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From Munich: Dachau Memorial Site Full-Day Tour

Activity provider: InMunich Tours

From Munich: Dachau Memorial Site Full-Day Tour

Activity provider: InMunich Tours
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From US$ 31.75 per person

Visit the Dachau Memorial Site on a day trip from Munich and tour the camp with a Memorial-qualified guide. See the first permanent concentration camp built by Nazi Germany on a guided tour.

About this activity

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Duration 6 hours
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Live tour guide
English

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

Learn the history of Dachau Concentration Camp on a guided tour from Munich. Learn about its significance as the first permanent concentration camp of the Nazi regime, which lasted for the full 12 years of its rule.

Meet your guide in Munich and travel by public transportation to the Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site. During the tour, your guide will provide detailed commentary on all aspects of camp life and death for the prisoners that passed through the gates from 1933 to 1945.

Find out why the camp was opened and the first prisoners to arrive. Learn about the 3 phases of the Camp, plus its evolution and development. Hear about the daily operations of the camp from registration to new prisoners to their trials in torture and punishment.

See important sites such as the S.S. Training Facility - also known as the School of Terror, Jourhaus, the entrance building, and gateway into the camp, with its infamous Arbeit Macht Frei sign, Appellplatz, the Bunker, Barrack X, and more.

After your tour the guide will return with your group to the Marienplatz meeting point, arriving in the late afternoon.

Includes
  • Train fee
  • Bus fee
  • Live guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Tips
Not suitable for
  • Children under 14 years
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users
  • People with respiratory issues
Covid-19 precautions

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

Safety measures in place
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Date

Meeting point

Meet your guide on the corner of Marienplatz and Dienerstrasse, by the department store Ludwig Beck (Marienplatz 11) and the Fischbrunnen (Fish Fountain). Look for a white and blue umbrella and signs advertising the Dachau Tour. If you are running late or having difficulty finding the meeting point please call the local partner immediately using the emergency phone number provided.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Snacks
  • Water
  • Weather-appropriate clothing
  • Face mask or protective covering

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
  • 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
  • Due to the ongoing COVID-19 virus preventative measures:
  • You must keep 1.5m distance between all attendees at all times
  • If you suddenly fall sick or are unable to confirm that you haven't had contact with COVID-19 in the past 14 days canceled free of charge 24 hours prior to the tour start time
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 355 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.8/5
  • Transportation
    4.6/5
  • Value for money
    4.8/5
  • Safety
    4.9/5

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Phenomenal tour. Our guide, Marcin, was so knowledgeable and presented the information in such an interesting and engaging way. Visiting Dachau is a very sobering yet humbling experience. I don’t think I would have been able to connect with the place as well as I did without a tour guide like Marcin. Thank you!

June 23, 2022

The absolutely BEST tour of our month long trip in Germany! Marcin was an excellent guide and extremely knowledgeable on the history of the Dachau Concentration Camp. His descriptions of the occupants and their personal stories were beyond compelling. He was very adept at presenting sensitive information - while also demonstrating a high degree of respect for those who suffered the indignities of being occupants at this camp. Thank you for making this tour such a memorable experience.

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June 5, 2022

Marcin was great, very knowledgeable and constantly gathering new and updated information regarding the tour. Keep in mind that there are very few breaks during the tour, so you’ll need to have a full meal either before meeting the group or as soon as you get to the visitor center of Dachau.

June 4, 2022

Product ID: 46973