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Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp

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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...more
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Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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Strasse der Nationen 22, 16515 Oranienburg, Brandenburg, Germany
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Very easy place to visit without a need for a guide. We got the regional train from the central station in Berlin and walked to the camp from the train stop. It’s free to go into the camp and we bought a map for 50...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Jonesy1974
Reviewed 3 days ago

Very interesting visit on a cold day. Well laid out exhibits and information. Entry was free. They did turn on ff the lights whilst we were still viewing, way before closing time!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Sukie48
Reviewed 5 days ago

The tour of Sachsenhausen was very good. Our guide Mike did a good job of explaining the history of the site and spent plenty of time answering questions in depth. The experience is sobering and the reality, really hits home. My one suggestion is maybe...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Angel R
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This concentration camp is a must to see first-hand what happened during the Second World War and later. It is VERY RECOMMENDED to go with a professional guide, who can explain in detail the procedures, the anecdotes, the feelings of the militia and the commanders,...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank vsgallego1984
Reviewed 1 week ago

Just had a weekend in Berlin and felt we had to visit Sachsenhausen, very cold day, and it seemed even colder inside the camp,we did not have a tour guide- we used the map and ear piece ( 3 euros) this gave us the control...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Travel550548
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The place is a must see! I was naive thinking the tourist guide would help, well, she only slowed us down, kept us in one room for over 30/40 mins, next room the same, she was talking all about the war, and not much about...More

Date of experience: November 2018
2  Thank MissPicky29
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very kind and compassionate staff and a museum that reminds us what can happen if we lose our compassion for our fellow human beings. We were unveiling a memorial and were joined by a senior member of staff, a very compassionate and thoughtful gesture. An...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Sam E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked this as a guided tour, we met at Berlin Train Station and was guided to the camp. The guide explained more than just the camp, this and the SS Museum together gave a good full history lesson on what had happened here. A...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Andy241867
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Forget all the nasty things that went on here, just stand outside in a biting November east wind and that is enough to make you feel despondent. What is left of this place is well done. Mainly you get the idea of the scale. A...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank WorldwideWebster
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My partner mentioned this tour to me for our trip to Berlin and I was skeptical as it is around 35km away! I was completely wrong, this was one of the most informative and educational days I have ever experienced. I booked through Trip Advisor...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Sushil0202
14 August 2018|
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Response from Joe L | Reviewed this property |
Go with a guide. The walk from Oranienburg Station to the camp is far. A guide will explain some history during the walk as well. You could ask questions if you have a guide. The camp is very huge, so with a guide you... More
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Andrea B
22 June 2018|
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Response from Q6527IWrobertw | Reviewed this property |
Hi, You may get the audio guides at a cost at the entrance. Enjoy.
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Amy K
18 June 2018|
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Response from Silversurfer500 | Reviewed this property |
Yes recommend to take a packed lunch much and water but as someone has already said be discrete where you eat and dispose of your rubbish. Be aware it gets hot in the summer so take a hat and sunglasses
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