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Munich To Dachau Tours

Relive the past at Dachau Concentration Camp which was the first established Nazi concentration camp. Hear about the tragic events that took place with the help pf your guide.
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The process with Headput was very convenient and well organized. I really enjoyed my tour guide Max, who was highly informed and willing to answer any question. A tour with great tour guides is all I can ask for!
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Loved the guide, who was able to bring different persspectives to the tour. He was honest about what occured and its impact, and very respectful of the environment.
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Tour guide Curt was exceptional. Clearly educated and passionate about the history and significance of Dachau in world history. Definitely recommended.
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On our return, our train was canceled, interruption of train service and our guide Hein handled everything perfectly, and got us home with a minimal delay.
Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site Tour

Munich To Dachau Tours Guide

The Dachau concentration camp was the first Nazi concentration camp established in 1933, just north of Munich, Germany. It initially served as a model camp and training centre for S.S. guards and later became a prototype for other European concentration camps. Over its 12 years of operation, it held approximately 200,000 prisoners, including political dissidents, Jews, homosexuals, and others deemed undesirable by the Nazi regime. Many prisoners died due to starvation, disease, or torture, and thousands more were executed or died in the camp's gas chambers. The camp was liberated by U.S. forces in 1945, and it now serves as a memorial site for the victims of the Holocaust.
If you are planning to visit this historical site, then keep reading to find all the necessary information you would require – from the tour timings and ticket options to directions and timings!
A guided tour to Dachau is an ideal choice for all visitors. With an expert on your side, you will gain enough historical context, detailed account of the experiences of prisoners and other background information. This kind of insight will help you navigate the site's complex and emotionally charged terrain.

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The English Guided Day Tour to Dachau Concentration Camp is around 4 hours long (6 hours, including transportation. With this ticket, you can explore every corner of the camp, including the S.S. Training Facility, Jourhaus, Appellplatz (the Roll Call Square), the Bunker, Barracks, Religious and International Memorials, and so much more. The Dachau Memorial Qualified guide will help you engage with the history of the Holocaust and enrich you with a deeper understanding of the complicated history of Nazi Germany. Moreover, the tour guides are also available in three different languages: English, German and Spanish!

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The Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site Tour ticket offers a discounted price for students with valid IDs. Besides that, there is no such offer and discounts at the moment.
What are Dachau tour hours?
There are two different guided tours for the Dachau concentration camp. One is the English Guided Day Tour, which starts at 10.25 AM and lasts for 6 hours. Another is the Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site Tour, which begins at 9 AM and lasts around 5 hours.
When is the Dachau concentration camp closed for a visit?
The Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site Tour is available on all days of the week. On the other hand, the English Guided Day Tour is only available from Friday to Monday.
What is the best time to visit the Dachau concentration camp?
Plan your visit to the Dachau concentration camp during spring (March-May) and fall (September-November) because the weather is mild, and the crowds are fewer. Besides that, try to visit on a weekday or early morning for a quieter experience.
How long is a Dachau tour?
This depends on the specific tour ticket that you purchase. Either case, the tour will last at least 4 hours and 30 minutes and won’t go beyond 6 hours.
Where is the Dachau concentration camp located?
The Dachau concentration camp is located at KZ-Gedenkstätte Dachau Alte Römerstraße 75 85221 Dachau, Germany. It is about 16 miles (25 kilometres) northwest of Munich.
How to get to the Dachau concentration camp?
You can reach Dachau concentration camp/the meeting point for the tour via tram, subway or train.
Can I take a train to reach the Dachau concentration camp?
Yes, you can catch a train to reach the Dachau concentration camp. Take lines S1, S2, S3, S4, S5, S6, S7 and S8 and get off at Munich Marienplatz station, where you will meet your tour guide for the English Guided Day Tour.
Can I take a tram to reach the Dachau concentration camp?
Yes, you can take a tram to reach the Dachau concentration camp. Get on tram number 19, 21 or N19 and step down at Marienplatz to meet your tour guide for English Guided Day Tour.
Can I take the subway to reach the Dachau concentration camp?
Yes, subway lines U3 or U6 will take you to Munich Marienplatz station, and you will meet your tour guide for English Guided Day Tour there.
Is photography permitted during the Dachau tour?
Photography is allowed during the Dachau tour.
Is the Dachau tour ideal for people with disabilities?
The Dachau tour may not be ideal for people with disabilities because some areas are difficult to access.
What languages are offered for the guided tour of the Dachau concentration camp?
The guided tour of the Dachau concentration camp comes in three different languages: English, German and Spanish.
Here are some things that are likely to leave a mark on you, on your Dachau tour:

The Entrance Gate

The entrance gate to the camp is a stark reminder of the deception and cruelty of the Nazi regime. The slogan "Arbeit Macht Frei" (Work Sets You Free) was a cruel deception to the prisoners who were forced to work in inhumane conditions. The entrance gate is one of the most recognizable features of the camp and serves as a sad reminder of the atrocities that occurred there.

