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Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp Memorial Guided Tour From Berlin

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  • Meet your expert historian tour guide and make your way to the Sachsenhausen Memorial and Museum in Oranienburg where between 1936 and 1945, more than 200,000 people lived here as prisoners.
  • Initially, it was only political prisoners, but over time the list went on to include people who were racially or biologically inferior as deemed by the National Socialists.
  • Thousands of people died here from starvation, disease, and/or extermination by the Schutzstaffel or the SS.
  • When the "death marches" took place after the evacuation of the camp in 1945, thousands more died.
  • Your tour here includes a visit to the punishment cells, the gallows, the burial pits inside the prison, and the gas chambers.
  • Listen to stories of bravery and the haunting atrocities that took place in the camp, which now serves as a national memorial dedicated to the prisoners who lived and died here.
  • Meet your expert historian tour guide and make your way to the Sachsenhausen Memorial and Museum in Oranienburg where between 1936 and 1945, more than 200,000 people lived here as prisoners.
  • Initially, it was only political prisoners, but over time the list went on to include people who were racially or biologically inferior as deemed by the National Socialists.
  • Thousands of people died here from starvation, disease, and/or extermination by the Schutzstaffel or the SS.
  • When the "death marches" took place after the evacuation of the camp in 1945, thousands more died.
  • Your tour here includes a visit to the punishment cells, the gallows, the burial pits inside the prison, and the gas chambers.
  • Listen to stories of bravery and the haunting atrocities that took place in the camp, which now serves as a national memorial dedicated to the prisoners who lived and died here.

Inclusions

  • Sachsenhausen Memorial and Museum entry ticket
  • Expert English-speaking tour guide
  • Opt for a guided tour daily or only Saturdays

Exclusions

  • Train ticket

This ticket has the following options that you can choose from:

  • English Guided Tour from Palace of Tears (Daily at 10am)
  • English Guided Tour from Hackescher Markt (Saturday at 9am)
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.
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Private Guided Tour of Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp with Optional Transfers

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  • Take a private guided tour of the Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp, once a Nazi camp and now a poignant memorial, with a licensed multilingual guide.
  • Listen to tragic tales of oppression at Barrack 38, also known as ‘The Jewish Barracks’, visit the Cell Block, and witness the camp’s cruel torture sections.
  • Unearth more of East Germany's history at the ‘Memorial for Communist Victims of Nazis’ and pay tribute to victims and survivors as you retrace their steps.
  • You can choose to meet the guide directly at the memorial, travel by public transport, or pick the option to select private car transfers.
  • Take a private guided tour of the Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp, once a Nazi camp and now a poignant memorial, with a licensed multilingual guide.
  • Listen to tragic tales of oppression at Barrack 38, also known as ‘The Jewish Barracks’, visit the Cell Block, and witness the camp’s cruel torture sections.
  • Unearth more of East Germany's history at the ‘Memorial for Communist Victims of Nazis’ and pay tribute to victims and survivors as you retrace their steps.
  • You can choose to meet the guide directly at the memorial, travel by public transport, or pick the option to select private car transfers.

Inclusions

  • 6-hr tour of Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp
  • Licensed multilingual Sachsenhausen Memorial guide
  • Private group
  • Donations to the memorial site
  • Map of Sachsenhausen with information
  • Round-trip hotel transfers (optional)
  • Transfers via public transport (optional)
  • Transfers via private car (optional)

Exclusions

  • Train tickets (€8 per person, €27 for groups of 5, subject to change)

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

  • Tip: For a hassle-free experience, bring along your own snacks, or even a meal, on the tour.
  • Facilities: Wheelchair Accessibility, Guide Dogs Allowed.
  • The guide will help you buy train tickets on the day of the tour (if this option is selected).
  • This tour is conducted in English, German, Spanish, French, and Italian.
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.
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Visiting the Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp Memorial in Berlin

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The Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp was a Nazi camp in Oranienburg, Germany, used from 1936 until April 1945. Today, it remains a memorial to the 200,000 people imprisoned and 100,000 people killed at this torture facility. It is one of the few places in the world that portray the brutality and atrocities done by the Nazis during the World War, making it a must-visit landmark in Germany. Read on to know more about the history of the Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp, how to book Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp Memorial tickets, its opening hours, and other pieces of information that will help you plan your visit. 

Why Visit the Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp?

Why Visit the Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp Memorial
  • Unique Experience: The Sachsenhausen Memorial Museum is one of the few places in the world that portray the brutality and atrocities done by the Nazis during the World War, making it a unique experience and must-visit landmark in Germany.
  • Witness a Part of World History: In Sachsenhausen, you can witness the extent of human cruelty that imprisoned and tortured more than 200,000 people between 1936 and 1945.
  • Explore the Historic Site: You can book a guided tour where an expert historian will take you around 37 different themed exhibition areas, such as the barracks, the infirmary, the gas chambers, the gallows, the crematorium, and more. 
  • Learn About World War II: The museum displays a variety of artifacts, documents, photographs, and films, that show the life of people in Germany and other parts of the world during the World War. 
  • Pay Your Respect to the Departed: Visit the site of the commemoration of the victims of Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp who were brutally tortured and experimented on. 

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The Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp was a Nazi labor camp in Oranienburg, Germany, used from 1936 until April 1945. When you visit Sachsenhausen, you get a glimpse of how a class of people was brutally tortured and exterminated. The memorial is well-known and often sees visitors throughout the year. Book your tickets in advance to ensure you do not have to spend hours waiting in long lines to enter the memorial. 

