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.
You will take a 10 minute train ride to the town of Dachau, then a city bus to the site. The tour was excellent - we had a great guide who was really passionate about the history of this concentration/work camp. The tour includes a very interesting movie. You return to Munich by 2:15 p.m. Worth the money!
We spent 7 weeks travelling around Europe and went on 16 different tours of varying types. This tour with Jeff as our guide although sobering was amazing. Jeff is from England, so there was no issue with not understanding what he was saying. He was very knowledgeable, has interesting and fascinating facts and stories to impart. Dachau was a definite highlight of our trip. A must for all ages to visit. Tour was professional and well organised.
We were very pleased with our tour to Dachau. Our guide, Ian, did a wonderful job of explaining the history and answering questions. He was very pleasant and everything ran smoothly under his guidance. The entire experience was organized with just the right balance of "guided tour" and time on our own.
The tour guides extensive knowledge and delivery made understanding the visit to Dachau both highly interesting and very moving. I would highly recommend this tour.
This was an incredible experience! Our tour guide, Steve, was an expert on WWII and he did an excellent job of educating us on the history at Dachau. Highly recommend!
The tour was very well done. The tour guide was very knowledgeable and pointed out relat sites from the train on the way to dachau. He provide excellent background knowledge at Dachau and allowed sufficient time to explore on our own.
We were on holiday in Europe from New Zealand, and were staying in Munich for a few days. This was an excellent low key way to get to Dachau from Munich, travelling with the tour guide first by train, and then by public bus. Being part of a tour group to a place such as this is important in that you get a much broader perspective of what happened as against walking it by yourself. Obviously it is a sobering and somewhat depressing destination, but well worthwhile if you are holidaying in this part of Germany. Our tour guide was very informative and we all left the trip having learned much about the miseries endured by the poor souls incarcerated here.
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