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Full Dachau small group tour from Munich via train

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München, Germany
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5 hours (Approx.)
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Offered in: English
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... More
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.

Highlights

  • Guided, educational tour of Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site
  • Learn about the history of Dachau and its function as a memorial site
  • Round-trip train travel from Marienplatz in Munich is included
  • Small-group tour, limited to 15 people, allows ample time for questions

What To Expect

Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site, Pater-Roth-Str. 2A, 85221, Dachau, Bavaria Germany

Leaving Marien Platz down town Munich at 9:30 you
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Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site, Pater-Roth-Str. 2A, 85221, Dachau, Bavaria Germany

Leaving Marien Platz down town Munich at 9:30 you will travel via train with your authorized guide to the Dachau memorial site.

Our 5 hour tour of the Dachau Concentration Camp will cover all areas
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Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site, Pater-Roth-Str. 2A, 85221, Dachau, Bavaria Germany

Leaving Marien Platz down town Munich at 9:30 you will travel via train with your authorized guide to the Dachau memorial site.

Our 5 hour tour of the Dachau Concentration Camp will cover all areas accessible to the public and the following.
• Rise of Adolph Hitler and the Nazi Party throughout the 1920s up to his appointment as Chancellor in 1933
• Burning of the Reichstag and the formation of concentration camps
• The roll Dachau played as model for other camps
• 3 major phases of the camp system
• SS training facility
• Jourhaus (main gate house) with the infamous slogan ARBEIT MACHT FREI
• Liberation of the camp and the aftermath
• What happened at Dachau between 1945 and the unveiling of the Documentation center in 1965
• An in depth look at the concentration camp system, Ghettos and Extermination camps
• Registration of prisoners and their various categories
• Kristallnacht – 1938 pogrom against the Jews and the first major influx of Jewish prisoners at Dachau     
• Methods of torture and punishments
• Bathhouse
• International memorial and sculpture
• Medical experiments on prisoners
• A short color film of Dachau
• The bunker – prison within the camp
• Daily lives of the prisoners and the barracks
• Religious memorials
• Perimeter fence
• Gas Chamber and Crematorium

Duration: 5 hours

What's Included

Fully licensed professional guide
Public transport costs to and from the memorial site
Food and drinks
Gratuities

Departure & Return

Departure Point

Marienplatz 15, 80331 München, Germany

Departure Time

9:30 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point

Before You Book

The fine print

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Students can select the youth price category. Please note that the valid ID card must be presented on the day of the tour.
  • Refreshments
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  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Students can select the youth price category. Please note that the valid ID card must be presented on the day of the tour.
  • Refreshments and snacks are not available during the tour. Refreshments can be purchased at several locations at the station before meeting the tour.
  • The tour
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  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Students can select the youth price category. Please note that the valid ID card must be presented on the day of the tour.
  • Refreshments and snacks are not available during the tour. Refreshments can be purchased at several locations at the station before meeting the tour.
  • The tour will be a mixture of indoors and out. Please check the weather beforehand and dress appropriately
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.


