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This ticket has the following options that you can choose from:
Train journey from Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Oranienburg (if selected) | Walk to the memorial site (20 min) | Visitor Centre for registration | Lagerstraße | Guards' accommodation | The Green Monster | Camp Commandant's Office | Prisoners' arrival at Sachsenhausen | Tower A | Roll Call Yard | Camp Fence | Shoe Testing Track | Standing Barracks | Operation Bernhard | The Jewish Barracks (including Barrack 38) | The Camp Prison | Hanging Poles torture device | The Camp Kitchen (exhibition and bathroom break) | Memorial for the Communist victims of Sachsenhausen | The Industrial Yard | Station Z Execution Centre | The Infirmary Barracks | The Camp Brothel | The Pathology Lab | Return to Berlin by the train
Duration: 6 hours
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The gate of Tower A was the main entrance to the administrative side of the camp, from where everything could be viewed. The exhibition here depicts the various kinds of intemperance shown by the head of the SS, the SS Block Leaders, and other staff towards the prisoners.
Jewish prisoners at the Sachsenhausen Camp lived in Barracks 38 and 39. Parts of the barracks were destroyed in an anti-Semitic firebomb attack in 1992. The museum that stands on the site now, describes their everyday life through the biographies of 20 Jewish prisoners, between the years 1936 and 1945.
The Roll-call Square or the Appellplatz is where prisoners were counted at the beginning and the end of a day of forced labor. They were made to wait for long hours in the rain and cold, which could be viewed from Tower A. From 1939, it also became the site for public executions within the camp.
Once the prisoners’ kitchen, it is now a museum to house various devices used to torture the prisoners and their daily use objects. You can also watch a short film about how certain historical developments between 1933 and 1945 affected the Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp, and vice-versa.
Station Z is the area where groups of prisoners were executed stealthily. The station housed the crematory ovens, the area used to dispose of corpses, the gas chambers, and other rooms dedicated to the extermination of prisoners. Today, it is the site of commemoration of the victims of the camp.
It is devastating to know that even the running track at Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp was designed to punish prisoners. Since 1940, prisoners were made to wear army boots and endlessly run around a track comprising a variety of surfaces, to test leather substitutes for the German shoe industry.
The hospital wards of Sachsenhausen were also washed in blood and torture. The infirmary barracks R I and R II were the centers of medical crimes. The exhibition shows those ruthless acts including compulsory sterilization, forced castration, and the various ‘everyday treatments’ given to prisoners.
Duration of Visit: 6 hours
Best Time to Visit: The best months to visit the Sachsenhausen Camp Memorial are from May to September, when the city is ideal for sitting in cafes and leisure strolling. If you want lesser people, try reaching the site before 10 AM.
Address: Str. d. Nationen 22, 16515 Oranienburg, Germany
A. You can buy Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp tickets online. Booking tickets online is more convenient and guarantees entry. You can also save time as you do not have to wait in queues at the ticket counter in the Memorial.
A. Yes, you can buy Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp tickets online. Booking online in advance reserves your spot and you can also enjoy combo deals and great discounts.
A. The standard full price of a Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp ticket is € 25. You can enjoy the benefits of a guided tour and learn about the history of the Memorial. The tour is extensive and lasts for almost 6 hours.
A. You can get a discount on Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp tickets when booking them online. You can also enjoy reduced prices on combo tickets and offers.
A. Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp offers guided tours for its visitors. The tour is quite extensive and lasts for almost 6 hours. It includes a visit to the barracks, the hospitals, as well as the gas chambers.
A. The Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp lets you explore 37 themed exhibition areas, such as the infirmary, the barracks, the gas chambers, the crematorium, the administrative areas, and more. These areas portray the life of the people at the concentration camp from 1936 to 1945.
A. The Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp is located on Str. d. Nationen 22, 16515 in Oranienburg, Germany.
A. Some of the highlights of the Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp include Tower A, Station Z, the infirmary barracks R I and R II, barracks 38 and 39, the running track, the prison kitchen, and the roll-call square. Each of these areas is significant in understanding the kind of life the prisoners led in the concentration camp.
A. You can reach the Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp by the S-Bahn line S1 or take the trains RE 5, RB 12, or RB 20 to Oranienburg station. You could also take the bus 804 or 821 to Gedenkstätte, and walk from there. Bikes and cars can go directly to the site.
A. The Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp is open every day from 8:30 AM to 6 PM. On 25 and 26 December and 1 January, it is open from 11 AM to 4 PM, and on 31 December, the timings are from 11 AM to 3 PM. The site is closed on 24 December. Moreover, all exhibits remain closed on Mondays.
A. You can find guided tours, wheelchair rental facilities, accessible restrooms, nappy changing stations, and even a cafe inside the Memorial site.
A. The Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp is wheelchair accessible by those accompanied by someone. You can also rent wheelchairs inside the Memorial.
A. Photography is permitted at the Sachsenhausen Memorial, but not inside the museums.
A. The Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp is one of the few places in the world that display the nature and extent of human cruelty and showcase how a group of people was executed for simply existing. The Memorial also takes a deep dive into the atrocities committed by the Nazis during World War II, through original documentation and artifacts, making it a must-visit landmark in Germany.
A. Yes, audioguides are available in German, English, Spanish, French, Italian, Dutch, Portuguese, and Russian, at the Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp. You can pick one up from the Memorial’s Visitor Information Center.
A. The contents and pictures presented in the exhibitions and on the Memorial site are not suitable for children under the age of 12 years. Also, the educational content of the Memorial site is intended for students aged 14 years and above.