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Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp

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Address: Strasse der Nationen 22, 16515 Oranienburg, Brandenburg, Germany
Phone Number: +49 3301 200200
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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More than 100,000 Jews, communists, intellectuals, gypsies and homosexuals...

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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Private Tour: Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp from Berlin

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A Sinister place

Free entry to this forbidding place, which is a reminder of what people are capable of doing to each other. Well maintained and informative. Get the audio tour machine which is... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Free entry to this forbidding place, which is a reminder of what people are capable of doing to each other. Well maintained and informative. Get the audio tour machine which is worth £3. On a very cold day you get some small idea of the torment that the inmates suffered, a very small idea.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Go to Friedrichstrasse then get a train to Oranienburg. You then get the bus 804. Be aware that the buses are infrequent we had to get a cab back as we did not want to wait 40 minutes in the freezing cold. Another thing be aware that the site is really open and on our visit in November it was... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We took a guided tour from Berlin via insider tour & glad we did, as the guide (Michael) explained all the history, detail of the camp & what happened etc in great detail. Hard to fathom such atrocities occurred but we must never forget & remember all those who suffered & lost their lives. Tip - There is a lot... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We all know what happened here. Why remember? To connect so viscerally with the people who lived and died here made me feel human again. You won't get to see it all, but be sure to visit the kitchens (amazing wall paintings), the Execution Pit and the Crematorium Memorial. In practical terms, wear comfortable footwear (there's a lot of walking),... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Me and a group of friends visited the former camp with a tour group. The tour guide was amazing, giving us detailed accounts of the city when travelling to the camp. He gave us a great story of a man calls Harry who was in the camp. The tour guide painted a picture when telling the story which captivated everyone... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Following a fantastic free tour of East Berlin with Chris Cooke, we've decided to go to Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp in a guided tour, as well. The meeting point was at the Brandenburg Gate, near Starbucks. Our tour guide was Sam Noble, who really impressed us with his knowledge, his presentation skills, passion for history and charisma. Despite the cold weather... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Perhaps Auschwitz is way better.. we will never know. We learned so much visiting this place .. it wasn't crowded which was nice .. you could take your time absorbing the information. Almost all the buildings are gone so it's more or less a huge field carved out with sections .. using your imagination with the few buildings that remained... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It takes about one hour to get to the concentration camp by train, departing from Berlim. It's a great experience. There are audio guides available at the front desk, in several languages, I strongly recommend you to rent one, it's cheap. Other than that, be ready to spend all day there, There are so many interesting monuments, documents, rooms and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Sachsenhausen is in close proximity to Berlin, and easy to reach. The site is well-presented, and whilst guided tours are available, many will find relative solitude more rewarding, although hiring an audio guide at the helpful visitor centre is certainly worthwhile (3 Euro). It is not possible to fully understand the horrors perpetrated at this place, but important that those... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We met our guide in Berlin and rode the train. If you want to look and read everything plan for the whole day. Having the guide was nice to give you the highlights and then after the 3 hour tour we stayed and read more. Very fascinating. Most of it is outdoors and the indoor buildings were not warm. If... More 

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