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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. By using our Dachau vacation trip planner, you can arrange your visit to Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site and other attractions in Dachau.
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  • The intended for processing, then it takes time. There are several barracks on the site with original inventory. A church. Gas chambers. An exhibition with many images and fonts.
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  • If your ever in the Munich area then a visit to Dachau Concentration Camp is a must! Me, my 13 year old son and 2 brothers visited the camp. There is no charge to enter, you can hire audio guides for ...  read more »
  • Good historical site... But not as moving as the Holocaust museum in Washington DC. I would have liked to see artifacts from the many groups of people... Not just information boards and a few pictures...  read more »
  • In a group of 8 students, we visited the site by first walking around in the premises, and only last going to see the exhibit. All in all, the experience was absolutely worth it. Yet still, we felt the conditions could be brought to life in an even more vivid way. For example, the text descriptions in the reconstructed barracks explained that there'd been up to 2000 prisoners living there, and we found ourselves unable to imagine what it had been like. The quotes and texts on the walls helped a bit, but ultimately, we believe the conditions were so unimaginable that some added visualizations and/or props would be in place. Nevertheless, Dachau is a place worth visiting and experiencing.
  • i was there with family in october 1982, it was an over i felt kind of sad just thinking about what happened there. i also remember a terrible smell around there. it was a sobering experience indeed,the hardest thing to explain to my 5 yr old son. was when he saw a picture in the museum of a boy and he asked me why this boy was in jail? i told him a man put him there with many people. my son said i don't like him! later in high school,he remembered he saw this place. and told his classmates about it,also showing pictures we'd taken there. it's truly a lesson in history you'll never forget.
  • I had an amazing experience here. I can't remember my tour guides full name (his first name is Moritz) but he was the best tour guide I ever had by any historical place. He really brought it all to life and made the trip to here worthwhile. As long as you get a great tour guide you will have a positive experience here. It is full of history and it's a great way to connect to our past.
  • Powerful memorial. Free but parking is 3-4 euro. Skip the audio guide or just get one for entire group. Not worth is because there are signs everywhere saying the same stuff. Did not realize how much there was to see. We spent 2 hours but that was just running through and no time to spend on the really cool museum inside, which alone could take half a day if properly visited. Probably should alot half a day to visit, unless you want to turbo visit it like we did.
  • This place is what you could imagine it would have been like if you were held prisoner there you feel the cold chill of the lost souls who once walked the grounds the sounds of your shoes matching down the corridor you could imagine it was the guards taking you away. It truly is an inspiration and strange at the same time , in my eyes it must be seen to experience it full on I tryed to capture the old traits by making the pictures in black and white some how colour for here does not mean anything 2016 euro road trip
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