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Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp

Strasse der Nationen 22, Oranienburg, Brandenburg, Germany
+49 (3301) 200 200
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Historic Sites
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... more » 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. « less
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW via mobile

This is history and the guide had a lot of information about it. Incredible tour and essencial for who visits Berlin.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

Aging… The History in front of ours eyes. The place is huge and you will need at least two hours to explore… points that are interesting to know and reflecting are The Trench of death and the ambulatories… The prison is also interesting. I went by train and then walked 20 min till the place… There is a bus that... More

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Santa Maria, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

My experience at Sachsenahausen was very moving. The trememdous suffering of millions of people at the hands of the Nazi's and particularly the SS is unbelievable. Our tour guide with the Insider Tours was Mike Stack, and I have to say he was probably the best tour guide I was ever exposed to with regard to WWII era. I have... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

I had the sachsenhausen tour with Sandeman. Our guide was George and he was very good, very detailed and quite sensitive. The tour is very long and tiring but I George did best to provide all details. Regarding sachsenhausen, I think the europe tour is incomplete without visiting Germany and Berlin is incomplete with Sachsehausen. Everyone should visit atleast once... More

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

It feels wrong to talk about places like this in like/dislike terms. It is a confronting place. To think in history terms this place and others like it existed in 'our' time is abhorrent . Important that people visit them though to keep them in our memory so we ensure they don't exist again. Really opens up lines of thought... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

It gave us the chills to pass through the gate that said - Arbeit Macht Frei. It was all too easy to imagine the suffering of the people who had the misfortune to be there. It has an odd location - you pass through a suburban neighborhood, go a bit more and there it is. We had difficulty getting a... More

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

This was an option on the cruise we were on in the Baltic and we were glad that we went to this place of misery to so many. Our guide, Tim (a history lecturer) was very impressive indeed, not only did he know the intricate details of what went on in the camp but he expressed the feeling of the... More

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Elk Grove, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

You must take the Insider Tour of Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp. Our guide was Nigel Dunkley- a true historian. He did not attempt to sugarcoat the atrocities that occurred here and made every attempt to illustrate the "true" story. I appreciated his candor and thoughtful depiction of the devastation that occurred at Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp. I recommend you take the day,... More

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London, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

I believe that everyone once in their lifetime should 'bear witness' to one of these places. The site itself feels empty and silent, its devoid of emotion. No birdsong here. I only stayed a few moments at the area which housed the ovens. It was too much for me. One thing, I went on a guided tour with primarily visitors... More

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Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

This is just as touching to me as Pearl Harbor was. So sad and emotionally upsetting, but a great piece of history. The place is huge, and they have an audio tour as well. The most depressing parts were the death pit and the Morgue. In some buildings, you can still smell the burnt smell. I can't imagine going through... More

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