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Private Tour: Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp Memorial from Berlin

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    During the 1936 Olympics, hosted by Nazi Germany, slave laborers were forced to build a new concentration camp just north of Berlin, intended to hold the Nazis’ political enemies. This camp was Sachsenhausen, and during the next decade some 200,000 people were imprisoned within the camp before it was evacuated by the Soviets in 1945. For another five years, the Soviets used the camp to imprison 60,000 war criminals, including Nazis and Nazi collaborators.

    On this tour, you'll explore the Sachsenhausen memorial site with a private guide. See the cells, execution grounds, crematorium, pathology laboratory, hospital and other sites, and learn about the camp's history, those imprisoned here and why Nazi architects considered Sachsenhausen to have the ideal structure for a concentration camp.

    All private tour guides have their own special knowledge of the history of Sachsenhausen and are experienced in unraveling the complex history of World War II and the Holocaust, and are licensed and trained by official memorial authority.
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    Departure Point
    Your guide will pick you up at your hotel, and then you’ll take the train to the memorial together
    Duration
    6h
    Inclusions
    • Licensed guide trained by memorial authority
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    Exclusions
    • Food and drinks
    • Gratuities
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
    • You MUST contact tour operator at least 48 hours prior to arrival to arrange your pick-up
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed 2 days ago

    Julian was an excellent guide and really new his stuff - having watched many programs on concentration camps actually being at one made it really real and charged with emotion - when in Berlin you must go on this tour with Julian and the team

    Date of experience: October 2019
    Thank jillandstuart
    Reviewed 1 week ago

    Phil was our tour guide whom was absolutely delightful. Phil was prompt on his arrival to pick us up and explained what was going to happen that day in great detail. Phil provided immense details regarding the exhibit and answered all of our questions to...More

    Date of experience: October 2019
    Thank CGonzalTravel
    Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    Did this tour with Sebastian, he is very professional and his knowledge on the history of the camp is top notch. Very informative and enthusiastic guide. Made sure that we learnt the complete story leading up to this sad episode in history and made sure...More

    Date of experience: October 2019
    Thank lilianwong60
    Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

    Our guide was Insider Tours' Julian, a Canadian based in Berlin since 2012. This tour is not the easiest to make informative and interesting due to the subject matter. But Julian gave a great deal of background information to the tour group prior to reaching...More

    Thank Q2590PAmarkw
    Reviewed 2 September 2019

    had walid as our tour guide and gave amazing information surrounding everything we saw, enthusiastic and gave enough information and still allowed us to have time to see everything else after previous information had been given

    Date of experience: September 2019
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    27 August 2019|
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    Response from pap1963 | Reviewed this property |
    There are 2 locations to met the tour group at the zoo s bahn station and also at Alexanderplatz s bahn station
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    12 July 2019|
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    Response from D3524MUmaureenb | Reviewed this property |
    There is a bus but there are taxis and it’s €6 we got one on the way back to the station because it’s a long walk
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