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Best Private Tour: Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp from Berlin

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  • Location: Berlin, Germany
  • Duration: 6 hours (approx.)
  • Tour code: 5560SACHSENHAUSEN_P
Visit the Sachsenhausen concentration camp on this private tour from Berlin. With a private guide who will answer your questions and tailor the tour to your interests, you’ll get in-depth insight to the history of the camp and the cruel intentions behind it. This tour was researched and put together by Nigel Dunkley, a former British military attaché in Berlin and one of the leading military historians in the world.


  • Pickup from a centrally located meeting point
  • Private guide for a more personalized experience
  • Flexibility to customize your itinerary to your own preferences
During the 1936 Olympics, hosted by Nazi Germany, slave laborers were forced to build a new concentration camp just north of Berlin, intended to hold the Nazis’ political enemies. This camp was Sachsenhausen, and during the next decade, 200,000 people were imprisoned, more than 50,000 of who lost their lives due to execution, hunger, disease and physical exhaustion before the prisoners were evacuated by the Soviets in 1945. For another five years, the Soviets used the camp to imprison 60,000 war criminals including Nazis and Nazi collaborators; 12,000 of them died of malnutrition and disease.

On your private Sachsenhausen tour, learn from your private guide why Nazi architects considered Sachsenhausen to have the ideal structure for a concentration camp. Hear about how the officers of the Nazi SS (or Schutzstaffel, meaning ‘Protection Squadron’) wanted complete subjugation of camp prisoners. Find out how Sachsenhausen was used as a training ground for the leaders of the Holocaust. And discover how not only extermination killed prisoners, but also starvation, disease and forced labor.

As you explore the camp, see the punishment cells, execution grounds, crematorium, pathology laboratory, hospital and the ‘pit’ into which dead bodies were thrown.

This tour was researched and created by former British military attaché Nigel Dunkley, one of the world’s leading military historians. Your tour may or may not be led by Nigel; all private tour guides have their own special knowledge of the history of Sachsenhausen and are experienced in unraveling the complex history of World War II and the Holocaust.

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Your guide will pick you up at your hotel, and then you’ll take the train to the camp; you must have your own train ticket
6 hours (approx.)

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Private Tour: Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp. Departure at 9am

USD $62.44
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Private Tour: Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp. Departure at 11am

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Code: EN1300

Private Tour: Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp. Departure at 1pm (April to October only)

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Best Private Tour: Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp from Berlin

Private Tour: Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp from Berlin

  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • ABC zone train ticket (approx. 6.80 euros)
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities (optional)
Additional Information:
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 4 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
  • Please bring a ABC zone train ticket (one way is € 3,00 or a day pass is € 6,80 and a small group ticket for up to 5 people for the day € 15,50; prices are subject to change)
  • You MUST contact tour operator at least 48 hours prior to arrival to arrange your pick-up
  • Adult pricing applies to all travelers
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Traveler Reviews

Reviewed by: Mohammed H, November 2015

The tour was so powerful. Our guide, Barry, was so courteous and kind. He was so generous with the information he gave us, related or unrelated to the tour. It was clear to us that he was really knowledgeable , but furthermore, he had a great style of explaining everything.

Reviewed by: Piyuse D, September 2015

Maria was an excellent guide though this somber experience through the camp.
Thank you for taking your time to share the history with us

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Tour code: 5560SACHSENHAUSEN_P