- 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
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What You Can Expect
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.
Tour guide was excellent. Far exceeded my expectations, and I obtained the full experience of the terror and horror that went on. I had looked forward my whole life to being a witness as to what happened there and I did and one more thing off the bucket list to do!
Could not have been better I am very pleased and my wife a Jew was too!!!
The tour of Dachau was one of the highlights of our trip to Germany!
We booked this private tour of Dachau because we wanted to really understand the history of Dachau. There is a local tour company Viator contracted with for this tour. Adam, our tour guide picked us up at our hotel right on time. Adam escorted us to the trains to take us to Dachau. While enroute Adam told us history of the area we were traveling through. He was very knowledgeable and easy to listen to. He told us we would walk the same path that the prisoners arriving at the camp did.
Once at Dachau Adam guided us through each of the areas. He gave us an overview of what occurred in each area. He gave us plenty of time to look at photos and read the displays. He explained what was from the original camp and what was rebuilt for the memorial.
The 5 hour tour was over so quickly. We felt that the private tour gave us so much more insight and personal connection to the Memorial than going in a large group tour. Adam guided us back the main train station in Munich. He even helped us find a place for lunch before we parted ways. It was one of the most enjoyable tours we have ever taken
We debated on whether to do the small group or the private group tour, but we are definitely glad we decided on the private tour. Our guide, Scott, met us at our hotel, and took us to the train station. Scott was very knowledgeable and answered any question we had regarding Dachau. If you are debating between the private tour and a small or large group tour, definitely choose the private tour.
Best tour of the trip. Definitely recommend doing the private tour and our guide, Achim, is extremely knowledgeable and catered the tour based on getting to know us and what we wanted out of it.
We had a private tour, just the two of us, with Steve who was THE BEST guide ever! My traveling companion was in a wheelchair due to an accident in Dubrovnik and Steve went out of his way to make sure that the journey to/from/during the tour was possible in a wheelchair and even pushed the wheelchair for me most of the way. What we saw was heart wrenching but it was Steve's personal stories which brought the entire Dachau experience to life and made it so meaningful. I would HIGHLY recommend spending the extra money for a private tour of Dachau and, if you are lucky, you will get Steve as your guide.
The tour went great it was a private and we learned alot. the guide was very informative and did a great job.
John was a wonderful tour guide. He knew so much history and was a joy to listen to throughout the day. He answered all of our questions and we never felt rushed. It was a wonderful tour where we learned a lot.
Adam was the best tour guide we have ever encountered. He was extremely knowledgeable and friendly. Our family of five enjoyed his teachings.
Our guide was originally from Australia, but was a great tour guide. He was extremely organized and provided us with the history of the Nazi Party and the concentration camp starting from the train ride. Excellent.