Take a private tour of Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site, the first Nazi concentration camp, on a half-day trip from Munich. Led by a private guide, the tour introduces sites like the camp’s original administration headquarters and the ‘Arbeit macht frei’ gateway. You'll hear stories about Dachau’s former prisoners and, as the commentary can be tailored to suit you, you'll have the opportunity to learn about the aspects of Dachau that interest you most.Description
Meet your guide at Munich Central Station or your centrally located Munich hotel, then take a train to Dachau where a bus will then transport you to Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site.
During the Holocaust, Dachau was referred to as the ‘parent camp,’ serving as a training ground for the genocide during the Third Reich. A staggering range of persecuted people were sent to Dachau — including communists, German dissidents, gay men, Jehovah’s Witnesses, Jewish people and Polish citizens — and it's thought that upward of 200,000 people were once imprisoned here.
Today the camp stands as a memorial site with many of its original features serving as reminders of a time in history that should never be forgotten. Explore the site with your guide, and see the gatehouse with its Arbeit macht frei
(Work makes you free)
gateway, a bunker and a crematorium. You can also visit the administration headquarters and see the rail platform where prisoners once arrived.
As you walk around, listen to your guide give the background on each site, learning about Nazis whose names were linked to the camp. The leader Heinrich Himmler set up Dachau, and Theodore Eicke later used it as a place to train the SS (Nazi secret police) guards.
If there is something you would like to know more about, simply let your guide know. After exploring the camp, take some free time to browse the museum or eat lunch (own expense) in the visitor center, and then return by train to Munich Central Station.Highlights
- Private tour is operated with just your party and a guide/driver
- Step back in time on a history tour
- Led by a local guide
: Munich, GermanyDuration
: 5 hours Voucher Redembtion
: You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.