- 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 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, more than 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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East Berlin 10:00am Departure
Departs from central meeting point in East Berlin at 10:00am
USD $18.96Pricing details
- 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 3.30 Euros each way) that is available from your guide on the day
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Not wheelchair accessible
If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
Reviewed by: Alexa C, October 2016
Truly stunning and interesting. Our tour guide was incredible and he really brought the history to life. It was extremely moving. Definitely bring a lunch as it is a long day. Absolutely recommend.
Reviewed by: Sheale, October 2016
We enjoyed the grounds and the guide we had was very knowledgeable. Still, the day felt a bit rushed, as there were some areas we wished we'd had more time. One suggestion to the people running the tour would have been to suggest when and where was the proper place to eat lunch, since it's a long day, our guide never mentioned it, and not wanting to miss anything, we didn't step away on our own. We learned a ton and enjoyed the sobering experience.