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English Guided Day Tour to Dachau Concentration Camp from Munich Marienplatz

€45
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You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.

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  • Explore the Dachau concentration camps over a period of 4 hours with a Dachau Memorial guide and learn about this historically significant area of the 20th century.
  • See the Schutzstaffel (SS) training quarters, the Jourhaus, the Crematoriums, Barracks, and the heinous gas chamber.
  • Learn from your guide about the development and expansion of one of the most horrifying locations of the mid-20th century.
  • With transport to and from the attraction arranged, enjoy a hassle-free and relaxed experience.

Inclusions

  • Dachau Memorial Qualified Guide
  • Transport between Munich and Dachau in public transport
  • Entry into Dachau concentration camp

Exclusions

  • Food and drinks
  • Tip: Don't forget to check out the museum’s powerful 22-minute documentary film, which shows an account of the ascent of the Nazi Party.
  • It's recommended to wear comfortable shoes.
  • 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.
  • This tour is restricted for guests aged 14 and under.
  • 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.
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.
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Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site Tour

€47
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You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.

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4 hr. 30 min. - 5 hr.
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  • On a guided tour of the Dachau Concentration Camp available and learn about the tragic losses during the Nazi rule in Germany.
  • Accompanied by a professional guide, listen to knowledgeable commentary about the camp in English or Spanish, and understand how Dachau went on to become a model for every other concentration camp set up by the Nazis.
  • Explore the massive camp, and get to see the barracks, bunkers, crematoriums, torture chambers, and gas chambers firsthand.
  • Enjoy convenient and hassle-free transport to Dachau from Munich, saving you the effort of finding a way to reach the destination by yourself.
  • Choose among English, German & Spanish guided tours.

Inclusions

  • Guided tour in English, Spanish or German
  • Expert guide
  • Transport between Munich and Dachau
  • 20-min documentary about Dachau

Exclusions

  • Pick up and drop off to hotel
  • Tip: - The tour will include a fair amount of walking, so please wear appropriate footwear and weather-appropriate clothing.
  • The duration of the tour is approximately 5 hours.
  • For entrance there is an additional fee of 15 € per adult, to be paid at our tour office when checking in for the tour.
  • If you wish to upgrade to the ticket with the boat ride, an additional fee of 23 € per adult must be paid directly at the tour office.
  • Children under the age of 14 are not allowed on this tour.
  • Food cannot be purchased or eaten on the Memorial grounds.
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.

Visiting the Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial

The Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial tour is a hauntingly powerful experience that takes you on a journey through the dark history of Nazi Germany. As the first concentration camp in Germany, Dachau played a central role in carrying out Nazi crimes. 

The camp became a memorial and museum after its liberation by Americans in 1945, honoring the lives lost during the Holocaust and making it a historical must-visit in Germany . Read on to find out more about Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial timings, getting there, and other key information to help you plan your visit.

Why Visit the Dachau Concentration Camp?

Why Visit the Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial
  • Emotive Experience: Visiting the Dachau Concentration Camp can be a deeply emotional and impactful experience that remains long after your visit. 
  • Historical Journey: Learn about the atrocities that took place in the first Nazi concentration camp established in 1933. Walk through the different zones including barracks, bunkers, crematoriums, torture chambers, and gas chambers and see them first-hand and discover more about the role they played during World War II.
  • Honor the Departed: Pay your respects to the over 40,000 lives lost at the site during the Holocaust, who were victims of torture and experiments.

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Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site Tour

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Your Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial tickets can  be cancelled up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund. For more information, make sure to check these details before purchasing your ticket.

Why Book Your Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Tickets Online?

With over 800,000 visitors annually, it comes as no surprise that Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial tickets sell out fast. It is recommended that you book your tickets online to have a hassle-free experience and get the best deals.

Dachau Concentration Camp Highlights

The Gate in Dachau Concentration Camp

The Gate

This is the main entrance to the camp, also a symbol of the Nazi regime's false promises to prisoners. It is marked with the sign "Arbeit Macht Frei" (Work Sets You Free).

The Guard Tower at Dachau Concentration Camp

Guard Tower

A watchtower for the SS guard that now serves as a symbol of the oppressive regime. Many died in this region during their attempts to escape.

Roll-Call Square in Dachau Concentration Camp

Roll-Call Square

This square served as an open area where prisoners were counted and inspected every morning and evening as well as a zone of punishment and execution. 

The Barracks at Dachau Concentration Camp

The Barracks

A complex of 34 barracks divided into day and sleeping quarters. Though designed to hold 200 people, at one point these sites were holding up to 2,000 prisoners.

Sickbay at Dachau Concentration Camp

Sickbay

Initially a sort-of camp hospital, this site soon transformed into a bed for inhumane medical experiments conducted on prisoners.

The International Monument at Dachau Concentration Camp

The International Monument

Designed by Nandor Glid, a survivor of the persecution, the walk-through monument allows visitors to learn and also acknowledge the truth. It calls to stand against tyranny and ends with a moving inscription: “Never Again”. 

Memorial Room at Dachau Concentration Camp

Memorial Room

With over 130 commemorative plaques and stones, this room is a space where the dead are dignified. It enables visitors to learn about the names, nationalities, and places of birth of the identified victims.

Gas Chamber and Crematorium at Dachau Concentration Camp

Gas Chamber and Crematorium

The area is now the main location of the memorial. Within it, you can also see the gas chamber that was disguised as a “shower bath” as well as the crematorium. On these grounds, over 41,000 people died between 1933 to 1945.

