Dachau Concentration CampCurrently Closed
- Address: Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site (KZ Gedenkstaette), Alte Romerstraße 75, 85221 Dachau, Munich, Germany
- Timings: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
- Phone: +49-8131669970
- Ticket Price: Free
- Time Required: 03:00 Hrs
- Tags: Historical Site, Memorial, Family And Kids
The Dachau Concentration Camp, 10 miles northwest of Munich, was one of the first death camps in Nazi Germany and might have served as a model for all resulting camps in the Third Reich.
Dachau guests are taken through the authentic "path of the prisoner", strolling the same way detainees were constrained to after their landing in the camp. You will see the definitive detainee showers, dormitory, patios, and the crematorium, and a far reaching display and different dedications and memorabilia of the age.
- Entry is free.
- If you travel to the memorial by car, please note that parking fees are €3,00 per car and €5,00 for busses.
- The memorial site is closed on December 24th.
- Dachau Station, bus no. 726 to memorial entrance.
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48.7% of people who visit Munich include Dachau Concentration Camp in their plan
09 AM - 10 AM
81.45% of people start their Dachau Concentration Camp visit around 09 AM - 10 AM
People usually take around 3 Hrs to see Dachau Concentration Camp
90.65% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Dachau Concentration Camp
If you’re in Munich, I highly recommend making a trip to Dachau. It’s a former concentration camp, so not exactly a “fun time,” but the history here is so thick you can feel it. The central building houses a huge museum with artifacts and information about the camp and the Holocaust. It will take about an hour to get through if you really stop and look at everything. The camp itself could also take an hour to walk around, so I’d give yourself at least two hours to see it all.
Well worth the visit. Give yourself plenty of time to walk around and take it in. 2-3 hours should do it. This is an important part of history that we cannot afford to forget and they've done a great job of making it all accessible and providing a great deal of details, stories, and artifacts.
I'm not impressed when a five star rating is classed as 'loved it'. I didnt love it. I give it five stars because the museum, and the facilities are well organized and though it's tough to know, and difficult to comprehend it's still worthwhile to understand more of that sad, horrific time in European history. What I especially thought 'correct' was the quantity of school trips that were taking place to educate today's youngsters of their forefather's past ..
What a heavy experience. Dachau is an excellent museum for learning about what led up to the birth of the concentration camps& WWII. I've not seen a more thorough, balanced explanaion with photos, campaign posters, displays of letters & personal effects in all if Europe. We were greeted warmly by a gentleman who actually guided us into a parking space closer to an entrance, which was immediately above & beyond. He was a German gentleman who spoke fluent English. The museum is housed in one long building & the out buildings that survived are well preserved to original state. The places of worship are functioning, beautiful, thoughtfully designed buildings. Unlike Auschwitz museum, the information is presented in one cohesive, linear timeline display. My only regret is limited time. Such a thorough coverage of the history on that ground deserves more of my attention, so I shall return.
It is a place that is definitely worth visiting. It gives you a better understanding of what happened during that era not only in that specific place but around Europe. It is an emotional journey but worth it. The admission is free if you want to wander by yourself, but I would recommend you can get either the audioguide or a tour in one of the 4 languages they offer (this is paid of course).