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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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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

We toured the Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp with a Sandemans tour. Initially we were planning on finding it on our own and doing the audio tour but it is 12 euros well spent to go on the tour (book your ticket in advance, people who didn't were turned away). Finding it seems a little complicated, so having someone help us get... More

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Tulsa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Our tour guide Cesar was the best! He have lots of historical and honest insight and it was very eye opening. I recommend getting a tour guide instead of just getting a headset and recorder. It's worth it to spend a little more because you get much for info

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

I attended the Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp Memorial during my visit to Berlin. My tour guide was Rob S. and I have to say, he made for a profound and thought provoking experience. Not only did we learn much about the history of the events, but we also had in depth discussions regarding the philosophy and psychology that ultimately led to... More

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Coral Springs, Florida
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Pleased that I had the opportunity to visit this well maintained, informative, and educational memorial. Obviously, I cannot say that it was a wonderful experience, but I do feel that it is very important for anyone visiting this area of the world to take the time to visit a concentration camp memorial to see first hand the atrocities committed during... More

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

We decided to visit Sachenhausen as we wanted to revisit what we had heard so much about in school. Entry to the site is free. We went by car as we had heard that it was not so easy to get there by public transportation. The whole atmosphere was so depressing and your mood is affected by merely being there.... More

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Berlin, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

I believe that everyone should visit a concentration camp at least once in their life to see first hand the atrocities committed during war. Although the original camp was largely destroyed, a few buildings have been rebuilt and the site where buildings once stood is clearly marked. The place was eerily quiet and thought-provoking. Having been to Dachau and Auschwitz,... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

You can't help but leave this place depressed and wondering how something like this could ever happen, but it is worth the visit in order to reinforce what can happen when people turn a blind eye. There is enough left at this camp to give you a very good idea of how people were treated here, without making it over... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

It's not a tourist attraction. We went to better understand the awful things that mankind has done to each other. We took the self guided audio tour and walked in the opposite direction to everyone else. It's hard, on a beautiful sunny day to appreciate the hardship and suffering that went on but we paid our respects and left feeling... More

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Sheffield
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

Haunting place, scary that this was in the last 70 years. Audio guide was good; it did rabbit on a bit but there's a lot to be said about a place like this. Thoroughly glad I case to somewhere so formative in our world's history, and so recently as well.

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Berlin, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Getting to Sachsenhausen yesterday was hardly a smooth ride. We were first detained by a broken ticket machine at the Berlin train station, consequently boarded an unairconditioned first train in 30 deg. weather, fortunately for only one stop, and then finally boarded a train destined to arrive at the camp within 20 minutes. Little did we or Cesar, our guide,... More

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