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  2. Bavaria
  3. Munich
  4. Marienplatz

From Munich: Dachau Memorial Site Full-Day Tour in English

Product ID: 46973
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Take a tour of the Dachau Memorial Site on a day trip from Munich and explore the camp with a highly experienced Memorial-qualified guide. Dachau was the first permanent concentration camp built by Nazi Germany and the model for the others that followed.
About this activity
Duration 6 hours
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 4-hour 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 16:45.
Includes
  • All transportation costs (train and bus)
  • Memorial-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 meeting point is the Marienplatz, the main central plaza in Munich, at 10:40 AM, in front of the Süddeutsche Zeitung Kiosk adjacent to the store Wormland (Marienplatz 28). Look for the white and blue umbrella and signs saying Dachau Tour. Please arrive 15 minutes before the scheduled departure time so that the tour can begin promptly at 10:40 AM. Please note that during the Christmas Markets, from 27th November to 24th December, the meeting point is in front of the department store Ludwig Beck, Marienplatz 11 , The guides will be holding signs advertising the Dachau tour and holding a white and blue umbrella.

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Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Student card
  • Weather-appropriate clothing
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.
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Product ID: 46973