Memorial And Museum SachsenhausenCurrently Closed
- Address: Straße der Nationen 22, D-16515 Oranienburg, Germany
- Timings: 08:30 am - 06:00 pm Details
- Phone: +49-3301200200
- Ticket Price: Free
- Time Required: 01:30 Hrs
- Tags: Museum, Memorial, Family And Kids
Memorial And Museum Sachsenhausen - Review
Opened for tourist in the year 1961, this site has a museum, a memorial and a concentration camp from the Nazi era to showcase. It is an overwhelming place, in terms of the history and the gory past that it hides. The site has witnessed years of military use. The memorial also encompasses a site used as a camp, though most of it was under military possession till the year 1990. The museum displays the daily life of the camp, the struggles of the prisoners, their opposition and their final liberation. There is the concentration camp as well, which is again a disheartening site, in terms of the stories it tells through its grey walls and cells. It is said that not just the Jews but anyone who showed resistance or disagreed with the Nazis were condemned to this concentration camp. You can go for guided tours to this place. The unfortunate part is that the Germans were as good in their architecture and engineering as they were in killing. Hence, the place can be unsettling for some.
Memorial And Museum Sachsenhausen Information
- Please note, that dogs are not permitted within the memorial grounds.
- Following the signs to the memorial by foot, takes around 20 minutes.
Memorial And Museum Sachsenhausen Ticket Prices
- The price of guided tours is €15 for up to 15 people, and €25 for up to 30 people.
- Tours in foreign languages incur an extra charge of €25 per group.
- Themed tours cost €3 or €2 (discounted).
Memorial And Museum Sachsenhausen Hours
- Timings for Archive and Library: 9:00 am to 4:30 pm from Tuesday to Friday.
- Visitor Service timing: 8:00 am to 4:30 pm from Monday to Friday.
How To reach Memorial And Museum Sachsenhausen by Public Transport
- By bus: Bus line 804 and Bus line 821 to Sachsenhausen memorial.
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Memorial And Museum Sachsenhausen, Oranienburg Reviews
One of the most heartbreaking and overwhelming experiences I've ever lived! A must see. I recommend to be with a guided tour. Spent almost 4 hours there. I left speechless. Must take with you water and food supplies.
My group went with a historian named Gabriel Faucet who emphasized his research on Sachsenhausen and he made the trip there incredibly impactful. To stand in a place where more people than you can count were murdered and to hear the accounts of those who survived (guards and victims alike) certainly makes you think about whether or not you would have done anything in the moment or if you would have gone along and been complicit because it was easier. Memorials like this place aren't meant to be emotional rollercoasters for people to say that they "felt so much" while they were there; rather they are reminders to all of us what we are capable of doing to other humans if we don't confront the hells within ourselves whenever we see them come out.
Very harrowing but well worth a visit to help understand the history. Really need a full day to walk around the site with an audio guide. Would recommend a guided tour if one is available as they can provide additional context.
I recommend doing tours to really find out and understood what happened in that cold place. Well-documented accounts with preserved artifacts. It's a must-see educational experience that may be a bit heavy, but important to know.
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.