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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
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

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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Hard to imagine the horror

It was incomprehensible to believe that such horrors of war took place between the walls of this place. The information guides in various languages are very comprehensive and... read more

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

It was incomprehensible to believe that such horrors of war took place between the walls of this place. The information guides in various languages are very comprehensive and informative detailing every aspect of a pow from their entry into the camp to their death, escape or when they were liberated.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

It's impossible to enjoy a visit to the site of a former concentration camp. However, Sachsenhausen is well worth visiting to help anyone build an understanding of the circumstances that led to the creation of these camps, the horrific conditions that existed in them and the barbaric treatment of the prisoners. It's heartbreaking, not least because we don't seem to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It`s a very moving experience, with no regard of religion or belief. Stories are unbelievable, and the whole site gives a good picture of the situation lived at that time.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My partner and I did an 8 hour group tour to Sachsenhausen including about 1 hour travel each way from Berlin. Our tour guide Brian was incredibly knowledgeable not only about the camp and the goings on there but also how this camp and others functioned as part of the greater picture of events at the time. The insight into... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

If you are in Berlin for learning of history you shall not miss a day tour to Sachsenhausen. You can find a guide and go with a group from Berlin with a train. It´s an experience you never can forget!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Although one may not describe visiting this site as awesome or exciting, it was one of the most impactful I've ever taken. Located almost 20 miles outside Berlin, the camp is located in the town of Oranienburg, sitting eerily at the end of a shaded residential street, where the SS guards lived in the same high-pitched roof homes that are... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We didn't feel that we could come to this part of Europe and not visit Sachsenhausen. Enlightening, sobering, humbling, sickening... Don't miss the memorial garden to the left - before you enter the main camp - I really appreciated the audio there among the memorials to those who died or went missing. It's also calm and less stark than the... More 

Thank Laura G
Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Our tour guide was Ronan, who from the beginning was professional and extremely informative. We met him along with about 8 other tourists at 10am outside the Berlin TV Tower in Alexanderplatz; we travelled from there on a quick S bahn ride to the main train station where we embarked on the train to Oranienburg. During the train journey, Ronan... More 

Thank Lauren C
Newry, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We attended the Sandeman tour of Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp with Mark from Ireland. The tour was thought provoking and highlighted the terrible treatment not only of the Jews but Social troops, homosexuals and academics. Mark had an extensive knowledge of the camp and also the events leading up to and after the War. I would recommend this as tour.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

An amazing but horrific collection of buildings. Read the statistics on this place and when it opened its doors but more importantly when it closed its doors to prisoners as this really surprised and shocked me! A very quite and sobering place which commands the utmost respect and reverence. Less we never forget.

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