The guides do an excellent job of explaining the camp's role in the Holocaust and relating the survivors' stories. It's a sobering experience, but an important one to help ensure we never forget.
Just outside the medieval town center of Dachau, a memorial site stands on the grounds of the former concentration camp. Dachau was the originator and training ground for the vast order of brutality that spread over half of Europe in the wake of the armies of the Third Reich, and which ultimately culminated in history's greatest crime.
2015 marked the 70th anniversary of the liberation of most Nazi concentration camps in the closing months of WWII. All over Europe, advancing Allied soldiers set free the survivors of camp after camp. The diseased, the starving, the barely alive emerged to tell a shocked and disbelieving world of the full horror of a network of murder and degradation that had first been set in motion in 1933.
While each camp was responsible for its own particular form of barbarism, what distinguished Dachau is that almost everything that happened in the system as a whole happened at some level there. Almost every category of victim passed through its Arbeit macht frei (Freedom through Work) gate, including German dissidents, outspoken clergymen, Jehovah's Witnesses, gay men, Jewish people and Polish citizens. Today's memorial site combines the historical authenticity of the original environment and its many surviving buildings with the function of a modern exhibition center. It is a place of memory, of pilgrimage and of education.
Great tour guide Achim. Lively, knowledgable, entertaining, and relevant. Would highly recommend
This was an amazing, moving tour. Our guide Natale was so knowledgeable and really guided us through the camp. She had tremendous insights and knowledge about Dachau. My only regret is that we didn't take her next tour on the third reich.
Excellent and knowledgable tour guide.
This was a great tour! Our guide Scott was excellent, told us lots of interesting new information, and gave us ample time to look around and take pictures. In 17 days sightseeing in Germany and Switzerland, this was certainly the best tour we took. Thanks -
An excellent tour with an excellent guide, Craig. He was very knowledgeable and gave a great explanation of the Camp history throughout its existence. He presented us with factual information without being opinionated. The tour is quite lengthy and a few of our group had also subscribed to the Third Reich walking tour scheduled for mid-afternoon. In view of this, Craig did not have the necessary time to allow us a short break during the tour and usage of the toilets after the tour. Being a very hot day, this would have been very welcome. We also did not have time to effect any purchases from the bookshop. Nevertheless, a tour not to be missed and one I would definitely recommend.
Very thought provoking. Very knowledgeable and informative tour guide - I think it was Keith (Irish guy) who had mentioned had been tour guide for many years - this was evident as did a great job keeping everyone together and with how he talked us through this very detailed and informative tour
This tour was amazing!
Great tour! Very thought-provoking, challenging, interesting... impossible not to be fully engaged in the tour. The tour guide was AMAZING. His approach, knowledge, personality showed in the best way and in a non-judgemental way... I really enjoyed this tour. I think it was also a good value. Would recommend highly to anyone.
Dianne P United States of ...
Everyone should plan a visit to Dachau for history's sake. Guide was extremely knowledgeable. Be prepared to be on your feet the full 4 hours at Dachau. Places to sit and rest for a minute or two are very rare. I've been twice and taken teenagers with me both times. Important to see this place and not just read about it in textbooks.
Our guide was extremely knowledgeable, organized and kept a very big group together. She also went above and beyond to help us with where we were going after the tour. We would recommend Nicola for any trip!!!!!
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