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Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site

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Address: Pater-Roth-Str. 2a, 85221, Dachau, Bavaria, Germany
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+49 8131 669970
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Very solemn tour

Upon arrival, we found the toyr was about four miles long and over three hrs walking. Our tour leader, Ianwas very fluent in English. At 6 ft 5 in tall we woulnt have kept up with... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 12 August 2015
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delaware
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2015

Upon arrival, we found the toyr was about four miles long and over three hrs walking. Our tour leader, Ianwas very fluent in English. At 6 ft 5 in tall we woulnt have kept up with him. Immediately he went to the office and got us a motorized electric scooter. My wife and I each plucked down one cheek and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2015

This was a very heartbreaking experience for me. You only read about this in history books or see videos in school. To realize what these people were put through and sacrificed for years, it only makes you appreciate what you have. The memorials were very well thought out. The museum very impressive with all that was presented, even though some... More 

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Manassas, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2015 via mobile

My husband and I took a tour of the Dachau Concentration Camp with Keith W. He was knowledgeable and friendly and kept our interest easily. He explained the history of the camp and gave clear directions for the group. He was so friendly and helped us with directions and general questions about Germany. Loved it!

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2015

Dachau is a memorial site, so there is not that much to see. It is basically the grounds. Most of it is a reconstruction. What makes it worth the journey is the guide one chooses. In my opinion, if you have been to Auschwitz, it's not worth the trouble. It is very tiring, especially when it's hot.

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2015

This is a very confronting attraction. We all know what happened but are still shocked each and every time you see news reels of the time. This is a free attraction with a small cost for audio in various languages.

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Adelaide South Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2015

We booked the tour through Viator and it was conducted by Radious Tours. Their office is situated in the central train station opposite tracks 32 - 34. A guide took us by public transport by train and then bus to the camp. We thought the visit would be emotional. It was to an extent, but movies had given us an... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2015

Dachau is a smaller town so we figured the Concentration Camp would be a breeze to find, wrong! It took us probably 25 minutes of asking people before we FINALLY found the lot where you pay to park. The parking was not too expensive but it is a decent walk to the camp. The price to enter is FREE unless... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2015

Absolutely worth visiting. Took our three children. It is not as horrific a visiting experience as Auschwitz. The emphasis is on hope.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2015

Of course this is not a normal attraction, you're visiting the site were many lives were lost and others irreparably hurt, but there's also great comfort in knowing that Germany accepts and lives with it and teaches their future generations of what happened. The atmosphere is heavy everywhere. The museum is widely filled with maps, information and trinkets from that... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2015

Of course going to the site of a Nazi concentration camp is somber and gripping, but if you are in the area, you can't afford to miss Dachau. It truly drives home what all of the books, classes, documentaries, and movies can't. Don't worry that it will be too overwhelming. In addition to the obvious sadness and reverence, to me... More 

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