Sachsenhausen

Time

10:00

Duration

6 hours

Meeting Point

Reichstagufer 17, 10117 Berlin

Prices

Adult

26+

€25

Senior/Students/Youths

65+ and 13-25

€20

WelcomeCard

€20

Children

0-12

free

Required Transport Ticket

ABC all-day ticket

Highlights

  • Our expert licensed guides uncover the realities of life and death in the camp: people fell victim to starvation, disease, forced labour and systematic extermination
  • Learn of stories of valour amid the horror, and the use of ‘death marches’ to murder remaining survivors before Soviet liberation
  • Visit the punishment cells, execution grounds, crematorium and the gallows
  • See the location where heinous experiments were undertaken in the infirmaries
  • Go in to the Jewish barracks and hear about what it took to survive under the brutal conditions of the SS

Starting Point

Meet at our guide on the square next to the Palace of Tears, Reichstagufer 17, 10117 Berlin. Please make sure you have your ABC All-day transport ticket, as well as some food and drinks for the day (there is nowhere to buy these once we arrive at Sachsenhausen).

Description

The Nazis imprisoned more than 200,000 people here, some 45,000 of whom fell victim to starvation, disease, forced labour, systematic extermination, and experimentation.

As the first purpose-built camp established under Himmler, Sachsenhausen was conceived as a ‘model’ structure. We explain how Nazi architects designed the grounds and buildings with a view to subjugating prisoners to the absolute power of the SS. It effectively became a training ground for the Holocaust once certain groups had been defined as racially or biologically inferior.

Our licensed guides uncover the realities of life and death in the camp. Visit the barracks, punishment cells, execution grounds, crematorium, pathology laboratory, gas chamber and infirmary. Learn of stories of valour amid the horror, such as that of the British Royal Marine Commandos forced to test German army equipment. Hear about the fate of notable prisoners, such as Stalin’s son, and how ‘death marches’ were used to murder remaining survivors before Soviet liberators set up their own Special Camp No.7/1 in Sachsenhausen.

Finishing Point

The tour guide will accompany you back to Berlin- either to S+U Friedrichstrasse station or Berlin Hauptbahnhof (depending on the best route on the day).

Insider Route

  1. Meeting Point: on the square next to the Palace of Tears, Reichstagufer 17
  2. S-bahn Oranienburg
  3. Old SS functionary villas, built by conentration camp inmates
  4. Inspectorate of concentration camps – where all of the decisions were made on the entire camp system of Europe
  5. Former SS training grounds
  6. The interior of camp Sachsenhausen Memorial – the barracks, punishment cells, prison, camp kitchen, execution chamber, pathology center, infirmary, gas chamber, cremetorium

Insider Reviews

Great!

Our guide was a really great guide, knowledeable and friendly. This tour was just enough time and a good level of information, would recommend!

Knowledgeable Guide

Our tour Guide was a local who seemed to know everyone. He gave us a behind the scenes look. We missed out on some of the inside exhibits due to social distancing requirements.

One of a kind visit

Cambell was an amazing guide. Very helpful getting tickets, giving details before the tour. During the long day at an incredible location he was very knowledgeable and answered all sorts of questions. This is an all day tour he kept up the interred time. The sore is very somber as the history of it is terrible but interesting visiting such a place. I strongly recommend this one of a kind tour and hopefully you get Cambell.

Informative and moving.

it was a very moving experience for my partner and i. Our guide jwas excellent with his knowledge. It will be a tour that will be with you forever, truly heartbreaking, but a must visit. Cant recommend it enough. take warm clothes and a pack lunch as its a long day

The best guide ever.

Really good tour & well organised. Couldn’t of asked for anyone more knowledgeable thanour guide from Insider Tours. Explained everything & the story behind it, has visual aids to show with his iPad. Was very friendly & thrived on folk from the group asking him questions. Nothing was an issue for him. Sachsenhausen itself was an eye opener, it was a cold and wet day and that just added to the experience of what atrocities took place there

Moving experience

Our guide was very knowledgeable and really brought this experience to life. I think that going without a guide would be a mistake. As you would miss so much of the history of this place. The day with her historical knowledge and relevant and interesting anecdotes. The logistics of the day were flawless. Thanks Insider

I learnt a lot about German history

Our guide was very knowledgeable about Sachsenhausen and thus the trip was very informative. She took the time to answer all of our questions. I would highly recommend this trip to learn more about Germany history.