Guided tour

Berlin: Sachsenhausen Small Group Bus Tour

Activity provider: Insider Tour Berlin

Berlin: Sachsenhausen Small Group Bus Tour

Activity provider: Insider Tour Berlin
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From US$ 60.55 per person

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A bus ride to Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp Memorial, in which your guide will be providing you with running commentary en route. After arriving to Sachsenhausen, you will learn background information on the early years of this former Nazi camp system.

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Duration 4 hours
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Live tour guide
English

Experience

Highlights
  • Drive through Oranienburg and see where the inmates would have worked
  • Visit the commandants house
  • Experience the interior of the camp, where 35,000 people died during the years of its operation
  • Explore the infirmary barracks, where experimentation took place during the war
  • Learn about the how Sachsenhausen was re-purposed by the Soviets as a special camp after World War II
Full description
After meeting at the Berlin Zoologsicher Garten station, you will board a hired coach to reach Oranienburg. Along the way, your guide will introduce Sachsenhausen, showing you where the inmates would have worked in Oranienburg. You will also learn more about what the local populations knew about the realities of this immense camp system. Sachsenhausen was the first concentration camp that was built from the ground up to be a camp, planned and designed for maximum control. You can enter the old barracks and learn about daily life for the inmates of the camp, as well as how hard labor, starvation, disease, torture and death were a part of daily life. You will also see the harrowing areas where people were gassed, shot by firing squad, or hanged. With your guide, you'll walk around the interior of Heinrich Himmmler's new, modern, and always expandable concentration camp. You can visit the commandants house, before walking through Tower A, where the iconic words "Arbeit Macht Frei" can still be seen on the gate today. The East Germans memorialized Sachsenhausen in 1961, and today you can experience the location where atrocities were committed, as well as discover how the Germans deal with their history and how they come to terms with their past today. Once the tour has concluded, you will be picked up and brought back to Berlin in an air-conditioned bus to the meeting point at Zoologischer Garten station. Once your tour has concluded, your guide will be happy to answer any and all questions you may have about your stay in Berlin.
Includes
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Licensed guide trained by the memorial authority
  • Driver
  • Group tour of Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp Memorial
  • Entry into the Sachsenhausen Memorial
  • Map of the former concentration camp
  • Return trip to Berlin Zoologischer Garten station
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

You will find the coach waiting outside the train station Friedrichstrasse, on the square beside the 'Traenenpalast' (Palace of Tears).

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Important information

Know before you go

  •  Please remember to bring along a light snack and drink.
  •  Please wear weather-appropriate clothing and comfortable walking shoes.
  •  As of April 1st 2020, tours will meet outside Friedrichstr. train station, on the square beside the 'Traenenpalast' (Palace of Tears), Reichstagufer 17, 10117 Berlin.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 /5

based on 20 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    5/5
  • Transportation
    5/5
  • Value for money
    4.9/5
  • Safety
    5/5

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Cian was an amazing tour guide. We’ve taken 3-4 guided tours like this over the past two weeks but this was the best one. He had so much knowledge - both about the camp, WWI and WWII. If you are in Berlin, you MUST take this tour. It was the most powerful and educational activity that we did. Also, it was much easier to take a small bus versus the train/walking tour for my mother because she’s 74. If you have someone older in your group, I highly recommend this tour over the one that involves walking from the train station.

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July 30, 2022

Gedurende de reis naar het kamp krijg je een hoop informatie over het ontstaan van de nazi's en hoe het kamp werd opgezet. Eenmaal ter plaatse krijg je een beeld van hoe een totaal afwezig gevoel van empathie mensen tot beesten kan maken. De gids neemt zich veel tijd om alles goed uit te leggen. Heel indrukwekkend en soms ronduit beklemmend.

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August 1, 2022

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This tour is outstanding, made even better by our excellent guide Martin. The subject matter is clearly serious, but Martin made it understandable, enjoyable and believe it or not, when called for - fun. I would highly recommend this tour and especially Martin.

June 5, 2022

Product ID: 218949