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Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site Tours

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The Dachau Concentration Camp was the first of its kind opened in Germany by Adolf Hitler's Nazi government in 1933, and it served as a model for later concentration camps. Today, the camp is a memorial to the more than 32,000 people who died and the more than 200,000 who were imprisoned during the Nazi regime. The memorial was established as a site of memory and education in 1965, 20 years after Dachau was liberated by American troops.

The Basics
The Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site is most often visited on half- or full-day trips from Munich. Visitors to the memorial site can expect to see the former compound (now an exhibition center), and learn about Europe in World War II, the Holocaust, and the role Dachau played in this important chapter in German history. Whether seen independently or on a guided private or small-group tour from Munich, the guard houses and administration buildings, reconstructed barracks, cells, and crematorium offer ample opportunity for reflection. 

Things to Know Before You Go
  • Visiting the Dachau memorial is an intense experience, and appropriate solemnity and respect are required on the grounds. 
  • While it is free to visit the memorial, booking an audio guide or a group or private tour allows for added insight and context from a tour guide.
  • The site does not offer luggage storage.
  • Dachau is generally wheelchair accessible, although some of the grounds are unpaved and some buildings do not have dedicated wheelchair entrances. Wheelchairs can be borrowed upon arrival.
  • Some of the exhibits may not be appropriate for kids under 12; it's recommended that kids visit with an adult.

How to Get There
Dachau is set just 17 miles (28 kilometers) northwest of Munich. By public transportation, take the S2 train from Munich's Central Station for about 25 minutes to Dachau. Get off at Dachau station (Dachau Bahnhof) to hop on bus 726 toward Saubachsiedlung and get off at KZ-Gedenkstätte, the entrance of the memorial site. Parking fees apply from March to October.

When to Get There
The camp is open daily from 9am to 5pm year-round, aside from Christmas Eve. While some exhibits are indoors, many consider the summer months of May to October the best time to visit as much of the site is outdoors. The memorial tends to be busiest around noon.

Exhibitions at the Dachau Memorial Site
Set in what was once a maintenance building, Dachau's main permanent exhibition covers the former Nazi concentration camp's horrific history and sheds light on the lives of the site's prisoners with firsthand accounts, biographies, and artifacts. Elsewhere on the Dachau grounds are exhibits in other original buildings displaying bunkers, model barracks, a crematorium, and a gas chamber, although evidence indicates that the gas chamber was never used to murder prisoners.
Address: Dachau, Germany
Admission: Free. Tours cost € 3 - € 3.50
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Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site Tour from Munich by TrainDay Trips

Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site Tour from Munich by Train

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Gain insight into the Holocaust of World War II on this half-day tour of Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site from Munich. Travel by train and bus to the memorial site, and take a guided tour of the compound, a place of memorial and education dedicated to the thousands who were imprisoned and lost their lives there between 1933 and 1945. Learn how Dachau provided a model for all Nazi camps, and see the exhibitions and memorials, together with the reconstructed barracks and cells, as your guide provides illuminating, informative and sensitive commentary.
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Private Tour: Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site by Train from MunichDay Trips

Private Tour: Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site by Train from Munich

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Take a trip to Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site on this private, half-day tour from Munich. Dachau was the first Nazi concentration camp in Germany and it served as a model for all the other camps that followed it. See various parts of the facility—including the 'Arbeit macht frei' gateway and the administration headquarters—and explore the museum with a guide. You'll benefit from personalized attention while gaining insight into the site's past.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
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Half-Day Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site Walking Tour with a Local Guide from Munich by TrainDay Trips

Half-Day Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site Walking Tour with a Local Guide from Munich by Train

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Gain insight into Munich’s dark past with a moving half-day tour of Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site, including transport by train from Munich. Take a guided tour of the camp’s cells, barracks and gas chamber, learn about Dachau’s role as Germany’s first concentration camp and read prisoners' stories of the atrocities carried out under the Nazi regime. You’ll also have the opportunity to pay your respects at the poignant memorial site and watch an emotional documentary about the camp.
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Fully Guided Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site Tour from MunichDay Trips

Fully Guided Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site Tour from Munich

