Sobering, sad and very memorable. This is a history lesson that is a must do tour as it stands as a reminder of the horrors that mass numbers of humans are capable of inflicting on other mass numbers of humans.
I am so glad that I made this journey. It stirred powerful emotions. The tour guide Keith did an excellent job of telling the story of Dachau and rise of the Third Reich.
Visiting the movie theatre. As the viewers were ushered in, many were talking amongst themselves but as the images on the screen unfolded, the voices became quieter. At the end of the movie, you could have heard a pin drop.
Visiting the Crematoriums was challenging.
It's not a nice tour, it's a very necessary one.
Our guide to Dachau was both an avid researcher and historian. She was impassioned about imparting knowledge of the background and hierarchy of the camp, it's prisoners, the kapo and SS commanders. Her presentation was both thorough and very moving. I highly recommend this tour.
Very well organized and interesting tour of Dachau. Worked like clockwork and the guide was very knowledgeable.
You can tour Dachau on your own but we definitely could not have done this by ourselves in the time without spending time in advance finding the bus and train schedules.
The tour of Dachau was really good. Our tour guide, Alun Jones, was terrific. His knowledge on the history of the site and the Third Reich was excellent. He carried out the tour in a way that showed extreme respect to the memory of those who were detained there. I found the personal stories of the survivors of the camp both fascinating and emotional. I would highly recommend the Viator tour of Dachau.
Easy train and bus excursion to Dachau. Our tour guide was incredibly knowledgeable of the history of Dachau and the political environment during the 12 years that Dachau existed as a camp. The memorial is very moving and sobering. Glad we went with a tour group, rather than on our own.
I learned a lot about Dachau, the guide was very knowledgeable. Would have liked a bit more time to spend walking the camp, there was a lot to read and see.
OK tour - I think our guide Steve knew his history fine - but he wasn't so terribly interested in being sure his audience was 'engaged'. The weather was very cold - and then it started to rain - so we had a tiny hint of an idea of how the prisoners might have felt. I wondered if we might have been better to have gone on the train and used the audio guide available at Dachau. We appreciated that the transportation TO the site was easy.
Our tour was well planned and managed, though our tour guide was a bit too matter-of-fact in his presentation of what was a horrible time in the history of mankind and particularly for those that suffered at the hands of the Nazis who ruled Germany and the conquered countries of Europe.
We also found Dachau Concentration Camp to be almost park-like in its presorvation. Unlike Auschwitz and Birkenau in Poland, the removal of the hundreds of barracks that housed the doomed prisoners held there did not diminish the heinous crimes that had once been committed.
This tour begins at the Munich Central Station with a short train to Dachau, and ends at the Munich Central Station. Our guide was a student of the Holocaust and consequently, included many interesting items not necessarily publicized. His knowledge of the Camp allowed for no questions to go unanswered, but yet he provided a vivid and colorful explanation of the events and the facility itself. This is definitely a recommended tour.
The memorial is quite an eye-opener and definitely educational. The trip, however, is another story: you meet your guide at the Central train station where he informs you that you and 10 or so other people were going to take a train to Dachau and if you get off at the wrong station, too bad!! Then, you take a public shuttle bus that takes you to the memorial. There was really no contingent plan if the bus was full and could not take all of the people in your group. Also, the tour guide conducted it like it was some kind of a school class trip and made a lot of editorializing. I would have appreciated just a more factual, historical account.
The guide kept taking us to out of the way spots and talking about what was inside the buildings. She droned on and on then gave us little time to actually see things. I have been to Dachau before and think I would have had a more complete visit not on a tour. I'm not actually sure what value the tour guide added. We took public transportation and a guide book would have supplied better commentary.
Our Irish guide in Dachau was wonderful. Very knowledgable and ready to answer any questions we asked. Very moving tour.
We enjoyed very much this , at times, emotional tour, of one of the more famous "concentration" camps. Our guide Kevin(texas) was very knowledgeable and took his job and the information he was portraying very seriously. It was a good experience for us. The transportation to Dachau was seamless. We had enough time for pictures and questions. Brian and Janine
Very informative. The guide was friendly and eager to answer questions. We would recommend this tour to anyone who wants to travel from Munich to tour Dachau.
Our small Group tour of Dachau was a very emotional experience. Our Guide did a great job telling us all about the history of Dachau. He presented in an unbiased manner but in such away as for us to feel our own emotions, he did not try to influence us by any form of extra added emotion and I for one thought this was well delivered.
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