Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp Memorial Walking Tour

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6 hours
Departs from
DEPARTURE EAST BERLIN: Outside restaurant Weihenstephaner opposite Hackescher Markt S-Bahn station. DEPARTURE WEST BERLIN: At the taxi stand at Zoo station (Bahnhof Zoologischer Garten)
Returns to
Concludes at S-Bahn station Friedrichstrasse in Berlin at approximately 4:00pm
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Tour description provided by Viator

For a walking tour with a difference, head north of Berlin for a tour into the past at Sachsenhausen, one of the main concentration camps in Nazi Germany. While you walk, you'll learn the story of the camp, providing an essential background to Germany's past and present. This is one tour you'll remember vividly for years to come.

While the Nazis were hosting the 1936 Olympic games, slave laborers were being forced to build a huge new concentration camp just north of Berlin, intended to hold political 'enemies' of the Nazi regime political, racial and 'asocial'. Of the 200,000 people interned, over 50,000 lost their lives before the camp was liberated by the Soviets in 1945.

The camp was then used by the Soviets until 1950 to detain former Nazis, German soldiers and political opponents of the communists. Many thousands more died from malnutrition and disease.

The key to this walking tour is the informative and illuminating narrative provided by your expert tour guide. During your 3-hour visit to the camp you'll learn important background history of the site as you walk through the Appellplatz parade ground, the Jewish Barrack, punishment cells, execution grounds and crematorium, Station Z, the Pathology Laboratory and camp hospital.

This tour was researched by historian Gabriel Fawcett, who is publishing an important witness account of the camp. All tour guides have their own special insights into the history of Sachsenhausen, and are experienced in unraveling the complex history of the Third Reich and the Holocaust.

What's included

  • Local guide
  • City map, including information regarding public transport and the best of berlin's museums and nightlife
  • Entry to the memorial is free

What isn't included

  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Berlin transport abc zone ticket (approx 2.60 euros each way) that is available from your guide on the day