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From Munich: Small-Group Dachau Memorial Guided Tour

4.5 / 5

11 reviews

From Munich: Small-Group Dachau Memorial Guided Tour

From $41.06 per person

Meet your expert guide at Marienplatz in Munich and travel with a small group to the former concentration camp of Dachau to learn about its dark past.

About this tour

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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 5 hours
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Live tour guide
English, German
Private or small groups available

The Original experience

Itinerary
3.5 hours
  • Marienplatz

  • 40 minutes
  • Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site (guided tour)

  • 40 minutes
  • Munich

Meeting point
Main stop
End point
Highlights
  • Visit the Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site from Munich
  • Explore the site with a licensed guide with comprehensive knowledge of the topic
  • Travel to the camp easily with a guide and small group of up to 14 guests
  • Listen to your guide tell stories about the lives of specific prisoners
  • Learn about the memorial's important purpose of education and remembrance
Full description

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 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.

Includes
  • Return transportation by train and bus from Munich
  • Donation to the Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site
  • Tour of the camp by an expert licensed guide
  • Digital booklet with extra information on Dachau and the lives of certain prisoners
  • Tips
  • Food or drink
Not suitable for
  • Children under 14 years
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • We’re enforcing extra health and safety measures for GetYourGuide Originals
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must present either proof of full vaccination, proof of a Covid-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative test taken no more than 24 hours before the activity starts

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Meeting point

• Meet at the Marien statue in the centre of Marienplatz • Look for a guide wearing GetYourGuide attire and holding a red GetYourGuide flag

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Snacks
  • Water
  • Weather-appropriate clothing

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Smoking
  • Unaccompanied minors
  • Speakers

Know before you go

  • The duration of the tour is 5 hours, which includes travel time to and from the Dachau Memorial Site
  • This tour involves a fair amount of walking
  • Children aged 14 and over are welcome to attend on the basis that parents attend the tour with their child and that they understand the graphic nature of the tour content
  • It is not permitted to eat food while at Dachau, so be sure to either eat a big breakfast or bring something to eat on the train
  • There will be bathroom breaks during the tour
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 11 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    5/5
  • Transportation
    5/5
  • Value for money
    5/5

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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.

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September 12, 2021

The memorial site was incredible, the museum well detailed and the logistics in getting to the site were well organized. Overall, the tour was fine. However, we had a very poor experience with the guide. She made statements that were unsettling and offensive throughout the entire 5 hour tour. We would recommend this tour, however the tour guide can really make or break the tour. This tour guide was terrible and hope no one else has this experience with her.

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