Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site
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  • From Munich: Dachau Memorial Site Half-Day Trip

    1. From Munich: Dachau Memorial Site Half-Day Trip

    Take a 5-hour tour of the Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial, a place of memory and of education. To visit it can be a challenge, but also a deeply moving and memorable experience. A professional guide, trained and authorized by the Memorial site, will organize all travel arrangements, taking you on the return journey by train and bus from Munich. You will get a comprehensive tour of the entire area, including all the surviving original buildings, the museum exhibition center, and the cinema, which screens an English language documentary film. The guides are trained to convey often difficult and disturbing material to you with sensitivity, with dignity, with respect for the victims, and without recourse to cheap sensationalism.

    Awesome experience. Loved it from the beginning Our tour leader was awesome Thanks a Lot Jeff The Maltese Family

  • From Munich: Small-Group Dachau Memorial Guided Tour

    2. 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. You will then 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 ...

    It was an amazing experience. We had the best guide. His name is James and he’s really knowledgeable of all information regarding the tour. He was really nice, helpful and accommodating. The way he explains everything was just great! The tour is hard to process at times and can be touching too but definitely an experience you would like to have. 10/10 for me.

  • From Munich: Dachau Memorial Site Day Tour in English

    3. From Munich: Dachau Memorial Site Day Tour in English

    The Dachau concentration camp was the first German concentration camp, opened outside Munich in 1933. Since 1965, the site has been used as a memorial and a place of education. Visit the memorial site on a 5-hour tour from Munich. Your tour guide will explain the significance of the Dachau concentration camp at the time of National Socialism. See the former gas chambers, cells, and barracks.  Visit the exhibition in the Dachau Memorial Museum and see pictures and reports by prisoners describing everyday life in the camp from its beginnings to its liberation by the Allies in 1945.

    Very sobering but wonderful tour. Our guide gave us historical info during the subway and bus rides to Dachau, which was very helpful. The bunk houses were closed but we could still see in. The museum is extensive and well laid out. I highly recommend this tour

  • Dachau Memorial Site Tour

    4. Dachau Memorial Site Tour

    On March 22, 1933, the Nazis opened the first state concentration camp at Dachau. Today, the site serves as a memorial to those who lost their lives, and a place of education and reflection.  You will meet your guide at 09:00 AM in front of the tourist information center on Marienplatz in central Munich. Your guide will take care of your travel tickets for you and ride with you on the local train system to the old ninth century town of Dachau, 10 miles north west of Munich. After a short bus ride which very much follows the route that the prisoners would have taken, you will arrive at the site to begin your tour. Your guide will escort you through the site and will be very keen to furnish you with as much factual information as possible delivered in an objective manner. This tour, on a human level, is very thought provoking and your guide will also encourage questions and discussion. B...

    Our tour with Alun was excellent. Not only was he very personable but was also filled with great bits of information and stories that really helped bring this important historical location into perspective. It is a saddening place to visit but this is all the more reason to take it in an understand what happened at Dachau. I highly recommend the tour.

  • From Munich: Dachau Memorial Site Tour in Spanish

    5. From Munich: Dachau Memorial Site Tour in Spanish

    From Munich, travel to Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site by train, accompanied by an official Dachau Memorial Guide. Once arrived, tour the entire memorial site including historical buildings and the main exhibition. The guide will provide you with interesting facts, historical background, and stories of the victims. Roll-call, bunkers, barracks, and the crematorium will be visited. You will also have the opportunity to see the international memorial and other religious memorials in the concentration camp. This is a moving and emotionally touching visit created with sensitivity and respect for the victims.

  • Munich and Nazi History Combination Day Tour

    6. Munich and Nazi History Combination Day Tour

    Come along and join this unique day tour experience starting from famous Marienplatz in central Munich. The tour starts at 09:00 AM with a visit to the Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site, using the excellent Munich transportation system. Dachau is a place of remembrance, reflection, and education, a must visit location during your stay. Spend the whole day with a Dachau memorial licensed guide, who will be passionate about making your experience as factually rich and thought provoking as possible. A thorough tour of the site will be provided but you will also be allocated time to explore the excellent museum exhibit. Questions are welcome, and interaction with your guide encouraged, so as to enhance your experience. Return with your guide to Marienplatz, at which time you will have a short break during which you can get refreshments and something to eat. Your guide will have suggest...

    Out of 5 stars, I give 10 to Alun! Took the tour on July 19, 2021. It is open! Highly recommended! Alun will exceed your expectations! He is very well prepared and is open to respectfully engage in meaningful-educational dialogues. He provides the information in a logical, structured manner. I cannot urge you enough to take the tour with Alun. You will learn interesting facts about the Third Reich and the Nazis, while seeing the places where Nazism began and dreadful decisions were taken. Thank you very much Alun!

  • From Munich: Dachau Memorial Site Tour & SS-Shooting Range

    7. From Munich: Dachau Memorial Site Tour & SS-Shooting Range

    Travel from Munich to Dachau on this 6.5-hour tour, where a licensed guide will take you on a tour of the Concentration Camp Memorial Site. A museum and documentary film show the reality of life for those who were sent there. Hear of the medical experiments, torture methods and mass execution of tens of thousands of inmates. There will plenty of time for quiet reflection at the religious memorials scattered around this site of Nazi brutality. Before returning to Munich you’ll stop at the former SS Shooting Range of Hebertshausen.

    Tour guide not only passionate but related to people affected. Great information. Enjoyed the tour and the range at the end.

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It was an amazing experience. We had the best guide. His name is James and he’s really knowledgeable of all information regarding the tour. He was really nice, helpful and accommodating. The way he explains everything was just great! The tour is hard to process at times and can be touching too but definitely an experience you would like to have. 10/10 for me.

Although a very sad experience given the circumstances, I really felt this was relevant to remind myself of what's important, and to always have the people who suffered in mind so that they're not forgotten. Never forget. Our guide was very kind and extremely well informed.

Awesome experience. Loved it from the beginning Our tour leader was awesome Thanks a Lot Jeff The Maltese Family

Fantastic experience, very educational. Kathleen is an amazing guide

Excellent guide with great knowledge of the location