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Berlin: Sachsenhausen Memorial Day Tour271 Reviews
Go on a 6-hour tour of the Sachsenhausen Memorial, traveling from Berlin by public transport. Built as a concentration camp in 1936 by the SS, it is now a memorial and museum.
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- Visit the museum and memorial site Sachsenhausen
- See Tower A and the roll call yard
- Hear about the different work details including the shoe testing track, kitchen, and infirmary barracks
- Walk through the Station Z “execution center” memorial
- Enter the “Jewish Baracks”
- See where high profile prisoners were held in isolation in the Camp Prison
DescriptionExperience a tour of the memorial site at Sachsenhausen, one of the main concentration camps of Nazi Germany. Built in 1936 by the SS - the second major camp to be constructed after Dachau - it was set up to detain all opposition to the Nazi regime. Traveling from Berlin, transfer to Sachsenhausen by public transport, approximately 20 miles north of the city center. Upon arrival, you will learn why Sachsenhausen was created and why the Nazis developed the concentration camp system. Learn what conditions were like inside the camp, and how they worsened after the outbreak of World War II. Your guide will describe who was present in the camp, some acts of defiance by British Prisoners or War, as well acts of sabotage by Soviet and Polish prisoners. Inside the grounds you will see memorial statues and plaques, as well as the remains of the watchtowers, barrack blocks, and execution areas. The tour also includes inspiring stories of resistance. Learn about the revolt of Jewish prisoners in 1942, and how some Jewish prisoners survived by counterfeiting millions of pounds sterling in the forgery workshop. Hear about different prisoner groups and notable escapes, including the tunnel dug by “Jimmy” James, and the history of the ‘death march’ ahead of the camp’s liberation in 1945. At the end of the tour your guide will take you back to Berlin via train, arriving in a centrally located station such as Hauptbahnhof, Friedrichstraße, or Gesundbrunnen.
IncludesFree map of Berlin Info on public transport, and the best of Berlin's museums, hostels and restaurants
- Please note that the tour runs in all weather conditions, and on all public holidays (except 25 December and 01 January) • A public transport (ABC) ticket is required for this tour
- Please note that there is no possibility to buy drinks or snacks on site
- The tour runs in all weather, so please dress appropriately