Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp Memorial Walking Tour
- Soak up the atmosphere on a walking tour
- Led by a local guide
- Small group ensures personal service
While the Nazis were hosting the 1936 Olympic games, slave laborers were being forced to build a huge new concentration camp just north of Berlin, intended to hold political 'enemies' of the Nazi regime political, racial and 'asocial'. Of the 200,000 people interned, over 50,000 lost their lives before the camp was liberated by the Soviets in 1945.
The camp was then used by the Soviets until 1950 to detain former Nazis, German soldiers and political opponents of the communists. Many thousands more died from malnutrition and disease.
The key to this walking tour is the informative and illuminating narrative provided by your expert tour guide. During your 3-hour visit to the camp you'll learn important background history of the site as you walk through the Appellplatz parade ground, the Jewish Barrack, punishment cells, execution grounds and crematorium, Station Z, the Pathology Laboratory and camp hospital.
This tour was researched by historian Gabriel Fawcett, who is publishing an important witness account of the camp. All tour guides have their own special insights into the history of Sachsenhausen, and are experienced in unraveling the complex history of the Third Reich and the Holocaust.
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Outside restaurant Weihenstephaner opposite Hackescher Markt S-Bahn station.
DEPARTURE WEST BERLIN:
At the taxi stand at Zoo station (Bahnhof Zoologischer Garten)
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West Berlin 10:00am Departure
Departs from central meeting point in West Berlin at 10:00am
East Berlin 10:00am Departure
Departs from central meeting point in East Berlin at 10:00am
- Local guide
- City map, including information regarding public transport and the best of Berlin's museums and nightlife
- Entry to the memorial is free
- Gratuities (optional)
- Food and drinks, unless specified
- Berlin Transport ABC Zone ticket (approx 2.60 Euros each way) that is available from your guide on the day
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Not wheelchair accessible
Reviewed by: Angela-Louise J, August 2014
Mike, was great his subject knowledge was amazing.
Reviewed by: Ganinamaidnt, August 2014
The guided tour to Sachsenhausen was definitely worth booking. We had a person from Original Berlin Walks meeting us at the Metro station and directed us to our tour guide - using metro transport. Our tour guide should definitely be highly praised for he was very knowledgeable and was able to explain the somber history in a very plain and user friendly way, in such a way that even my 11 and 14 years old girls were able to follow.VERY WELL DONE. Moreover he was able to communicate in very good English (unlike the heavily accented English of some other guides we experienced on other tours). Another plus is the fact that the guide showed personal interest in all members of the group to the point that he looked for all of us on the metro (which was rather packed) to ensure that we all knew how to reach our destination.
The Sachsenhausen Memorial was itself the peek highlight of our holiday. We highly recommend dedicating a day to reflect on such brutal experiences human nature is able to conduct, in between the fun and excitement the city of Berlin can offer.
Just remember to take a packed lunch with you and wear adequate walking shoes. Since not much shelter is to be found on site one needs to go equipped with rain jacket/ umbrella or sun block, as the case may be.