Guided tour

From Munich: Dachau Memorial Site Day Tour

Activity provider: Munich Walk Tours

From Munich: Dachau Memorial Site Day Tour

Activity provider: Munich Walk Tours
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From US$ 30.75 per person

Likely to sell out

Travel by train from Munich to visit the Dachau Memorial. See the former gas chambers, barracks, and cells on a guided tour of the site, and learn more about the history of the Holocaust in Germany.

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Duration 5 hours
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Live tour guide
German, English
Wheelchair accessible
Private group available

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

Discover the story of the Dachau concentration camp on this guided tour from Munich. Ride on a public train and enjoy views of the countryside along the way. Step back in time as your guide paints a picture of the past as you explore the memorial site.

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
  • Public transport ticket
  • Transfers by public transport
    Covid-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
    • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
    Traveler requirements
    • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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    Meeting point may vary depending on the option booked.

    Important information

    What to bring

    • Comfortable shoes
    • Water

    Not allowed

    • Pets
    • Smoking

    Know before you go

    • 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
    • This tour departs from the meeting point at the stated departure time. If you have difficulty walking or are in a wheelchair, you will need a carer and must arrive 10 minutes before departure at the meeting point, as you will use a different entrance for the platform and the train
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.6 /5

    based on 790 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
      4.6/5
    • Transportation
      4.3/5
    • 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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    March 14, 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.

    February 13, 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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    February 8, 2020

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