Dachau Rail tours

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From Munich: Dachau Memorial Site Half-Day Trip

1. From Munich: Dachau Memorial Site Half-Day Trip

Take a 5-hour tour of the Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial, a place of memory and of education. To visit it can be a challenge, but also a deeply moving and memorable experience. A professional guide, trained and authorized by the Memorial site, will organize all travel arrangements, taking you on the return journey by train and bus from Munich. You will get a comprehensive tour of the entire area, including all the surviving original buildings, the museum exhibition center, and the cinema, which screens an English language documentary film. The guides are trained to convey often difficult and disturbing material to you with sensitivity, with dignity, with respect for the victims, and without recourse to cheap sensationalism.

From Munich: Dachau Memorial Site Full-Day Tour

2. From Munich: Dachau Memorial Site Full-Day Tour

Learn the history of Dachau Concentration Camp on a guided tour from Munich. Learn about its significance as the first permanent concentration camp of the Nazi regime, which lasted for the full 12 years of its rule. Meet your guide in Munich and travel by public transportation to the Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site. During the tour, your guide will provide detailed commentary on all aspects of camp life and death for the prisoners that passed through the gates from 1933 to 1945. Find out why the camp was opened and the first prisoners to arrive. Learn about the 3 phases of the Camp, plus its evolution and development. Hear about the daily operations of the camp from registration to new prisoners to their trials in torture and punishment. See important sites such as the S.S. Training Facility - also known as the School of Terror, Jourhaus, the entrance building, and gateway into the camp, with its infamous Arbeit Macht Frei sign, Appellplatz, the Bunker, Barrack X, and more. After your tour the guide will return with your group to the Marienplatz meeting point, arriving in the late afternoon.

From Munich: Dachau Memorial Site Day Tour

3. From Munich: Dachau Memorial Site Day Tour

Discover the story of the Dachau concentration camp on this guided tour from Munich. Ride on a public train and enjoy views of the countryside along the way. Step back in time as your guide paints a picture of the past as you explore the memorial site. The Dachau concentration camp was the first German concentration camp, opened outside Munich in 1933. Since 1965, the site has been used as a memorial and a place of education. Visit the memorial site on a 5-hour tour from Munich. Your tour guide will explain the significance of the Dachau concentration camp at the time of National Socialism. See the former gas chambers, cells, and barracks.  Visit the exhibition in the Dachau Memorial Museum and see pictures and reports by prisoners describing everyday life in the camp from its beginnings to its liberation by the Allies in 1945.

From Munich: Dachau Memorial Site Tour in Spanish

4. From Munich: Dachau Memorial Site Tour in Spanish

From Munich, travel to Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site by train, accompanied by an official Dachau Memorial Guide. Once arrived, tour the entire memorial site including historical buildings and the main exhibition. The guide will provide you with interesting facts, historical background, and stories of the victims. Roll-call, bunkers, barracks, and the crematorium will be visited. You will also have the opportunity to see the international memorial and other religious memorials in the concentration camp. This is a moving and emotionally touching visit created with sensitivity and respect for the victims.

Dachau Memorial Site Tour

5. Dachau Memorial Site Tour

On March 22, 1933, the Nazis opened the first state concentration camp at Dachau. Today, the site serves as a memorial to those who lost their lives, and a place of education and reflection.  You will meet your guide at 09:00 AM in front of the tourist information center on Marienplatz in central Munich. Your guide will take care of your travel tickets for you and ride with you on the local train system to the old ninth century town of Dachau, 10 miles north west of Munich. After a short bus ride which very much follows the route that the prisoners would have taken, you will arrive at the site to begin your tour. Your guide will escort you through the site and will be very keen to furnish you with as much factual information as possible delivered in an objective manner. This tour, on a human level, is very thought provoking and your guide will also encourage questions and discussion. By adopting this approach, the hope is that people meditate on their visit and take time to digest their experience of it afterwards. The tour will focus on the plight of the victims, those that died, and also the survivors. Individual prisoners will be mentioned and their first hand experiences explained. However, the perpetrators of the crimes, the SS, will also be examined, to try to understand their complicity and how they could have reconciled themselves with the crimes they committed. Your guide will allocate a period of time for exploration of the excellent museum exhibit, giving guests the opportunity to have a degree of independence for reflection on the site. Upon meeting up you will be accompanied by your guide for the return journey to Munich Marienplatz, with the opportunity to depart at main station if that is more convenient for you.

Munich and Nazi History Combination Day Tour

6. Munich and Nazi History Combination Day Tour

Come along and join this unique day tour experience starting from famous Marienplatz in central Munich. The tour starts at 09:00 AM with a visit to the Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site, using the excellent Munich transportation system. Dachau is a place of remembrance, reflection, and education, a must visit location during your stay. Spend the whole day with a Dachau memorial licensed guide, who will be passionate about making your experience as factually rich and thought provoking as possible. A thorough tour of the site will be provided but you will also be allocated time to explore the excellent museum exhibit. Questions are welcome, and interaction with your guide encouraged, so as to enhance your experience. Return with your guide to Marienplatz, at which time you will have a short break during which you can get refreshments and something to eat. Your guide will have suggestions for eateries. At 03:00 PM, starting again from Marienplatz, part two of your day commences with a walking tour through beautiful Munich. Locations of relevance to the Nazi party and Adolf Hitler will be exposed, such as the location where Hitler joined the German Workers Party, the location where it was decided to carry out a pogrom against German Jews in November 1938, and where the Munich agreement was signed also in 1938. In addition to the locations pertaining to this specific period, you will see other places of interest such as the oldest parish church in Munich, one of the quaintest beer gardens in the city and the world famous Hofbrauhaus. The tour will finish at Königsplatz where the Nazis used to hold their rallies and the location of the infamous Führerbau and new documentation center of National socialism. At the end of this approximate 8 hour tour you will have the option of being escorted back to Marienplatz by train with your guide or pick up your own itinerary. Your guide will be happy to advise or help you in terms of restaurant suggestions or directions. This tour is a really efficient and easy way for visitors to Munich to get a real inside look at this very significant and dark period in Munich history, a history that is not glaringly obvious to the casual visitor to this magnificent old medievil landmark.

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What people are saying about Dachau

Marcin was so very knowledgeable. Eager to share and educate. Dachau is such a huge part of history, a sad excursion but worth it. Would recommend to anyone.

Steve was a phenomenal guide, incredibly knowledgable, respectful of the setting and really engaging. A pleasure spending the day with him!

Steve was a great tour guide of this horrifying piece of history. I really enjoyed the tour. Thanks Steve!

Everyone should take this tour to educate themselves. A lot more to the story than most realize.

Alex was a great guide, very informative and well prepared.