Stiftung Brandenburgische Gedenkstätten Gedenkstätte und Museum Sachsenhausen

Guided Tours

It is currently mandatory to wear a medical mask during all our guided tours, also outdoors.

Teachers are required to provide a list of the participating students. The data is used for the purpose of contact tracing, and is deleted after 30 days. You can download a blank form here.

Overview tours for groups

On a guided tour of the Sachsenhausen Memorial, visitors are given an overview of the history of the Sachsenhausen concentration camp, the Soviet Special Camp No. 7/No. 1 and the Memorial itself.

Using the remains of buildings and other traces that have been left, the guide illustrates how the camp was built and expanded, the conditions under which the inmates were detained and what their day-to-day lives were like between forced labour and the murderous actions carried out by the SS in the camp. The exhibitions address the reasons victims were persecuted and their various experiences, as well as the actions of the perpetrators.

At least two hours should be planned for an overview tour.

 

Guided tours in easy-to-understand language

The participants get an insight into the history of the Sachsenhausen concentration camp in easy-to-understand language and with descriptive visual materials. There are many breaks during the tour so that everyone can take time to reflect. The tour takes around three hours with breaks included.

 

Thematic tours

Guided tours with a specific thematic focus deal with selected historical matters, for example individual prisoner groups in the Sachsenhausen concentration camp. Thematic tours can be offered after a consultation and depending on the interest of the visiting group.

 

Self-guided tour

Young people in small groups are supported by the education department at various stations of the tour.  They also receive instructions and material to research the exhibitions. On a joint tour, they present to their own group pieces of the exhibits and information on the history of the site. The self-guided tour takes at least four hours to complete.

 

Tours for family members

Do you or your family have a personal connection to Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp or the Soviet Special Camp? We are happy to accompany you on your visit to the memorial. Contact us for an individual consultation.