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  • Location: Munich, Germany
  • Duration:  5 hours (approx.)

Venture out of Munich by local transport for a comprehensive small group tour through Dachau Concentration Camp and memorial site. An authorized guide will share important information concerning the desperate survivors who'd been tortured and exploited throughout the course of World War II. Today, Dachau Memorial Site is a place of memory, of pilgrimage and of education and makes for an illuminating day trip from Munich.


  • Small-group Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial tour from Munich
  • Guided visit to the moving memorial site and exhibition center
  • Choice of three morning tours
  • Professional guide
  • Return train and bus tickets to the memorial

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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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

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

The best tour we took. Our guide got us on the train and bus. He was sensitive and knowledgeable about a very difficult subject. Everyone should take this tour.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Excellent trip. Your director was very knowledgable with lots of neat tidbits. I highly recommend.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

This was an excellent tour. Guide excellent. Well informed. Good communicator.
This is a four hour trip with considerable walking. For the elderly this must be made very clear in tour information. It should not prevent people doing the trip but a few more benches and rest points on site would be beneficial.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Very powerful, unforgettable tour. A must-see for anyone who visits Munich.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

A great half-day tour with a very knowledgeable guide.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

This is an important, but heart-wrenching tour which everyone visiting Germany should take. Our guide, Steven, did an outstanding job sensitively and respectfully guiding us through Dachau with the most insightful narrative I have ever heard on a tour.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Excellent tour...our guide was so knowledgeable and presented such a sensitive topic in such a respectful manner. Would highly recommend to anyone who is interested in the history of World War II.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

The guide seemed very well-informed and very approachable and most importantly for a place like Dachau, he came across as very passionate about his subject matter.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

An eye-opener. Extremely well organised and Steve, our guide, was extremely knowledgeable. Would like to have had a bit more time there. The overall 5-hour trip was rather short. Could have done with one more hour.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Absolutely very interesting, our guide Keith was great full.

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