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Private Dachau TourFrom € 225.00 - Private 3-4 hour tour on site (5-6 hours total)
Are you looking for a much more personal & intimate tour? A tour catered purely for you?
A private transfer from your hotel or Munich Airport? We are 100% flexible with any requests you may have. With InMunich Private Tours you get a unique experience with a completely personal & highly experienced guide. Please note however that no children of 13 or under are permitted to attend any tour by order of the Memorial Site itself*
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 was liberated on April 29th 1945. This year is the 76th anniversary of the liberation by the U.S. Army.
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 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. Below are some of the many themes and locations we will discuss & visit on this important sightseeing tour.
•Origins- How the first permanent camp came to exist. Overview of the full history of the site.
•Jourhaus- The entrance building & gateway into the camp, how prisoners arrive & their first experiences.
•Appellplatz- the Roll Call Square, a place of humiliation, despair & punishment.
•Memorial Site Museum- Former Maintenance Building, now holding an extensive museum with many photographs, original objects & testimonies from surviving prisoners.**
•Torture and Punishment- Physical and Psychological torture & its impact on daily life.
•The Bunker- A prison within the camp itself & the execution courtyard.**
•Barracks- Prisoner life & daily routine.**
•Perimeter Fence -Guard Towers & the electric fence.
•Barrack X- The Crematoriums, mass graves, and the Gas Chamber.
•International Memorial- Nandor Glid Sculpture &
Although the camp was liberated 75 years ago this year, 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.
** From July to December 2020 new temporary Covid-19 restrictions exist at the Memorial Site. The current situation is that at the moment no whole tour groups can pass through the Museum. To enable tours to work at the site we are currently operating the best possible solution - a fully guided tour of the outside of the buildings (& inside at Barrack X) which lasts around 2 and a half hours, & then we give you plenty of time to look through the Museum at your own pace as individuals. As soon as the Memorial Site allows groups to tour again through the Museum we will of course amend this & return to adding a fully guided tour through the Museum back into our itinery. Please also note that the Barrack & Bunker are currently temporarily closed due to social distancing rules. Thank you for your understanding.
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.