Concentration Camp Memorial with a Private Guide
The Dachau Memorial Tour will raise your awareness for the fatal consequences of the Nazi tyranny and for the suffering of millions who were persecuted politically or racially during the Third Reich period. You will see the prototype Nazi camp which was opened 12 miles away from Munich right after Adolf Hitler had risen to power. The tour includes the documentation centre, the remains of the actual camp and a 21 minute documentary film. In addition, I will tell you breathtaking details that I have learned about in 8 years working on the camp site and talking with survivors, Dachau locals, SS relatives and school teachers who take their pupils on field trips to the camp memorial. I recommend utilising public transport for this tour, which is very efficient, clean and reliable in Munich, but in case you prefer to go there and back in a private vehicle it is always possible to arrange for a cab, even at the last minute.
It takes approximately 40 minutes to get from the Munich Hauptbahnhof train station to the Dachau camp memorial. On the way you will get useful information on the history of Dachau and other areas that we cross. We will spend some 3 hours in the former Nazi camp before we travel back to Munich using public transportation again. There is a possibility to stop for refreshments at the memorial site. If you have got mobility issues I can provide a very comfortable electro scooter at the camp memorial for no extra charge, but please let me know about that beforehand.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: The tour will either start at your hotel (in case you are staying near the City centre) or directly in downtown Munich (preferably in front of the Tourist Information on Marienplatz). If you wish to get picked up outside the City centre please let me know.
End location: The tour will either end at your hotel or if you prefer directly in downtown Munich.
Duration: 5 hours
Public transportation and walking
Fully guided tour, pickup service if requested, no extra costs on the camp site
Estimated Local Cash Needed
30 € - Fees for public transportation, snacks and drinks
Fees for public transportation, which is very safe, efficient and affordable. Coming from Munich we will use a train to Dachau and from there a bus to the Camp memorial. The cost is 16.10 € for 4 people for the whole day. I will help you with all necessary arrangements.
Snacks and drinks on the way
For groups bigger than 8 please get in touch with me, so that I can create a customised tour for you.
I am not a driver. I can accompany you in your vehicle or I can arrange for a separate car and driver.
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Our tour of Dachau is excellent. Stefan met us at the main Munich train station and traveled with us to Dachau - so there is no need to worry about figuring out how to navigate to the site. The tour was increadibly informative about this tragic place as Stefan is very knowledgeable about Dachau and the third Reich. He answered our miriad of questions and took us all over the site - the museums, outer buildings and chapels. Thank you Stefan!