In 1936 prisoners set up a concentration camp near Berlin – the Sachsenhausen concentration camp.
Sachsenhausen served the Nazi regime as the state’s model camp. Many of the brutal ideas which would spread to other facilities were first tested and implemented here.
A total of around 200,000 people (especially political opponents and Jews) were imprisoned, tortured or killed. In the late summer of 1941, a mass shooting range was built in which up to 18,000 Soviet prisoners of war were murdered.
The evacuation of the Sachsenhausen concentration camp by the SS began on the morning of April 21, 1945, when the Red Army was only a few kilometers away.
The camp and the information that this private tour conveys will emotionally touch every visitor.
It is important to us to present the history of Sachsenhausen and its associated Third Reich camp system, based on the most up-to-date specialist literature as well as numerous eyewitness reports from the time, in as much detail as possible. It is not our aim to shock visitors during the private tour, but we do not want to gloss over the situation that existed in the camp from 1936 to 1950.
Of course, we can tailor the tour to your wishes and can omit areas of the facility if desired.
One should also take into account that the place itself has a strong emotional impact on everyone.
All of our city guides are licensed for a private tour within the memorial and will accompany your visit with in-depth knowledge and due respect.
The tour through the camp is NOT suitable for children under 12 years of age.