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Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site

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Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site

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TravellerDWM wrote a review Sep 2020
London425 contributions164 helpful votes
Very interesting experience. You do not need to pay for a tour. Reach Dachau by public transport and you can join f or a small fee a walking tour at the site with a qualified guide. Allow extra time for museum where there may be a queue due to social distancing Lots of barracks are no longer there but there are plenty of monuments there and you also enter the crematorium
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Alex H wrote a review Aug 2020
Huddersfield, United Kingdom111 contributions51 helpful votes
Marcin is an absolute star. Has incredible knowledge of the subject and a deep empathy with how he educates the visitor. Perfectly tailored tour focussing on all the essential thought provoking aspects of mans inhumanity to man. Nothing gory or sensationalist just the facts presented for you to draw your own conclusions. All stress around navigating to and around the site are removed leaving you to concentrate entirely on the subject matter. A master piece in tour guide genius Well done sir. Respect.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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helenandpaul13 wrote a review Aug 2020
Worcester, United Kingdom1,313 contributions317 helpful votes
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After the late cancellation of my city bike tour we all decided to visit this place. I am not an authority on the Nazi's but know that the name Dachua, like Auschwitz, is synonymous with Evil. We took the train from Munich. There are a couple of ways to get here, either by taking the S Bahn or taking a normal train from the city. It only takes about 20 minutes. You can buy a day ticket from the station and the three of us purchased a group ticket for about 16 Euros. When we arrived at Dachau station we boarded the 726 bus outside the station. These arrive about every twenty minutes and if you have already bought a day ticket in Munich there is no charge or using the bus, although there is a small charge otherwise. Better to take the bus as it only takes a few minutes to the camp else you have a two mile walk. Once the bus stops, you walk back along the road about 100 yards before turning left through the car park towards the camp entrance. After visiting the camp, walk back to the bus stop where you originally got off as this is where you catch the bus back to the station. We went to the visitor centre on arrival and paid for an audio guide. The cost 4 Euros each and come in various languages. They are an absolute must. you will need to leave some form of ID with the staff but you get it back once you return the guides. After leaving the visitor centre we walked down the road to the entrance. The words Arbeit Macht Frei are disturbingly displayed there. This is a copy as the original gate was stolen, although this is now in the museum there. The guides were really impressive because as you walk through the exhibition they provide you with great detail about what happened here. Watch out for the orange stickers which give additional numbers describing more information. The site looked very peaceful when we were there which is contrast to the horrors that were committed here in the past. As you walk through the main gate there is a building immediately in front of you to the right. This is in the shape of a backwards "C" for forms the exhibition. There was social distancing in place restricting visitors so the experience did not become cramped. The exhibition begins with the reasons why the camp opened and how political prisoners were placed there. We also saw the different badges to describe the types of prisoners they had there, Green for Communists, Yellow for Jews, Pink for Homosexuals and Red for Political Opponents etc. As you move through the exhibit the true horror of the place becomes apparent. By the end it was difficult holding it altogether. There was even video material from when the camp was discovered and it made for uncomfortable viewing, even for those with a strong stomach. After leaving the exhibit we walked across the main square towards the church at the far end. Here you could see the remnants of the prisoner blocks that held the inmates. There is a block open for public viewing but this was closed when we were there. We walked up to the church, past the bell, then turned left towards the remembrance garden. lt was here where the crematorium can be found as well as memorials to those who died here. As we left here and sat for five minutes to gather our thoughts my daughter mentioned the words that give the title to this review. We were overwhelmed and in fact my wife was very tearful. After taking this all in we took a slow walk back to the visitor centre where we sat in the cafe for a while. In summary, this was a very informative visit. You don't need a guide to take you around and you can do this on your own. Have an audio guide though to help you understand the history of the place. The German people have a word which describes how such issues are dealt with today "Vergangenheitsbewaltigung" which roughly translates to dealing with and moving on from the past. Nothing is hidden and the people are very open about what happened here. Visiting here is a real history lesson and a must for anyone who wants to understand more about the second world war and its effects and why the EU as an institution came about, so that history as described here can never be repeated.
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Date of experience: July 2020
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Sfitseart wrote a review Jul 2020
Rotterdam, The Netherlands103 contributions75 helpful votes
Go, when you are in Munich or surroundings. Really: GO. But! The Germans could have done a much better educational job at this memorial site. No sinister feelings here. Some locations are closed - COVID19 makes a nice excuse or what? If you have been to Auschwitz, well, then Dachau will be disappointing for sound reasons. They really could have made a more impressive site.
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Date of experience: July 2020
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Katie K wrote a review Jul 2020
Spring, Texas88 contributions51 helpful votes
So important to view and remember. The museum is extensive and so informative. We went with our two kids (ages 4 and 6). It was totally doable. The film was not available due to COVID but that is normally not recommended for kids. My husband and I took turns in the museum, as it is also not recommended for kids less than 12. The only other thing to avoid was the crematorium. Otherwise, walking the grounds was fine with them. I wasn't sure if we could go with them, but I'm so glad we did.
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Date of experience: July 2020
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