A tour of a concentration camp isn’t something that I would say I “enjoyed”, in fact I found it deeply upsetting, but it was definitely a very valuable experience and I would recommend going on the tour. Our American guide George was extremely knowledgeable and brought the experience to life with so much detail and emotion, which we would have missed out on had we just gone there and walked around by ourselves. “Sachsenhausen: a really informative and emotional tour, George was a passionate, knowledgeable guide” 5 out of 5, Nov 6, 2011
Sachsenhausen, just outside the Berlin city limits, was the nerve center of the Nazi concentration camp system. One of the first camps to open to the public, Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp Memorial stands as a reminder of the darkest days of Berlin’s history. Our most important tour: we donate a percentage of the tour’s profits to the memorial.
Stuck behind the Iron Curtain for 60 years and hard to reach, it is less well known than Dachau or Auschwitz. However, during WWII Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp was a place in which over 50, 000 abused prisoners perished, as well as a school of brutality for training SS guards to work in this and other camps. Sachsenhausen’s terrible history continued after 1945 as the Soviet occupiers took it over for a further 5 years to house their political enemies.
Today’s recently modernized Sachsenhausen Memorial is the heart of 21st century Berlin’s commemoration to the horrors of the last century.
Please note that on Mondays the memorial is open however certain exhibits are closed to the public and unfortunately not part of the tour.
An ABC transit card is required for this tour.
We offer an optional pickup service for those wishing to be led to the start point for this tour from West Berlin. This meets at Wok to Walk, Hardenbergplatz 2, 10623 Berlin. (S/U-Bahn Zoologischer Garten) at 10:30 AM.
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