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Gain insight into the Holocaust of World War II on a 5-hour trip to the Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site from Munich. Travel by train and bus to the site, and take a guided tour of the compound, a place of memorial and education dedicated to the thousands imprisoned, tortured and killed here between 1933 and 1945. Learn how Dachau provided a model for all Nazi camps, and see the haunting exhibitions and memorials, together with the reconstructed barracks and cells as your guide provides illuminating, informative and sensitive commentary.

Highlights

  • 5-hour small-group Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site tour from Munich
  • Tour the exhibition center and former compound with a professional guide
  • Learn about Dachau's history and the suffering meted out here at the exhibition center
  • See the camp gate and reconstructed barracks, cells, guard houses and other buildings
  • Pay your respects at the international and religious memorials
  • Choose from three morning departures with round-trip travel to Dachau by local train and bus
  • Small-group tour ensures a more intimate and respectful experience

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

The guides do an excellent job of explaining this infamous camp's role in the Holocaust and relating the survivors' stories. It's a sobering experience, but an important one to help ensure we never forget.

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What You Can Expect

Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Small Group Tour from Munich

Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Small Group Tour from Munich

Just outside the medieval town center of Dachau, a Memorial Site stands on the grounds of the former concentration camp. This was the 'parent' camp. Dachau was the 'Academy of Terror', the originator, role-model 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, the Final Solution.

2005 marked the 60th anniversary of the liberation of most Nazi concentration camps in the closing months of the Second World War. All over an exhausted Europe, advancing Allied soldiers set free the desperate survivors of camp after camp. The diseased, the starving, the barely alive emerged to tell a shocked and disbelieving world of the full horror of a network of systematized murder and degradation that had first been set in motion in 1933.

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 infamous Arbeit macht frei (Freedom through Work) gate, German dissidents, outspoken clergymen, Jehovah's Witnesses, homosexuals, Jews, Polish civilians, all in all the citizens of some 34 nations. 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.

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Customer Reviews

Anthony H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Great tour guide. Very interesting tour.

Jay

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Very somber tour. The tour guide was very informative and knowledgeable. Best tour of our entire trip. An experience that all of mankind should be reminded of in our history.

Colin C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Excellent Tour our guide was very informative and a place that should be visted

William J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Our tour guide Keith was excellent. A terrific balance of history and perspective of what happened at Dachau.

Corban R K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Our tour guide, Steve, was great. Really knew the history of Dachau inside and out. He was very curteous with all the tour members as well. I would highly recommend this tour to anyone looking to visit Dachau.

Luis C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Very professional guide. Highly recommended tour.

lisa.schechinger

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

My tour was great. We had a FANTASTIC tour guide that knew an impressive amount of information. It wouldn't have been the same to tour Dachau on my own and I would have missed a large amount of the information he was able to provide throughout the tour.

cingrani

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Our guide Sabi Sabri? was very knowledgeable and had just the right tone for this type of tour. It was convenient to meet at the train station and have our tickets for the train and bus once we were in Dachau already taken care of.

Rachel P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Keith was the best tour guide we could have asked for. He was clear, concise, and super knowledgeable. While it was a difficult and heavy place to visit, Keith conducted the tour in a respectful and engaging manner. Transportation to and from the camp was very easy with his guidance. He even recommended other activities in Munich on the way back. I would highly recommend booking this tour. I don't think it would have been the same without Keith's commentary.

Barry J A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Educational, great insight into war history.

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