Private Tour: Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site by Train from Munich

Duration: 4 to 5 hours
Destination: Germany, Bavaria, Munich
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  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Munich
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Cancellable

Overview

Take a private tour of Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site, the first Nazi concentration camp, on a half-day trip from Munich. Led by a certified private guide, the tour covers sites like the camp’s original administration headquarters and the ‘Arbeit macht frei’ gateway. You will not only learn about the history of the camp but also how the victims are remembered today. You'll hear stories about Dachau’s former prisoners and, as the commentary can be tailored to suit you, you'll have the opportunity to learn about the aspects of Dachau that interest you most. The guide will meet you at your centrally located Munich hotel and you will poceed by train to Dachau. All transport costs are covered in the tour price. Please note: children age 13 and under are not allowed to participate in tours of Dachau.

Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site, Pater-Roth-Str. 2A, 85221, Dachau, Bavaria Germany

Meet your guide at Munich Central Station or your centrally located Munich hotel, then take a train to Dachau where a bus will then transport you to Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site.

During the Third Reich, Dachau was referred to as the ‘parent camp,’ serving as a training ground for the genocide to follow. A staggering range of persecuted people were sent to Dachau — including communists, German dissidents, gay men, Jehovah’s Witnesses, Jewish people and Polish citizens — upward of 200,000 people were imprisoned here.

Today the camp stands as a memorial site with many of its original features serving as reminders of a time in history that should never be forgotten. Explore the site with your guide, and see the gatehouse with its Arbeit macht frei (Work makes you free) gateway, bunker and the crematorium. You can also visit the administration headquarters and see the rail platform where prisoners once arrived.

As you walk around, listen to your guide give the background on each site, learning about victims and perpetrators whose names were linked to the camp. Heinrich Himmler helped set up Dachau, and used it as a place to train the SS ("black shirts") guards.

If there is something you would like to know more about, simply let your guide know. After exploring the camp, take some free time to browse the museum if you like, and then return by train to Munich Central Station.

Duration: 2 hours

Inclusions
  • Private guide
  • Train tickets from Munich to Dachau

Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Children age 13 and under are not allowed to participate in tours of Dachau
  • Please advise at time of booking if you prefer to meet your guide at your centrally located Munich hotel or at Munich train station
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
Centrally located Munich hotel, at the Munich train station (Hauptbahnhof) or at the Dachau memorial.

Voucher info

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

Duration

4 to 5 hours

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

User's Reviews

Lindsey M

10 Feb, 2020

My husband, two adult daughters (early 20s) and I spent the day with Jason for English language tour of Dachau. After promptly meeting us in our hotel lobby, he drove with us into Dachau from Munich in our rental car. Logistically, our trip was perfect from door to door, parking and the drive were easy, I drove the 30 minute trip with gps and Jason began with an overview of Dachau carefully and professionally answering our questions. Jason is an excellent tour guide. His has vast knowledge of WWII, Hitler and the Third Reich coupled with sensitivity explaining Dauchau complex history and it's significance today as a Memorial Site. We highly recommend Jason Eilers.

Rebecca H

20 Dec, 2019

My husband and I toured Dachau this week. Our tour guide was Jeff. He was amazing and so very knowledgeable. He met us at the Munich train station and guided us to Dachau.

The site, as a memorial is so well done. I found it a fitting tribute to those who died there as well as those who suffered and survived. Is it hard to see the pictures and the video? Yes but...I think it is extremely important to tour it. With the rise of hate and hate groups around the world we must always remember what happened there and do all in our power to prevent it from ever happening again.

Please consider touring Dachau when you are in the area. We must never forget.

cknight

04 Nov, 2019

Our guide was Keith and he was amazing. So respectful, so informative and so helpful.

This tour is not one you can gush about - its sobering.

The tram and train ride was great - a good introduction for us. Keith took us all over the camp - explained everything very well and with so much respect.

Dachau is confronting - theres not much else you can say. Keith was fantastic and we cannot recommend him highly enough.

Carol D

04 Oct, 2019

Jason did a very nice job for us. He handled the train and shuttle travel and then conducted the tour.

c2kolsen

03 Oct, 2019

It was only the 4 of us and our guide. We learned so much. It is the only way I would do it. Our guide was so knowledgeable. I highly recommend it.

User's Picture Gallery

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Perimeter ditch

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Dormitory

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Memorial wall

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Sculpture

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Dormitory

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Entry Gate

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Railroad platform

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Dachau

Enlightening.The place is sterilized and not that depressing but it seems not real. It should have been left in more of the original state. Think it can not happen again but it is going on all over now in a different form.

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