Private Tour of Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp

Tour Number

Activity Level

404114


Categories

Museums / Culture, Local Experience, Hiking and Walking, Day Trip / Out of Town

Details

Kid Friendly: No. Suitable for mature teenagers

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 10

Language(s)

explanation

English (fluent), German (fluent)

An important place to see


In 1936 the Nazis established the concentration camp Sachsenhausen, about half an hour north of Berlin, as one of the main labor camps on German grounds. Until 1945 more than 200 000 people were imprisoned here and were exposed to hard physical labor and torture. Ten thousands of prisoners of war, Jews, gypsies, homosexuals or people persecuted for political or religious reasons were killed.

We will take a train to the town of Oranienburg and walk or taxi it to the memorial site where we will explore the stories behind the concentration camps and what made Sachsenhausen special within the system. You will hear stories of how the inmates were treated, what methods the Nazis applied to organize and keep the system running and what role the camps played for the German plans.

Find out how the camp leftovers were used after WWII was over and why many more people were imprisoned here until 1950.

One of the must do's if you have never been to a site like this before.

Itinerary

Pick up at hotel.
Train ride to Oranienburg.
Walk or taxi to camp.

Sites we will see:
- Guards quarter
- Prison
- Autopsy
- Infirmary
- Jewish barracks
- Kitchen exhibit
- Station Z
- Small camp
- Roll call area
- Tower A

Walk, bus or taxi back to the train station.
Drop off at hotel.

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: I will pick you up at your hotel, hostel or apartment in Berlin. I will bring your public transport tickets if you want to and we will head off from there to the closest train station to take the train to Oranienburg.

End location: I will take you back to your hotel, hostel or apartment or I can drop you off at a restaurant, museum or place of your choice.

Duration: 6 hours

Six hours is the minimum for a good overview including travel time but of course we can spend more time in the memorial site as well.

Transportation

Public transport
Walking

What’s Included

Other: Private guiding service accompanied by my Ipad with many photos
Entrance fee
Map of the memorial site

Estimated Local Cash Needed

6 EUR - You may want to buy some lunch before taking off because there is not a good place to buy anything at the memorial site.

What’s Extra

Other: Public transport ticket ABC - single day pass for 7.70€ or group ticket for up to five people 20.80€
Lunch

Restrictions

If you want to book a driving tour I will hire a driver with a vehicle because I don't drive myself

Private tour guide Arja

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