A wonderfully emotional experience and one I would very highly recommend. The guided tour was comprehensive and we were afforded ample time to explore on our own. Read More
Dachau Tour from Munich
All Transport Included
Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site Tour
The name Dachau resonates with people from all over the world. The name is synonymous with the concentration camp system and is associated with the worst atrocities and brutal crimes carried out by the Nazi regime from 1933-45. Today, the site is a memorial to the estimated 41,500 victims who lost their lives there. Our tour has been developed to honour those victims and the survivors by telling their story.
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Overview of the Tour
The memorial does not allow children under 13
Every day (except Saturdays) from 9:00 to 14:00
Underneath the Glockenspiel and next to the information centre in Marienplatz (Central Munich). Your guide will have a placard with “Dachau Memorial Tour” on it.
- Transportation costs
- Memorial-accredited, native English-speaking guide
Good to Know
Comfortable walking shoes are recommended. Please dress appropriately, as the tour runs in all conditions.
Download our Dachau Concentration Camp fact sheet to find out more before your tour.
Let Us Guide You Through the History of the Dachau Concentration Camp
1. Meet up at Marienplatz
Your guide will meet you at 9:00 in the world famous Marienplatz (St. Mary’s Square) in central Munich, where he will be holding a placard with ‘Dachau Memorial Tour’ on it in order to make it easy for you to locate him. You will have the opportunity to ask any questions about the tour or your stay in Munich at any time, and he will brief you on how your tour will work.
2. Travel to the Town of Dachau
Your guide will take care of your transportation tickets, and he will guide you through the Munich S-Bahn rail system for a 20-minute ride to Dachau, a small 9th-century town with a population of 42,000 people. At Dachau, you will take a short 10-minute bus ride following the route that the prisoners would have taken and finishing at the Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site.
3. Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial
You will spend approximately 3 hours at the memorial site. Your guide will lead you throughout the whole site, stopping at certain stations to explain aspects of the camp and memorial with historical context. Because the tour can be alarming and thought-provoking, questions are encouraged.
The focus on the site is the plight of the victims and what they were subjected to, but we will also pay attention to the SS—the perpetrators of the crimes—and try to understand how they so willingly undertook their duties. Time will be given to explore the excellent museum exhibit so that you have the opportunity to explore for yourself as well. We have found that our tour guests appreciate this time as a way to reflect on the nature of what they are experiencing.
4. After the Tour
After the tour, you will be accompanied back to Marienplatz (unless you have your own arrangements). Not sure what to do next? Ask your guide for advice! We are happy to help you get the most out of your time.
Check Out What Our Guests Are Saying
Alun offers a breadth of knowledge to give you a wonderful experience on those tour. He is nice and funny from the get go and always ready to answer questions. He gives the subject the respect it deserves. I also took the Third Reich tour and it was just as informational as this one.
The best tours are the ones that you are still thinking about weeks afterward. That is the case with Alun’s guided tour of Dachau Concentration Camp. Read More
He guided us on and off public transport without a hitch, gave us time to look at the museum with his advice on timings, and took us round Dachau in a way that meant we got to experience the minimum amount of crowds and the maximum time seeing the buildings and talking about the camp history. I cannot recommend Alun highly enough – you simply must take this tour.
Would highly recommend this tour which allows for individual questions and clearly explains the site and its history. A respectful attitude is maintained throughout which is valued by those who may have personal and sad connections to this tragic place.