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Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp Tour
Activities in Berlin

Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp Tour

9.50 / 10
A lot of history here, not loads to see as much has been destroyed but what you do get is a feeling of how life was here. It's quite ery
8 Chris Leary
  • The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English. English
  • 5 hours 30 minutes

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 Tour

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 4 pm, it is recommended to bring lunch. On hot summer days, it is also recommended to bring a bottle of water.

Between 21st October 2019 and 15th March 2020, the memorial exhibitions will be closed on Mondays. The Visitor Center and the Memorial will remain open.

Covid-19 Measures

All of our providers comply with local legislation and applicable health recommendations regarding protection and safety, to help avoid the spread of Covid-19. Specifically, the provider of this tour will apply the following measures:

  • Alcohol gel will be available before, during, and after the service.
  • Handing out of printed material such as maps or brochures will be avoided.
  • Showing your voucher on your phone will be enough, and it is not necessary to print anything.

Price

Adults Children under 13 Children under 3
English Language Tour
US$ 23.70
US$ 9.50
Free

English Language Tour

  • Adults

    US$ 23.70
  • Children under 13

    US$ 9.50
  • Children under 3

    Free

More Information

Duration

5 hours 30 minutes.

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 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.

Bookings are permitted up until 11 hours before the activity as long as there are still places.

Digital voucher

We will send you a voucher that you can show on your phone to take part in the activity.

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.

If you still have more questions, check out our section on frequently asked questions. If you need help to book an activity or have any enquiries, please contact us.

Accessibility

Yes (you must attend with a carer).

US$ 23.70
No hidden fees or surcharges
Free cancellation up to 6 hours before the service starts

Free cancellation

Free! Free cancellation up to 6 hours before the activity starts. If you cancel under this time or do not show up, you will not be refunded.

Meeting point

Starbucks by the Brandenburg Gate.