Adults (Ages 14+) 35€
Students - Must bring valid ID 33€
In the spring of 1933 the first Nazi concentration camp in Germany was opened northeast of Dachau. Initially planned to hold political prisoners, it soon became a model for all other concentration camps. It also served as a training center for the SS: the “school of violence”.
Over the years the Dachau concentration camp grew to a system of nearly 100 sub-camps. In its twelve years of existence more than 200.000 people from all over Europe were imprisoned and approximately 41.500 are estimated to have been killed. On April 29 in 1945 U.S. forces liberated the main concentration camp in Dachau and ended more than a decade of atrocities and brutality. Throughout Nazi-occupied Europe Allied armies ended the reign of terror and put an end to the barbarism of the Third Reich. The liberation of the concentration camps revealed to the world how unbelievably cruel the concentration camp system of Nazi Germany really was.
In 1965 on the initiative of concentration camp survivors the Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial was constructed on the site of the former Dachau concentration camp. Nearly 800.000 people visit the Memorial each year. Close to the old town of Dachau it is located only about 12 miles (20 kilometers) northwest of Munich. Our Dachau Concentration Camp Tour takes you from the center of Munich to the historical Memorial of the Dachau Concentration Camp. With specially trained guides you will explore a monument of one of history’s cruelest crimes.
Our trained tour guides will lead you through the historical site of the former concentration camp. The remaining original buildings and reconstructions give testimony to the cruel history of the place. The guides of our Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Tour provide you with interesting facts and historical backgrounds. You can ask our guides any questions during the tour. Our guides have been specially trained by the Memorial Site. They’ll convey this disturbing subject to you with dignity, sensitivity and with respect for the victims.
Throughout the Dachau Concentration Camp Tour you will learn about the inhumanity of the Nazi regime. You will learn about the human medical experiments, the torture and mass executions. You’ll visit the roll-call, the bunkers, the barracks, the camp streetand the crematorium. At the international memorial for example you can take your time to process the information and impressions. The Dachau Concentration Camp Tour is insightful, knowledgeable and thought-provoking. It’s a deeply moving experience that you will never forget.
With our Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site Tour, you will get a fully organized day trip to Dachau from Munich. Our guides will take care of all travel arrangements, bring you to the Memorial Site and back by train and bus. You’ll get a complete and comprehensive tour of the former concentration camp and the Memorial Site. The entire Dachau Concentration Tour will be in English.
The concept of a guided tour of the Dachau Concentration Camp from Munich in English was developed by Radius Tours. The professionalism and integrity we show on our tours have earned us recognition over the years from many interested parties from around the world: including concentration camp survivors and their families, liberators of the U.S. Army, journalists and academic experts. All of them were very satisfied with our Dachau tour.
The majority of the Dachau Concentration Camp Tour takes place outside and is a walking tour. Therefore, please be sure to wear appropriate footwear and weather-appropriate clothing. We recommend that you bring water. Food may not be purchased or consumed on the grounds of the Memorial Site.
Our guides will happily accept tips if you are satisfied with our Dachau Concentration Camp Tour, but we ask you not to do so within the grounds of the Memorial Site.
The times given are departure times. Please be here 15 mins prior to the given departure time.
Since tours are contingent of the schedule, we are unable to wait for late arrivals.
Please meet inside our Radius Tours Office, which is located at Dachauer Straße 4.
Please come to the inside of our office for check-in.