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Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Tour

US$ 28.02 Price per person from View price guide

Highlights

  • This moving tour provides an insight into the dark period of World War II
  • An expert guide will lead you on a tour of the camp
  • Train travel from Munich is included in the cost of the tour

Overview

Just outside the old medieval town of Dachau stands on the grounds of a former Nazi concentration camp. Dachau was the ‘Academy of Terror’, the originator, role-model and training ground for the vast order of brutality that spread over half of Europe in the wake of the armies of the Third Reich.

Learn from your expert guide about the history of the camp and the barbaric treatment meted out to the Soviet and Jewish prisoners. A place of memory, pilgrimage and education, your trip to the Dachau concentration camp memorial site will be a deeply moving and memorable experience.

Itinerary

Accompanied by an English-speaking guide, you will take a short train ride to Dachau train station located 18 kilometres north-west of Munich. From the train station you will embark on a short bus journey to the Dachau Memorial.

On arrival, you will be guided on a tour of the Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial in the little town of Dachau. The history and nature of the concentration camp will be explained to you in detail, as will its context of political turmoil, war and ideological fanaticism. Above all, the human consequences and the stories of the victims will be conveyed to you.

The tour also includes a visit to the modern museum exhibition centre and a 20 minute film documentary in English.

Today’s Memorial site combines the historical authenticity of the original environment and its many surviving buildings with the function of a modern exhibition centre.

After a tour of the memorial, the tour will end at the starting point.

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Reviews

Tour guide Steve brought the whole experience to an intimate and realistic level with his explanations of the story behind Dachau. Should be congratulated on his efforts and... P WOOLLISCROFT

This tour is certainly not for everyone. It is a very serious and upsetting tour, but it was very well done. The transportation involved you taking a train, then a bus, but that... Kelly Miller

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Activity Schedule

When does it run?

Daily except Monday

Duration

5 hours

Start time

Start time: 01 Apr - 15 Oct: 0915h (09:15am) & 1215h (12:15pm)
16 Oct - 31 Mar: 1015h (10:15am)
Duration: 5 hours

Meeting point

The tour departs from Radius Tours office, in the area just across from platform 32-34 in Munich Central Train Station (Hauptbahnhof).
Please report at the meeting point 15 minutes before the start time. This is mandatory to allow time for pre-departure briefing.

Ending point

This tour ends at the starting point.

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Inclusions

  • English-speaking guide
  • A visit to the modern museum and exhibition centre and also a 20-minute film documentary
  • Return transport (by train and a bus)

Exclusions

  • Hotel pick up and drop off
  • Lunch

Please note

Customer hands in their voucher to our sales office 15 minutes before the departure time for the tour.
No need to print! If you are travelling with a smartphone or tablet you can present your voucher on your device for this activity.

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Additional info

  • In the Memorial there are no refreshments available and visitors should bring their own.
  • The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have.
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  • 4.5Reviews (19)
  • "Very informative" Tour guide Steve brought the whole experience to an intimate and realistic level with his explanations of the story behind Dachau. Should be congratulated on his efforts and...
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