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Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Reviewed March 6, 2013

I had a day off so headed out here to check it out. It was a very sobering and interesting place. I didn't do any guided tours or the audio tours just walked the ground and read all the information boards. If you have time, it's worth the trip to see this place.

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Reviewed March 4, 2013

Having a 2.5 hour guided tour was perfect in order to receive all the information about the camp. It is an emotional place to visit and I did not see one person who was not affected by its past. I found it to be quite "sterile" though as the barracks are not original and seem oddly pristine. The "gas chamber/oven" building was not very grand but it shows that Dachau was more of a work camp then a death camp. It is still moving and having a guide tell you of the atrocities that occurred vice reading signs or hearing it from a media player was well worth the money. Little things like why the hooks are above the ovens and what each room was used for and explaining why bodies were stacked erratically like fire wood, compared to when the US freed the base all stuck in my mind. The Jewish Memorial on site make a powerful statement and I highly recommend visiting it.

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Reviewed March 2, 2013

Not much else to say after so many have said it so many time already-- set aside the time for this if you're nearby. Suggest at least two hours.

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Reviewed March 1, 2013

An eerie place to visit, but also a very important piece of Germany's history. To visit it at this time with the snow you could only imagine the conditions these prisoners had to endure on top of the SS guards. I was truly touched as we were walking that the memorial bell rang, as it does everyday at 3pm.

1  Thank Doorne66
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Reviewed February 28, 2013

Was amazed to find this camp was open and in use many years before WW2 started. Very interesting part of history and the story of the camp is so well presented. Was good to see so many school and college groups while we visited

Thank Neil-KAG
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