Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site Tour

With specially trained guides approved by the Memorial Site

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We also offer this tour in Spanish

  • Fully guided tour by officially trained guides
  • Transportation from Munich to the memorial and back
  • Historical facts and deep insights from our English-speaking guides

Dachau Memorial Site Tour from Munich in English

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.” This tour takes you from the center of Munich to the historic Memorial of the Dachau Concentration Camp. With specially trained guides, you explore a monument to one of history’s cruelest crimes.

Over the years, the Dachau concentration camp grew to a system of nearly 100 sub-camps. In its 23 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, 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.

  • Chevron down Insightful and knowledgeable tour of Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial
  • Our trained tour guides lead you through the historic 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 background. You can ask our guides any questions during the tour. Our guides have been specially trained by the Memorial Site. They convey this disturbing subject to you with dignity, sensitivity, and with respect for the victims.

    Throughout the Dachau Concentration Camp Tour, you learn about the inhumanity of the Nazi regime. such as the human medical experiments, the torture, and mass executions. You visit the roll-call, the bunkers, the barracks, the camp street, and the crematorium. At the international memorial, 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’re not likely to forget.

  • Chevron down More about your Dachau tour from Munich
  • With our Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site Tour, you get a fully organized day trip to Dachau from Munich. Our guides take care of all travel arrangements and bring you to the Memorial Site and back by train and bus. You get a complete and comprehensive tour of the former concentration camp and the Memorial Site. The entire Dachau Concentration Tour is in English.

    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. Children under 14 years old are not permitted on this tour.

    Our guides happily accept tips if you are satisfied with our Dachau Concentration Camp Tour, but we ask you not to tip while within the grounds of the Memorial Site.

  • Chevron down Meeting point
  • Radius Tours Office, in Munich Central Train Station (Hauptbahnhof), just across from platforms 32-34

    Please be at the meeting point 20 minutes prior to tour departure to check in with your voucher.

  • Chevron down Further information
  • The times given are departure times. Please be here approximately 15 mins prior to the given departure time.

    The minimum age for this tour is 14 years old. Children under 14 are not permitted by the Memorial Site to attend tours.

    This tour and the Third Reich Tour are designed to complement each other. Together, they make for a truly fascinating experience.

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  • Summer

    1 April – 15 Oct.
    Daily
    Departure 1: 9.15 am
    Departure 2: 12.15 pm

    June and July
    Additional daily departure at 10:15 am

    Winter / Spring

    16 Oct. – 31 March
    Daily at 9:15 am
    No tours: 24, 25, 31 Dec. and 1 Jan.