Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen, Oranienburg

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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  • A site that has enough impact and it is advisable to go to understand Nazism. A visit is highly recommended if you're going to Berlin. In addition you can go free, and go with an audioguide
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  • It took us 45 minutes to travel by train from the centre and a 20min walk when we arrived ( Don't rely on catching a bus when you arrive). Our walk was well signposted. The camp is large so you have p...  more »
  • 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.
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