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Your Ultimate Guide to Visiting Dachau Concentration Camp | Timings, Location, Tips & More

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Embarking on a journey to the Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site? Dive into our guide to seamlessly plan your visit, ensuring a meaningful and well-organized experience.

Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site at a Glance

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What are the Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial opening hours?

The memorial site is open daily from 9 AM to 5 PM

Where is the Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial located?

The memorial site is located at Alte Römerstraße 75, 85221 Dachau, Germany | Find on Maps

How many number visitors does the Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial see per year?

The site sees over 800,000 visitors annually.

Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site Opening Hours

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What is the Best Time to Visit Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site?

  • Weekday versus Weekend: Choosing a weekday visit, especially Tuesday to Thursday, is recommended to avoid crowds. Weekends, particularly Saturdays, tend to be busier with both local and international visitors.
  • Peak Season versus Low Season: The peak tourist season is from late spring (May) to early fall (September), offering pleasant weather but higher crowds. The low season, spanning late fall (October to November) and winter (December to February), sees fewer visitors, providing a quieter experience, though weather conditions might be less favorable.

Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site Location

Getting to Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site

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By Car

The easiest way to get to Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial by car is to take the A8 motorway from Munich. Take the Dachau-Fürstenfeldbruck exit and follow the signs to the camp. The journey takes around 25 minutes. 

Parking facilities

There is a parking lot located near the Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial. Cars pay €3.00 to park, and buses pay €5.00.




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Dachau Concentration Camp
  • Accessibility: Dachau offers considerable wheelchair accessibility, with the availability of wheelchairs and electric scooters. The majority of buildings have entrance ramps to facilitate entry.
  • Restrooms: Those requiring wheelchair-accessible restrooms can find them situated in the Visitors' Center, the primary exhibition area within the former maintenance building, and close to the seminar rooms.
  • Bookshop: The visitor's center hosts a bookshop named 'Literaturhandlung,' specializing in literature related to the camp's history, the victims of the Nazi regime, and Jewish literature.
  • Food & Drinks: For your dining needs, there's a cafeteria in the visitor’s center that provides a diverse selection of cafe-style meals and refreshments.
  • Photography: You are allowed to take non-commercial photographs without tripods.
  • Luggage Storage: There are no storage lockers accessible on the premises so travel accordingly. 
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There are multi-lingual audio guides available on-site for you to use while exploring. You can purchase yours from the visitor center. Here are the languages you can get your audio guide in:

  • Arabic 
  • Dutch 
  • English
  • French 
  • German 
  • Hebrew 
  • Hungarian 
  • Italian 
  • Mandarin 
  • Polish 
  • Portuguese
  • Russian 
  • Spanish 
  • Turkish 
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  • The bus stop at the memorial site is accessible to people with mobility challenges.
  • Wheelchairs and e-mobile scooters are available for visitors to use on the gravel paths, which can be difficult to navigate.
  • Ramps have been installed at the entrances to key buildings, including:
    The former maintenance building (main exhibition)
    The reconstructed barrack (exhibition)
    The former crematorium
    The former camp prison (exhibition)
    The seminar rooms
    The Church of Reconciliation
  • The interior spaces of the buildings have been leveled to create a more accessible environment.
  • Restrooms for people with disabilities are conveniently located in the Visitors' Center, the main exhibition area, and near the seminar rooms.
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  • Dachau Palace (1.5 km): A rococo palace built in the 17th century. It is now a museum with exhibits on the history of the palace and the city of Dachau.
  • Altstadt Dachau (1.6 km): The old town of Dachau, with its narrow streets and half-timbered houses. It is a charming place to wander around and explore.
  • KZ-Friedhof Dachau Leitenberg (2.5 km): The Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site's cemetery. It is the final resting place of over 41,000 prisoners who died at the camp.
  • Church of Reconciliation (2.6 km): A church built in 1967 to commemorate the victims of the Dachau Concentration Camp. It is a place of peace and reflection.

 Visitor Tips

  • Be respectful: Be respectful of the site and its history. This means avoiding loud noises, taking photographs without flash, and refraining from making inappropriate remarks.
  • Do not climb on the ruins:  The ruins of the camp are a reminder of the suffering that took place there. Please respect these ruins and not climb on them.
  • Do not take anything from the site:  Everything at the Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site is there for a reason. Do not take anything from the site, including rocks, pieces of barbed wire, or even leaves.
  • Be mindful of your language: The Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site is a place where people come to remember and learn about the Holocaust. Be mindful of your language and avoid using any language that could be considered offensive or disrespectful.
  • Leave your belongings at home:  It’s advisable to leave your belongings at home especially your luggage as there’s a lot of walking to do within the premises. This will help to create a more peaceful and respectful atmosphere.
  • Be aware of your surroundings: The Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site is a large area, and it is important to be aware of your surroundings. Visitors should stay on the designated paths and avoid going into areas that are not open to the public.
  • Take your time: There is a lot to see and learn at the Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site. Visitors are encouraged to take their time and reflect on what they see.

Frequently Asked Questions About Visiting Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site

Where is Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial?

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

Why should I visit Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial?

Visiting the Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial offers the opportunity to learn about the history of the Holocaust and pay respects to its victims.

How do I book tickets to visit Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial?

You can book your Dachau tour here to get the best prices and guaranteed slot.

What is the best time to visit Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial?

Weekdays, especially Tuesday to Thursday, are recommended to avoid crowds. The low season (late fall to winter) sees fewer visitors and provides a quieter experience.

What are the Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial opening hours?

The Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site is open daily from 9 AM to 5 PM.

Can I visit Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial with the kids?

Yes, you can visit the memorial site with children. However, it's important to consider the historical and emotional nature of the site when deciding to visit with kids.

Is Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial wheelchair friendly?

Yes, Dachau offers considerable wheelchair accessibility, including ramps and available wheelchairs and electric scooters.

Can I buy food and drinks at Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial?

Yes, there is a cafeteria in the visitor's center that provides food and drinks.

How long does it take to visit Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial?

It takes around 5 hours for an entire tour of Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial.