Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site, Dachau

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A moving reminder of a dark time in Europe's history, Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site was the first of the Nazi concentration camps opened in Germany. Set on the grounds of an abandoned munitions factory near the medieval town of Dachau, the camp was intended to hold only political prisoners. However, it eventually detained Jews, ordinary German and Austrian criminals, and foreign nationals from countries occupied or invaded by Germany. Today, the camp serves as a memorial to the many prisoners who suffered and lost their lives here between 1933 and 1945. The displays guide you over the path that would have been taken by new prisoners, leading straight through the main entry gate. The memorial includes the camp prison and the maintenance buildings, which once housed kitchens, workshops, and baths. They now serve as a museum. You can book guided tours in advance. Take a look at our Dachau trip tool to schedule your visit to Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • Not much to say. It's powerful. It's poignant. You can purchase an audioguide but we didn't and I am not really sure if you actually need one. Guess it's how in-depth you want your visit to be. There ...  more »
  • If you happen to be in Munich and politically interested like me then you should have seen this for sure. Take a day out (at least 4 hours) for the audio tour (4 € per person) is enough to see, listen and read. The words: ' Never again! ' Can you think better places. If you are not politically interested then it is very good for your development to have seen this. Do know that you will be a little emotional that day.
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  • We had a fantastic Australian guide, James from 'In Their Shoes Dachau Memorial Tours'. He led us through every aspect of the history and characteristics of the camp and presented it in a compelling manner. The camp is what it is, a sombre reminder of the cruelty of man. Most infrastructure is in tact with a few items recreated for authenticity. A must visit if in Munich and ask specifically for James, he does much more than just being a guide.
  • Very thought provoking and moving without presenting things in an emotive way. Facts were presented plainly, which was enough.I can recommend the tours that you can book there as you arrive, in English etc. It cost 10.50€ for 2 adults and a teenager. Much cheaper than going online and really excellent. Easy to get to by train and bus from Munich.
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