Warnemunde (Berlin), Germany
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Approximately 12½ Hours
An approximately two-hour escorted train ride takes you from Warnemünde to the city of Oranienburg, located 20 miles north of Berlin. During the journey, your host will hand out a light snack and water.
Arriving in Oranienburg, meet your local guide and board a motorcoach for the drive to the Arriving in Oranienburg, meet your local guide at the train platform and board a motorcoach.
A short drive brings you to the Sachsenhausen Memorial Site. Sachsenhausen, built in 1933, was one of the first Nazi concentration camps. The first internees were communists and other political prisoners. Although this was not a 'Death Camp' like Auschwitz or Treblinka, thousands of prisoners died here, mostly of starvation. In 1958, the camp became an international memorial site in what was then East Germany and has been preserved to honor the memory of those who lost their lives here. See the hospital rooms and Station Z where executions took place. In the former barracks, a museum tells its grisly history. The former laundry is now a chapel.
Re-board the motorcoach for the drive from Sachsenhausen to Berlin, which takes approximately 45 minutes.
Upon arrival in Berlin, head to a restaurant, where an authentically German lunch awaits you.
Your guide introduces you to some of the most important sights in the German capital, including the Brandenburg Gate, the Berlin Wall, Checkpoint Charlie, and the Holocaust Memorial.
Head back to Warnemunde in the late afternoon. A light snack is served on the train.
Parental discretion advised; recommended minimum age is 12 years. This tour includes approximately two hours of walking at the Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp. Due to the uneven, cobblestone surface, tour is not advisable for guests using a wheelchair or those with mobility limitations. The guided tour of the concentration camp will be supported by a headset system. The tour does not include an inside visit to the Holocaust Memorial Visitor Center at the Holocaust memorial -- it includes a photo stop only. The train ride Warnemünde-Berlin-Warnemünde is air-conditioned. The tour sequence may vary depending on traffic conditions. Use of an audio headset (included) will enhance your tour experience. Tour order may vary and will be adjusted according to the daily conditions.