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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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Quite easy to get to there from Berlin but did take an hour and a half. Free entry but cost three euros for the audio guide which was essential. Only stayed for three hours as... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

Quite easy to get to there from Berlin but did take an hour and a half. Free entry but cost three euros for the audio guide which was essential. Only stayed for three hours as that was all the time we could spare. It was enough to complete the tour but wish I could have spent more time to read... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

A short train ride from Berlin, important to visit. I recommend a guide to get the most out of the experience. New Berlin Tours did a fantastic tour here.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

Definitely a must see place if visiting Berlin. Spent only three hours there but could have spent all day although emotionally I don't think I could have stayed all day. There is so much to read and see. The camp seemed large to me but it is only one I have seen so I really have no comparison (just was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW via mobile

We went to the camp, as part of a tour, and I definitely recommend it. A guide, ours was Cesar from Insider tours, was really good and gave us lot of background for understanding the camp and the people who were forced to live there. A train ride away from Berlin, with a short walk to the camp. Take comfy... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

By concentration camp standards this is one of the smaller ones but well worth the visit. Brings home immediately the extent of man's cruelty to his fellow men. The yard, the barracks, the watch towers,the experiment rooms, the extermination area and the furnaces all clearly exhibit how human beings went out of their way to devise systems for the "efficient... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

We went to this place on 18-04-2015, despite cold whether, the horrific history that was reminded us by this place make us walm. If you are in Berlin, this is a must visit place. this is situated from 35 minutes train tour from Berlin main station. You have to take S1 train and get down from Station Orainburg and taxi... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

I made the terrible mistake of going here on my birthday, thinking that I could handle the fact that I was going to be standing on the ground where many innocent people were tortured. In the end, I was extremely wrong. The place gets you in a somber mood as you learn more about the history of the place and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

a Sad and Hard experience but very important to see if you are visiting Berlin, this site out side Berlin is a must only 1 Hour by train that camp was the training facility for the SS they start to test for the first time the Crematoria & Gas Chambers on group of 10 persons each time. that was the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

it takes a little while to get there from berlin but it is something all should do if visiting berlin. quite a lot is not there any more but what there is will make you realise just what the people endured and suffered while there. we need these places so people will not forget please visit if you can

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Our tour was conducted by Cezar from Sandemans New Berlin Tours and he was really really good! He was very informative and we learnt so much from his vast knowledge. It was really cold the day we went and this added even further to the oppressive nature of the concentration camp! It was so horrific what happened here!

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