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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
Description: 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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I have been intrigued by the third Reich for a long time, so when I visited Berlin I couldn't resist a visit to the first ever Nazi concentration camp. This is a truly incredible... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 2, 2015
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Caerphilly, United Kingdom
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Caerphilly, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

I have been intrigued by the third Reich for a long time, so when I visited Berlin I couldn't resist a visit to the first ever Nazi concentration camp. This is a truly incredible experience in so many ways I can't start to detail on what I experienced. So I'll let you decide for yourself. Humanity at its worse and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

Wow. Where to begin - this place can't be explained in words. The brutality, humiliation and pain felt here is beyond imagination. The guides are excellent and really know their stuff! The place is just incomprehensible and very much worth the visit. It is quite a journey outside Berlin where we were staying but the guide met us in town... More 

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England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

How do you rate this place? It's almost embarrassing to do so but in the theme of the site it gets top marks. The first impression is how could this place exist within the limits of a normal german town -something so cruelly extraordinary in such a run of the mill hum drum provincial town -truly sickening. Don't forget not... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

We visited Berlin in late July 2014 after a week in Santorini Greece. Our 17 year old daughter`s favourite movie is Schindler`s list so it was a must do during our 4 day stay. We chose the insider Berlin tour because of the proximity of our Hotel to the Hackescher Market meeting place. As it turned out our guide was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Very moving experience. Because it was an early concentration camp, its methods were less machine like. This brings home the individual nature of the many cruelties. The sadistic inventiveness is shocking. Its proximity to the charming town of Oranienburg adds another level of disturbance. We expected to spend a couple of hours here but stayed for about six. The audio... More 

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D&G Scotland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Visited with tour (separate review) - this place is very moving - hard to imagine what life must have been like. 30 min train ride and then either 15 minute walk or a 5 minute bus journey to the camp. For obvious reasons no cafe etc so take food and drink with you. Sort a visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

I visited on a cold, grey winters day which only seemed to add to the depressing atmosphere. This is not a place to go a marvel at history, but somewhere to remember the atrocities humanity is capable of. I did it Solo but did use the audio guide which was full of info. Even through it is outside of Berlin,... More 

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Marlow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Sachsenhausen isn't far from central Berlin, and is simple to get to. Everything about the place is carefully set up to maximise impact. Although a lot of the camp was destroyed during the era of the GDR, that which remains is put to great effect, with even more planned. We spent four hours going round, and even then skipped portions... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

I learnt a lot whilst visiting the Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp about how history used to be, we used headphone sets where they told us about all the stuff there.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

A must see in Berlin Get the audio guide which was excellent and cheap We walked around this place in stunned silence .In our thoughts for every

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