From Berlin: Sachsenhausen Memorial Walking Tour

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Step inside Sachsenhausen Memorial on this 5.5-hour day trip from Berlin by train. A visit to the Memorial is a solemn yet important part of any trip to Germany's capital.

Highlights

  • Take a train ride through the lovely forests of north Berlin
  • Explore the dark history of the Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp
  • See the location of the gas chambers and gallows
  • Learn about life in the camp during World War II and after

Description

Explore Sachsenhausen Memorial on the outskirts of Berlin on a half-day walking tour. On this 5.5-hour excursion you will see the external SS training camp, where Kommandant Hoss from Auschwitz was trained and explore the interior of the camp grounds. The tour starts with a 50-minute train ride through the lovely forests of the northern suburbs. Upon arrival at Sachsenhausen, explore the history of the camp, which goes beyond the devastations of World War II. Enter at Tower A and learn about the registration compound, before seeing the Jewish Barracks, boot testing track, gallows, East German memorial, Station Z killing center, remains of the gas chamber, and industrial yard. Finally you will visit the hospital and pathology building. An expert guide will tell you of the bleak existence inside the camp and of the slaves who were forced to build it just as the world’s eyes were diverted by the 1936 Olympic Games. You will also learn how the camp was kept in use after the Soviet liberation in 1945, by both the Soviets and East Germans.

Includes

Local English-speaking guide Entrance and donation to the Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp memorial site

Important Information

  • The tour helps support the Memorial through its donations
  • For this tour, you will need to get a Berlin public transport ticket for zones A, B, and C (not included)
  • There will be no breaks for drinks or snacks during the tour
  • Children up to 13 years old are welcome to join this tour for free, proof of a valid ID may be required. Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Wheelchair accessible, but please note the ground can get muddy during the winter months. Some the exhibitions have a second level that are not wheelchair accessible, however many are ramped or have an elevator.

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Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund

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