction and eventual closure in 1950. As a camp for both the Nazi regime and the Soviet NKVD, not only did 30,000 prisoners die, but it served as a model for the extermination and concentration camps which followed, and in which the worst crimes against humanity were committed.

Why Take a Guided Tour?

Although it is possible to visit the camp alone, as it was almost entirely destroyed following its closure in 1950 it the presence of a guide is especially valuable. Alone the camp is somewhat sparse, therefore with nobody to provide explanations of what used to stand, why it was there, and what happened in each place, the tour would perhaps be of limited interest.

The central courtyard, for example, is a wide open space with little to capture your interest at first glance. However, it takes on a new context learning that prisoners here were forced to march up to 90km per day to trial military boots, as well as the effects of D-IX, a methamphetamine-based experimental performance enhancer. The guide will help unlock the secrets of Sachsenhausen and put into context the horrors committed there.

Transport

We will make our way to Potsdam from the centre of Berlin using public transport, therefore it is necessary to be in possession of a metro card for zones A, B and C. If you do not have this card at the beginning of the tour, our guide will help you buy one.

Important Information

As the trip will end in Berlin at 4pm, it is recommended to bring lunch. On hot summer days, it is also recommended to bring a bottle of water.

Price

Adults Students Children under 13
English Language Tour
$ 19.5
$ 17
Free

English Language Tour

  • Adults

    $ 19.5
  • Students

    $ 17
  • Children under 13

    Free

More information

Duration

5.5 hours.

Language English

The tour is exclusively in English.

Included

English speaking expert guide.

Entry to the Sachsenhausen concentration camp

Not included

Metro card zones A, B and C.

When to book?

Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.

If there are still places available, you can book until the previous day (local time in Berlin).

Ticket

Once your booking has been confirmed, you will receive an email containing your booking voucher. Please print it out or download on your smartphone/tablet to show on the day of the activity.

Accessibility

Yes (imperative to attend with carer).

How to book?

To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.

Do you have any questions?

Find answers to our most frequently asked questions. If you need help to book an activity or have any enquiries, please contact us.

$ 19.5
No hidden fees or surcharges

Meeting point

Starbucks by the Brandenburg Gate.

Cancellations


Free! Free cancellation up to 48 hours before the activity starts.
If you cancel 24 hours before the activity starts, we will refund you 50%.
If you cancel under this time or do not show up, you will not be refunded.

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