Dachau Concentration Camp Tour

Dachau, Germany

Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site

Website Link: Dachau

The Memorial Site is open Tuesday through Sunday, from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.

No prior appointment is necessary and entry is free.

How to get to Dachau from Munich

Traveling from Munich, the easiest way to reach the Memorial is by public transportation. Take the S2 train from Munich in the direction of Dachau/Petershausen until you reach the Dachau station. The train ride takes approximately 25 minutes from Munich’s Central Station (Hauptbahnhof). Once you’ve arrived at the Dachau train station, take bus 726 towards "Saubachsiedlung" to the entrance of the Memorial Site ("KZ-Gedenkstätte").

Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site Guided Tour

During our visit to Munich in September 2010, we took the Dachau Concentration Camp tour. The cost was 19 Euros per person and included the train and bus ride to Dachau and back from Munich’s central train station. The price to get into the Dachau Memorial is free. You can rent a headset for 3.50 with recorded information that plays as you move through the various exhibits within the camp.

After taking the 3 hours guided tour, I would not take the guided tour again. The reason for this is not because the tour guide was substandard or unqualified; it’s because when you’re with a tour guide, they have a certain amount of time to get you through the memorial and finish their job. When you’re with a tour guide, it’s hard to read all the exhibits and take photos because you’re always rushed, trying to keep up with the guide and group. In fact, about ¼ ways through the guided tour, I went off on my own reading the exhibits and taking photos by myself. I just kept an eye on the group as I made my way through the memorial.

The tour guide tells the Dachau story well, and for those who don’t want to read the exhibits or have time restraints, this is the way to go, but if you want time to read the displays and take photos along the way, I would skip the guided tour and do Dachau yourself.

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