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Visit the Sachsenhausen concentration camp memorial

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  • Berlin
  • Available in English, Spanish
  • 6 hours

About the Guru

Welcome to Berlin. I'm Seku (Sonia) and discovering places and stories is my passion. My earliest memories of the internet (yes, I'm a millennial) were spent researching blogs, communication, history, entertainment and philosophy. It didn't take me long to start tinkering with Google Earth and little by little I was introduced to the world of travel and itineraries. All t... More

Welcome to Berlin. I'm Seku (Sonia) and discovering places and stories is my passion. My earliest memories of the internet (yes, I'm a millennial) were spent researching blogs, communication, history, entertainment and philosophy. It didn't take me long to start tinkering with Google Earth and little by little I was introduced to the world of travel and itineraries. All the tours you find in my list (except the Sachsenhausen memorial tour) are created by me exclusively, with my project to make Berlin known as "UnGatoConPasaporte" where I want to free tours from schedules. Do not hesitate to contact me for any question I can help you with.

About the Tour

The Sachsenhausen concentration camp , located 35 km from Berlin, was built in 1936 as one of the dark measures of the Third Reich. It is one of the more than fifteen concentration camps that existed both inside and outside the German borders. In principle, these places were thought to force work. Hence the entry phrase “Arbeit macht frei”, which was actually originally found in death camps, such as Auschwitz, a result of the Wannsee laws of 1942.

 Being the third camp to be built, after Dachau (Munich) and Buchenwald (central Germany), visiting the Sachsenhausen memorial gives us the opportunity to understand the increasingly violent evolution that these overwhelming places had. Once in the city of Oranienburg, accessible from Berlin with the S1 line (with direct connection to Friedrichstr.) And some regional trains (which tend to be less frequent, but somewhat more direct), you can walk about 20 minutes to the memorial and meditate on the journey of the prisoners who arrived by train , first to that train station, and then they had to travel a path that still maintains part of its structure intact today.


 In an excursion of about 4 hours, we will walk through the streets of Oranienburg, through the walk of the “Death March” until we reach the Memorial. Here are some details about the visit:


  •  You cannot eat, drink or smoke inside the memorial.
    •  There are designated areas for this
  •  There will be a short 20-30 minute break for lunch
    •  Lunch not included in the tour
  •  € 2 will be donated to the memorial for its maintenance
  •  A roundtrip ticket or day ticket from the ABC zones will be necessary (about € 10)
    •  Transportation is approximately one hour between the train connection and the walk to the memorial.


Don't forget to:

  1. Comfortable shoes and clothes
  2. Sun protection and sunglasses / warm clothes and umbrellas
  3. Food and water.
  4. Ticket for daily ABC zones

In case of cancellation

 Up to 24 hours before the event, we will send you a confirmation email. Regardless of the weather and except for extreme weather conditions that cause mobility impairment, the tour will be done even if it rains or snows.

COVID measures: Keep your distance at all times and wear a mask if you are within 1.5m of the guide (as well as inside the memorial) and any other member of the tour to embrace safety.

 In closed places the mask is mandatory.

TANDEM VERSION

In order to be able to provide more tours, we have our bookings open for our tours in English and Spanish so that we reach the minimum amount of 5 assistants easily. Therefore, in case we have a TANDEM TOUR, the itinerary and content will remain the same, it will just take about an hour longer to finish. Feel free to contact us if you have any inquiries.

Meeting point: Open in Google Maps

How to find me: I'll be inside Friedrichstr station, at the entrance to the Edeka

Frequently asked questions

Accessibility:
The tour is not suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Large groups:
Large group bookings are not accepted.
Minimum of attendees:
A minimum number of attendees is required for the tour to take place.
Pets:
The tour is not suitable for pets.
Additional costs:
The tour requires the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.

Tour Schedule

  • English
    Sat, 04 Dec 10:00
  • English
    Sat, 18 Dec 10:00
  • English
    Sat, 25 Dec 10:00

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A guruwalk is a pay-what-you want walking tour, which means, it's completely free to book and join the group, but the 'guru' expects to be rewarded once the tour ends. Some people give €10 per person, some people give US‎$ 50, you choose the price.

For organizational purposes, it is mandatory to book the tour. Booking is completely free, fast and easy. Book your guruwalk now!


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A guruwalk is a pay-what-you want walking tour, which means, it's completely free to book and join the group, but the 'guru' expects to be rewarded once the tour ends. Some people give €10 per person, some people give US‎$ 50, you choose the price.

For organizational purposes, it is mandatory to book the tour. Booking is completely free, fast and easy. Book your guruwalk now!

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