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: Jane J, January 2015
Philippa is a great guide. Her knowledge and explanations of the details of this camp, show considerable depth and understanding of all that took place here- an indication of her historical background. It was an extremely cold and bleak day on our visit to Sachsenhausen, which only added to the mood of the camp and a greater understanding of the what it must have been like for the prisoners who were held here. This was an invaluable experience, which was made all the more worthwhile because of Philippa, who was a wonderful guide.
Reviewed by: Paula D, January 2015
Don't do Sachsenhausen without a guide! There is simply too much to be missed if you try and go it alone. Kevin, our guide, was intelligent, informative, and seemed sincerely genuine in respect for the Camp's place in history.
ALOT of walking - be prepared to keep up and wear comfortable shoes.