Free Walking Tours through Sachsenhausen, Berlin Concentration Camp

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Damian 18 Nov 2023

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Travelled in couple - Nov 2023
Simon was friendly and knowledgeable and the communist style restaurant was so fun! Loved all the old East German stuff everywhere
Unique DDR dining experience + Tour of East Side Gallery
David 15 Sep 2023

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Travelled alone - Sep 2023
Nima clearly loves what he does and gave a very interesting tour. Recommend. :)
Jewish Quarter Berlin: Diversity, history & urban flair
Bella 13 Jul 2023

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Travelled in couple - Jul 2023
Super cool areas and information on buildings and bars we would have just walked by otherwise, some really lowkey and interesting places and facts, great for music lovers!
David Bowie, New Wave, And The Fall of The Berlin Wall
Vivek 09 Jul 2023

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Travelled in couple - Jul 2023
I attended the Berlin history tour. It was one best your I have attended. This tour covered all the places I had in my list to visit. She was well informed about all the building and explained every place in historical context and event which ended at that place. She was also explaining social context related to Berlin society and people. I had very good time and learned a lot. It was also interested as I have interest in history and society.
Beyond Berlin’s History - making sense of the present learning from the past
Shane 05 Jun 2023

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Travelled alone - Jun 2023
Behzad is a great tour guide. He is very knowledgeable and enthusiastic. I really enjoyed learning about East and West Germany
Berlin in a Nutshell- Free Walking Tour
Marco 02 Jun 2023

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Travelled alone - Jun 2023
Richard is very passionnate about this subject. He us knowledgable and professional. He was able to answer all questions asked even the most difficult. His insight on the topic is essential for this visit.
Free Tour Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp
Rafael 27 May 2023

This was such a great tour! Rafael was super knowledgeable and friendly, and I ended up meeting a lot of great people. He won’t show you the most cliché or common things which I really appreciated. He was also flexible and accommodated for my specific interest during the tour. He clearly cares about the community which made his description of Berlin‘s queer scene extra touching. Would absolutely take this again next time I’m in Berlin.
Homolulu.Berlin - LGBTQ bicycle city tour "Berlin invents homosexuality - queer history from 1850-1935"
Beate 16 May 2023

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Travelled in couple - May 2023
Wenn wir wieder in Berlin sind werden wir wieder eine Tour mit Germar machen.
The essentials of Berlin free walking tour
Vivien 13 Apr 2023

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Travelled alone - Apr 2023
By far the best tour I have done in Berlin. I can highly recommend it because Alexis really knows what he is talking about. He knows how to keep his audience interested and you can tell that there is a lot of work behind the tour because he is really prepared for anything! Thank you!
East Berlin: Wall and Cold War special

Sachsenhausen concentration camp was a Nazi concentration camp near the town of Oranienburg, Germany. The camp was established in 1936 and liberated by the Soviet army in 1945. After World War II, Sachsenhausen served as a special Soviet camp.
Sachsenhausen has been preserved as a memorial site for those who died there by both the German and Russian governments. Approximately 55,000 people were sent to Sachsenhausen during the Holocaust from all over Europe and murdered there.
Because of its proximity to Berlin it is a tourist attraction, a place to visit to remember the atrocities committed, to learn about history and not to forget it. With Free Tours of the Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp, like the ones we offer you at GuruWalk, you can learn in detail many of the little stories related to Sachsenhausen.
Sachsenhausen concentration camp was originally intended as a place for German opponents of the regime to be imprisoned, but eventually became one of the largest labour camps in the entire Nazi system.
The main purpose of Sachsenhausen was to push people into slave labour and other forced labour from which the Nazis could profit. Prisoners were put to work on construction projects for the SS, such as building houses or clearing forest land. They were also used in brick factories, stone quarries and steelworks.
Most of the prisoners worked 8 hours a day with a lunch break, where they were provided with limited rations that barely covered their basic nutritional needs. As a result of their back-breaking work with little food, many prisoners became ill.
The Sachsenhausen camp consisted of three concentric zones separated by barbed-wire fences. The outermost fence, which encircled the entire camp, was electrified at all times to discourage escape attempts. Guards with machine guns patrolled the inner fences 24 hours a day. These guards were instructed to shoot anyone who tried to escape or harm another prisoner in any way.
The Sachsenhausen concentration camp is best known for its educational tours and exhibits because it is one of the best preserved camps today. And yet much of it is in ruins, as well as being a very large and empty space, so the help of a guide when visiting the camp will allow you to get your bearings and get the most out of your visit.

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