- 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
- Enjoy a flexible itinerary with personalized attention from a private guide
What You Can Expect
In its petrifying prime, Dachau was referred to as the ‘parent camp’; it was the originator, role-model and training ground for the genocide during the Third Reich. A staggering range of persecuted people were sent to Dachau – communists, German dissidents, homosexuals, Jehovah’s Witnesses, Jews and Poles – and the camp’s total intake is estimated to have hit just less than 210,000.
While the camp as it stands today is a memorial site, many of its original features still stand – serving as poignant 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 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 giving 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, enjoy some free time to browse the museum or enjoy lunch (own expense) in the visitor center's café, and then return by train to Munich Central Station.