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Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site
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
$36.90 per adult
Traveler Favorite
Historic and memorable
Our guide gave an honest representation of facts and history. Our group was friendly and the tour was memorable.
KariFortik, Nov 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
star-4
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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Most important history lesson
Matt_K, Nov 2021
Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site Tour from Munich by Train
Tour guide was great - he provided a lot more of the historical timeline and build up and although Dachau was difficult to see - it was very important to see - we highly recommend experiencing it.
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It was a good tour but way too expensive for the tour and what was included
JohnD_E, Oct 2021
Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site Private Tour from Munich by Train
Seeing it in person gives you an actual idea what happened and more realistic what the prisoners actually went to
star-5
Superb tour guide!!
Rowan_M, Oct 2021
Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Walking Tour with Guide from Munich by Train
A superb tour. Our tour guide, Alex, was exceptional - highly knowledgeable, insightful, very friendly and went above and beyond throughout the day. Could not recommend enough. Thanks Alex!
star-5
Our guide was excellent...
mbeecher50, Oct 2021
Guided Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site Tour with Train from Munich
Our guide was excellent and had great insight about the history of Dachau. I would certainly recommend this tour to friends.
star-5
Informative tour, excellent tour guide
Cynthia_J, Nov 2021
Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site Tour from Munich by Train
We had a great experience and an even better tour guide. I can nit say enough positive things about Franz. He was friendly, professional and incredibly knowledgeable.
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Dachau concentration camp somber experience
Andrew_B, Nov 2021
Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site Tour from Munich by Train
Jeff did a great job taking us around and was very knowledgeable and respectful of the meaning of the experience considering what happened at the site. The tour was well managed and kept at the timing given and there was enough time to understand and appreciate what happened. Thanks Jeff!
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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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Great memorial that's interesting with the right info
Valerie_K, Oct 2021
Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Walking Tour with Guide from Munich by Train
Very impressive tour with a guide that really know what she's talking about. Cornelia is a real topguide. The memorial itself was very interesting and with the right information of Cornelia you could put things in The right context.
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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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Excellent Tour
Jennifer_Z, Oct 2021
Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Walking Tour with Guide from Munich by Train
Our guide was amazing and so well informed. She gave us an experience that you could never get trying to explore Dachau on your own and gave myself and my teen daughter a day we will never forget. That is no easy feat!

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