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Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site

Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site

Free admission
Pater-Roth-Str. 2A, Dachau

The Basics

The Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site is most often visited on half- or full-day trips from Munich. Visitors to the memorial site can expect to see the former compound (now an exhibition center), and learn about Europe in World War II, the Holocaust, and the role Dachau played in this important chapter in German history. Whether seen independently or on a guided private or small-group tour from Munich, the guard houses and administration buildings, reconstructed barracks, cells, and crematorium offer ample opportunity for reflection.

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Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site Tour from Munich by Train
Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site Tour from Munich by Train
$37.92 per adult
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Dachau concentration camp tour
The tour was very insightful; Mats knowledge and his representation of the history of Germany during a bad time was done with major respect. We definitely learnt a lot
james_k, Oct 2021

Recent reviews from experiences in Munich

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Lovely tour guide, very...
Emily_W, Oct 2021
Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Walking Tour with Guide from Munich by Train
Lovely tour guide, very informative, shame Covid restrictions are still in place so can’t see everything. But overall very emotional and eye opening
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Half day tour to Dachau
Robert, Aug 2021
Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site Tour from Munich by Train
I liked the fact that the group was a small group of 11. I thought Jeff was a knowledgeable and friendly tour guide and felt the cost of the tour was reasonable. I was disappointed that time did not allow us to see the movie presentation and that the COVID-19 issues closed several of the buildings to the public. I recommend Jeff and this tour to those interested in visiting Dachau and learning many interesting facts about the former concentration camp.
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Dachau concentration camp tour
james_k, Oct 2021
Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site Tour from Munich by Train
The tour was very insightful; Mats knowledge and his representation of the history of Germany during a bad time was done with major respect. We definitely learnt a lot
star-5
The whole experience was...
Adam_P, Oct 2021
Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Walking Tour with Guide from Munich by Train
The whole experience was absolutely first class, however entering the gas chambers was probably the most moving part. We took a guided tour with Alex being our guide. He was the perfect guide, really nice and quite a funny person with great knowledge of the venue. This is a must for anyone visiting Munich.
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Never again
spencer_o, Oct 2021
Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site Private Tour from Munich by Train
To see the sites and understand what happened but to know we are going to remember so we don’t repeat
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Such an educating experience!
Nicky_C, Oct 2021
Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Walking Tour with Guide from Munich by Train
I am so impressed with the knowledge and expertise our tour guide had on our trip to Dachau. She prepared us with the history and building blocks leading up to Hitler’s rise in power, what to expect at the memorial site, and a plethora or I formation on each and every aspect of the site. I am so impressed on how she kept us on time, how she communicated with us, and the overall experience.
star-5
Excellent guide Eric added to the trip
joseph_r, Oct 2021
Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site Tour from Munich by Train
The camp itself was a sobering. To walk on the same ground as the holocaust victims even years later was an emotional experience.
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Somber and great learning experience.
Paul_E, Sep 2021
Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site Private Tour from Munich by Train
Somber and a great learning experience. Our tour guide was very informative and knowledgeable. Some of the facts were very hard to digest,but our tour guide was very gracious in giving us space to take these painful events. A very worthwhile trip. I highly recommend it.
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Memorable Tour of Dachau
Manuel_C, Sep 2021
Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site And Third Reich Day Tour From Munich
Fascinating tour on one of the saddest eras in our history. Allen (tour guide) was a wealth of information, respectfully detailing the events that took place in Dachau not too long ago. The smaller group made Q & A time during the tour much easier. Allen was very approachable and easy to talk to.
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100% recommend for a day in Munich
DAMIEN_K, Sep 2021
Munich WWII Combo: Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site and Third Reich Walking Tour
The tour guides for both Dachau and the Third Reich walking tour were very knowledgeable and friendly. The tour ran very smooth!
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Day long history and remembrance tour
Ashley_P, Sep 2021
Munich WWII Combo: Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site and Third Reich Walking Tour
This combo tour was a full day, but completely worth it. Mat (our guide for the Dachau Memorial site) and Kevin (our guide for the Third Reich tour) were both very knowledgeable. I recommend taking this tour (or at least one of them if you do not have time for both).
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Dachau concentration
Dan_A, Oct 2021
Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site Tour from Munich by Train
Our tour guide Frank (?) was so knowledgeable and informative. Showed us pictures from a notebook as well. The train and bus were easy and comfortable and tour guide kept us together. This is a hard thing to witness but our tour guide did it with integrity. Let history never be repeated! Worth seeing for historical purposes.

Things to Know Before You Go

  • Visiting the Dachau memorial is an intense experience, and appropriate solemnity and respect are required on the grounds.

  • While it's free to visit the memorial, booking an audio guide or a group or private tour allows for added insight and context from a tour guide.

  • The site does not offer luggage storage.

  • Dachau is generally wheelchair accessible, although some of the grounds are unpaved and some buildings do not have dedicated wheelchair entrances.

  • Some of the exhibits may not be appropriate for kids under 12; it's recommended that kids visit with an adult.

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How to Get There

Dachau is set just 17 miles (28 kilometers) northwest of Munich. By public transportation, take the S2 train from Munich's Central Station to Dachau Bahnhof, then hop on bus 726 toward Saubachsiedlung and get off at KZ-Gedenkstätte, the entrance of the memorial site. Parking fees apply from March to October.

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When to Get There

The camp is open daily from 9am to 5pm year-round, aside from Christmas Eve (December 24). While some exhibits are indoors, many consider the summer months of May to October the best time to visit as much of the site is outdoors. The memorial tends to be busiest around noon.

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Exhibitions at the Dachau Memorial Site

Set in what was once a maintenance building, Dachau's main permanent exhibition covers the former Nazi concentration camp's horrific history and sheds light on the lives of the site's prisoners with firsthand accounts, biographies, and artifacts. Elsewhere on the Dachau grounds are exhibits in other original buildings displaying bunkers, model barracks, a crematorium, and a gas chamber, although evidence indicates that the gas chamber was never used to murder prisoners.

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Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site