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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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79 reviews 79 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

Could easily spend an entire day reading all the information. Very well maintained. I found it helpful to use the audio tour for 3 Euro. There is a small café inside the building where the restrooms are. There is also a café outside the Museum grounds.

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Columbia, Pennsylvania, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

This was our first time in Berlin and we were extremely pleased with the amount of information which was provided to us by our tour guide, Dennis. He actually used the personal experiences of a concentration camp survivor (Harry Naujoks) which made the tour so much more real. I believe it also allows you to remember so much more of... More

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Alta, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

My class and I just went on a school trip to Berlin, and one of the places we visited was Sachsenhousen. We had Nigel Dunkley as our guide, and he did a terrific job. I understood everything he said, and I am from Norway, he explained everything in details and gave me a very vivid image of what it used... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

It's not a nice experience however it's one that I feel is required to try to understand the past and respecting the lives that have been lost.. Really insightful doing a tour if possible

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Berlin, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

Today's tour, conducted by Taylor, was a carefully-orchestrated experience. He managed to give us plenty of historical insight but also encouraged us to spend quiet and reflective time in this difficult place. I was especially taken by the fact that he thanked us for spending an entire day in such a hard to visit place. Taylor is first-rate. I have... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW via mobile

To visit this Camp is an intense, draining but highly absorbing experience. We took Sandemans new Berlin tour and our guide Sadie was excellent. You need to leave plenty of time to get there and plenty of time to visit - but our investment of time was more than repaid. There is a lot to take in and a lot... More

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

A thought provoking glimpse into some of the horrors of the past. There's not a lot left standing, but with a good explanation from a guide you can understand what went on there, and how things were done. Not where you would necessarily choose to go, but I felt a little more aware for having done it.

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Very moving as you would expect, so atmospheric, hard to put in to words. The whole area and town had a funny feeling about it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

This is a short train ride from the city near the Olympic stadium which is also a highlight. I was moved to tears after seeing the conditions that not only the Jewish people (who had the worst) to the prisoners of war held there. I am glad that the German people have accepted what they did and have kept places... More

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Tremont, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

(I went with a company called newBerlin on a guided tour of this concentration camp, so that may have added something to my experience.) Walking through this place of terror is humbling, sad, eerie and overall an unfortunately valuable experience. It is terrifying to know that this happened in the relatively recent past (and is still happening in other ways... More

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