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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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Saratoga
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

It gave us the chills to pass through the gate that said - Arbeit Macht Frei. It was all too easy to imagine the suffering of the people who had the misfortune to be there. It has an odd location - you pass through a suburban neighborhood, go a bit more and there it is. We had difficulty getting a... More

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

This was an option on the cruise we were on in the Baltic and we were glad that we went to this place of misery to so many. Our guide, Tim (a history lecturer) was very impressive indeed, not only did he know the intricate details of what went on in the camp but he expressed the feeling of the... More

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Elk Grove, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

You must take the Insider Tour of Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp. Our guide was Nigel Dunkley- a true historian. He did not attempt to sugarcoat the atrocities that occurred here and made every attempt to illustrate the "true" story. I appreciated his candor and thoughtful depiction of the devastation that occurred at Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp. I recommend you take the day,... More

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London, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

I believe that everyone once in their lifetime should 'bear witness' to one of these places. The site itself feels empty and silent, its devoid of emotion. No birdsong here. I only stayed a few moments at the area which housed the ovens. It was too much for me. One thing, I went on a guided tour with primarily visitors... More

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Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

This is just as touching to me as Pearl Harbor was. So sad and emotionally upsetting, but a great piece of history. The place is huge, and they have an audio tour as well. The most depressing parts were the death pit and the Morgue. In some buildings, you can still smell the burnt smell. I can't imagine going through... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

I visited the camp this weekend. Before doing so, I read a number of reviews which are perhaps incomplete regarding the camp/ travelling to it, so hopefully this review helps a little. To get to the camp from Berlin City centre by SBahn, it's the S1 (pink coloured line) to Oranienburg (it's the last stop on the north bound section... More

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Diedersdorf
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

Sachsenhausen memorial is on the site of the residential part of the concentration camp. It currently includes reconstructed examples of some of the buildings. All are packed with presentations of information and artifacts. Well done to the German authorities for preserving this reminder of what man can do to another man.

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

I was not convinced that opting for this ‘Insider Tour’ was a wise idea. Who wants to reflect upon the nastiness of past wars when aiming to make the most of a much anticipated overseas holiday? But I had booked the tour and turned up at the designated place on the right day at the right time. This Insider Tour... More

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Setubal, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Travelling to Berlin without soaking parts of the Jewish/Nazi history is almost impossible. The city offers several attractions related to this. Sachsenhausen memorial and museum is definitely one of the best. Being located outside the city, you’ll have to take the S-Bauhn until S1’s last station (Oranienburg). Then, after a 20-minute walk, you’ll enter the facility. Acessing the memorial is... More

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New York City
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

As part of my “Grief Tourism”, which I take while visiting certain countries in Europe, I took a day trip to Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp, located near the town of Oranienburg. We met our BerlinWalks guide in East Berlin’s Hackescher Market, which is a square in central Mitte. Hackescher is served by trams and the S-Bahn trains. We were advised to... More

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