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Great Tour and Great Guide
akordas
, Aug 2019
This was a great tour, and I highly recommend it. James, our guide, was very informative. He kept the tour at a very reasonable pace and provided us with additional information and details that even I (a history professor) did not know about Dachau. Everyone should take this tour.
History tour
glocan2014
, Aug 2019
Guide was excellent, knowledgeable, very accommodating. Knew us by name and always looking out for our safety. A pleasure to be with this group.
Memorial is excellent, tour is not so good
melissagalvand
, Aug 2019
The information that was given in the tour was very interesting but most of it was around the Second World War rather than the history of the camp. In my opinion, the tour was okay but there is no need of it. In fact, as the place was crowded, we could barely see anything of the museum and it was more a WW2 speech inside the camp. You can reach easily Dachau's memorial (subway and bus) and the information given by the audio guides is good. I stayed at the place after the tour guide left because there were plenty of things that I couldn't see. There is no need to pay fot this tour.
Response from Host , Aug 2019
This review is correct in regards to the memorial site been busy in one particular room on the day in question. There are days when parts of the exhibition are crowded, as an experienced guide I am very good at maneuvering my guests around large groups and make sure everyone can see and hear the information I am providing. The statement that I only talk about WW2 and not the camp is not true at all! This tour is a history lesson of Dachau,the camp system and other important events over this period . In my 9 years guiding at Dachau I've never received feedback of this nature and find this review to be extremely misleading. The only reasoning I can find is this couple was from a country where English is not their native language and may not have been following what I was talking about. Sincerely James Burgess
Great Visit and Guide
DaveWhite4
, Aug 2019
James was our guide for the day and was very considerate in making sure that everyone's needs were met, reading the group (e.g. giving breaks from walking as necessary) and that he was communicating clearly for all to understand. The information he provided was thoughtful, thought-provoking, and respectful of the site/memorial. I personally thought his purported Welsh accent was a little to Australian-sounding for my tastes (kidding, James!). James was great, and I would recommend him to anyone.
A must to do tour when in Munich
Departure43278240156
, Aug 2019
I have so much interest in German history and it was a memorable trip to Dachau. Our tour guide told us so many stories and in such a detail that 5 hours went by like a flash. I loved the tour and will definitely recommend to anyone who has interest in Holocaust or German history.
Informative guide who speaks fast and doesn't like questions
HorseHawk
, Jul 2019
I have been to Dachau before, but learned little because I did not have a guide. James was our guide and shuttled a couple dozen people on the train from Munich to Dachau, then marched us very quickly through the site. His knowledge of the time was excellent - I learned a lot from his initial 10 minute synopsis of WWII and the Third Reich. However, he speaks very quickly in his Welsh accent, which makes it difficult to stick with his explanations. Dachau is crowded - really crowded with tourists! We were given little time to absorb any of the information or sites. The tour was very informative, but James did not like being asked any questions - he would either answer curtly, or say that he would cover it later. He did not seem open to learning anything new about this challenging topic. If you really want to see an interesting concentration camp, go to Mauthausen near Linz Austria. You don't need a guide there - everything is explained in both German and English and you really get to know individual people and stories through the excellent, in depth displays. Mauthausen has much more left of the original camp and you really feel like you are 'there'. Most people come away from Dachau with a bit of an empty feeling, but Mauthausen changes your soul.
Response from Host , Aug 2019
I'm sorry that the tour did not reach your expectations. I would like to respond to a few of the comments made in this review for future guests. The day in question was the busiest the camp has been in years, I remember mentioning this to the guests. There are the occasional days when the site is very busy but I try my best to move 'shuttle' my guests around as best as possible avoiding other visitors and large groups. In regards to questions I am very approachable, friendly and always answer for the whole group, if I can! There are times when I tell guests that I will talk about a topic later. Regarding the language barrier I have to say I am from Australia not Wales! I always try to speak clearly. These guests were from Boston so I'm not sure why they could not understand. Also I am always researching and reading so the comment that I am not interested in learning more on this subject I find offensive. And last but not least Dachau is one of the most preserved and accessible camps in Europe. If you are travelling through Linz I would encourage you to visit Mauthausen or any other camp during your travels to learn as much as possible to honour those that suffered.
Dachau Tour
Susan O
, Jul 2019
James is an excellent and respectful guide. He is extremely knowledgeable about the camp and the history around it and my group walked away with new knowledge. A big thank you to him for being so helpful.
Great tour
James W
, Jul 2019
The experience as a whole was very unique and eye opening. The tour guide James was very knowledgable and clearly a very experienced at his job.
Sad History
jdilfer4
, Jun 2019
Good tour. Our guide, James, was excellent. A plethora of information at his lips. A good tour for those not interested in reading all of the written information at the site.
Great Tour!
Valerie J
, Jun 2019
This tour was very informative. Recommended for anyone visiting the Munich area. Guide answered questions and provided assistance and suggestions for local food and fun.

Product code: 68103P1

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