You'll get in-depth insight into the history of the camp and the intentions behind it. You will be guided through the four phases this camp went through - Nazi ('36-'45), Soviet ('45-'50), East German Memorial Site ('61-'89), and post-reunification memorialisation research ('93-now).
- Death March Memorial
- Station Z
- Commandant's House
- Jewish Barracks
- Punishment Cells
- Pathology Laboratory
- Special Camp 7/1
- SS Training Camp
- The Gallows
- Execution Trench
This tour includes an expert, professional guide, ABC public transport tickets up to 10 people, as well as a hotel pickup and drop off
Meals or gratuities
Masks, weather-appropriate clothing and comfortable walking shoes. We also recommend bringing some drinks and a meal as there is nowhere to buy these once we get to the memorial.
Participants must bring and wear their own masks. Please bring masks, weather-appropriate clothing and comfortable walking shoes.This tour includes an expert, professional guide, ABC public transport tickets up to 10 people, as well as a hotel pickup and drop off. It does not include meals, drinks or gratuities. We recommend bringing some drinks and a meal as there is nowhere to buy these once we get to the memorial.
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More than 200,000 people were imprisoned here by the Nazis and tens of thousands were brutally murdered. Sachsenhausen was initially used to imprison political opponents. Later the camp was used as a training ground for the Holocaust once certain groups had been defined as racially or biologically inferior.
As one of the first purpose-built camp established under Himmler, Sachsenhausen was conceived as a 'model' structure. We explain how Nazi architects designed the grounds and buildings with a view to subjugating prisoners to the absolute power of the SS".
Our qualified guides uncover the realities of life and death in the camp: people fell victim to starvation, disease, forced labour and systematic extermination. Visit the punishment cells, execution grounds and crematorium, Pathology Laboratory and Hospital, the gallows and Jewish barracks.
Learn of stories of valour amid the horror, such as the British Royal Marine Commandos forced to test German army equipment, and hear about the fate of notable prisoners such as Stalin’s son, and the use of 'death marches' to murder remaining survivors before Soviet liberation.
We also detail life and death in Special Camp No. 7/1, as Sachsenhausen was to become known under the Soviets. Until its closure in 1950, a further 60,000 men were held captive here, mostly former Nazi functionaries, German POWs and Soviet deserters. Some 12,000 inmates died of hunger, cold and disease under the Soviets.