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 Travel Tips
- Please note, that dogs are not permitted within the memorial grounds.
- Following the signs to the memorial by foot, takes around 20 minutes.
Entrance Ticket Details For Memorial And Museum Sachsenhausen
- 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 bus: Bus line 804 and Bus line 821 to Sachsenhausen memorial.
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95% of people who visit Oranienburg include Memorial And Museum Sachsenhausen in their plan
10 AM - 11 AM
73.61% of people start their Memorial And Museum Sachsenhausen visit around 10 AM - 11 AM
1 Hr 30 Minutes
People usually take around 1 Hr 30 Minutes to see Memorial And Museum Sachsenhausen
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Memorial And Museum Sachsenhausen Reviews & Ratings
Free of charge museum and concentration camp. Very informative with comprehensive history findings. Definitely worth a visit and understand the cruelty. Can get a device with audio description on each spot. Very interesting device and easy to use. Overall the place is nice to learn more. Quite close to Berlin, around an hour ride of train, walk around half an hour from train station to site
A free of charge, concentration camp museum outside Berlin. Wear good shoes because you'll walk a lot. It's not for the faint of heart if it's your first time to go to a museum like this. It feels heavy because you know that a lot of people suffered here. Travel duration to this camp from Berlin would take you 1-2hrs, depending on how well you understand their transportation system.
NOT for the fainthearted. Was quite emotional for me given I'm black. It's great for historians and those interested in anything to do with history. Quite touching.... Properly going through the place will take at least 2 hours, so wear comfy shoes and in Winter, dress warmly. Buses operate on weekdays every half hour or so, but it's a walking distance from the main station in Oranienburg.
every moving place. we paid for an English audio tour. which you definitely need to hear the details. a lot to look at. bring good shoes as there is a lot of walking. but it was a very good day for learning. would suggest going there if you love history
It was scary to see everything, the prison and where people lived 400 people in the same like room. Its a great experience and u really get what happened during the holocaust. Recommend everyone to go there!