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Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site from Munich by Train

Join up with your guide and group at Munich Central Train Station (Hauptbahnhof), and then travel by train and bus (transport costs included) to Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site, just under an hour away.Outside the town of Dachau, a memorial site stands on the grounds of the former concentration camp. Dachau was the first Nazi concentration camp in Germany during the Holocaust, and it was the originator and training ground for the vast order of brutality that spread over half of Europe in the wake of the armies of the Third Reich, and which ultimately culminated in history's greatest crime.On this half-day tour, you'll spend around three hours exploring the memorial site with your guide. Tour the exhibition center and former compound, and learn about the history of Dachau, World War II, and the Holocaust. See reconstructed barracks, guard houses, cells, crematorium, and administration headquarters, and take a moment to reflect at the site's memorials.While each camp was responsible for its own particular form of barbarism, what distinguished Dachau is that almost everything that happened in the system as a whole happened at some level there. Almost every category of victim passed through its Arbeit Macht Frei (Work Sets You Free) gate, including German dissidents, outspoken clergymen, Jehovah's Witnesses, gay men, Jewish people and Polish citizens. Today's memorial site combines the historical authenticity of the original environment and its many surviving buildings with the function of a modern exhibition center. It is a place of memory, of pilgrimage and of education.After your visit, your guide will accompany you back to Munich, where your tour concludes at the original departure point.

$50.12 Cultural & Theme Tours

Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Private Tour from Munich

Meet your guide at Munich Central Station or your centrally located Munich hotel, then take a train to Dachau where a bus will then transport you to Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site. During the Third Reich, Dachau was referred to as the ‘parent camp,’ serving as a training ground for the genocide to follow. A staggering range of persecuted people were sent to Dachau — including communists, German dissidents, gay men, Jehovah’s Witnesses, Jewish people and Polish citizens — upward of 200,000 people were imprisoned here. Today the camp stands as a memorial site with many of its original features serving as reminders of a time in history that should never be forgotten. Explore the site with your guide, and see the gatehouse with its Arbeit macht frei (Work makes you free) gateway, bunker and the crematorium. You can also visit the administration headquarters and see the rail platform where prisoners once arrived. As you walk around, listen to your guide give the background on each site, learning about victims and perpetrators whose names were linked to the camp. Heinrich Himmler helped set up Dachau, and used it as a place to train the SS ("black shirts") guards. If there is something you would like to know more about, simply let your guide know. After exploring the camp, take some free time to browse the museum if you like, and then return by train to Munich Central Station.

$33.55 Cultural & Theme Tours

Dachau Concentration Camp and SS Shooting Range from Munich

Driving through the village of Dachau, you will reach the site of the former concentration camp. Built in 1933, Dachau was the first Nazi concentration camp and it is believed to have "processed" over 200,000 prisoners of World War II. The main hall houses photographs and models of the camps, and gives you an insight into the horrendous acts against humanity that were often performed at the camp. In the grounds surrounding the main hall, you will find the crematorium, reconstructed bunkers, and a disguised gas chamber. After a guided tour, you will have plenty of time to explore the memorial site on your own, visit the museum, and view the documentary film shown in the main hall. Then head to the SS Shooting Range Hebertshausen, a 5-minute drive from the Memorial Site, where you can see the exhibits and learn more about the history of the area. Your tour will conclude afterward with transportation back to Munich.Please note that it's best to bring your own lunch or eat during your free time at the cafeteria. Please also be advised that this tour requires a lot of walking and is not easily wheelchair accessible.

$63.63 Cultural & Theme Tours

Dachau Concentration Camp and Third Reich Day Trip from Munich

On the morning of your tour, meet your guide at 9am in central Munich's Marienplatz. Then, set off by public transit to visit Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site about 20 minutes away. Spend three hours exploring the memorial site with your small group, asking your licensed guide plenty of questions. Learn how the camp system came into being, and why the Nazis opened Dachau as the prototype "model" camp. Honor the memory of the prisoners held, and murdered, there as you hear about their plight in the camp system.  In the afternoon, return to Munich and take the opportunity to purchase some refreshments before joining back up with your guide for your walking tour of Munich, which focuses on the Nazi period but also gives an overview of contemporary Munich with tips for places to visit during your stay. As you walk by important historical sites, learn about Hitler, his association with Munich, and the rise of the Nazi party. See where Hitler joined the German Workers Party, the building where the SS was founded, and the route of the Beer Hall Putsch. Hear about the German resistance and the White Rose Movement. Visit the building where the Munich Agreement of 1938 was signed; and Königsplatz, where the Nazis conducted rallies to impress foreign dignitaries. When your tour concludes, you'll have the option of being escorted to the main train station in Munich or remaining in central Munich to continue sightseeing independently. Please be aware that children under 14 are not permitted on the tour as directed by the Memorial.

$30.08 Cultural & Theme Tours

Full Dachau small group tour from Munich via train

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: In Their Shoes - Dachau Memorial & City ToursOur guest will have a full tour of the Dachau Memorial Site with a fully accredited and licensed guide.Duration: 5 hours

$121.96 Cultural & Theme Tours

Munich, Dachau Memorial Private Tour with Hotel Pickup

After a pickup from your Munich hotel, your full-day excursion starts with a city sightseeing tour by private vehicle. Lasting between two and three hours, this private tour can be customized to your preferences; if you have any special interests, simply advise when booking so your guide can come up with a personalized itinerary in advance.Visit the Cathedral of Our Blessed Lady (Frauenkirche), a Gothic church constructed from red brick. Look up at the twin towers, towering over the surrounding buildings, and look down to find the famous 'devil's footprint' as your guide explains its origins. Feel free to climb the stairs up to the south tower for fantastic views of Munich and the Alps.Continue to the world-famous Hofbräuhaus am Platzl, one of the oldest breweries in Munich, founded in 1589 by the Duke of Bavaria. As you look around or enjoy a stein (own expense), imagine what it was like in the late-18th century when Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart lived around the corner and frequented the beer hall!Continue to Marienplatz, Munich’s famous square that was once a center for medieval tournaments and festivals. Here you’ll see Munich Old Town Hall (Altes Rathaus), built in the mid-1400s. Learn about the building’s medieval design and, amusingly, its current use as a toy museum (Spielzeugmuseum). You'll also pass by the impressive German Museum (Deutsches Museum), the world's largest museum of science and technology.Enjoy free time to indulge in a typical Bavarian meal in Munich, or stop for lunch on the way to Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site (own expense).After a 1.5-hour journey, arrive at the memorial site, the first Nazi concentration camp in Germany during the Holocaust, which served as a model for all the other camps. A visit to Dachau offers a sobering, yet important, look at the history of the Holocaust and the atrocities committed by Hitler and the Nazi Germans.Take a 2-hour walking tour of the camp with an informative audio-guide. Visit the former prison bunkers, barracks, gas chambers and crematorium, and view eye-opening exhibits at the memorial’s museum.Reflect on your Dachau experience on the evening drive back to Munich.