Dachau tour - Concentration Camp Memorial with a certified guide.
The name Dachau will forever be associated with the most infamous crimes of the Nazis.
This was the first concentration camp set up in Germany and served as a model for the others that followed. We'll see all the remaining original areas in the memorial (gatehouse, bunker, administration HQ, crematorium, rail platform, etc. ), have a look inside the extensive museum and have time to see the documentary film shown in English. You'll see how the camp began and how it was liberated by U. S. troops.
You'll also see how it is remembered and presented, and how Germany comes to terms with this past today.
I've given Dachau tours for several years now, for student groups, families, individuals, the military, private tour companies and for the memorial itself. I am officially certified by the memorial site to offer tours in English here. More people every year visit the memorial site here to contemplate, learn and to honor the victims.
For this Dachau tour we start with the World War I era buildings the Nazis used for the camp at first, then on to the rail platform, gatehouse, roll-call square and administration HQ.
We also see the reconstructed prisoners' barracks and fence. After that we walk over to the religious memorials and the crematorium area.
We usually finish up back at the museum, which includes the bunker, to see the 22-minute documentary film in English. But the timing is very flexible and more or less time can be spent at each site depending on the group's interests.
There is also, of course, plenty of time to ask questions and for discussion. It is also possible to start the Dachau tour with the film and then see the memorial afterwards.
Meeting Point + Tour Duration
Meeting Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building, Suggested by Guide: We normally meet for the Dachau tour at the entrance of the Visitor's Center at the Dachau Memorial. It is a grey building, right next to the bus stop and across the street from the main parking lot. I'll be wearing a nametag with my name, Jason, on it.
Duration: 2 hours 30 min.
2.5 hours is enough time to see the Dachau memorial, visit the museum and see the documentary film. Travel time from Munich is an additional 45 minutes each way.
The Dachau Tour is a walking tour. We use Germany's efficient and dependable public transportation if you'd like hotel pickup from Munich.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
10 Euros - If you'd like me to pick you up at your hotel in Munich, there is an additional 10 euros cost per person for public transportation. You should also probably bring with something to drink or a few euros extra to buy something at the cafeteria there.
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Jayson was very knowledgeable, and patient with all our questions. He was easy going with a good sense of humor. I would highly recommend Jayson and this tour!