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I wished this tour had been a full day rather than 1/2 day, so we could have had a chance to view the museum or wander longer around the grounds. Alan was our tour guide. He was very informative before the tour started and throughout, explaining each area of the site. He spoke clearly and slowly for all to understand. He gave time for questions. Pick up the book- guide to the museum at the end of the tour well worth the money...In the museum rather than info. center. Highly recommend this trip!
Very knowlegeable tour guide--Keith. He was not only knowlegeable about the war, in general, but also the specifics of Dachau, It was a very throrough tour. Most probably liked the length, but I wish the tour was a little longer. Would definitley recommend this tour.
Sobering tour - but one that should be taken by anyone that makes it to Munich if possible. Our guide, xx, was knowledgeable and extremely sensitive to how the Memorial of Dachau should be respected and conducted the tour with the memory and respect of the Concentration Camp's inmates as equally important as the comprehensive information he gave to his clients. Excellent tour.
I recently signed up for this tour quite last minute when I realized I had an extra day in Munich. It was a very quick sign up even on short notice. I attended the tour on 13 Jul 13 with a tour guide named Kevin from Houston,Texas. Kevin was an amazing guide who had studied German history and language in University and moved to Munich in 2005 to live the culture. He has been a Dachau tour guide since then and was extremely passionate about this subject. He stated right from the start that this tour would not be all about evil and murder but more about humanity, realism and understanding how and why history occurred as it did. It made the tour very interesting and a little more personal. I also need to say that he was emphatic about being respectful of the site and forbid any self portraits or posed pictures on his tour. He stated that this was disrespectful to the site and the memorial. It was quite clear he was not joking
The tour itself was outstanding. Transportation was well coordinated with very little standing around time. There were 13 people on the tour which made for a great tour size. You were able to hear and see Kevin at each point of interest. There is quite a bit of walking on this tour which does make it difficult for anyone with mobility issues. We had one older woman who had some issues but Kevin made sure to give her a good head start to the next point while the rest of us were wandering in the current location.
Overall the Dachau tour was about 2.5-3 hours long with an hour of travel to and from. Total of 4.5 hours all together.
It was a very hot sunny day so I would recommend sun screen or a hat and bring some water with you. Nothing much to buy but I did purchase the memorial book for 15 euros(cash only)while we walked around, which is NOT available in the shop at the info centre. it contains all the pictures, stories and history of the memorial site with all the money going back to the memorial fund of Dachau. Highly recommend it.
Our guide, Brendan made it a few informative and moving tour. Would definitely recommend!!!
This tour was conducted by Radius Tours, and used the train and bus to get to the site. Our tour guide was Steven, and he was an expert on the history of the time. Steven brought the Nazi era to life for us, and provided background and explanations beyond the facts and data. He was able to answer every question. There were too many people booked on this tour, so the company split it into two, with two guides. Our tours were conducted separately, but the guides (Chris and Steven) worked together to ensure our trip worked for us.
This tour was very interesting and informative. Our tour guide was very knowledgable about Dachau and the other concentration camps.We learned a lot. It was much better to take this tour than to go there on your own.
Very intense. Guide was excellent and very knowledgable. Did not have much time at the end to wander on your own, but other than that - best tour of our trip.
Very good tour. We had (Irish) Keith as our tour guide and he was excellent. Very informative and did well to explain much of the info BEFORE we entered the camp. This prevented us needing to stop every 5 seconds and considering there were so many school kids around it was a blessing.
Keith from Radius Tours was very knowledgeable and gave enough details of what went on at the concentration camp. The length of the tour was just right also.
Our tour guide was very knowledgeable, interesting and happy to answer any questions
Defintely recommend that everyone travelling to Munich does this trip. Our guide was excellent and a very thorough understanding of the history of the rise of the Third Reich and provided the historic context in which Dachau was established,and then what happened there over the years of its operation, till the Allies captured the camp in 1945. He presented it in a professional but personal way, and got everyone to think about the issues - how quickly a civilised people can decend into barabarity, and that it should serve as a warning to all of us, to make sure we stand up against wrong - dont expect others to do it!
The tour through this camp was extraordinary. I was not expecting it to be as expansive as it is or as emotional as it was. Our guide was very informative and well knew his history. I would recommend this trip to anyone who feels that we must remember the past so that it doesn't repeat itself. The bronze sculpture titled "The Unknown Inmate" carries these words as a strong reminder and as a warning to us, "To honor the dead, to admonish the living."
Kevin, our guide was very well informed and respectful of the camp.