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Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site

Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site

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4,131 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
Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site Tour from Munich by Train
$38.17 per adult
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It was a very thought...
It was a very thought provoking visit to Dachau concentration camp. Jeff, our guide, had extensive detailed knowledge about the history and brought this life with accounts of victims and survivors, which made the trip all the more powerful. I would recommend this trip to everyone.
Maggie_F, Sep 2021

Recent reviews from experiences in Munich

star-4
Half day tour to Dachau
Robert, Aug 2021
Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site Tour from Munich by Train
I liked the fact that the group was a small group of 11. I thought Jeff was a knowledgeable and friendly tour guide and felt the cost of the tour was reasonable. I was disappointed that time did not allow us to see the movie presentation and that the COVID-19 issues closed several of the buildings to the public. I recommend Jeff and this tour to those interested in visiting Dachau and learning many interesting facts about the former concentration camp.
star-5
Somber and great learning experience.
Paul_E, Sep 2021
Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site Private Tour from Munich by Train
Somber and a great learning experience. Our tour guide was very informative and knowledgeable. Some of the facts were very hard to digest,but our tour guide was very gracious in giving us space to take these painful events. A very worthwhile trip. I highly recommend it.
star-5
A somber but must see tour.
Carole_D, Sep 2021
Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site Tour from Munich by Train
A must see and feel for everyone. This was a somber and heartfelt tour . I thought I knew much about Dachau but learned so much more. Our tour guide, Scott, had an extensive bank of knowledge about Dachau and shared with us. When we returned to our hotel, I immediately searched for more books to read about the Holocaust. I highly recommend this tour.
star-5
Memorable Tour of Dachau
Manuel_C, Sep 2021
Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site And Third Reich Day Tour From Munich
Fascinating tour on one of the saddest eras in our history. Allen (tour guide) was a wealth of information, respectfully detailing the events that took place in Dachau not too long ago. The smaller group made Q & A time during the tour much easier. Allen was very approachable and easy to talk to.
star-5
100% recommend for a day in Munich
DAMIEN_K, Sep 2021
Munich WWII Combo: Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site and Third Reich Walking Tour
The tour guides for both Dachau and the Third Reich walking tour were very knowledgeable and friendly. The tour ran very smooth!
star-5
Amazing tour guid!
Courtney_S, Sep 2021
Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Walking Tour with Guide from Munich by Train
Our tour guide was Cornelia and she was amazing! I felt like I was learning secrets about WWII! She truly went above and beyond with the history of Hitler and Post WWI Germany. Her delivery was elegant and unbiased. I would honestly book the same tour again just because it was so amazing!
star-5
Day long history and remembrance tour
Ashley_P, Sep 2021
Munich WWII Combo: Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site and Third Reich Walking Tour
This combo tour was a full day, but completely worth it. Mat (our guide for the Dachau Memorial site) and Kevin (our guide for the Third Reich tour) were both very knowledgeable. I recommend taking this tour (or at least one of them if you do not have time for both).
star-5
Great tour
Gillian_H, Sep 2021
Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Walking Tour with Guide from Munich by Train
Our guide was knowledgeable and very easy to talk to. She made it a great experience. She allowed us enough time to walk on our own.
star-5
Must see whilst in Munich to remind us all
Jenny_W, Sep 2021
Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site Tour from Munich by Train
Keith was fantastic full of facts and very well delivered 😊 Easy travel and entry Sad place to visit
star-5
Amazing!
Seung, Aug 2021
Guided Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site Tour with Train from Munich
It was an amazing experience! Alun provided a truly comprehensive explanation from the beginning to the end.
star-5
Awesome Guide
Tri_L, Jul 2021
Guided Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site Tour with Train from Munich
Alun was a very knowledgeable guide and he really enhanced the experience of the tour. Having him explain the background details allowed me to appreciate the history and significance of Dachau.
star-5
Excellent Tour
Megan_C, Jun 2021
Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site Private Tour from Munich by Train
Mat was really great! He was engaging and very knowledgeable. I took the tour with my three children 18, 21 and 21. He really responded well to their questions providing context and examples. We are from the US and he shared some current day thonking to help broaden our thinking. Excellent!

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's 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.

  • 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 to Dachau Bahnhof, then 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 (December 24). 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