Photo: Participants of a German / Russian research project and meeting

Photo: Eckert


Sachsenhausen memorial and museum is a place of open learning and offers its visitors many possibilities to learn about the site.

By appointment, the museum's educational department offers tours of the site and special guided tours on weekends highlighting the various aspects of the site's history. For visitors interested in a more intensive study of the site a project day would be a possibility. Project days are held in co-operation with schools and educational establishments, as well as other partners working for and together with young people and adults. In the summer months young people from different countries or religions come together to combine history with the practical care and restoration of the monument. Sachsenhausen's study programme is especially well presented and discussed during the activities offered as further training for teachers.

During these activities, Sachsenhausen's international youth meeting house is used for political education. The building used to be the camp inspector's villa and has been provisionally renovated by youth projects for summer use.

The visitor information centre (BIZ) is the first port of call for all new visitors to Sachsenhausen. Both individuals and groups will find all the important information necessary for an informative and successful visit to the museum and memorial. An introductory exhibition presents the many sides of the historical site and the various exhibitions. In a book shop visitors can buy special literature and brochures as well as take out the audio-guides. From here tours begin and a number of rooms are at the disposal of the guides.

The visitors information centre is also the first point on the visitor's marked tour which guides visitors across the site, together with the audio-guides to 37 important places in Sachsenhausen.

Films are shown in the cinema, the camp's old laundry and if required these and the films available in the media library can be used as part of a tour or project.

The Friends of the Sachsenhausen Memorial offer guided tours of the Sachsenhausen Memorial and Museum in English.

La Asociación de Fomento del Monumento Conmemorativo y Museo de Sachsenhausen ofrece visitas guíadas en español en el Monumento Conmemorativo y Museo de Sachsenhausen.