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Explore Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site on this half-day tour from Munich. Travel by train from Munich to Dachau with a guide, and visit the former concentration camp. During your guided tour, gain insight into the brutality of the Nazi regime and learn of the 42,000 innocent prisoners who lost their lives there. Explore the history of the Third Reich in the visitors' center, and read of the camp’s historical context from the prisoners’ perspective.
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Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site Tour from MunichDay Trips

Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site Tour from Munich

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Take a sobering look at the Dachau Concentration Camp and Memorial Site during this guided visit from Munich. Learn about the history of one of Germany’s first concentration camps dating back to 1933 as you visit camp locations like the SS Training Camp, Nandor Gild Monument, Appellplatz (Roll Call Square), and more. Round-trip transport is also included.
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Full-Day Small Group Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site Tour from Munich Day Trips

Full-Day Small Group Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site Tour from Munich

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Visit Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site, the first permanent concentration camp to be built by the Nazi Party, on this 6-hour tour from Munich. Travel by train from the Bavarian capital to Dachau, where you'll learn about the camp’s prisoners, gain insight into life under Nazi rule, and visit the visitors' center, reconstructed barracks, gas chambers and other rooms.
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Dachau Concentration Camp and SS Shooting Range Hebertshausen from MunichDay Trips

Dachau Concentration Camp and SS Shooting Range Hebertshausen from Munich

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Avoid the chaos of public transportation, and visit Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site and SS (Schutzstaffel) shooting range in Hebertshausen by the comfort of an air-conditioned coach on this day tour from Munich. First take a guided tour of the memorial site, and spend time exploring the memorial and museum on your own. Then take a short ride over to the shooting-range grounds where more than 4,000 casualties happened during WWII.
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Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site And Third Reich Day Tour From MunichDay Trips

Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site And Third Reich Day Tour From Munich

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Explore Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site and take a Third Reich walking tour of Munich on this full-day, small-group tour. Visit Dachau, the first Nazi concentration camp in Germany during the Holocaust. Learn how it served as a model for all the other camps that followed it and listen to the heart-wrenching stories of Dachau’s many prisoners. Then, return to Munich to see sites associated with Adolf Hitler and the Nazi Party, and gain insight into this dark period of Munich's past. This tour includes transport and the services of a guide.
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Full Dachau small group tour from Munich via trainDay Trips

Full Dachau small group tour from Munich via train

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Tour the Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site during an informative visit with a small group. Travel by train from central Munich and walk the grounds with a guide to learn about the 12-year history and operations of the first Nazi concentration camp—established by Adolf Hitler and the Third Reich. Your guide details the brutal system of oppression at Dachau during World War II and the suffering experienced by its prisoners.
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Dachau Tour from MunichHalf-day Tours

Dachau Tour from Munich

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Dachau was the first concentration camp the Nazis opened in 1933, and in these troubled times, its lessons have never been more relevant. Join a certified guide who has listened to the stories of many survivors over the years during this half-day tour for richer insights than you'd achieve if exploring independently. This tour includes entrance fees and transfers from Munich by train and shuttle bus with access to Wi-Fi.
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
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Private Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site Tour from MunichDay Trips

Private Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site Tour from Munich

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Gain a deeper understanding of the Holocaust on a private tour to the Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial.  Meet your guide at your Munich hotel, then travel by included train transportation to the former camp. Listen to stories about individual survivors, learn this history of the camp, and more. You set the pace of the tour and can ask as many questions as you like for a more immersive experience.
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Private Dachau Concentration Camp Tour with Private Transfer from MunichDay Trips

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Private Dachau Concentration Camp Tour with Private Transfer from Munich

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Uncover Munich’s dark past on a private tour of Dachau and take a moving tour of Germany’s first concentration camp. Walk around the prisoner barracks, crematoria, and gas chamber; read prisoners' stories of the atrocities carried out under the Nazi regime; and visit the poignant memorial sites.
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Private Round Trip to Dachau Camp from Munich HotelsDay Trips

Private Round Trip to Dachau Camp from Munich Hotels

Make your visit to Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site the best experience possible with help from this round-trip transfer service from Munich. Get picked up right at your hotel, and ride in a private vehicle over to the historical site. Spend your time soaking in all the history at your own pace, and then travel safely back to Munich comfortably.
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Dachau Concentration Camp PRIVATE TourDay Trips

