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Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp

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Address: Strasse der Nationen 22, Oranienburg, Brandenburg, Germany
Phone Number: +49 (3301) 200 200
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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More than 100,000 Jews, communists, intellectuals, gypsies and homosexuals...

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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Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp

Did this with the Viatour Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp Memorial Walking Tour. Trip was just as advertised. The initial rep was easy to find at the West Berlin meeting place... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Loveland, Colorado
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Loveland, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Did this with the Viatour Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp Memorial Walking Tour. Trip was just as advertised. The initial rep was easy to find at the West Berlin meeting place. Our guide was Dennis and he did a phenomenal job. He is a native German and built his presentation around a prisoner named Harry. The tour is a sobering experience. Best... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Free entry and can hire English headsets for information on grounds, buildings etc for 3 Euros, however I did have to leave my room key as security as I didn't have a licence on me. Easy to get to from Berlin by train took approx. 40 mins on an ABC ticket (7 Euro return pp) then walk approx. 10 mins... More 

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New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

To say people lived here or that people died here is a to mischaracterize both words. Sachsenhausen wasn't a death camp per se, it was more for political prisoners, but many lives were nonetheless ended on these grounds. Upon entry through the main gate, marked by the famed "arbiet macht frei", an unshakeable wave of sadness washes over and a... More 

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Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

To think so many people lived and died here in horrendous conditions while you are standing in the very spot is surreal. Entrance is free but for 3 Euro you can get an audio guide and leaflet in many different languages. It was only 25 minutes on the train (RE5 or RE12)from Berlin Hauptbahnhof. Everyone should visit at least one... More 

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Hengelo, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Being in Berlin, you have to visit this KZ. Also without an audio guided tour you will get a full overview of its dramatic and tragic history.

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Kfar Saba
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Shaking experience which will leave you with a mixture of thoughts and emotions about the horrible crimes of the Nazis. Take a guided tour. otherwise it will be meaningless. I would not recommend it for children under the age of 13-14. it's easy to get from Berlin by either express train or the S metro. spare at least 5 hours... More 

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Athens, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

There's no review appropriate to evaluate such places of pain and death. However, historically, it's something you shouldn't miss. It's really close to Berlin, and it's free. You only pay for audio guide, if you want to. I'd recommend making arrangements for an actual guide. Although the audio and the signs are very helpful, a person talking about the important... More 

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Berlin, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I agree with a few reviewers that it is not appropriate for one to rate a place like this. However, I would encourage anyone to go. The guides are insightful and passionate about the work that they do. The horror still haunts the site, and it will leave an impression on you.

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Jerusalem, Israel
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a lesson for life. Se how low humans can sink, see the terrible suffering of humans by humans. Learn the history so it shall not repeat itself!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Came off the train and there was a free bus running direct to the camp, as soon as you enter the gates you can just feel what went on here. Would recommend a day trip if you are visiting Berlin.

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