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
Due to location, this tour isn't recommended for children under 12 years of age.
Tour in English
Children under 11US$ 2.10
Students (up to 26 years old)US$ 18.80
Berlin WelcomeCard holdersUS$ 20.90
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The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English.
English speaking guide
Entry to the Sachsenhausen concentration camp
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.
Wheelchair accessible. This must be indicated in the reservation. An accompanying person is required.
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No printing of documentation required.
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.
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