  • Advance Booking: Online booking lets you buy your tickets online in advance. You can spend more time exploring the memorial instead of waiting in long lines. 
  • Convenience: The biggest perk of booking tickets online is that you can reserve your spot in advance and you won’t have to queue up in front of the ticket counter on-site.
  • Super Flexible Cancellation Policy: You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund on your purchase. 
  • Discounted Prices: Get the best prices and discounts on entry tickets when booking online.

Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp Highlights

Tower A in Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp

Tower A

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. 

Barracks 38 and 39 in Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp - This is a Photograph of Barracks 38 and 39 in Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp

Barracks 38 and 39

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.

Roll-Call Square in Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp

Roll-Call Square

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.

Kitchen Museum in Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp

Kitchen Museum

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 in Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp - This is a Photograph of crematory ovens

Station Z

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.

Running Track in Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp

Running Track

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.

Hospital Ward in Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp

Hospital Ward

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.

Plan Your Visit to the Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp

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Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp Timings
  • Opening Hours: 
    Tuesday to Sunday: 8:30 AM. to 6 PM
    25, 26 December, & 1 January: 11 AM. to 4 PM
    31 December: 11 AM to 3 PM
    Last Entry: 5 PM on regular days
    Exhibits Closed On: All Mondays & 24 December

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. 

How to Reach Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp

Address: Str. d. Nationen 22, 16515 Oranienburg, Germany

Find on Maps

  • By Metro: S-Bahn line S 1, Wannsee to Oranienburg
    Nearest Stop: Oranienburg
  • By Train: RE 5, RB 12, RB 20
    Nearest Stop: Oranienburg
  • By Bus: 804 and 821
    Nearest Stop: Gedenkstätte
  • By Car: The distance from Modellflugclub Neuholland Airport is 22.9 km and the distance from Berlin Brandenburg International Airport is 65 km. 
    Nearest Parking: Sachsenhausen Memorial Camp
Facilities Available at the Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp Memorial - This is a Photograph of Facilities Available
  • Accessibility: Sachsenhausen is wheelchair-accessible for those accompanied by someone. Wheelchairs are available for use in the Visitor Information Center. 
  • Restrooms: Wheelchair-accessible toilets are located in the Visitor Information Center, at the cafe, in the former prisoners' kitchen, at the library, and in the former infirmary. 
  • Nappy Changing Stations: A nappy changing table is available in the washroom at the cafe in the New Museum.
  • Photography: You can click pictures at the Memorial, but not inside the Museum. 
  • Luggage Storage: Storage lockers are available in the Visitor Information Centre to keep medium-sized bags.
  • Food and Drinks: There is a cafe in the New Museum that serves snacks and beverages.
Attractions Near Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp
  • TV Tower: Enjoy breathtaking views of Berlin from a high vantage point up at the Berlin TV Tower. Dine at the revolving restaurant or have a few drinks at the observation deck, while enjoying the best panoramic views of the city.
  • Berlin Wall Museum: Learn more about the Cold War, the history of Berlin, and the rise and fall of the Wall at the Berlin Wall Museum, through exhibits, film presentations, and documents displayed in 13 different themed rooms.
  • German Spy Museum: Explore the history and evolution of foreign espionage, codes, and secret hacking techniques at the German Spy Museum.
  • Legoland Discovery Centre: Head to the Legoland Discovery Center in Berlin and get a tour of the Lego factory. You can also build things in the indoor park, admire the Lego miniatures of Berlin’s landmarks, visit Ninjago City, and create a memorable family outing.
Tips to Note When Visiting Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp Memorial - This is a Photograph of Bicycle parking
  • Dress Appropriately for the Weather: Carry sunblock, an umbrella, or a hat, and rain protection like a poncho and waterproof jacket to make sure nothing deters you from exploring the Memorial to the fullest. 
  • Wear Comfortable Shoes: Wear a pair of comfortable shoes as exploring the site fully takes nearly 6 hours and involves a lot of open-air walking.
  • Park Your Cycle Away: Bicycles are prohibited on the Memorial site. If you come by on a cycle, you may park it at the stand located at the entrance of the Visitor Information Center.
  • Pet Policy: All animals, excluding guide dogs for visually impaired visitors, are not permitted onto the site.
  • Sensitive Content: Please note that 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 is intended for students aged 14 years and above.

All Your Questions About Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp Tickets Answered

Q. Where can I buy Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp tickets?

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.

Q. Can I buy Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp tickets online?

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. 

Q. What is the cost of Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp tickets?

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.

Q. Can I get a discount on Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp tickets?

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. 

Q. Are guided tours available at the Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp?

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. 

Q. What to see at the Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp?

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.

Q. Where is the Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp located?

A. The Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp is located on Str. d. Nationen 22, 16515 in Oranienburg, Germany.

Q. What are some of the highlights of the Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp?

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.

Q. How to reach the Sachsenhausen 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.

Q. What are the timings of the Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp?

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.

Q. What facilities are available in the Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp?

A. You can find guided tours, wheelchair rental facilities, accessible restrooms, nappy changing stations, and even a cafe inside the Memorial site.

Q. Is the Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp wheelchair accessible?

A. The Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp is wheelchair accessible by those accompanied by someone. You can also rent wheelchairs inside the Memorial. 

Q. Is photography allowed in the Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp?

A. Photography is permitted at the Sachsenhausen Memorial, but not inside the museums.

Q. Is it worth visiting Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp?

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.

Q. Are audio guides available at the Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp?

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.

Q. Is the Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp suitable for children?

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.