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From Munich: Small-Group Dachau Memorial Guided Tour

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Activity provider: Insider Tour Berlin

From Munich: Small-Group Dachau Memorial Guided Tour

Activity provider: Insider Tour Berlin
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From US$ 34.34 per person

Meet your expert guide at Marienplatz in Munich and travel with a small group to the former concentration camp of Dachau to learn about its dark past.

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Duration 5 hours
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Live tour guide
German, English
Private or small groups available

The Original experience

Itinerary
3.5 hours
  • Marienplatz

  • 40 minutes
  • Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site (guided tour)

  • 40 minutes
  • Munich

Meeting point
Main stop
End point
Highlights
  • Visit the Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site from Munich
  • Explore the site with a licensed guide with comprehensive knowledge of the topic
  • Visit important sites throughout the camp, including the SS training facility
  • Listen to your guide tell stories about the lives of specific prisoners
  • Learn about the memorial's important purpose of education and remembrance
Full description

After meeting your guide in Marienplatz, take an S-bahn train to Dachau Bahnhof and then a short bus ride to the memorial site.

On the way, learn about the rise of the Nazi Party throughout the 1920s up to Adolf Hitler’s appointment as Chancellor in 1933. Hear about the introduction of concentration camps and the role Dachau played as a model for other camps. Start a guided tour of all the areas and buildings open to the public. Visit the SS training facility, the bathhouse, and the main gate with the infamous ‘Arbeit Macht Frei’ slogan. See the perimeter fence, several religious memorials, and the bunker, which acted as a prison within the camp. Your guide will explain the methods of torture and punishments used in the camp, and the various medical experiments carried out on prisoners. Hear what daily life was like for prisoners and their guards. Learn about Georg Elser, the man who almost killed Hitler and was executed at Dachau. Visit the former gas chamber and crematorium. Watch a short color film of Dachau in the hours following its liberation, and hear about what happened afterwards.

You will then walk back to the visitor center and start the return journey back to Munich.

Includes
  • Return transportation by train and bus from Munich
  • Donation to the Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site
  • Tour of the camp by an expert licensed guide
  • Digital booklet with extra information on Dachau and the lives of certain prisoners
  • Tips
  • Food or drink
Not suitable for
  • Children under 14 years
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Participants

Date

Meeting point

• Meet at the Marien statue in the centre of Marienplatz • Look for a guide wearing GetYourGuide attire and holding a red GetYourGuide flag

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Snacks
  • Water
  • Weather-appropriate clothing

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Smoking
  • Unaccompanied minors
  • Speakers

Know before you go

  • The duration of the tour is 5 hours, which includes travel time to and from the Dachau Memorial Site
  • This tour involves a fair amount of walking
  • Children aged 14 and over are welcome to attend on the basis that parents attend the tour with their child and that they understand the graphic nature of the tour content
  • It is not permitted to eat food while at Dachau, so be sure to either eat a big breakfast or bring something to eat on the train
  • There will be bathroom breaks during the tour
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 93 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.9/5
  • Transportation
    4.7/5
  • Value for money
    4.8/5

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I enjoyed this easy day-trip via train from Munich to Dachau and learning about the atrocities that happened there. This is something in America that we learn about but are somewhat removed from, so being here and walking around and learning up-close what happened was horrifying. The guide was good and friendly and easy to find at the meeting point. There was more political talk than I'd like with a mixed group bc it's best to keep that out of conversation whenever possible and change the subject, not poke at the members of the group and their nationalities. Otherwise, was a good tour.

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May 4, 2022

Our tour guide Mat was great. He was very knowledgeable and added a lot of value to the tour. We definitely learned a lot during the tour thanks to him. There is a lot to cover for this topic and Mat did a good job on condensing the info into an interesting and concise way. He also was very personable and full of recommendations. Best tour guide we’ve had. Highly recommend this tour.

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May 4, 2022

Mat, our tour guide, was extremely knowledgeable and brought Nuremberg and it's history to light. His use of old photos, helped us to really feel where we were and his insights left us with a lot to think about. From start to finish, he was happy to share his passion for history and the debate on the way home on the train, particularly thought-provoking. Will definitely be reading the books he recommended. Thanks Mat for a thoroughly brilliant day

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May 2, 2022

Product ID: 397623