Guided tour

From Munich: Small-Group Dachau Memorial Guided Tour

Activity provider: Insider Tour Berlin

From Munich: Small-Group Dachau Memorial Guided Tour

Activity provider: Insider Tour Berlin
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From US$ 34.88 per person

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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.

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Duration 5 hours
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Live tour guide
German, English
Private or small groups available

The Original experience

3.5 hours
  • Marienplatz

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

  • 40 minutes
  • Munich

Meeting point
Main stop
End point
  • Visit the Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site from Munich
  • Explore the site with a licensed guide with comprehensive knowledge of the topic
  • Visit important sites throughout the camp, including the SS training facility
  • 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. 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.

  • 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

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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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

4.8 /5

based on 188 reviews

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Our guide was engaging, subject matter appropriate and extremely knowledgeable. I will be recommending your tour and your guide to our family and friends when they visit Münich. Towards the end of the train ride back into town our guide, Achim (spelling?), went around and asked each group if they had any more questions. He was very professional! Thank you!

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August 6, 2022

Our tour guide, Eric, gave us a great history lesson, one EVERYBODY should hear! He did a good job covering the historical information— how Hitler came into power, details of the Holocaust, when Dachau was liberated by the Americans and why the people allowed the atrocities to go on. I feel that he was making sure people understood how easily someone like that could come into power if we are not paying attention and looking out for others regard of religion, race, ethnicity, etc. I highly recommend this tour.

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August 1, 2022

So before you go, know this… there is a lot of walking and no chance to sit down. This was such a pleasurable tour. We left by public transportation to the camp site. There Eric walked us through the most interesting parts of the camp. He shared my interesting historical tidbits that you won’t get by listening to the audio guide. The group was small so we could as questions and be able to listen to all Eric said. The camp itself was really good to see and remind ourselves of how crazy humanity can be but also the goodness of humanity as well. It was so sad to see that this took place and people still deny it! The day was long, the feet were hurting but the mood was good. Filled with history and Eric’s laughter and jokes! Final tip- make sure you also eat before going. There is no place to stop and eat nor is there lunch!

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July 28, 2022

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