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.
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.
Guide available in English Walking Tour
Transport from Berlin City Centre to Sachsenhausen (Group will travel together by public transport and tickets can be bought on the day of the tour, a day pass is around EUR6.80) Lunch Hotel pick up and drop off
The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator's contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have.
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...
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...
Excellent tour and guide. Extremely knowledgeable on Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp and that period of history. Very distrubing but factual. Well worth the visit....
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