Reichstagufer 17, 10117 Berlin
65+ and 13-25
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).
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.
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).
The following sites are an example of our approximate route on this tour. You will see and learn stories about all these sites and many more! The route may change any day, given circumstances on the day.
Our guide was a really great guide, knowledeable and friendly. This tour was just enough time and a good level of information, would recommend!
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.
What a fantastic tour, Mike was a brilliant, made the day. Hugely informative, interesting and engaging. Can’t recommend Insider Tours and Mike highly enough. alanisa....Apr. '22
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
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
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
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.
Our tour guide answered every question we had, and was very knowledgeable, respectful & passionate about the subject. He used visuals, personal stories, & historical events to give us a clear picture of the camp’s history.
Jamie was an incredible guide and gave us a very educated and powerful overview of German history, particularly within the WW2 era. He worded things perfectly, was professional and very friendly. I can’t think of a better person to have given us the overview of the camp and the history that led to its construction, as well as how Germany continues to combat anti-semitism today. We learned a ton.