Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen, Oranienburg

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Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen was originally built to house political opponents of the Nazi regime. Its purpose gradually expanded, and the camp eventually imprisoned ordinary Jews, intellectuals, gypsies, and homosexuals. Some of the original buildings of the camp complex have been preserved in their original form and are now open to the public as a museum. The existing buildings include several prisoner barracks and a pathology department, where Nazi doctors performed medical experiments on the prisoners. You can take part in one of several weekly guided tours offered here, for which no prior registration is necessary. To visit Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen and get the most from your holiday in Oranienburg, create itinerary details personal to you using our Oranienburg trip itinerary planner.
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  • August 18, 2017
    Nothing I liked the company of the tour. The people working were not welcome or nearby. Our guide, Javier, very professional saved the experience. I repeat not with this company.
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  • August 17, 2017
    Interesting guided tour of the concentration camp, where explain you both the historical background to the construction of the concentration camps, at the end of the same. As it was the life inside. The visit lasts 6 hours, 1 hour and a half of roundtrip by train and underground. Then 1, 5km walk 25 minutes walk. Explanations are correct and entertaining, but lead you to mata horse. Barely have time to go to the bathroom or to make any photo. I leave you a few minutes to visit the museums that explain you out and you have to withhold too much information, should go it to explaining along the route of the Museum. Or at least forget the time photos and explanations of them. Overview is made me quite stressful and exhausting visit.
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  • August 17, 2017
    I recommend this tour, very informative. The tour is done with a French Audio version, allow 3 to 4 hours of visit for only€ 3. The site is easily accessible from public transport in Berlin (ticket zone C €3.2).
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  • Really worth a visit. Avoid tour guides from Berlin if possible. I took the insider tour and felt it was rushed through. Start early and reach by 10. You will need good 5 hours with a half an hour break. Enormous amount of detailing already exists and you could take a audio guide if you like. Go to the cinema theatre for a half an hour movie too. I allowed the tour company to return back and stayed another two hours to get a feel for the place.
  • Must go when you're in Berlin. Most structures are explained in German and English. You can get an audio tour at 3 euros, but the speaker isn't very loud to share with >3 people. Place is larger than expected. Spent 2.5hrs here because we went too late and they closed at 6pm. Expect to spend around 4 hours here to see everything (the buildings are very far apart from each other).
  • I was so impressed about all the history of this place. And I leave with so many reflections. Is not a museum is a place to remember what happened. It is not a place for making photos. It is a place to learn.
  • Can't recommend this enough, especially if you love history! If I could choose one place to go close to Berlin, it would be Sachsenhausen! Of course, it isn't for everyone. If you don't want to read/hear about the SS's cruelty, you may want to go to a happier place. But even if it was a little sad, I found it fascinating to see the same places where the prisoners had such a horrible time, especially during World War II! The audio guides are great, and there is a lot of information all around! Dark history, but well worth it!
  • I've been to Berlin many times and always wanted to come here but never have. I'm now glad for the experience but it's not something I could do again. Having said that I think all should be aware of what happened and see at first hand the evil that is mankind.

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