Day Trip / Out of Town, Local Experience, Museums / Culture, Youth and Family
Kid Friendly: Yes. Brutal things happened at Dachau. So it is a personal preference for the parent as what age a kid should go. The recommended age is 14 and upwards.
Maximum travelers: 9
English (fluent), German (conversational)
A very detailed tour conducted by a WW2 historian.
I will give you a detailed objective tour of the site. Dachau was the only camp open for the whole duration of the Third Reich and was the training center for many of the people that were to become infamous in the following years, such as Rudolf Hoess (Future commandant of Auschwitz).
A broad range of different aspects of camp life are covered during its different periods of operation right through to its liberation in April 1945.
Over the 13 years I have been a Memorial guide I have met many ex-prisoners their families and the American soldiers that liberated the camp. I will relate their stories.
Thousands of people met their end here, often in a barbaric way. The relevance of the memorial today to future generations is a very important subject, as well as its relevance to the survivors, their families and the GIs who have a personal connection to the place.
The Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial site in detail.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: Your Hotel reception at 8.30 in the morning, or any other place of your choosing.
End location: Usually your Hotel reception , or any other place of your choosing, often the city center.
Duration: 5 hours
If traveling from Munich, this is a 5 hour tour. It will take us approximately one hour to arrive at the memorial site. The tour is 3 hours long and it will take us about an hour to arrive back in Munich.
Public Transport - Which is pretty well much some of the best in the world in Munich, clean safe and on time.
I am not a licensed driver and can hire one if requested by the customer.
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I can't say enough about how wonderful this tour was. He is very knowledgeable regarding history of WW2 and the holocaust. Answered all of of questions. Definitely book with him.