Gedenkstätte und Museum Sachsenhausen

Gedenkstätte und Museum Sachsenhausen, Oranienburg

Gedenkstätte und Museum Sachsenhausen

Gedenkstätte und Museum Sachsenhausen
4.5
Historic Sites • History Museums
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Monday
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Tuesday
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Wednesday
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Thursday
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Saturday
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Sunday
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
About
More than 100,000 Jews, communists, intellectuals, gypsies and homosexuals were killed by Nazis between 1936 and 1945 in this concentration camp. Some of the buildings have been preserved in their original form including barracks, and a pathology department where Nazis performed medical experiments on the inmates.
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More than 3 hours
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Kigali, Rwanda259 contributions
The world today should learn more
Feb 2020
Did a guided tour to this place. The sorrow is high and i think the world should really learn from the sad past and promote peace, tolerance and respect. We should do everything we can to really say and commit to actions that contribute to never again for such.
Written 2 January 2021
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craice
Hockley, UK335 contributions
Thought provoking
Sep 2020
Visited here in Sept 2020, following social distancing rules, some very interesting and upsetting displays, a hollow reminder to what took place all those years ago.
Written 27 September 2020
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Sharon F
Oakland, CA7 contributions
Sorrowful
Nov 2019
We visited Sachsenhausen in 2013. The app made me pick a date which is not when we went. We visited the museum and walked part of the yard. We could feel the sorrow of the people who lived and were executed there. We did the self guided tour but could not finished because of the sorrow we could feel from the poor souls almost 60 years later. We wanted to see for ourselves what they looked like. I’m glad we did but it is one thing I never have to do again. I pray the world never forgets.
Written 7 September 2020
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Gary H
40 contributions
The long walk to visit Sachsenhausen
Nov 2019
Its a long walk to go from the train to visit Sachsenhausen camp, then you walk more to get in the gate.. Such a pity to get there but too foot tired to see anything much...
Written 31 August 2020
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Anita M
Warsaw, Poland244 contributions
A must
Aug 2020 • Solo
The museum is located some 1,5 hrs from central Berlin by public transport - you need an ABC ticket. You can do one of the many tours, however, I went on my own. The entrance is free and you can borrow an audio guide - which I strongly recommend. The audio is very good and gives you a lot of history details. The camp has been reconstructed as a memorial so there is not a lot there actually - a big empty site with several barracks BUT it still is overwhelming. On a hot day I advise to bring lots of water and an umbrella as it gets really boiling and there is not much shade. There is one cafe on site, where you can also eat your food if you bring some (do!). In summary - I am glad I went on my own instead of a tour because after 1,5 hour I had quite enough - both physically and mentally so I could just leave.
Written 7 August 2020
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Sabina H
Varde, Denmark15 contributions
Thoughtful place
Jul 2020 • Family
Due to corona almost all indoor museums was closed. The outdoor place is interesting and the history terrible. It was interesting to see the place and read about it.
Written 22 July 2020
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Latifah R
30 contributions
Interesting
Feb 2020 • Solo
We already know that it was a concentration camp so automatically the print and memories are haunting the place. It's a long tour if you listen the all description so think before you go. It's something to do to understand history.
Written 12 March 2020
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Rich
United Kingdom22 contributions
Worth a visit if in Berlin
Feb 2020
Situated just outside Berlin, it is easy to travel to on an ABC zones travel card. The journey takes up to an hour depending on which train service you use, and there is a bus to take you from the station to the site.

Not classified as a death camp, nonetheless, approximately 20,000 people were gassed here, along with executions of commandos and SOE agents. The restored huts to the left of the main gate tell of the experiments that were conducted here, and make for chilling reading.

Make sure you wrap up warm in winter as it is an extensive and open site to walk around.

Not a cheerful place to visit, but important to see and remember what cruelty lies just beneath the veneer of civil society.
Written 21 February 2020
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Gary H
40 contributions
Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp
Nov 2019
Walking is right, we took a train from Berlin but had to change to a bus half way and it went around to all the stations on the way...When we finally got to Oranienburg station the bus would be an hour so we walked the 26 blocks to the museun then had to walk another half a kilometre to the gate. I need a walking stick for support so lt was getting hard to get around now....we saw the front gate, a section of a museum display and the morgue on the way out .... There was a bus full of young people push forward to take all the seats on the way back to the station . It is good for young people to visit but not if you can only walk for a few miles.
Written 19 February 2020
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Ivor M
Dundee, UK20 contributions
Thought provoking
Feb 2020 • Friends
Not harrowing as the death camps, but will definitely get you thinking, easy to find the meeting point Sam W was a font of all knowledge very impressed by his in depth knowledge which brought the day to life
Be aware there is a lot of walking on this trip including 20/25 minutes both ways from the train station to the camp
Written 18 February 2020
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