- 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
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, gays, 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.
We had a private tour and it was one of the most interesting, if solemn, parts of our trip to Europe. The atmosphere is subdued - like visiting a cemetery. Important lessons to be learned here.
Another great private tour with a super tour guide. He was very very informative and sensitive to all our questions. The tour was very sobering and very eye opening. I recommend everyone take this tour