Explore what has become one of the most important centers of remembrance, contemplation, and learning in Germany today with this 5-hour Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site tour from Munich.
In March 1933, Heinrich Himmler ordered the construction of one of Germany’s first concentration camps, just outside of Dachau (a small town near Munich). The first 5,000 prisoners were political enemies to the Nazi regime. In the following years, other social, ethnic, and racial enemies were imprisoned as Dachau went on to become the only concentration camp to remain active during the entire Third Reich period (1933-1945).
At the time of liberation, over 200,000 prisoners from more than 30 nations had been imprisoned there. During the 1960s, the Dachau memorial was founded to investigate their plight. On this 5-hour tour with your native English-speaking memorial guide, you will explore what has become one of the most important centers of remembrance, contemplation, and learning in Germany today.
On this 5-hour tour we cover the former SS Training Camp, Appellplatz (Roll Call Square), Administration Building, Prisoners' arrival at the camp, Prisoner categories, Punishment, Nandor Gild Monument, Religious Memorials, The Memorial to the "Unknown Prisoner", Liberation in April 1945 and Founding of Concentration Camps.
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
A moderate amount of walking is involved