From November 1st, 2020 until further notice, the Sachsenhausen Friend´s Association will not be offering any English public tours. You are welcome to book private guided tours.
Changes will be announced here on the website!
The most important information in a nutshell:
private tours only in the outdoor space, no museums are visited during the tour
registration is necessary via mail firstname.lastname@example.org
the maximum number per guide is 14 people
- participants who show any symptoms of a cold are disallowed to visit the Memorial Site
- participants have to wear a mouth nose cover during the tour
guides trained by the Sachsenhausen Memorial and Museum
tours last approx. 2 ½ hours
a visit with children under 12 years is not recommended
payment in cash or via bank transfer on invoice
no card payment
History of the site
In 1936, the SS built the Sachsenhausen concentration camp on the outskirts of the town of Oranienburg. By 1945, more than 200,000 people from all over Europe were imprisoned here. Tens of thousands died of hunger and disease and as a result of forced labour and mistreatment, or became victims of systematic extermination.
From 1945-1950, the Soviet Special Camp No. 7/No. 1 was located on the core site of the former concentration camp. 12,000 of the 60,000 prisoners died of hunger and disease.
In 1961, the GDR founded the Sachsenhausen National Memorial. The present Memorial and the Sachsenhausen Museum was extensively renovated and redesigned after German reunification.
The Friends of Sachsenhausen Memorial and Museum is a non-profit organisation which was founded in 1998 by well-known people from the worlds of business, politics and culture in Germany and abroad to accompany the work of the Memorial and support it both ideologically and materially. With the fee for the guided tour you directly support the preservation of the Sachsenhausen Memorial.