"The little town history will never forget" Top 5 Page for this destination Oranienburg by der_geograf

Oranienburg Travel Guide: 73 reviews and 313 photos

When I first arrived in this quiet city in the greater Berlin metro area in August 2003, it couldn't have been a more normal city. But embedded within the tranquil streets and neighborhoods of Oranienburg are the remnants of one of the darkest periods in modern human history.

The city is home to Sachsenhausen, a concentration camp built in 1936 and used as a prototype for larger, more notorious camps. It was then used in postwar years as an East German prison camp.

All in all, my journey to Oranienburg was a mind-opening experience, and one I will never forget.

  • Last visit to Oranienburg: Aug 2003
  • Intro Updated Jan 1, 2004
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  • grishaV1's Profile Photo
    Jan 28, 2004 at 9:30 AM

    i just visited Sachsenhausen two weeks ago and started my page here on VT. a chilling place, horrible but important not to forget

  • roamer61's Profile Photo
    Jan 18, 2004 at 2:10 PM

    One of the least known concentration camps. A good story and pics about a terrible place in history.

  • mtncorg's Profile Photo
    Jan 14, 2004 at 12:56 PM

    Off the beaten path, but not forgotten, thanks to efforts like yours.

  • acemj's Profile Photo
    Jan 13, 2004 at 1:20 PM

    Sobering, but great info.

  • globetrott's Profile Photo
    Jan 11, 2004 at 5:57 AM

    what a sad place and story !

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