The Bunker

The bunker was a small, dark cell where prisoners were subjected to brutal punishments and torture. The bunker was used to isolate and punish prisoners who the authorities considered a threat to the camp's security. It was a place of terror and suffering for those confined there.

The Gas Chamber and Crematorium

The gas chamber and crematorium were used to exterminate prisoners deemed unfit for work. The gas chamber was disguised as a shower room, and prisoners were led to believe that they were being cleaned. Once inside, they were exposed to a toxic gas that would kill them in minutes. The crematorium was used to dispose of the bodies of those who had been killed in the gas chamber.

The Barracks

The barracks were where prisoners lived in cramped and unsanitary conditions, with little food or water. The barracks were often overcrowded, with dozens of prisoners sharing a single room. Disease and starvation were rampant, and prisoners were punished harshly for even minor infractions.

The Memorial Site

The memorial site includes exhibits and displays that provide historical context and pay tribute to the camp's victims, as well as a solemn reflection area where visitors can pay their respects. The museum includes photographs, artefacts, and personal accounts from survivors and provides a sobering reminder of the horrors of the Holocaust. The reflection area is a peaceful and contemplative space where visitors can reflect on the events that took place at the camp and pay their respects to the victims.

The Appellplatz (Roll Call Square)

The Appellplatz was a large open space where prisoners were forced to stand for roll call for hours, regardless of the weather conditions. This was a form of physical and psychological punishment, as prisoners often stood in mud or snow and were subjected to harsh treatment if they moved or spoke.

The International Memorial

The International Memorial is a striking sculpture erected in 1968 to commemorate the camp's victims. The statue is made of bronze and consists of three figures standing on a platform. The figures represent the political, religious, and social prisoners who were incarcerated at the camp. The Memorial is a powerful reminder of the importance of standing up against tyranny and oppression and the need to remember and honour those who suffered and died under the Nazi regime.
Here are some other attractions that you must include in your Munich itinerary:

Neuschwanstein Castle

Neuschwanstein Castle is a stunning 19th-century castle in the Bavarian Alps near Füssen, Germany. It was commissioned by King Ludwig II of Bavaria and was designed as a tribute to the romantic ideals of the Middle Ages. The castle's architecture features a mix of Romanesque and Gothic styles, with intricate details and ornate furnishings. It is one of Germany's most popular tourist attractions, attracting millions of visitors every year. The castle's idyllic setting, perched atop a hill overlooking a beautiful landscape of mountains and lakes, adds to its allure. It has also inspired several fictional castles, including the castle in Disney's Sleeping Beauty.

SEA LIFE Munich

SEA LIFE Munich is an aquarium in the heart of Munich, Germany. It is home to a diverse range of marine life, including sharks, rays, seahorses, jellyfish, and sea turtles. The attraction offers a variety of exhibits that showcase different habitats, such as the rocky coast of the North Sea, the colourful coral reefs of the tropics, and the ocean's mysterious depths. You can observe the animals up close and even interact with some of them through hands-on experiences. The SEA LIFE Munich aquarium also features educational displays and programs highlighting the importance of marine conservation and the need to protect our oceans.

Nymphenburg Palace

Nymphenburg Palace is a magnificent Baroque palace located in Munich, Germany. Built in the 17th century, the castle was originally the summer residence of the Bavarian royal family. It is surrounded by beautifully landscaped gardens, including the famous Baroque-style Nymphenburg Palace Park. The palace features an impressive collection of ornate rooms, including the grand Hall of Mirrors, the State Bedroom, and the Gallery of Beauties, which showcases portraits of 36 of the most beautiful women of the time. The gardens are also famous, with several fountains, sculptures, and flower beds that make for a picturesque setting.

Are Dachau tour tickets available online?

Yes, Dachau tour tickets are now available online.

What are the Dachau tours and tickets options available at Headout?

Headout offers two different guided tours for the Dachau concentration camp.

Are guided Dachau tours available?

Yes, guided tours are available for the Dachau concentration camp. These include Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site Tour and English Guided Day Tour to Dachau Concentration Camp From Munich Marienplatz.

How do I reach the Dachau concentration camp?

You can reach Dachau concentration camp by public transport, such as the commuter bus, tram and subway.

When is the best time to visit the Dachau concentration camp?

Plan your trip to the Dachau concentration camp during the pleasant spring months of March through May and the cooler fall months of September through November. In addition, if you want a quieter experience, try to go during the week or early in the morning.

Is photography permitted during the Dachau tour?

Yes, photography is permitted during the Dachau tour.

How long is a Dachau tour?

Both guided tours of the Dachau concentration camp vary in duration. One lasts around 4 hours and 30 minutes, while the other is about 6 hours long.

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