Stiftung Brandenburgische Gedenkstätten Gedenkstätte und Museum Sachsenhausen

Practical information

Prices

Admission to the memorial and the museums is free.

As a single visitor you may for a small charge hire an audio guide or join a public guided tour. If you are in group you may for a fee book audio guides, guided tours or study days.

If you wish to take advantage of our educational facilities as a group, we would strongly advise you to book well in advance (at least four months before your proposed date).

The current charges (from 1 January 2018) for group guided tours and study days are:

Tour (16-30 persons), with concessions (e.g. for schoolchildren), in German: EUR 25
Tour small group (up to 15 persons), with concessions (e.g. for schoolchildren), in German: EUR 15
Tour (16-30 persons), with concessions (e.g. for schoolchildren), in foreign language: EUR 40
Tour small group (up to 15 persons), with concessions (e.g. for schoolchildren), in foreign language: EUR 50
Tour (16-30 persons), full price no concessions: EUR 85
Tour small group (up to 15 persons), full price no concessions: EUR 65
Study day, with concessions (e.g. for schoolchildren), in German: EUR 40 per day
Study day, with concessions (e.g. for schoolchildren), in foreign language: EUR 55 per day
Study day, full price no concessions, in German and in foreign language: EUR 100 per day

For cancellations, cancellation fees will be payable according to the Schedule of Charges.

Audio guide single price: EUR 3
Audio guide group rate (from 10 devices): EUR 2

 

Opening times

15 March to 14 October: daily 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 pm
15 October to 14 March: daily 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 pm

During the Winter opening times, the museums are closed on Mondays. The open-air documentation "Murder and Mass Murder in Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp", the "Station Z" memorial and the visitors’ information centre are open. The archive and the library are open Tuesday to Friday 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (appointment required).

 

Film

While the Memorial is open you may visit the cinema in the former inmates’ kitchen where a film lasting around 30 minutes is shown in German, English, French and Spanish which links the events in Sachsenhausen concentration camp with general historical developments in the period between 1933 and 1945.

 

Children

The content displayed in the Memorial and its exhibitions is not suitable for children under 12 years of age. We therefore recommend that they should only visit the Memorial accompanied by their parents. The educational programmes we offer are aimed at schoolchildren aged 14 and above.

A nappy changing table is available in the area of the café in the New Museum.

 

Clothing

Please bear in mind that the Memorial is a large, open space that is exposed to the weather. So we recommend that, depending on the weather, you wear suitably warm clothing and firm shoes as well as protection from the sun and the rain.

 

Travelling with regional train services

If you use regional train services to travel to the Memorial, please remember to leave the train at Oranienburg station, and NOT at Sachsenhausen station! The Memorial is roughly 20 minutes by foot from Oranienburg station.

 

Bicycles

Bicycles are not permitted on the site. There are bike stands in the entrance area next to the visitors’ service centre, where you can lock up your bicycle for the duration of your visit.

 

Bag storage

Lockers are available in the visitors service centre for storing medium-sized bags during your visit. Larger items of baggage cannot be stored.

 

Catering

In the rear transversal wing of the New Museum there is a café which is open to all visitors. The café is open daily from 8:30 am (during winter saeson on Mondays from 10 am). You can find more information here.

The bistro by the car park outside the visitors’ service centre is open from Spring to Autumn from 9 am to 6 pm and from Autumn to Spring from 10 am to 5 pm.

 

Dogs

Dogs – except guide dogs for the visually impaired – are not permitted anywhere in the Memorial.