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Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen - Things to Know Before Visiting

Str. der Nationen 22, 16515 Oranienburg, Germany


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About Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen

Nazi concentration camp used primarily for political prisoners from 1936 to the end of the Third Reich in May 1945. The walled compound of the camp consists of prisoner barracks, morgue, gas chambers, execution trenches, crematory ovens, guardhouses, etc.. that were fully operational. A very informative memorial showing the dark side of the humans.

Attractions Near Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen

Berlin Wall Memorial
Berlin Wall Memorial27.2km from Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen

Commemorates the division of Berlin by the Berlin Wall and the deaths that occurred there. The monument includes a Chapel of Reconciliation, the Berlin Wall Documentation Centre, and a 60-meter (200 ft) section of the former border as it was when the Wall fell, a window of remembrance and a visitor center.

Museum für Naturkunde - Natural History Museum
Museum für Naturkunde - Natural History Museum27.45km from Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen

Exhibits a vast range of specimens from various segments of natural history. The museum houses more than 30 million zoological, paleontological, and mineralogical specimens. It is famous for two exhibits: the largest mounted dinosaur in the world (a Giraffatitan skeleton), and a well-preserved specimen of the earliest known bird, Archaeopteryx.

Charlottenburg Palace
Charlottenburg Palace27.46km from Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen

The palace was built at the end of the 17th century and was greatly expanded during the 18th century. It includes much lavish internal decoration in baroque and rococo styles.

Zion Church
Zion Church27.54km from Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen

A historically important church with role in East Germany's resistance movement and it's punk scene. The Zion Church now also serves as a artspace. On sundays visitors can climb up to the top of the church tower with a small fee.

Hamburger Bahnhof - Museum für Gegenwart - Berlin
Hamburger Bahnhof - Museum für Gegenwart - Berlin27.55km from Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen

An old railway terminus converted into a contemporary art museum. Part of Berlin National Gallery.

Weißensee Cemetery Berlin (Jewish cemetery)
Weißensee Cemetery Berlin (Jewish cemetery)27.97km from Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen

The Weißensee Cemetery is the second largest Jewish cemetery in Europe, containing 115,000 graves covering an area of 100 acres. The cemetery was dedicated in 1880 and at present it contains a Holocaust memorial and memorial to Jews who lost their lives during World War I.

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In late medieval and early modern times, Brandenburg was one of seven electoral states of the Holy Roman Empire, and, along with Prussia, formed the original core of the German Empire, the first unified German state.

What Visitors Say About Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen

Nazi Concentration camp- one of the sadest place I ever visited. The museum punches you in the face by showing what humans are capable of doing to each other. There are prison houses, execution trenches, morgue, gas chambers, crematorium, and many other structures that were used during the world war II.

The terrifying portion of the entire museum was the remains of the bombed crematorium in which the prisoners were burned to ashes after they were killed by poison gases and by shooting them from behind.

The museum also shows the life of prisoners at the camp, the execution and torturing methods, the chemicals and poisons used, the experiments the camp doctor's did on prisoners bodies etc.., it is all extremely terrifying and nasty. It also explains the history of the camp very well as well.

The museum and the memorial are spread around a large area, you will need at least three hours here. And for anyone going to Berlin, I would highly recommend to visit the museum.