5 star rating: Highly Recommended 27 Reviews

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  • Location: Munich, Germany
  • Duration:  5 hours (approx.)
Take a private tour of the Dachau concentration camp, the first Nazi concentration camp, on a half-day trip from Munich, and put the horrors of Nazi Germany’s genocide into perspective. With a private guide, the tour introduces sites like the camp’s original administration headquarters and the famous ‘Arbeit macht frei’ gateway. Hear heart-wrenching stories about Dachau’s prisoners and learn about the topics that interest you most; the itinerary is flexible and tailored to your interests.

Highlights

  • Private half-day trip to Dachau concentration camp from Munich
  • Learn about Dachau during the days of the Third Reich (Nazi Germany)
  • See poignant sites like the Arbeit macht frei gateway and the administration headquarters
  • Visit the museum and hear of the persecuted prisoners who suffered at Dachau
  • Receive personalized attention from a private guide

What You Can Expect

Private Tour: Dachau Concentration Camp Tour from Munich

Visit Dachau on your day trip from Munich!

Your guide will meet you at your centrally-located Munich hotel. It is also possible to arrange to simply meet your guide at the Munich Central Station if you prefer. From the station you will take a train to Dachau where a bus will then transport you to the Concentration Camp Memorial.

During the Holocaust, Dachau was referred to as the ‘parent camp,’ serving as a training ground for the genocide during the Third Reich. A staggering range of persecuted people were sent to Dachau — communists, German dissidents, gay men, Jehovah’s Witnesses, Jews and Poles — and the camp’s total intake was upwards of 200,000 prisoners.

Today the camp stands as a memorial site with many of its original features serving as harrowing reminders of a time in history that should never be forgotten. Explore the site with your guide, seeing the gatehouse with its iconic Arbeit macht frei (work makes you free) gateway, a bunker and a crematorium. Visit the administration headquarters where fates were decided, and see the rail platform where prisoners once arrived.

As you walk around, listen to your guide give the background on each site, learning about well-known Nazis whose names were linked to the camp. The feared leader Heinrich Himmler set up Dachau, and Theodore Eicke later used it as a place to train his SS (Nazi secret police) guards.

If there is something you would like to know more about, then simply let your guide know. After exploring the camp, take some free time to browse the museum or eat lunch (own expense) in the visitor center's café, and then return by train to Munich Central Station.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

This was an excellent tour. All of the logistics were taken care of as our guide met us at our hotel and facilitated transportation on both the train and bus. The tour itself was very informative and moving. Our guide was extremely knowledgeable and provided great insight.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Our guide, Kai, was passionate about WWII history. Rather than lecture us for hours, he consistently engaged us by asking questions and welcoming questions we asked him. I'm so grateful he was our guide through Dachau and will certainly recommend him to friends and family.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Amazing and learned guide- really created the background history which embellished the experience.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Our guide was great. Fun personality and VERY KNOWLEDGEABLE. I knew a little about Dachau but presented with so much more knowledge of the camp and it's history. Travel to and from the site was easy. I would recommend any associate of mine to see the site and book with our guide. A worthwile experience for everyone.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2015

Jonathon was on time, friendly, very informative, and did a fantastic job guiding us throughout the tour.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

Very informative and thought provoking tour. A must see if in Munich. Highly recommended.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

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.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

This tour was amazing!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2015

We visited Dachau. Our tour guide, Keith W. was amazing. He was very informative and helpful. I would definitely recommend this tour!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2015

Very interesting tour. Jason did a remarkable job, answered all of our questions thoroughly, and shared past and present activities relating to the site. Well worth the time.

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