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, Oranienburg Edition.
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  • Brilliant tour led by Nicolai. This has to be the best way to visit this important historical site. Our tour leader Nicolai was articulate, knowledgeable, passionate, and was able to impart a lot of h...  more »
  • I recommend a guided tour, it takes the worry out of travel to the site. We took Insider tour. Brian was our guide and he was wonderful. He had a vast knowledge of the history and politics of the time...  more »
  • It has to hit me in my heart, I have to wipe away my tears. I am 50 years old and and have never and camp besichtigt. In the end I was glad that on Monday the buildings are closed.
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  • Thought provoking trip. Travelled with Insider Tours. Would highly recommend this trip to all. Visited with my 15 year old son who is studying A level history next year. We found the visit thoroughly thought provoking and the advantage of being with a guide provided us with additional context and stories of some of the people who were kept there, together with stories of some of the many uses of the camp through the years. This visit will stay with me forever.
  • Sachsenhausen is a good experience. Everyone should visit a concentration camp in their lifetime and Sachsenhausen is a good one. The displays & museums are full of information and very compelling. You could spend the entire day here just reading everything. Naturally it's not a great place for kids. Ours are too wiggly and don't understand where we're at anyways. I strongly suggest against the guided tour. We did one in English and our tour guide just told us some surface level stuff that we could have just read, and moved us along too quickly to really experience the displays and memorials. So you could pay a fraction of the price for the audio guide and then do it at your own pace which would be a much better experience. It's not a bad walk from the train station if you don't want to wait for the infrequent bus.
  • An incredibly interesting day. Had a tour guide who was able to give us all the necessary information, and answer all of our questions. The feeling here is very strange; I doubt you will experience anything similar anywhere else. Would definitely recommend a visit, but to try to get a guide to show you around, as it can be quite overwhelming
  • We took the sandemans tour, it was excellent. Our guide was so passionate about his job. And he was amazing transmitting the horribles events that happened in that place. Makes you understand and think about history.
  • What an incredible experience. Our guide was Jamie (male) he was extremely knowledgeable a mesmerizing speaker and very personable, traits which are not unique for a tour guide I'm certain, however because you've already paid your money quite fortuitous, he made the tour something I will never forget. The unfortunate thing is you can't choose your guide, he's assigned to your group, ours was the english speaking group. There are a few tours going on simultaneously (you'll see as you walk the grounds) being conducted in several different languages. The tour is quite lengthy (6 hours from start to finish) so pack a lunch because there are no places to purchase food or liquid.
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