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Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp Tour

143 reviews | 1,437 travellers
We found our visit to be very informative and well planned. Our guide, Rafa, was engaging and friendly, who worked hard to put my students at ease. The only issue we had was we were unaware we would have to purchase train tickets additionally, the website should mention that. We will definitely use the company again though.
8 Josie Loveland
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before the service starts

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.

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.

Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp Tour

The tour meets at Brandenburg Gate and will head 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'll learn about the atrocities committed 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 that followed, and in which the worst crimes against humanity were committed.

Although it's possible to visit the camp alone, as it was almost entirely destroyed following its closure in 1950, so the guide will be valuable to provide explanations regarding what used to be there, why it was there, and what happened in each location.

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 the horrors committed there into context.

You'll also visit the Sachsenhausen Memorial and Museum, dedicate to the memory of the events that happened here.

The activity will end returning to Berlin at approximately 4:45 pm

Important Information

Due to location, this tour isn't recommended for children under 12 years of age.

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Price

Tour in English
Adults Children under 11 Students (up to 26 years old) Berlin WelcomeCard holders
US$ 20.80
US$ 2.10
US$ 18.80
US$ 20.80

Tour in English

  • Adults

    US$ 20.80
  • Children under 11

    US$ 2.10
  • Students (up to 26 years old)

    US$ 18.80
  • Berlin WelcomeCard holders

    US$ 20.80

More Information

Covid-19 Measures

Please check local restrictions before traveling. All of our services comply with recommendations to avoid the spread of Covid-19.

Duration

6 hours.

Language The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English.

The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English.

Included

English speaking guide

Entry to the Sachsenhausen concentration camp

Not included

Transport pass for ABC zones: 7 (US$ 7.30) per person.

When to book?

You can book up to the start time, as long as there are places remaining. Book now to guarantee your spot.

Type of voucher

Electronic. Show the voucher on your phone.

Accessibility

Wheelchair accessible. This must be indicated in the reservation. An accompanying person is required.

Sustainability

All services published on Civitatis are carried out in accordance with our Sustainability Code.

No printing of documentation required.

Pets

Not permitted.

Frequently asked questions

  • Q - How to book?

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

  • Q - Is a minimum number of participants required?

    A - This activity requires a minimum of 5 participants. Should this number not be reached, we'll get in touch with you to offer alternatives.

If you have any other questions please contact us.

Free cancellation

Free! Free cancellation up to 24 hours before the activity starts. If you cancel under this time or do not show up, you will not be refunded.
US$ 20.80

Meeting point

Brandenburg Gate

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