Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen, Oranienburg

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Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen was originally built to house political opponents of the Nazi regime. Its purpose gradually expanded, and the camp eventually imprisoned ordinary Jews, intellectuals, gypsies, and homosexuals. Some of the original buildings of the camp complex have been preserved in their original form and are now open to the public as a museum. The existing buildings include several prisoner barracks and a pathology department, where Nazi doctors performed medical experiments on the prisoners. You can take part in one of several weekly guided tours offered here, for which no prior registration is necessary. Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our international travel planner, Oranienburg Edition.
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  • A site that has enough impact and it is advisable to go to understand Nazism. A visit is highly recommended if you're going to Berlin. In addition you can go free, and go with an audioguide
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  • It took us 45 minutes to travel by train from the centre and a 20min walk when we arrived ( Don't rely on catching a bus when you arrive). Our walk was well signposted. The camp is large so you have p...  more »
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  • 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
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