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. Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our , international travel planner Edition.
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  • A somber experience today. A great tour guide Nickolai from Insider Tour who has an outstanding wealth of knowledge which made the whole experience worthwhile. Highly recommended tour with these guys.  more »
  • We arrived by train from our hotel in Berlin. There is a short bus ride or walk from the station. You need to have a guide or use an audio guide (about 3 Euro) to get the most from this visit. One...  more »
  • We entered Sachsenhausen as most concentration camp prisoners would have entered. It gave a real perspective on what terrors they experienced and may have thought as they were forced to trudge down a....  more »
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  • Very interesting and packed full of history and information. Do remember to wear / bring decent walking shoes and appropriate clothing. Definitely worth seeing and please pay a donation for up keep and running of the place 🇧🇪🖤
  • Brilliant and eye opening place to visit. It’s free to visit and three euro for an audio tour. They have respected the victims of this tragic historical site and given informative facts throughout.
  • As the witnesses pass away, we must witness for ourselves and hold their stories. I took my daughter, age 12 at the time, to this camp in 2017. We did a walking tour from Berlin and took the train lines that the imprisoned would have taken.... walked the same route. It was impactful to see how public the mass imprisonments were, and how scary it must have been for all. I strongly recommend you see this or one of the other preserved camps. They are an important historical, and current, reminder of what happens when we begin to dehumanize our fellow human. This is a deeply moving experience.
  • Moving. The representation of the worst of the human race. A place to remember, so we don't make the same mistakes. Well maintained, good guides. Very recommended.
  • Would recommend getting a guided tour if coming here, they do have recorded guides you can hire for €3 but we found it hard to pin point the places they were talking about. Easy to get to by transport about 1hr from the city. The bus from the train doesn't come often so plan accordingly.
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