Day trip

Berlin: Sachsenhausen Memorial Day Tour

Activity provider: Berlin Walks
Day trip

Berlin: Sachsenhausen Memorial Day Tour

Activity provider: Berlin Walks

From US$ 31.42 per person

Go on a 6-hour tour of the Sachsenhausen Memorial, traveling from Berlin by public transport. Built as a concentration camp in 1936 by the SS, it is now a memorial and museum.

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Duration 6 hours
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Live tour guide
English, German
Private or small groups available


  • Visit the museum and memorial site Sachsenhausen
  • See Tower A and the roll call yard
  • Hear about the different work details including the shoe testing track, kitchen, and infirmary barracks
  • Walk through the Station Z “execution center” memorial
  • Enter the “Jewish Baracks”
  • See where high profile prisoners were held in isolation in the Camp Prison
Full description
Experience a tour of the memorial site at Sachsenhausen, one of the main concentration camps of Nazi Germany. Built in 1936 by the SS - the second major camp to be constructed after Dachau - it was set up to detain all opposition to the Nazi regime. Traveling from Berlin, transfer to Sachsenhausen by public transport, approximately 20 miles north of the city center. Upon arrival, you will learn why Sachsenhausen was created and why the Nazis developed the concentration camp system. Learn what conditions were like inside the camp, and how they worsened after the outbreak of World War II. Your guide will describe who was present in the camp, some acts of defiance by British Prisoners or War, as well acts of sabotage by Soviet and Polish prisoners.  Inside the grounds you will see memorial statues and plaques, as well as the remains of the watchtowers, barrack blocks, and execution areas. The tour also includes inspiring stories of resistance. Learn about the revolt of Jewish prisoners in 1942, and how some Jewish prisoners survived by counterfeiting millions of pounds sterling in the forgery workshop.  Hear about different prisoner groups and notable escapes, including the tunnel dug by “Jimmy” James, and the history of the ‘death march’ ahead of the camp’s liberation in 1945. At the end of the tour your guide will take you back to Berlin via train, arriving in a centrally located station such as Hauptbahnhof, Friedrichstraße, or Gesundbrunnen.
  • Free map of Berlin
  • Info on public transport, and the best of Berlin's museums, hostels and restaurants
  • Public transport tickets
  • ABC Ticket
  • Food and drinks (these cannot be bought at the memorial)

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Meeting point

Outside Starbucks opposite Hackescher Markt S-Bahn station.

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Important information

Know before you go

  • Please note that the tour runs in all weather conditions, and on all public holidays (except 25 December and 01 January)
  •  A public transport (ABC) ticket is required for this tour
  • Please note that there is no possibility to buy drinks or snacks on site
  • The tour runs in all weather, so please dress appropriately
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 227 reviews

Review summary

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Steve was an excellent guide with so much information about this place. He told extremely interesting and engaging stories that connected us more with the horrors this place was a part of. Overall, highly recommended experience and worth the time....

March 24, 2023

The tour was amazing! Our tour guide Sam was super nice and knew SO MUCH (he even had a degree in history!) he was super nice and helpful! Sachsenhausen itself it’s amazing and shocking at the same time. A lot to learn and a lot of emotions. Will 100% recommend.

March 24, 2023

Our tour guide, Steve from Australia, was very insightful and was able to give the tour in a meaningful manner. He was able to implement jokes when necessary to lighten the mood. He brought along an umbrella and a water mister for when we got too hot because it was scorching outside the day of our tour. I recommend this tour to everyone looking to visit the camp.

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March 24, 2023

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