Plan Your Visit to the Dachau Concentration Camp

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Dachau Concentration Camp Timings
  • Opening Hours:
    Daily: 9 AM to 5 PM
    Exhibits Closed On: December 24 to December 26 

Duration of Visit: 5 hours

Best Time to Visit: May to August is the best time to visit as the weather is favorable for outdoor activities. If you’re looking to avoid the crowd, arriving close to the opening hours is recommended.

How to Reach Dachau Concentration Camp

Address: Alte Römerstraße 75, 85221 Dachau, Germany

Find on Maps

  • By Train: Board S2 in the direction of Dachau/Petershausen
    Nearest Stop: Dachau Station
  • By Bus: 726
    Nearest Stop: KZ-Gedenkstätte
  • By Car: The distance from Munich International Airport is 30.7 km. The distance from Berlin Brandenburg Airport, 583 KM
    Nearest Parking: Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site
Facilities Available at the Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial
  • Accessibility: Dachau is mostly wheelchair accessible. Wheelchairs and electric scooters are available. Most buildings have ramps at the entrances. 
  • Restrooms: Wheelchair-accessible toilets are located in the Visitors’ Center, in the main exhibition in the former maintenance building, and near the seminar rooms. 
  • Bookshop: A bookshop called ‘Literaturhandlung’ is located at the visitor’s center which specializes in literature on the history of the camp and those victims of the Nazi regime as well as Jewish literature.
  • Food & Drinks: You can visit the cafeteria which offers a variety of cafe fare and refreshments. 
  • Photography: Non-commercial photography without tripods is permitted. 
  • Luggage Storage: There are no storage lockers available on site.
Attractions Near Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial
  • Neuschwanstein Castle: Head on over to the Neuschwanstein Castle, the site that inspired the iconic Disney logo. Enjoy a day trip and opt for a guided tour to learn more about the former residence of King Ludwig II or “Mad King Ludwig”.
    Nymphenburg Palace: Learn about the baroque architecture commissioned by Elector Ferdinand Maria of Bavaria that served as the residence of Bavarian rulers. Explore Rubens, Schedoni, and Greuze along with an 18th century porcelain factory that still runs today.
  • SEA Life Munich: Witness Germany's biggest shark diversity and gaze upon over 8,000 sea animals at SEA LIFE Munich. Learn about each species that occupies themed tanks as well as enjoy interactive areas.
Visitor Tips for Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial
  • Dress Appropriately: Along with dressing for the weather, carry essentials such as sunblock, umbrellas or hats for protection. Additionally, wearing any provocative clothing or article that may hurt sentiments or be disrespectful to any communities is prohibited. 
  • Comfortable Footwear: Ensure you wear comfortable shoes owing to the outdoor walking involved and keeping the tour duration of 5 hours in mind.
  • No Bicycles: Cycles are not permitted within the premises. Ensure you park your bike at the bicycle stand near the entrance. 
  • Pet Policy: Any animals except guide dogs for the impaired are not allowed within the premises.
  • Sensitive Content: Content, articles, photographs and videos shown during the tour contains sensitive information and is not suitable for children under 14. Children under 14 are not allowed within the premises.

Frequently Asked Questions About Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Tickets

Q. Where can I buy Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial tickets?

A. You can book your Dachau Concentration Camp tickets online. Booking your tickets online allows you to save up on money, time and energy and guarantees a hassle-free entry.

Q. Can I buy Dachau Concentration Camp tickets online?

A. Yes, you can buy Dachau Concentration Camp tickets online. Booking online in advance reserves your spot and you can also enjoy combo deals and great discounts. 

Q. What is the cost of Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial tickets?

A. Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial tickets start from €45. This extensive 5 hour tour includes a local expert guide who’ll acquaint you with the site and its history, transport from Munich to Dachau, and a documentary.

Q. Can I get a discount on Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial tickets?

A. By booking your Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial tickets online you can avail the best combo deals, discounts and offers.

Q. Are guided tours available at the Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial?

A. Yes, guided tours are available at the Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial site. The tour lasts for 5 hours and covers all sections of the site including the barracks, memorial room and roll-call area.

Q. Where is the Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial located?

A. Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial is located at : Alte Römerstraße 75, 85221 Dachau, Germany.

Q. How to reach the Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial?

A. You can get to the Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site via train, bus or car. If you're going by train, board the S2 in the direction of Dachau/Petershausen. The nearest station is Dachau Station. If you're going by bus, opt for bus number 726 and get off at KZ-Gedenkstätte. Bikes and cars can access the site directly. 

Q. What are the timings of the Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial?

A. The memorial opening hours are daily from 9 AM to 5 PM. The exhibits remain closed on December 24 to December 26. 

Q. What facilities are available in the Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial?

A. You can find guided tours, wheelchair/electric scooter facilities, accessible restrooms, a cafeteria, and even a bookstore within the site.

Q. Is it worth visiting Dachau Concentration Camp?

A. Dachau Concentration Camp is an important historical site that allows you to learn about the brutal lives that victims of the Holocaust had to live through. Along with documenting the history of the atrocities committed by the Nazi regime, the site also pays respect to the victims by dignifying them. From a historical and contemporary standpoint, this makes it a must-visit landmark in Germany. 

Q. Is photography allowed in the Dachau Concentration?

A. Photography is permitted within the premises for non-commercial purposes. Photography with tripods is prohibited.

Q. Is the Dachau Concentration Camp suitable for children?

A. The content of the exhibits and the tour are not suitable for younger audiences. Children below the age of 14 are not allowed on the tour.