It was the first new camp to be established after Reichsführer-SS Heinrich Himmler was appointed Chief of the German Police in 1936. Learn from your guide about the prisoners who died of starvation, disease, forced labour and mistreatment.
The design of the grounds was conceived by the SS architects as the ideal concentration camp setting and symbolically subjugating the prisoners to the absolute power of the SS.
01 Apr - 14 Oct : Daily
15 Oct - 14 Mar : Daily except Monday
6 hoursStart time
East Berlin: 10:00am
West Berlin: 10:00am
East Berlin: The tour starts from 'AM to PM' Bar/Restaurant at Hackescher Markt S-Bahn Station.
West Berlin: McDonald's opposite the main entrance to Zoo Station.
Please report at the meeting point 15 minutes before the start time. This is mandatory to allow time for pre-departure briefing.
Tour returns to your original point of departure
Start your tour at your desired locations. Accompanied by a guide, you will be taken to Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp.
Built in the summer of 1936, Sachsenhausen facilitated the removal of antisocial elements as Berlin hosted the Olympics held that year. The guide will explain you in detail about life and death in Special Camp No. 1/7 as Sachsenhausen was to come under the Soviets.
More than 200,000 people were imprisoned in this site by the Nazis of which some 50,000 were brutally murdered. Sachsenhausen victims were a mix of political opponents. Let your guide explain you in detail about the history of the camp and brutalities suffered by the prisoners.
After exploring the memorial site, you will return back to the starting point of the tour.
Please call the activity operator for any logistical query you may have.
Transport to Sachsenhausen and back to Berlin is not included; you will need to buy a train ticket at the start point. You'll require an ABC zone ticket (one way is approx Euro 3.00 or a day pass is Euro 6.80 and a small group ticket for up to 5 people for the day is Euro 15.50)
Maria, was a very good and knowlegable guide. Patient and kind to here guests. Sachsenhausen itself, was too renovated, and the building to brightly painted. It looked a bit...Cameron Patterson, France, 24/Jul/2016
Was a great tour but not fun due to the nature of the tour. Our tour guide Cesar was very knowledgeable and bought the experience to life for us. A must see...Mrs Joyce E Duncan, Australia, 18/Sep/2016