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Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp

Strasse der Nationen 22, Oranienburg, Brandenburg, Germany
+49 (3301) 200 200
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Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp Memorial Walking...
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: 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 department where Nazis performed medical experiments on the inmates.
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Chicago, Illinois
13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 NEW

We did the tour with New Berlin Tours and had a great experience. The tour guide was Andres Leon and was great. I would highly recommend to take this tour. You can go by your own using public transportation and the entrance is free, but you will loose a lot. It was great for us to be in a tour... More

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Berlin, Germany
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

This is not for kids or someone who don't want to see traumatic events happened in past. This is nicely preserved whatever is left after Russian and GDR authorities have destroyed. It is in C zone of Berlin and you may need to walk 15-20 min from station. Reach early as it may take more than a day; depending on... More

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Vancouver, Canada
18 reviews 18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

My friends and I booked a tour with the New Berlin Tours. Our tour guide George was great and spend the next 6 hours or so telling us all you wanted to know about this memorial site. George was well-educated and very articulate. He was very easy-going and made himself available to answer any questions the tour group had. Some... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

It is just so incredibly hard to grasp the reality of what happened here, but I was very impressed by all the hard work that has been done here by so many people to reflect the horrors that occurred. Just astonishing, in parts horrifying and just unbelievable, at times touching . it is not something I think I will ever... More

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
14 reviews 14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

Further out from berlin but well worth the trip. We went with Walking Tours Berlin. Phillipa, our guide, explained life in the camp. Makes a person realise how lucky we are now and to never forget. The weather was cold and bleak which perfectly added to the whole experience. Lots of exhibitions to see. Guide was very concise but not... More

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Newport, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

I went here on a cold grey day. This only added to the atmosphere of the camp. I found walking through the 'Arbeit macht frei' gates into the concentration camp quite astonishing due to the sheer size of the place and also remembering that behind what remains were many factories where the 'prisoners' were made to work. I found the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

A must go. You gotta visit the place to feel it. Signed up for a free tour with Sademan Tours--we had a very knowledgeable and trusty English guide whose love for Germany and History amazed us all.

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Appleton, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Much of this camp is reconstructed or stones representing where many of the buildings were so if you're expecting something like you would see in other preserved camps you will be surprised. The audio tour is worth the couple euros it costs but be careful not to get sucked into it all in the beginning if you are on a... More

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

This is our first review following our first organised tour with Insider Tour. We visited Sachsenhausen on a grey cold and misty day which only enhanced the overwhelming atmosphere of the camp. Our guide Finn was simply superb. We were with him from the time we met up in Berlin until he steered us back to our starting point some... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Very sad and sombre place. The comentry on the handheld guides was very informative. Faster to catch the bus from Orienenburg station than walk from Sachsenhousen station, found that out on the way back.

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