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Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp

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Address: Strasse der Nationen 22, 16515 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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An Essential piece of History

A very moving trip, we had a guided tour as a large group, the tour guide was informative and told some very moving stories. A very emotional day and very educational. Very sad... read more

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Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

A very moving trip, we had a guided tour as a large group, the tour guide was informative and told some very moving stories. A very emotional day and very educational. Very sad but a fundamental piece of history that must be remembered.

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Bucharest, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

As soon as I stepped into the Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp something inside me change. All the way through visiting this place, it was a chilling experience. You can only imagine the horrors that people went through back in those times. We took and audio guide, but to me, listening to the stories on the audio guide was too much. whenever... More 

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The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

If you're staying in Berlin and you have a (half) day to spare, definitely take the train up to Oranienburg and visit the camp. As soon as you walk towards the camp entrance, you travel back in time. Amazing how they've preserved and rebuilt parts of the camp. Really puts things in perspective. I was surprised how big the camp... More 

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Malden, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I know this may sound cliche, but it is important to know the history and what occurred so we can learn from it. Our children are 10 and 12 yo. And although some of the information was horrific and sad it was impactful and educational. Be prepared to speak to your children about some of these items. Before we went... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Sachsenhausen must be visited when in Berlin. It's only a 30 minute train ride (7 Euro Return). I was completely unaware of this camp despite studying A-Level history and also having visited Belsen.

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I found this extremely interesting. The staff were very helpful and knowledgeable. The fact that it is free was even better. We went on a Sunday - best to get there early as around mid day it gets extremely busy. It's a very factual and informative place and very easy to get to from the centre of Berlin by train.... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We decided to come on this tour with Insider tours..Rachel was our guide. It was very informative and memories that will last a lifetime time of the suffering that took place here. From start to finish you learnt and tried to understand. I urge everyone to go on this tour and learn from it...as suffering is still going on today

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Thanks to our guide Lorna for making this tour very touched she was great.The lies started at the moment you got to the gate, and Lorna explained what the words ment on the gate, (Work Hard and be free).Another place you can see for yourself is at the monuments status of two men and a USSR guard how they were... More 

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Western Australia, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

You see it in the movies but when you are there you cannot imagine what people went through. Our Guide Cesar told us all about what happened. He was so interesting. Recommend traverleirs to visit this place in Germany.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Many know the history while some deny it. Once you visit a place like this you cannot deny or ignore it. The inhumanity and atrocities need to be told and taught so it never repeats itself. Sadly this is not the only place like this. Visit a place like this for perspective & understanding.

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