a sobering visit to a former nazi concentration camp
The former Nazi concentration camp of Sachsenhausen - located just outside Berlin's city limits - was one of the main hubs of the concentration camp networks in Europe. This was one of the first camps opened to the public as a model camp - a showcase to visitors - which initially facilitated the removal of the political opposition as Hitler needed to secure his siege to dictatorship. Today Sachsenhausen memorial is a reminder of the darkest days of Germany's past. Over 200. 000 were imprisoned, some 50, 000 innocent victims of the Nazi regime were murdered under terrible conditions, starvation, malnutrition and daily physical and psychological brutality which was part of every day life for the prisoners. After Germany was defeated, the Soviet Union took over the camp and used it for their own political enemies. Thousands more would die in the next five years. The first memorial was erected 1961.
• Tower A, arrival and registration
• Daily life and punishment
• The Jewish barracks, anti-Semitism, the anti fascist fire of 1992
• Roll call area
• Pathology and infirmary barracks
• Medical experiment and racial research
• SS training camp and Mess Hall
• Camp brothel
• Gestapo and SS prison
• Station Z - execution and gas chamber
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: at your hotel or as per previously arranged
End location: at your hotel or as per previously arranged
Duration: 6 hours
Public Transportation and Walking
Estimated Local Cash Needed
2 Euro - A bottle of water would cost about €2
I am not a driver. I can accompany you in your vehicle or I can arrange for a separate car and driver.
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This was my husband and my first time in Berlin and we were trying to see as much as our time allowed. I am so happy we were able to tour to Sachsenhausen with Jessica as she was both a delightful guide as well as one who is passionate and knowledgeable. Jess had a way of making a heavy subject matter still a very interesting day spent. I am so happy to have looked up Tours By Locals and would recommend the group again, but would highly recommend Jessica if spending some time in beautiful Berlin.