Sachsenhausen concentration camp memorial in Berlin
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Sachsenhausen concentration camp memorial in Berlin

Free cancellation
Availability: Check the calendar
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: up to 6 hours
Do this because
  • Visit the former concentration camp where more than 200,000 people were imprisoned by the Nazis
  • Learn how Nazi architects designed the grounds and buildings
  • Uncover the realities of life and death in the camp and hear the stories of valour amid the horror
What to expect

The Sachsenhausen concentration camp, which was supposed to be a prison for political opponents, has become a place of detention for more than 200 000 people, tens of thousands of whom died of starvation and exhaustion in inhumane conditions.
On a trip from Berlin to this dreadful place of terror, you'll find out how Nazi architects designed the grounds and buildings intending to subjugate prisoners to the absolute power of the SS. You will discover the thrill of life in the death camp, learn about the daily life of prisoners and hear terrifying stories about those who slowly died of starvation disease, forced labor, and systematic extermination. During your tour, you will visit the punishment cells, execution grounds and crematorium, Pathology Laboratory and Hospital, the gallows and Jewish barracks.
You will also learn about the Special Camp No. 7/1 when Sachsenhausen has become a Soviet camp. Until its closing in 1950, a further 60,000 men were held captive here, mostly former Nazi functionaries, German POWs, and Soviet deserters. Some 12,000 inmates died of hunger, cold and disease under the Soviets.

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What's included
  • Guided tour
  • Bus transportation (if selected)
What's not included
  • Food and drinks
Where

Reichstagufer 17, 10117 Berlin, Germany

Meeting point:

Meet outside Friedrichstrasse train station, on the square beside the 'Traenenpalast' (Palace of Tears).

What to remember
  • Remember to wear appropriate clothes and comfortable shoes
  • Please bring your own food and drinks, since these may not be purchased at the memorial
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When
  • Please check the calendar for availability
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Provider
Insider Tour
Booking fee
Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
Cancellation policy
Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 24 hours before the activity begins.

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