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Berlin & Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp Join-in Shore Excursion

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Did you know that your first visit to Berlin could be combined with a visit to Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp Memorial? Sachsenhausen was the largest concentration camp in the vicinity of Berlin. Your trip will include the visit to one of the first KZ's (Konzentrationslagers - Concentration camp in German) in the Third Reich. A truly remarkable way to pay the respects to those who had vanished during the WWII includes visits to the most important sights of war-time (and Cold War) Berlin, such as the Reichstag, the Berlin Wall, the Brandenburg Gate, the Checkpoint Charlie, the Jewish Memorial, and so much more!
12 hrs
Activity Level
Tour category
Join-in Tours
Per group
75 min

Sachsenhausen or "Saxon's Houses" was a Nazi concentration camp in Oranienburg, Germany, used primarily for political prisoners from 1936 to the May of 1945. After World War II, when Oranienburg was in the Soviet Occupation Zone, the structure was used as an NKVD special camp until 1950. The camp ground with the remaining buildings is now open to the public as a museum.

20 min
Reichstag building is the meeting center of the Bundestag, the German parliament. It was the arena for the culmination of the Battle of Berlin of WW2, when Soviet army put the red flag above the damaged building. Shortly after the demolition of the Berlin wall, in 1995 reconstruction, the huge glass dome appeared on the top of the building, as the observation spot for tourists with the brilliant views of Tiergarten, Spree and the center of Berlin.
Museum Island
40 min
Museum Island is the name of the northern half of an island in the Spree river. It is called so for the complex of five internationally significant museums located there: Altes Museum ( Old Museum ), Neues Museum ( New Museum ), Alte Nationalgalerie ( Old National Gallery ), Pergamon Museum, the Middle East museum.
Holocaust Memorial
40 min
Holocaust Memorial or the Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe is located near the Tiergarten, 150 yards south from the Brandenburg gate. The site is covered with 2,711 concrete slabs or "stelae", arranged in a grid pattern on a sloping field. The memorial was designed by Peter Eisenman - a prominent American architect.
Chekpoint Charlie
15 min
Checkpoint Charlie is one of 3 checkpoints on the border of Soviet and American sectors of Berlin during the cold war. The checkpoints were indicated by letters - Alfa, Bravo, Charlie. With the Berlin wall demolition, the checkpoints were removed as well. Checkpoint Charlie stayed as a memory. The Berlin wall museum, also called Museum Haus at Checkpoint Charlie tells the history of the escape attempts during the Berlin wall times.
Charlottenburg Castle
90 min
Charlottenburg is the most beautiful baroque palace of Berlin dating 1699. Named after Charlotte, the wife of Friedrich I, this palace and the palace park on the Shpree river coast are one of three Prussian royal residences, located in Berlin itself and the earliest of those.
Brandenburg Gate
15 min
Brandenburg gate is the main symbol of Berlin and Germany itself. Located at the beginning of Unter den Linden street, and the boarder of the Tiergarten, it's the only remaining 18th century city gate of Berlin. Brandenburg gate was the important landmark of the cold war time as the most significant border of the Soviet and British sections of the divided city.
Berlin Wall
20 min
Berlin wall was a 155km structure that separated the West Berlin from the surrounding pro-Soviet GDR and East Berlin in 1961-1989. It is one of the major cold war symbols. After the demolition of the wall, sections of it were left around the city as the memorials. The largest Berlin wall section can be seen on the coast of the Spree, not far from Ostbahnhoff. The wall is covered with graffiti, including the famous "Kiss of Brezhnev and Honecker ".
Berlin Cathedral
45 min
Berlin Cathedral is an impressive baroque structure, dating to 1905. The park in front of the palace is a quite area, just 10 footsteps away from the busy street. The cathedral operates as the museum with the guided tours and the admission charge through most of the day, but it's free of charge during the worship time at noon and 6 pm. Dome walkway 270 steps above the ground if worth a visit with the magnificent panorama of the city from the top.
Day plan
06:50 - 07:00
Meet your driver by the Cruise Ship Pier.
07:00 - 10:00
Your professional driver will then transfer you through the typical Northern Germany flatlands to the Charlottenburg Palace in Berlin.
10:00 - 13:30
On your arrival to Berlin, our professional local guide will meet you and head to the historic city center for the panoramic tour of the German capital. The tour will start with a visit to the Reichstag, which now is Bundestag - the German Parliament Building and the Brandenburg Gate. The journey includes sightseeing of the Memorial for the Murdered Jews of Europe, Berlin Wall and Checkpoint Charlie. Time permitting, you will also have the opportunity to visit the UNESCO-listed Museum Island - the architectural heart of the 19th century Berlin.
13:30 - 14:30
Break for lunch at a city cafe/restaurant (self-paid)
14:30 - 15:30
Drive to the Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp Memorial.
15:30 - 16:45
Visit to the Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp Memorial.
16:45 - 19:00
Drive back to the port of Warnemünde and Rostock.
Attention! The specified tour start time is the earliest available or an example! Usually, all tours start 30 minutes after your ship docks. Your tour start time will be adjusted accordingly after you book. If you have questions, please talk to our Shore Excursion Specialist to find out the exact tour start time for your ship.
Included in tour

Transfer by tourist-class vehicle from the port of Warnemünde and Rostock to Sachsenhausen

Visit to the Sachenhausen Concentration Camp Memorial

Donation entrance fee to the Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp Memorial

Transfer by tourist-class vehicle from Sachsenhausen to Berlin

Panoramic driving tour of Berlin

Professional English-speaking tour guide in Sachsenhausen (1 hr) and Berlin (4,5 hrs)

Return transfer from Berlin to the port of Warnemünde and Rostock


not Included in tour

Meals / snacks

Coffee break / drinks

Tips / Gratuity

Any additional admissions / donations

Important info

Due to the join-in group nature of this tour and a substantial amount of walking involved, it is NOT Suitable for :

  •     Families with kids under 5
  •     Persons with walking assistance
  •     Persons using a wheelchair/scooter

If the client fails to inform us and shows up with any special equipment, the client is solely responsible for loading and unloading that equipment. No assistance is provided by driver/guide because of the German Law. No refunds will be provided.

Posted 27 August 2019
Great Tour!
My client's loved this tour into Berlin and the stop at the Concentration Camp. The driver was great, well planned stops and very informative. Highly Recommend!

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