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Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site

Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site

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4,010 Reviews
Free admission
Pater-Roth-Str. 2A, Dachau

The Basics

The Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site is most often visited on half- or full-day trips from Munich. Visitors to the memorial site can expect to see the former compound (now an exhibition center), and learn about Europe in World War II, the Holocaust, and the role Dachau played in this important chapter in German history. Whether seen independently or on a guided private or small-group tour from Munich, the guard houses and administration buildings, reconstructed barracks, cells, and crematorium offer ample opportunity for reflection.

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Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site Tour from Munich by Train

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Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site Tour from Munich by Train
$39.48 per adult
An excellent and sobering experience
Jake was an excellent guide. His personal connection to the Holocaust made the stories and information he shared more meaningful and you could tell he was understandably passionate about it. It's hard to call a tour of a former concentration camp enjoyable, but it was an excellent experience that I think everyone should participate in.
Christian, Aug 2020

Recent reviews from experiences in Munich

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Moving experience
Sudeshna_S, Jul 2020
Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site Tour from Munich by Train
Even though some parts were closed due to COVID our tour guide tried to provide us as much information as possible
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Memorable tour
Merlin_B, Dec 2020
Full-Day Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site Tour from Munich
Nice and memorable experience. The place was full of story to tell just by looking at it. The tour was great and the tour guide was really knowledgeable,listening to him you can really visualize what happend to the place.
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A private tour of the Dachau Memorial
Kay_L, Sep 2020
Guided Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site Tour with Train from Munich
Alun Evans was a wonderful guide. He is so knowledgeable about the Memorial and made a real difference in my understanding of the history of Dachau.
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Excellent Tour Guide!
mjm, Jul 2020
Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site Tour from Munich by Train
By far the best tour I’ve taken. Our guide, Kurt was the most knowledgable and informative guide I’ve had the pleasure of meeting. Very well organised. 5* service and recommend.
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Great Trip
KJK_Malta, Jul 2020
Guided Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site Tour with Train from Munich
We did this tour a few days ago and Alun our tour guide was very engaged, knowledgeable, and made sure that we were well-informed about the things we saw and guided us well throughout the entire camp. All in all, an excellent trip made even better by an excellent tour guide. I recommend this trip to anybody.
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Do not miss this tour
Justine_C, Mar 2020
Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site And Third Reich Day Tour From Munich
Although a very confronting day we were well looked after by Alun. It was good to have the opportunity to ask questions and he was happy to answer them. Appreciated the time at Dachau museum to look at specific topics of interest for oneself. The Third Reich walking tour was enlightening to see the buildings and places of historic importance that played a part in this dark part in history Highly recommended tour.
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Half day trip to Dachau
Jacalyn_G, Jul 2020
Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site Tour from Munich by Train
Really enjoyed the tour. The transfers from train to bus and back were very timely. Our guide Scott was very informed and interesting about everything we saw.
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Reviewing History
Christine7528, Feb 2020
Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Walking Tour with Guide from Munich by Train
Very interesting but sad tour. The meeting place was a popular visitor area and easy to find. The guide was very knowledgeable and answered questions confidently. The trip consisted of a train and bus ride which was all arranged by guide, overall excellent experience
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Fantastic
jo3011, Feb 2020
Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Walking Tour with Guide from Munich by Train
Alex was fantastic from start to finish, train issues at the very start of the tour but Alex kept us informed of what was happening and about the delays etc, the whole tour was fantastic, Alex was informative and extremely knowledgable, he was able to answer all questions we had, very friendly and very easy to understand, I would recommend this tour and this company to anyone, although quite a hard/difficult topic it’s a must see if your in Munich.
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A very important and meaningful day
lclevine, Jan 2020
Full-Day Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site Tour from Munich
Our guide was extremely knowledgeable, as well as sensitive about the difficult issues at hand. I grew up learning about the Holocaust through Jewish day school and hebrew school, and learned a lot of new information on this tour that I had never heard before. The tour really broadened my understanding of what went on at concentration camps.
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A sobering, but important, site to see with an excellent guide
Judith_L, Mar 2020
Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site Tour from Munich by Train
It is a must see site to really understand the horrors of what occurred by the Nazis in World War II, with the hope of learning how we can never let something like this happen again. Our guide, Keith, did an excellent and thorough discussion about the timeline and development of Dachau from a work camp in the early years of the regime, to a death camp, in the last months of the war. I highly recommend him. He is a first rate guide.
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Knowledgable, friendly guide
Jodi V, Dec 2019
Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site And Third Reich Day Tour From Munich
Alan is very knowledgeable, friendly, punctual. A somber day due to the material, but I walked away with a very good understanding of the material Alan does a great job prepping you for the excursio . I'm very glad to have had him as my guide. I would highly recommend this trip and Alan!

Things to Know Before You Go

  • Visiting the Dachau memorial is an intense experience, and appropriate solemnity and respect are required on the grounds.

  • While it is free to visit the memorial, booking an audio guide or a group or private tour allows for added insight and context from a tour guide.

  • The site does not offer luggage storage.

  • Dachau is generally wheelchair accessible, although some of the grounds are unpaved and some buildings do not have dedicated wheelchair entrances. Wheelchairs can be borrowed upon arrival.

  • Some of the exhibits may not be appropriate for kids under 12; it's recommended that kids visit with an adult.

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How to Get There

Dachau is set just 17 miles (28 kilometers) northwest of Munich. By public transportation, take the S2 train from Munich's Central Station for about 25 minutes to Dachau. Get off at Dachau station (Dachau Bahnhof) to hop on bus 726 toward Saubachsiedlung and get off at KZ-Gedenkstätte, the entrance of the memorial site. Parking fees apply from March to October.

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When to Get There

The camp is open daily from 9am to 5pm year-round, aside from Christmas Eve. While some exhibits are indoors, many consider the summer months of May to October the best time to visit as much of the site is outdoors. The memorial tends to be busiest around noon.

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Exhibitions at the Dachau Memorial Site

Set in what was once a maintenance building, Dachau's main permanent exhibition covers the former Nazi concentration camp's horrific history and sheds light on the lives of the site's prisoners with firsthand accounts, biographies, and artifacts. Elsewhere on the Dachau grounds are exhibits in other original buildings displaying bunkers, model barracks, a crematorium, and a gas chamber, although evidence indicates that the gas chamber was never used to murder prisoners.

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Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site