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- Duration: 5 Hrs
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Marienplatz 15, 80331 München, Germany
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Returns to original departure point
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Dachau is one of the most well preserved camps in all of Europe and a visit to a camp should be on every travelers itinerary. Dachau was the first camp set up in NAZI Germany, was the model for all other camps and was the only camp running for the entire 12 years of the Third Reich. This authorized full tour of the Dachau Memorial is a half day tour traveling via train from Munich at 9:30 and arriving back approximately 14:30. Your guide will not only explain in detail the horrors of the camp system but the plight of the various victims that suffered under this brutal system of murder and oppression, the rise of the NAZI party and many other events that took place throughout the 3rd Reich and World War 2. This tour is a small group tour with an average group size of 15 guests.
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Stop At: Dachau concentration camp Memorial Site, Dachau, Upper Bavaria, Bavaria
Leaving Marien Platz down town Munich at 9:30 you will travel via train with your authorized guide to the Dachau memorial site.
Our 5 hour tour of the Dachau concentration camp will cover all areas accessible to the public and the following.
Rise of Adolph Hitler and the Nazi Party throughout the 1920s up to his appointment as Chancellor in 1933
Burning of the Reichstag and the formation of concentration camps
The roll Dachau played as model for other camps
3 major phases of the camp system
SS training facility
Jourhaus (main gate house) with the infamous slogan ARBEIT MACHT FREI
Liberation of the camp and the aftermath
What happened at Dachau between 1945 and the unveiling of the Documentation center in 1965
An in depth look at the concentration camp system, Ghettos and Extermination camps
Registration of prisoners and their various categories
Kristallnacht 1938 pogrom against the Jews and the first major influx of Jewish prisoners at Dachau
Methods of torture and punishments
International memorial and sculpture
Medical experiments on prisoners
A short color film of Dachau
The bunker prison within the camp
Daily lives of the prisoners and the barracks
Gas Chamber and Crematorium
Duration: 5 hours
Fully licensed professional guide
Public transport costs to and from the memorial site
Food and drinks
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Students can select the youth price category. Please note that the valid ID card must be presented on the day of the tour.
Refreshments and snacks are not available during the tour. Refreshments can be purchased at several locations at the station before meeting the tour.
The tour will be a mixture of indoors and out. Please check the weather beforehand and dress appropriately
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
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James was an excellent tour guide. He gave us so much history about Dachau and all of Germany during that time. He did an awesome job of maneuvering our group through all the other tour groups and made sure we were able to see everything even though it was very busy that day. I would highly recommend James! He even helped point out other places to go around Munich.
And all of my years of touring Europe and many other countries I've never had a tour guide at the row and knowledgeable about the history and be able to bring a personal feeling to it James was incredible
Nice taking the tour. No worries on how to get there and what to do. Could easily spend a whole day, but a guide with knowledge gave us more than we could have read in a day.
The guide was amazing and very knowledgeable. This tour was somber but so important. Our guide was excellent. The buses never showed up at the end of the tour and we all thought Viator should arrange shuttles instead of relying on city buses. Not the tour guides fault we had to walk to the train station!!
This was an excellent tour and a good use of the time allocated to see such a large and important site. Operator (James) was polite, knowledgeable and organized. Highly recommended.
Guide was excellent, knowledgeable, very accommodating. Knew us by name and always looking out for our safety. A pleasure to be with this group.
This was a great tour, and I highly recommend it. James, our guide, was very informative. He kept the tour at a very reasonable pace and provided us with additional information and details that even I (a history professor) did not know about Dachau. Everyone should take this tour.
James was our guide for the day and was very considerate in making sure that everyone's needs were met, reading the group (e.g. giving breaks from walking as necessary) and that he was communicating clearly for all to understand. The information he provided was thoughtful, thought-provoking, and respectful of the site/memorial. I personally thought his purported Welsh accent was a little to Australian-sounding for my tastes (kidding, James!). James was great, and I would recommend him to anyone.
I have been to Dachau before, but learned little because I did not have a guide. James was our guide and shuttled a couple dozen people on the train from Munich to Dachau, then marched us very quickly through the site. His knowledge of the time was excellent - I learned a lot from his initial 10 minute synopsis of WWII and the Third Reich. However, he speaks very quickly in his Welsh accent, which makes it difficult to stick with his explanations.
Dachau is crowded - really crowded with tourists! We were given little time to absorb any of the information or sites. The tour was very informative, but James did not like being asked any questions - he would either answer curtly, or say that he would cover it later. He did not seem open to learning anything new about this challenging topic.
If you really want to see an interesting concentration camp, go to Mauthausen near Linz Austria. You don't need a guide there - everything is explained in both German and English and you really get to know individual people and stories through the excellent, in depth displays. Mauthausen has much more left of the original camp and you really feel like you are 'there'. Most people come away from Dachau with a bit of an empty feeling, but Mauthausen changes your soul.
James is an excellent and respectful guide. He is extremely knowledgeable about the camp and the history around it and my group walked away with new knowledge. A big thank you to him for being so helpful.