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Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site Private Tour from Munich by Train

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Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site Private Tour from Munich by Train

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icon4 to 5 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English and 2 more
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Overview

Take a trip to Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site on this private, half-day tour from Munich. Dachau was the first Nazi concentration camp in Germany and it served as a model for all the other camps that followed it. See various parts of the facility—including the 'Arbeit macht frei' gateway and the administration headquarters—and explore the museum with a guide. You'll benefit from personalized attention while gaining insight into the site's past.
  • Private half-day trip to Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site from Munich
  • Learn about Dachau during the days of the Third Reich (Nazi Germany)
  • See poignant sites like the Arbeit macht frei gateway and the administration headquarters
  • Visit the museum and hear of the persecuted prisoners who suffered at Dachau
  • Receive personalized attention from a private guide
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Train tickets from Munich to Dachau
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Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
Centrally located Munich hotel, at the Munich train station (Hauptbahnhof) or at the Dachau memorial.

This half-day excursion begins with a tour guide meet and greet at your Munich hotel or München Hauptbahnhof (Munich Central Station), the main railway station in Munich. After boarding a train there, it’s approximately a 30-minute ride north to Dachau.

The Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site was the first Nazi concentration camp in Germany during the Holocaust. It served as a model for all the other camps that followed it. See the photographs, documents, reconstructed cell blocks, crematorium, administration headquarters and much more on a tour of both the camp and museum.

Find out little-known facts about the Nazis linked to this site, like Heinrich Himmler, and listen to the stories of some of Dachau’s 200,000 prisoners—communists, German dissidents, gay men, and Jehovah’s Witnesses, as well as Jewish and Polish men and women.

This private tour is a customized experience, so be sure to include any specific requests and feel free to ask the guide questions at any time. After touring the site, spend some free time exploring the museum. Then, return by train to Munich.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site
This is a fully guided tour with an officially accredited guide. Meet your guide at Munich Central Station or your centrally located Munich hotel, then take a train to Dachau where a bus will then transport you to Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site. All transport costs are included in the price of the tour. Today the camp stands as a memorial site with many of its original features serving as reminders of a time in history that should never be forgotten. Explore the site with your guide, and see the gatehouse with its Arbeit macht frei (Work makes you free) gateway, bunker and the crematorium. You can also visit the administration headquarters and see the rail platform where prisoners once arrived. If there is something you would like to know more about, simply let your guide know. After exploring the camp, take some time to visit the museum and see an English-language documentary if you like. The guide will return with you by train to Munich.
Duration: 3 hours 
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 2 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
  • Children age 13 and under are not allowed to participate in tours of Dachau
  • Please advise at time of booking if you prefer to meet your guide at your centrally located Munich hotel or at Munich train station
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • OPERATED BY Nuremberg City of Empires Tours
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site Private Tour from Munich by Train?
A:The policy on sanitization is:

  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site Private Tour from Munich by Train.
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site Private Tour from Munich by Train?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
See all safety measures taken by Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site Private Tour from Munich by Train.

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Traveler Tips


  • "Good for teens to learn about the atrocities that were committed during this time period, but not recommended for smaller children." See review
  • "We recommend a private tour for this visit since we left with better understanding and ability to ask more questions rather than a group tour." See review
  • "Even though she had been there before and had taught history in school, she thought that the presentation from Brandon provided a lot of new information and was well worth taking the tour." See review

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star-4
It was a good tour but way too expensive for the tour and what was included
JohnD_E
, Oct 2021
Seeing it in person gives you an actual idea what happened and more realistic what the prisoners actually went to
icon Response from Host , Oct 2021
Sorry you thought the tour was too expensive, however you booked a private tour which includes an officially certified Dachau Memorial guide meeting you at your hotel at the time of your choosing, the cost of transportation to and from the Dachau Memorial, and the flexibility of matching the tour to your itinerary. Private tours in Germany are not as cheap as in some other countries. There are group tours of Dachau available for people who are looking for a cheaper option.
star-5
Never again
spencer_o
, Oct 2021
To see the sites and understand what happened but to know we are going to remember so we don’t repeat
star-5
Somber and great learning experience.
Paul_E
, Sep 2021
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.
star-5
Excellent Tour
Megan_C
, Jun 2021
Mat was really great! He was engaging and very knowledgeable. I took the tour with my three children 18, 21 and 21. He really responded well to their questions providing context and examples. We are from the US and he shared some current day thonking to help broaden our thinking. Excellent!
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English Speaking Tour of Dauchau for family of 4
Lindsey_M
, Feb 2020
My husband, two adult daughters (early 20s) & I spent the day with Jason for English language tour of Dachau. After promptly meeting us in our hotel lobby, he drove with us into Dachau from Munich in our rental car. Logistically, our trip was perfect from door to door, parking and the drive were easy, I drove the 30 minute trip with gps & Jason began with an overview of Dachau carefully & professionally answering our questions. Jason is an excellent tour guide. His has vast knowledge of WWII, Hitler & the Third Reich coupled with sensitivity explaining Dauchau complex history & it's significance today as a Memorial Site. We highly recommend Jason Eilers.
star-5
Excellent And Worthwhile Tour
Rebecca_H
, Dec 2019
My husband and I toured Dachau this week. Our tour guide was Jeff. He was amazing and so very knowledgeable. He met us at the Munich train station and guided us to Dachau. The site, as a memorial is so well done. I found it a fitting tribute to those who died there as well as those who suffered and survived. Is it hard to see the pictures and the video? Yes but...I think it is extremely important to tour it. With the rise of hate and hate groups around the world we must always remember what happened there and do all in our power to prevent it from ever happening again. Please consider touring Dachau when you are in the area. We must never forget.
star-5
Great tour and great guide
Cosmopolitan826442
, Nov 2019
Our guide was Keith and he was amazing. So respectful, so informative and so helpful. This tour is not one you can gush about - its sobering. The tram and train ride was great - a good introduction for us. Keith took us all over the camp - explained everything very well and with so much respect. Dachau is confronting - theres not much else you can say. Keith was fantastic and we cannot recommend him highly enough.
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Dachau
Golfgirlohio1
, Oct 2019
Jason did a very nice job for us. He handled the train and shuttle travel and then conducted the tour.
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Out private tour of Dachau
Pathfinder23751
, Oct 2019
It was only the 4 of us and our guide. We learned so much. It is the only way I would do it. Our guide was so knowledgeable. I highly recommend it.
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DACHAU 4 hour tour
Sue_K
, Sep 2019
Our guide was on time. He was very knowledgeable about the history of Dachau and Germany. I believe our guide's name was Hakeem. He had a great sense of humor, and he answered our questions. We had a deadline to get back to our tour group, and he made sure we were back on time. Hakeem took care of the details such as train passes and buses. This read an excellent tour for us. I highly recommend this tour.

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