Our guide Scott was very well read on german history of hitler's time and provided us with a fluent summary of key events. He focused on giving a perspective of Dachau from a prisoner's point of view, from their arrival to the camp to their death/liberation. It was an eyeopening experience.
Dachau Concentration Camp is a must visit. This camp was quite a haunting experience, not only seeing how the site but hearing the stories of hardship and torture that occurred. Our tour guide, Steve, brought the whole experience to life. As a World War II expert, he was able to impart information that you never come across in books and helped us understand the important role Dachau had in Nazi Germany. He shared with us first hand stories from survivors he has met throughout the years.
With only three days in Munich, I was uncertain about taking the time for this day trip. However, I'm glad I did the tour and would highly recommend it.
Jeff was an amazing guide. Very knowledgeable and I feel like we got the most out of Dachau.
The visit to Dachau was was worth seeing, however the use of local public train and local bus, wasted time that could have been spent looking at more museum exhibits
First off, Sabine, our guide was super informative. Dachau is very somber and heavy but, everyone should see and experience it!
Had a great day with Ian as our guide. He is a very knowledgable and sensitive man who informs us thoroughly and completely without bias towards any of the ethnic or cultural groups intered at Dachau.
Great tour guide and very informative. Even though this was a very sad place to be, this was one of our top events when we were in Germany. Dachau is a must see.
A very insightful trip on the history of Dachau concentration camp. However, do not expect a 'ghost tour'.
I highly recommend this tour, and if it's possible to request a particular guide, ask for Alun. He was knowledgeable, sensitive, thorough, and interesting. You can get yourself to Dachau without too much difficulty on your own, but taking the tour was so much more meaningful than it would have been without a good guide.
Dachau Concentration Camp Tour was a very moving experience, one not easily forgotten. Very interesting and an important lesson for my teenage children (not to mention ourselves). Sabri, our tour guide, was very informative and happy to answer our many varied questions. Not a "fun" day out but a sombre learning day. I would highly recommend this tour for all ages. It was an easy journey from the Marienplatz in Munich to Dachau.
This tour is well worth money visiting Dachau is actually free and I would highly recommend it. Jeff was great and extremely knowledgeable about everything that we were seeing. If you go solo, there is an audio tour you can purchase but its not the same as being able to ask questions and getting a more in-depth commentary on the site and its history. Everyone should visit one of these memorials given the chance and the tour brings even more perspective to an appalling piece of human history. MJ
Achim was a fantastic tour guide. He was very knowledge about Dachau the Concentration Camp and Dachau the city. He provided great insight to what was going on to the country, and the prisoners of the camp. After the tour was over, Achim came to each one of us to see if we needed any recommendations for places to see, or eat during the remainder of our trip. I would gladly book another tour if I knew Achim was going to be the guide.
Would highly recommend this tour. Was sad, but very informative. Our guide was excellent and did a great job at explaining the history of Dachau, and the various aspects of the camp.
This tour was very inclusive and thorough, especially for the price! We paid 22 euros for the tour. The tour guide, Nancy, was very knowledgable on Dachau as well as present day facts about it. The train and bus we had to take to get to the camp was quick and easy to navigate. I felt like we had enough time at the camp, and Nancy really explained everything so well. The tour was about a half day tour, which was nice because you could still do other things that day. There are no extra fees which is very nice because on other tours in Munich we would have to pay entrance fees and transportation tickets during the tour. Would 100 recommend this to family and friends!
We visited Dachau. Our tour guide, Keith W. was amazing. He was very informative and helpful. I would definitely recommend this tour!
The tour of Dachau was a truly moving experience. Our tour guide Allen was very, very informative and knew the answer to every question we asked of him and gave additional insight as well. The tour was very well organized and the logistics were perfect. We would definitely recommend this tour to others.
The trip to Dachau was very good. Our guide, Keith, was super knowledgeable and made the short tour extremely worthwhile!
We were met on time at the place arranged. The tour guide was fantastic! He was very knowledgeable about the site. He covered the history of Dachau from WWI to its liberation at the end of WWII. He approached the tour from the perspective of the prisoner experience. He asked thought provoking questions of the group to further enhance our understanding of the site. Very professional and receptive to questions. I would highly recommend this tour!
Dachau is a must see. The importance of learning not to repeat the past cannot be over told. This was our second trip and it was just as powerful.The not so great part was our tour guide, Jeff. He seemed to be having an off day (??). It started out as not a small group! We were thirty+ It was a nightmare of long walks (DO NOT TAKE THIS TOUR IF WALKING DISTANCES IS AN ISSUE) Jeff had us rush to catch the public bus and jam all of us in after we got off the train and then walk all over the place to return to the train. The tour made it seem as if they had their own bus to meet the train - well they don't. Jeff kept forgetting what he was going to say and there were long uncomfortable pauses between sentences. Perhaps Jeff has done this tour too many times? In contrast to the Royal Castle tour we had taken a few days before which was perfection, this was a bust transportation wise.
The guide was extremely knowledgeable. In addition having an intimate knowledge of Dachau was able to describe the events taking place around the world during that time period which added a great deal of additional color. The guide efficiently lead the group through the various forms of transportation, (train and bus) to arrive at our destination. The guide did a great job describing the camp and even allowed time for private reflection. The camp is very well maintained. I highly recommend this tour and feel that everyone should experience this firsthand in order to ensure that the events that took place, never occur again.
I gave this a lower rating as Viator mis-booked this tour and we were only able to do one of the tours on the selected day and we chose Dachau. Looking back, you can easliy do Dachau on your own and have more time to see everything and the exhibits and not feel rushed, it is easy to get to and then you can go at your own pace. Looking back, we wish now we would have done the Third Reich Walking Tour and done Dachau on our own.
This was a great tour. Our guide was wonderful and very informative. The movie is best for guest over the age of 12 and we were informed of this before our tour since we had an 11 year old with us. Our guides were different from the Dachau and the Third Reich. The company in Munich was also friendly.
My wife and I took many tours on our recent trip to London, Paris, and Munich, all booked through Viator. They have all been very good to excellent. This trip however stands out as the best of all, thanks to our guide Keith W.. Although you can easily get to Dachau on a train, you would not have the excellent commentary provided by Keith. He explained the purpose, function, and most importantly the significance of preserving Dachau, as a reminder of those who gave their lives to free Europe. If I could give this tour 6 stars I would!!
My 16 year old son and I did this tour during a short trip to Munich. The tour guide was excellent, very knowledgeable and passionate about his subject, and committed to understanding what took place at Dachau in the broader context of German, European and Jewish history. It was always very interesting, and we moved at a good pace, that is neither too hurried or boringly slow. Dachau itself is a sombre place, of course, and very well organised for people such as us with only a few hours to be there. I felt that my son probably learned the equivalent of 2 months of Modern History syllabus in our 2-3 hours there. I was uncertain as to how he'd respond, but he was completely engaged the whole time by the tour and the guide's talk.
My only criticism of the guide is that he was a bit short with some latecomers, and not as welcoming as I felt he should have been to them.
As part of our 12 day tour to Germany we choose to spend 3 days in Munich. An important site for my wife was to tour Dachau as her parents were survivors of the Holocaust. The day tour of Dachau was excellent as the tour guide that we had was very knowledgeable of World War II and the concentration camps through out Germany and how Dachau was started and its history. We have traveled thought out the world and have not had a better tour guide. Thank you Viator!
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