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Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen
Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen

Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen

Free admission
Daily 8:30am-6pm (until 4:30pm Oct 15-March 14)
Straße der Nationen 22, Berlin, Germany, 16515

The Basics

Inside Sachsenhausen, a collection of exhibits allow you to explore sites such as the barracks, prison, kitchen, and commandant’s offices. While entry to Sachsenhausen is free, a guided tour provides additional insight into the history of Nazi Germany and further illuminates the lives of prisoners who were once held at the camp. Most tours of the solemn memorial site leave from Berlin, including private and small-group excursions that offer a personalized experience.

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Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp Memorial Tour from Berlin
Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp Memorial Tour from Berlin
$28.75 per adult
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Our tour guide, Nick...
Our tour guide, Nick (british one), was phenomenal. He is the goat (greatest of all time). We loved learning from him and really recommend. In our group we ranged from people who lost family to those who have never studied the Holocaust or concentration camps and he was able to cater to all of us.
Annabel_C, Nov 2021

Recent reviews from experiences in Berlin

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Amazing Experience
Katy_C, Oct 2021
Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp Memorial Tour from Berlin
Amazing experience. The tour guide was extremely knowledgeable and made the story of the camp come to life. Unfortunately not everything was open to the public due to Covid.
star-5
Powerful, brutal and emotional - very well guided thanks James.
Dominic_V, Nov 2021
Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp Memorial Tour from Berlin
Amazing day, James our guide from Dublin was an excellent storyteller, brought to life the whole experience with respect, clarity and openness. The walk through Oranienburg evoked the experience of being matched to the camp, and the feeling of being in the same place as such atrocities were committed is very powerful and moving. A very thoughtful, reflective and powerful experience. Lots of walking so a good level of fitness needed. Thank you
star-5
As a history enthusiast i...
Natalia_F, Nov 2021
Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp Memorial Walking Tour
As a history enthusiast i really appreciated our tour,our guide Xavier was more than wonderful extremely informative and helpful in every aspect! Would absolutely recommend!
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A place that makes your...
Georgios_M, Nov 2021
Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp Memorial Tour from Berlin
A place that makes your skin crawl from the very first second. Phil was amazing, polite, friendly and really had a deep knowledge of history
star-5
Great visit in Berlin / Sachsenhausen
Dorthe_T, Oct 2021
Private Tour: Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp Memorial from Berlin
Great tour and a very experienced guide who could make complicated matters simple and exciting even during heavy rains and storms😊🏆
star-5
Absolutely brilliant, couldn’t recommend highly enough!
Sarah_H, Oct 2021
Private Tour to Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp Memorial (With Licensed Guide)
Stephen was a fantastic tour guide, so accommodating, great sense of humour and super patient! We had a little boy with us and Stephen was brilliant with him! His knowledge about Sachsenhausens was impressive and the way he brought this fairly intense history across couldn’t have been any better! Highly highly recommend!
star-5
Brilliant tour
Paul_T, Nov 2021
Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp Memorial Tour from Berlin
Brilliant tour. Jamie our guide was superb and brought everything to life, it was a small group which made it better. A very well ran tour, highly recommend.
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Jamie the guide from isle...
David_L, Nov 2021
Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp Memorial Tour from Berlin
Jamie the guide from isle of wight , was very very good. extremly knowlgelable, i would defenitly send local guides to a FAM trip to get familiar with the israeli jewish story and life.
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A moving experience
Kathy_B, Sep 2021
Sachsenhausen-Oranienburg Memorial Tour From Berlin
Our guide, Ernistina, made this experience truly exceptional. Her knowledge and insights about the history of the camp, as well as the history which led up to Nazi Germany, and then the aftermath of the Soviet control of East Germany, made this one of the best tours I’ve taken in Europe. I highly recommend this tour especially if you can have Ernistina as your guide.
star-5
Awesome tour with a great guide!
LouisMathieu_B, Nov 2021
Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp Memorial Tour from Berlin
We had the pleasure of having Jamie as our guide, and he couldn’t have done a better job! He provided insightful information about the camp and was truly passionate about conveying his knowledge of the Second World War and the Nazi camps. We especially enjoyed the many stories he had about the development of the Sachsenhausen camp and life within its walls. We highly recommend this tour. Thank you Jamie for the unforgettable experience!
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Our guide Paul was great!
Glenn_M, Jul 2021
The Memorial Tour: Visit to Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp (licensed guide)
Our guide Paul's experience and knowledge was great! Would be good if he wore a uniform or something less casual so we could identify him. But he knows so much! He shared so much.
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Nice experience
Nikolaos_K, Jul 2021
Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp Memorial Walking Tour
It was an amazing experience, surely I recommend it to explore the concentration camp with with these guides.

Things to Know Before You Go

  • Allow about two hours to fully explore the site, and wear comfortable shoes for walking between exhibits.

  • The memorial site is a somber place that invites reflection; remember to be respectful.

  • Most of Sachsenhausen is wheelchair accessible.

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How to Get There

Sachsenhausen is located in Oranienburg, roughly one hour by train and 40 minutes by road from central Berlin. To get there via public transit, take the metro (S-Bahn) to Oranienburg from downtown Berlin, then walk 20 minutes or take bus 804 to the memorial site.

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When to Get There

The Sachsenhausen memorial is open year-round. Much of the site is outdoors, so dress for the weather if you plan to visit during winter. The library and archive are open Tuesday through Friday, while the open-air exhibits and memorial are open daily.

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Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp History

The camp was built by prisoners in the summer of 1936 and was used to train SS officers who went on to command other Nazi concentration camps. A total of 105,000 people died at Sachsenhausen-Oranienburg during World War II, and in January 1945, just months before the site was liberated by the Allies in April, more than 65,000 men and women prisoners were here.

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