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From Munich: Small-Group Dachau Memorial Site Full-Day Tour

Product ID: 46973
Visit the Dachau Memorial Site on a day trip from Munich and explore the camp with a highly experienced Memorial-qualified guide. Discover the first permanent concentration camp built by Nazi Germany during a small group tour with max 10 participants.
About this activity
Duration: 6 hours
Starting time 10:30 AM
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Pass through Dachau’s Jourhaus with the infamous sign, Arbeit Macht Frei
  • Tour the Bunker and Barracks with a Memorial-qualified guide
  • Reflect on one of the darkest points in recent human history
Full description
The Dachau Concentration Camp was the first permanent camp and the only one to exist for the full 12 years of Adolf Hitler's rule. It was opened on 22 March 1933, only 2 months after Hitler’s rise to power and was liberated on 29 April 1945.

On this tour, a highly experienced and Memorial-qualified guide will provide detailed commentary on all aspects of camp life and death for the hundreds of thousands of prisoners that passed through the gates from 1933-1945:

• Why the camp was opened and the first prisoners to arrive
• The 3 phases of the Camp, and its evolution and development
• S.S. Training Facility – the School of Terror
• Jourhaus, the entrance building and gateway into the camp, with its infamous sign Arbeit Macht Frei (work will set you free)
• Appellplatz, the roll call square
• Memorial Site Museum in the former maintenance building
• Registration of new prisoners and their categorization
• Torture and punishment, both physical and psychological
• The Bunker, the prison within the camp
• Bunker Courtyard for both torture and execution
• Barracks, prisoner life and daily routine
• Camp perimeter fence and guard towers
• Barrack X – 2 crematoriums, mass graves, and the gas chamber
• The Nandor Glid sculpture and religious memorials

Dachau’s importance as a center for education and remembrance makes this a day that is impossible to forget.

Your tour includes round-trip travel from Munich by public transportation. After the tour the guide will return with your group to the Marienplatz meeting point, arriving at approximately 4:30 PM - 5:00 PM.
Includes
  • All transportation costs (train and bus)
  • Small-group tour with a maximum of 10 participants
  • Qualified, experienced guide
What’s Not Included
  • Food (Note that it is not permitted to eat food while on tours at Dachau, so be sure to either eat a big breakfast or bring something to eat on the train on the way to the site.)
Not suitable for
  • People with respiratory issues

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

• The tour will begin on the corner of Marienplatz and Dienerstrasse, by the department store Ludwig Beck (Marienplatz 11) and the Fischbrunnen (Fish Fountain) • Please check-in at 10:20 AM for prompt departure at 10:30 AM • If you are running late or having difficulty finding the meeting point please call the local partner immediately on 004917684691346 • Look for a white and blue umbrella and signs advertising the Dachau Tour

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Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Student card
  • Weather-appropriate clothing
Not allowed
  • Smoking
  • Video recording
Know before you go
The duration of the tour is 6 hours, which includes a 4-hour visit inside the camp and 2 hours’ travel time.

Unfortunately, children aged 13 or under are not permitted on this tour. Children aged 14 and over are welcome on the basis that parents attend the tour with their child and that they understand the graphic nature of the tour content.

Although the guides have extensive experience guiding younger visitors, the Memorial Site guidelines indicate that some of the exhibits and themes are not suitable for those under the age of 14.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 331 reviews

Review summary

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    4.9 / 5
  • Organization
    4.8 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.8 / 5
  • Safety
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A very “hands-on” experience though a combination of walking on the actual camp grounds, seeing remnants of the camp together with signs giving explanations at each stop along the way, and a knowledgeable guide to tell the history of the camp and link the traveler with atrocities that were carried out in Dachau.

20 January 2020

The tour was well organised. Our guide Marcin was fabulous. He had a wealth of knowledge and was very passionate. It is a long day of standing so be prepared. But it was very much worth it. It is very overwhelming and so much to see and do, but having a guided tour helped to see and hear about the most important things.

27 December 2019

We had Marcin as our guide -- he was very knowledgeable and you can tell he was extremely passionate about everything he shared with us. We were traveling in a decent sized group of 13, everything was very well organized. Overall, it was a great tour, and was an eye-opening experience. Would definitely recommend it to everyone who is visiting Munich.

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8 December 2019

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Product ID: 46973