Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site Tour from Munich by Train

Duration: 5 hours
Destination: Germany, BY, Munich
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  • 5 hours
  • Munich
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Cancellable

Overview

Venture out of Munich by local transport for a comprehensive tour through the Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site. An authorized guide will show you the many remaining historic buildings, and give you the story of what happened in this terrible place between 1933 and 1945. Today, the former Nazi concentration camp is a place of memory, pilgrimage and education, and makes for an illuminating day trip from Munich.

Please note: the Dachau Memorial Site does not permit children under 14 to attend this tour.

Highlights

  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Small group ensures personal service

Join up with your guide and group at Munich Central Train Station (Hauptbahnhof), and then travel by train and bus (transport costs included) to Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site, just under an hour away.

Outside the town of Dachau, a memorial site stands on the grounds of the former concentration camp. Dachau was the first Nazi concentration camp in Germany during the Holocaust, and it was the originator and training ground for the vast order of brutality that spread over half of Europe in the wake of the armies of the Third Reich, and which ultimately culminated in history's greatest crime.

On this half-day tour, you'll spend around three hours exploring the memorial site with your guide. Tour the exhibition center and former compound, and learn about the history of Dachau, World War II, and the Holocaust. See reconstructed barracks, guard houses, cells, crematorium, and administration headquarters, and take a moment to reflect at the site's memorials.

While each camp was responsible for its own particular form of barbarism, what distinguished Dachau is that almost everything that happened in the system as a whole happened at some level there. Almost every category of victim passed through its Arbeit Macht Frei (Work Sets You Free) gate, including German dissidents, outspoken clergymen, Jehovah's Witnesses, gay men, Jewish people and Polish citizens. Today's memorial site combines the historical authenticity of the original environment and its many surviving buildings with the function of a modern exhibition center. It is a place of memory, of pilgrimage and of education.

After your visit, your guide will accompany you back to Munich, where your tour concludes at the original departure point.

Inclusions
  • Professional guide
  • Return transportation between Munich and the Memorial site on local train and bus

Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please note that in the Memorial there are no refreshments available and visitors should bring their own
  • Please note: the Dachau Memorial Site does not permit children under 14 to attend this tour.
Departure Point

Arnulfstraße 3, 80335 München, Germany


Return Details

Returns to original departure point

Voucher info

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Duration

5 hours

If you cancel at least 3 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

User's Reviews

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charlene

This was a great tour and very sobering. To see it in books or on TV is one thing but to visit the Camp is a whole other experience. Our guide, Paul, was very informative.

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Michael H

Our guide Steve was knowledgeable and clearly passionate about the history and significance of Dachau - his commentary was insightful and moved beyond the facts of what happened in Dachau, but also shed light on the motivations and larger geopolitical forces that gave rise to Dachau and the Third Reich. Steve's background as a historian was evident, and really gave something extra to the tour. He was also organized and adept at shepherding a large group on board trains, buses and around the site. Highly recommended.

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Robert P

Our Irish tour guide was passionate, and had extensive knowledge. I still feel truly moved from the experience and I don’t believe any of us will every forget it, and will pass our emotions along.

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Rick

Keith was our tour guide and he was so educated with respect to the Dachau Memorial site. He was informative, knowledgeable and explained the whole event in terms where the participants left with a sense of compassion as to what occured. Would recommend this tour when in Munich in that you will fully understand what led up to World War II and the holocaust.

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Philip R

The tour guide was very knowledgeable and there was plenty of time to see everything except the museum. The only tricky thing was finding the meeting point at Munich station. I'd advise you to try and find it the day before to save panicking on the day. At least one person missed our tour.

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