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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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You ought to go here ... it makes you think

If you have the Berlin ABC card you can travel here for free. Catch the RE5 train from Hauptbahnof takes about 30 minutes and 2 stops to Oranienburg. Then get the M821 bus from... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

If you have the Berlin ABC card you can travel here for free. Catch the RE5 train from Hauptbahnof takes about 30 minutes and 2 stops to Oranienburg. Then get the M821 bus from Oranienburg - again free with the ABC card which costs e36-50 for a week. It is free to enter and take time to listen to the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

We visited some time ago and used the organised tour that meets outside McDonald's near the Zoo. It was frustrating to have to get a train to the main station and wait for the other group that had met elsewhere in east of the city. The wait was a very long time - about 3/4 hour. It determined the very... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Oranienburg is a picturesque little village. It is a few minutes walk along the outer boundary of the camp before you get to the entrance, which allows you to adjust to the definite change in mood as you approach the gate. When you buy your ticket, you can choose to purchase the audio tour, which starts with information just outside... More 

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Porto Alegre, RS
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Very valid to visit if you are staying more than 3 days in Berlin. Its free to enter, the audio guide is 3€ and is a must-get, although It gets a little confusing because after the WWII the camp was used by the soviets. Isn't as terrifying as we though it would be.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

This is about an hour out of Berlin but easily reached by S Bahn or Regional trains, (ABC tkt covers both). There is a bus from Oranienburg station but it was packed and we walked both ways (20 minutes). We were told that a visit here would take at least two hours but I think double this at least. The... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Interesting and a must see - I suggest getting a guide as it is hard to follow or fully grasp the situation without one. The audio guide was long winded and overly detailed.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

We visited Sachsenhausen camp last week. We purchased an ABC ticket and used the train. The camp is situated approx 35kms from central Berlin, in the pretty little town of Oranienburg. As we walked through the town en route to the camp, I was surprised that such a nice little town could also be the home of something so sinister.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

We opted to do this without a tour guide, taking the train (buy an ABC ticket) to Oranienburg and following the signs, a twenty minute walk. The audio guide is helpful and the information in the exhibits is easy to follow. Spent a large part of the time just walking about in silence. Harrowing, but glad I went to pay... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

I visited in winter time so the concentration camp was almost empty. A museum building was filled with stuff from the Nazi times and that Soviet memorial was huge and very grandiloquent. The prison inside the prison was pretty creepy.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

I went here with my study abroad trip and it definitely conveyed a powerful message. Our tour guide George was great. It has an amazing set up and definitely worth seeing.

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Additional Information about Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp

Address: Strasse der Nationen 22, Oranienburg, Brandenburg, Germany
Phone Number: +49 (3301) 200 200
Location: Europe  >  Germany  >  Brandenburg  >  Oranienburg
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

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