Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site, Dachau

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A moving reminder of a dark time in Europe's history, Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site was the first of the Nazi concentration camps opened in Germany. Set on the grounds of an abandoned munitions factory near the medieval town of Dachau, the camp was intended to hold only political prisoners. However, it eventually detained Jews, ordinary German and Austrian criminals, and foreign nationals from countries occupied or invaded by Germany. Today, the camp serves as a memorial to the many prisoners who suffered and lost their lives here between 1933 and 1945. The displays guide you over the path that would have been taken by new prisoners, leading straight through the main entry gate. The memorial includes the camp prison and the maintenance buildings, which once housed kitchens, workshops, and baths. They now serve as a museum. You can book guided tours in advance. Take a look at our Dachau trip tool to schedule your visit to Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • Somber reminder of the atrocities committed by the Nazis, and the claimed blind eye turned by locals while it was happening. Visiting was like attending a funeral. Very sad and somber to say the... 
    Somber reminder of the atrocities committed by the Nazis, and the claimed blind eye turned by locals while it was happening. Visiting was like attending a funeral. Very sad and somber to say the...  more »
  • I truly have lost count on how many times I have visited the Dachau Concentration Camp site. I have been visiting since 1979. By myself, and with many others. Our group of 4 took a guided tour... 
    I truly have lost count on how many times I have visited the Dachau Concentration Camp site. I have been visiting since 1979. By myself, and with many others. Our group of 4 took a guided tour...  more »
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  • Hard to give a five star review on a concentration camp, but it is a really impactful sight. Didn't take many photos as it didn't seem that type of place. Went without a guide and many signs were in German and English. Easy trip i from Munich if you have even basic knowledge of their metro. Worth having lunch or dinner in Dachau after. It is a great little city that unfortunately still shares it's name with the attrocoites of the camp.
  • An extremely interesting and educational experience on the horrors of concentration camps. They have done a great job with the audio guided tour. The last part of the visit is structured as an exhibition with objects, documents, pictures and interesting description. Although this is a strong experience, I would definitely recommend it. The camp can be easily reached from Munich by train.

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