Dachau Memorial Site Tour

4.9 / 5

32 reviews

Dachau Memorial Site Tour

From $54.07 per person

Take a 5-hour highly educational and thought-provoking tour to the Dachau Concentration camp memorial site from Munich. A place of remembrance, education and self reflection.

About this activity

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Duration 5 hours
Starting time 9:00 AM
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Live tour guide
English

Experience

Highlights
  • Be fully escorted by a memorial licensed guide.
  • Reflect on the occurrences that took place at the site
  • Take private time to explore the museum exhibit
Full description
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.
Includes
  • Memorial site accredited guide
  • Return transportation costs from Munich
  • Comprehensive site coverage
  • Hotel pick-up
  • Food and beverages (it is recommended to bring these)
  • Travel costs outside of the duration of the tour
Not suitable for
  • Children under 14 years
COVID-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • Customers are required to bring and wear masks

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Meeting point

Outside the Tourist Information Center and underneath the famous Glockenspiel on Marienplatz central Munich. Sbahn and Ubahn station to Marienplatz. Your guide will have a white placard with Dachau Tour on it.

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Smoking
  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • Return time is approximately 02:00 PM, giving you time for other activities in the afternoon
  • A moderate amount of walking is involved, approximately 2 to 2.5 kilometeres
  • The tour lasts approximately 5 hours
  • Please note children under 14 are not permitted on the tours
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 32 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.9/5
  • Transportation
    4.9/5
  • Value for money
    5/5
  • Safety
    5/5
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We had an excellent day with Alun, even though we were the only two on the tour. Alun has an incredibly diverse background and can really speak with his tour about heavy intellectual subjects, how the tour applies to current events, and theoretical possibilities. We learned an incredible amount on our tour of Dachau which really helped us further appreciate the terrible events that happened there. Alun is an extremely stimulating guide and we thoroughly enjoyed his company!

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September 21, 2020

Alan was an excellent tour guide with perfect knowledge of the relevant history. Our only "complain" would be that he could have been more enthusiastic all around. Please note: the train and bus transfers are a bit tricky so be ready and alert to stay as close as possible to the tour guide (Alan did warn us about this). As for the concentration camp itself, we had expected to be more affected than we actually were, perhaps because the site has been restored and is kept clean and tidy. In any event, the history is shocking.

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December 25, 2019

Our guide, Alun, was so knowledgeable and very sensitive about the difficult subject matter he was sharing with us. I learned a lot during the tour. He respected our time as well. Several people were late, but he got us on the train on time. The late arrivals met up with us at the site. He was kind to them but let them know we had a schedule to keep. I was grateful because the site got crowded about an hour before we had to head back to Munich. It was an experience I will never forget.

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October 12, 2019

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