Full day Dachau Tour with Memorial Qualified Guides.
The Dachau Concentration Camp was the first
permanent camp built by the Nazi Party of Germany. It opened on
March 22nd 1933, only 2 months after Adolf Hitler’s rise to power
and liberated on April 29th 1945. 2020 is the 75th Anniversay of the liberation.
Dachau was the only Concentration
Camp to have existed for the full 12 years of Hitler’s
dictatorship. In the minds of the Nazis, especially Heinrich
Himmler, it was by far the most important camp within their system
and became the model for all others that followed.
“Dachau - the significance of this name will never be erased from German history. It stands for all concentration camps which the Nazis established in their territory.”
- Eugen Kogon
The site is one of the most well preserved former camps left in Europe today. Our highly experienced guides discuss all aspects of camp life and death for the hundreds of thousands of prisoners that passed through the gates between 1933 and 1945.
During this 4 hour sightseeing tour (4 hours on site, 6 hours including
transportation) with our fully Dachau Memorial Qualified guide you
• Why the camp opened, and the first prisoners
• The 3 phases of the Camp, its evolution and development
• S.S. Training Facility
• Jourhaus - the entrance building and gateway into the camp, with its now infamous words “Arbeit Macht Frei” - Work will set you free
• Appellplatz - the Roll Call Square
• Memorial Site Museum in the former Maintenance Building
• Registration of new prisoners and their catagorisation
• Torture and Punishment, both Physical and Psychological
• The Bunker - the prison within the camp
• Bunker Courtyard for both torture and execution
• Barracks - prisoner life and daily routine
• Camp perimeter fence and Guard Towers
• Barrack X - the two Crematoriums, mass graves, and the Gas Chamber
• The International Memorial, (Nandor Glid Sculpture) and Religious Memorials
Although the camp was liberated 77 years ago, the history we can learn from Dachau is very relevant to the world around us today.
Visiting a former Nazi Concentration Camp is one of the most important things to do on a trip around Europe, and by far the most important thing to do in Munich. Dachau’s accessibility and importance as a centre for education and reconciliation makes it a day that is impossible to forget for a very long time.
*The Dachau Memorial has no specific information designed for children and our tour is catered specifically for adults. Due to a change by the Memorial Site itself we can no longer accept children aged 13 or below on our Dachau Tours, but children from 14 are welcome on the basis that the parents attend the tour with the child and that they understand the graphic nature of the tour content. The museum has very graphic photos and film, and we also discuss physical torture of prisoners in detail on the tour.
Please note that although the Memorial Site itself does not permit the eating of any food within the Memorial grounds, it does allow drinking of water or soft drinks. The site also does not permit any smoking (including electronic cigarettes) any animals, flags, banners, or nationalist symbols within the Memorial grounds. Photography is permitted but no audio, video or written recordings of any guide are permitted. Prices advertised are for 2022..