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From Munich: Small-Group Dachau Memorial Guided Tour

1. From Munich: Small-Group Dachau Memorial Guided Tour

After meeting your guide in Marienplatz, take an S-bahn train to Dachau Bahnhof and then a short bus ride to the memorial site. On the way, learn about the rise of the Nazi Party throughout the 1920s up to Adolf Hitler’s appointment as Chancellor in 1933. Hear about the introduction of concentration camps and the role Dachau played as a model for other camps. Start a guided tour of all the areas and buildings open to the public. Visit the SS training facility, the bathhouse, and the main gate with the infamous ‘Arbeit Macht Frei’ slogan. See the perimeter fence, several religious memorials, and the bunker, which acted as a prison within the camp. Your guide will explain the methods of torture and punishments used in the camp, and the various medical experiments carried out on prisoners. Hear what daily life was like for prisoners and their guards. Learn about Georg Elser, the man who almost killed Hitler and was executed at Dachau. Visit the former gas chamber and crematorium. Watch a short color film of Dachau in the hours following its liberation, and hear about what happened afterwards. You will then walk back to the visitor center and start the return journey back to Munich.

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CityTourCard Munich: Public Transport & Discounts

2. CityTourCard Munich: Public Transport & Discounts

With the CityTourCard Munich, you can go anywhere in Bavaria’s beautiful capital city. Just validate your pass at the nearest ticket machine and you are on your way! Upon validation, you will have 24 or 48 hours; or 3, 4, 5, or 6 days to explore the entire city with free and unlimited access to public transportation. Transportation methods include all metro, trams, regional trains, and buses within the city of Munich (Zone M) or the entire MVV network including the airport (Zone M-6). The CityTourCard Munich also allows you to visit some of the city’s most important sights and attractions. Get discounts from plenty of Munich’s museums, exhibitions, theaters, concerts, shops, cafés, and restaurants. If you are traveling as a family, you are in luck. A group is up to 5 adults, with two children between 6- and 14-years old counting as one adult. Munich is waiting for you! You can learn about all the details and discounts from the portable pocket guide.

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From Munich: Dachau Memorial Site Full-Day Tour

3. From Munich: Dachau Memorial Site Full-Day Tour

The Dachau Concentration Camp was the first permanent camp and the only one to exist for the full 12 years of Adolf Hitler's rule. It was opened on 22 March 1933, only 2 months after Hitler’s rise to power, and was liberated on 29 April 1945. On this tour, a highly experienced and Memorial-qualified guide will provide detailed commentary on all aspects of camp life and death for the hundreds of thousands of prisoners that passed through the gates from 1933-1945: • Why the camp was opened and the first prisoners to arrive • The 3 phases of the Camp, and its evolution and development • S.S. Training Facility – the School of Terror • Jourhaus, the entrance building, and gateway into the camp, with its infamous sign Arbeit Macht Frei (work will set you free) • Appellplatz, the roll call square • Memorial Site Museum in the former maintenance building • Registration of new prisoners and their categorization • Torture and punishment, both physical and psychological • The Bunker, the prison within the camp • Bunker Courtyard for both torture and execution • Barracks, prisoner life and daily routine • Camp perimeter fence and guard towers • Barrack X – 2 crematoriums, mass graves, and the gas chamber • The Nandor Glid sculpture and religious memorials Dachau’s importance as a center for education and remembrance makes this a day that is impossible to forget. Your tour includes round-trip travel from Munich by public transportation. After the tour the guide will return with your group to the Marienplatz meeting point, arriving late afternoon.

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What people are saying about Munich

Overall rating

4.2 / 5

based on 252 reviews

Matt has been an incredible guide! Very nice to the group, he made it a very pleasant tour on the tour. He is very interested in World War II, which makes him fascinating to listen to, very predisposed to asking questions that he answered with kindness. I recommend it if you want to go to the Dachau concentration camp, it's worth it. Thanks Matt :)

We loved our tour guide! He was sincere, experienced and very knowledgeable. I felt as I was taken decades back and was able to grasp an even deeper understanding of the history of Germany.

A must-have experience in Munich. Eric was very friendly and shared a lot of historical information. We even had dinner together as a group after the tour. :)

Our guide was very knowledgeable and kind. We really enjoyed this more personal experience and would do it again.

The guide was perfect. He knew a lot about the place and was able to answer all our questions