Sachsenhausen-Oranienburg Memorial Tour From Berlin
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Stop At: Gedenkstatte und Museum Sachsenhausen, Strasse der Nationen 22, 16515 Oranienburg, Brandenburg Germany
The Sachsenhausen-Oranienburg concentration camp situated just outside Berlin’s city limits, held over 200,000 prisoners during the Nazi reign. The camp became a school of brutality, used to train SS guards for work in other camps across Europe. It now stands as a memorial and reminder of the darkest days of Berlin's history.
Your tour starts in Berlin, where you will meet with your guide and ride to the camp outside of the city. This involves the use of public transport, so you will need to purchase an ABC day transport ticket for this tour. When you arrive, you will be able to walk through and see the different parts of the camp including the appellplatz (roll call square), the barracks, the pathology department, the Zellenbau (Gestapo prison), the extermination center, and crematorium.
At the end of the tour, you will ride back to Berlin. The full duration will be around 5.5 hours (including travel time), and food & drinks are not included on the tour.
Duration: 5 hours
Pass By: Brandenburg Gate, Pariser Platz, 10117 Berlin Germany
Your tour starts in front of the Starbucks at the Brandenburg Gate (S/U-Bahn Brandenburger Tor), where you will meet with your guide and ride to the camp outside of the city.
Stop At: Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen, Str. der Nationen 22, 16515 Oranienburg, Germany
On your way to the Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp Memorial, your tour guide will give you insightful information about the Nazi's concentration camp system.
Duration: 45 minutes
Stop At: Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen, Strasse der Nationen 22, 16515 Oranienburg, Brandenburg Germany
Once you arrive to this former Nazi concentration camp, you will see the model layout of the camp, as your guide explains why it was built that way.
Continue by entering the former camp, where you will be able to walk through and see the appellplatz (roll call square), the barracks, the pathology department, the Zellenbau (Gestapo prison), the extermination center and crematorium.
Hear your guide share the stories about the daily lives of the prisoners, the brutal punishments and the tortures and murders. You will also learn about the last days of the Sachsenhausen concentration camp and its post-WWII use under the Soviets.
Duration: 4 hours
Stop At: Pariser Platz, Berlin Germany
After your tour finishes, you can stay and spend more time in the memorial museums on your own, or return with your guide on the train to central Berlin.
Duration: 45 minutes
- Expert local guide, accredited to the site
- Entrance and donation to the Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp memorial site
- Entry/Admission - Gedenkstatte und Museum Sachsenhausen
- Entry/Admission - Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen
- Transportation to/from attractions
- Food and drinks
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Wheelchair accessible
- Children up to 13 years old are welcome to join this tour for free. We reserve the right to ask for a valid ID for children joining our tours
- Please note that on Mondays the memorial is open however certain exhibits are closed to the public and unfortunately not part of the tour.
- The independent guides with whom we work have your best interests in mind; while the tour usually includes the sites and stories above and lasts this long, your tour may vary depending on what your guide thinks is best for your group!
- Wheelchair accessible, but please note the ground can get muddy during the winter months
- Stroller accessible
- Near public transportation
- Transportation is wheelchair accessible
- Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
- Most travelers can participate
- This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
- This tour/activity will have a maximum of 40 travelers
Mark our guide was awesome. He is a history teacher so is very passionate and knowledgeable. Very accommodating to all our questions and made sure we all had our questions covered on the tour. It is a must if you have an interest in the war and very sad at the same time.
This is an excellent and thorough tour of the Camp. The guide was extremely knowledgeable, and gave us a great idea of what the operations in the camp were like. He made the trip come 'alive' for us. Highly recommended. 6 hrs total time including travel.
This tour was amazing. I had visited this camp 4 years prior, but without the expertise of our guide, Stephen. He was great! I learned a wealth of information about this camp, and the surrounding areas. Simple tour, meeting at Starbucks at the Brandenburg Gate area, travel to the nearby S-bahn station and take that to the Camp area. make sure you have the ABC train pass, so you wont be fined if you are caught.
This tour was amazing!
Really good tour, our tour guide was amazing, very knowledgable, we managed to catch bus after train, so no walking, other wise it is a very long walk,
George is a professional guide. He gives us a lot of perspectives in reviewing the history. Highly recommend