Dachau Concentration Camp PRIVATE Tour

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On March 22, 1933, a few weeks after Adolf Hitler had been appointed Reich Chancellor, a concentration camp for political prisoners was set up in Dachau. This camp served as a model for all later concentration camps and as a "school of violence" for the SS men under whose command it stood. In the twelve years of its existence over 200. 000 persons from all over Europe were imprisoned here and in the numerous subsidary camps. 41. 500 were murdered. On April 29 1945, American troops liberated the survivors.
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Private Tour: Munich City Tour and Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial SitePrivate Day Trips

Private Tour: Munich City Tour and Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site

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Explore Munich and take a trip to Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site on this private, full-day sightseeing tour. Begin with a guided tour of Munich — the capital of Bavaria and one of Germany’s most-visited destinations — during which you'll enjoy personalized attention from a dedicated guide while visiting top sites such as Marienplatz, the Deutsches Museum and Hofbräuhaus. Then take a trip to Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site, the first Nazi concentration camp in Germany. Hotel pickup and drop-off from Munich is included, but entrance fees and meals are at your own expense.
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Private Dachau Concentration Camp Tour Day Trips

Private Dachau Concentration Camp Tour

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Acknowledge Germany’s sobering history on a tour of Dachau Concentration Camp. During your tour, gain insight into the Third Reich’s regime and brutality, as well as the 42,000 people who lost their lives within its bounds. Booking a private tour ensures you can process and pay respects in solitude, as well as ask questions at any point.
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Private tour to Dachau Concentration Camp from Munich with licensed guideBus Tours

Private tour to Dachau Concentration Camp from Munich with licensed guide

Enjoy this half day tour of the Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial site from Munich with your private driver/guide, which has the license to guide you inside the camp. Dachau was the first Nazi concentration camp in Germany during the II World War and the Holocaust. It was a model for all other camps. You will be able to see various parts of the facility and even explore its museum.
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Exclusive MUNICH and Surroundings ALL IN ONE Culture, Nature and History TourDay Trips

Exclusive MUNICH and Surroundings ALL IN ONE Culture, Nature and History Tour

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TRAVEL*SAFE & WITH CONFIDENCE: MORE ABOUT OUR COVID-19 PRECAUTIONS IN "Additional Info"! Make the most of your day: experience the cultural riches of the city of MUNICH as well as the breathtaking LAKE DISTRICT. Immerse yourself in history: visit historical sites in Munich and/or the DACHAU CONCENTRATION CAMP. Let Stefan, your guide, take care of all the details to make the tour smooth and easy for you. This MY*GUiDE Tour offers you all the mentioned PLUS: + Perfect balance of culture, history & nature – no need to choose, you can have it all in one day! + Possibility to customize details & length of the tour (7 or 10 hrs) + Professional all-round-care, always at your fingertips but never intrusive + Option to go off the beaten track, get insider tips on local highlights > Know that your day tour is planned & conducted by a friendly and experienced expert tour guide. > Enjoy the perfect symbiosis of travelling in relaxed comfort and fully leveraging your precious vacation time.
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Munich WWII Combo: Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site and Third Reich Walking TourDay Trips

Munich WWII Combo: Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site and Third Reich Walking Tour

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Gain insight into the Third Reich's rise to power and visit Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site on this full-day Munich combo tour. Travel to Dachau, the first Nazi concentration camp in Germany, and explore the memorial site with a guide. Then, learn about the history of Nazi Germany during World War II, and see some of the buildings associated with Adolf Hitler on a walking tour. Round-trip transportation from Munich to Dachau is included.
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  • 8 hours 30 minutes
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Half-Day Private Dachau Concentration Camp Tour From MunichDay Trips

Half-Day Private Dachau Concentration Camp Tour From Munich

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Social distancing and health and safety are now a priority for many travellers. With this in mind our Private Dachau tour has been developed to cater for these issues. Your licensed guide will deliver a highly educational and thought provoking tour whilst prioritising your health and well being. You have the option of meeting the guide at the site and making your own travel arrangements or have the guide travel with you, giving more time to interact and ask questions. You can also use the local public transportation system, the choice is yours and can be arranged with your guide prior to the tour.
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