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  3. Munich
  4. Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site

From Munich: Dachau Memorial Site Day Tour in English

Product ID: 521
Visit the Dachau Memorial, the site of the first German Nazi concentration camp. See the former gas chambers, barracks and cells and learn more about the history of the Holocaust in Germany from your guide.
About this activity
Duration: 5 hours
Starting time 10:10 AM
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English
Wheelchair accessible
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Visit the memorial site at the former concentration camp Dachau
  • See Dachau's former barracks, cells, and gas chambers
  • Hear reports from former prisoners about everyday life in the camp
Full description
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.
Includes
  • Guided tour of the Dachau Memorial Site
  • Ticket for public transport
  • Transfers by public transport

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What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Water
Not allowed
  • Pets
  • Smoking
Know before you go
• Please note that this tour is only available in English
• If you would like to visit the memorial at times when there is little crowding, the afternoon tour (1:10 PM) is recommended, as there are fewer school classes and groups on site at that time
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 756 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.6 / 5
  • Organization
    4.6 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.5 / 5
  • Safety
    4.7 / 5
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Alex was our guide and he was great! We visited just as the Coronavirus started to close borders, which meant certain areas of the tour (the movie theater) had been closed. Alex was able to adapt the tour so we didn’t feel that we missed anything. Even though you can go on your own and do an audio tour for a little less, we got SO much more out of this trip by booking this tour. So much easier to navigate getting there/back, easier to navigate the memorial and see it in an order that made sense as well as knowing which items were original to the grounds and which had been updated since. Would recommend this 10/10.

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14 March 2020

I had Alex as a guide and we were only 4 in the group, so it was more of a private tour. From detailed explanations to a lovely, friendly atmosphere, everyhing far exceeded my expectations. Even though Dachau is a place of dark history and tragedies, the overall experience was definitely positive.

13 February 2020

Our guide Ralph was very informative and friendly. We felt we got the most out of a guided tour as we got to learn intricate details that we would have not known otherwise. A trip to Dauchau is a must when in Munich, it’s quite sobering and heart rendering but an important piece of history and we would hestitate to recommend this tour.

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8 February 2020

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Munich Walk Tours

Product ID: 521