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“So moving”

Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site
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Half-Day Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site Walking Tour with a Local...
Ranked #1 of 11 things to do in Dachau
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Reviewed August 21, 2013

The fee for this trip is well worth it! It includes the bus and train trips there and back and a well informed well spoken guide! His knowledge seemed endless. Marcin seems so passionate about Munich and its sights and attractions, both the lighthearted ones (Glockenspiel Clock) and the dark ones (Dachau Concentration Camp) I was so moved by both tours I took with him in the last few days - I can't thank him enough

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Reviewed August 21, 2013

This has got to be the most moving place I have ever visited. I was literally in tears and even now can't think of this trip without real raw emotion. Did I have a relative who was there when the camp operated ? No, but that was no defense to the pain I felt for the people who had the misfortune to enter through the gates, to be stripped of their identity, forced to work, live, and in so many cases, die in such awful conditions .
There were a group of teenage school children visiting, which I believe is part of the national curriculum, but I found their lack of respect difficult to understand....maybe some are too immature to appreciate what they were seeing and hearing.
We traveled by train and bus and joined a tour around the camp. A chilling experience that I will not forget and would recommend to adults and mature teens. A sobering reminder of man's inhumanity to man.

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Reviewed August 20, 2013

Always read and heard about the horrors of world war 2 and the Nazi concentration camp. Seeing this one actually takes you back in time and you realize how inhuman living conditions were for the prisoners there. Here you have the different buildings, a photo exhibition and also a theater where a small video is played about the camp conditions. It is very overwhelming experience to see how many prisoners survived their stay and did manage to start a new life after their life in the concentration camps

At the camp there is an audio guide with a map provided for easy navigation through the site. The entrance to this site is free. There is also a small restaurant in here. We stayed in Munich took a train and then bus to this site. Pretty easy to get there

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Reviewed August 19, 2013

While not a "fun" thing to do, it is a "must see". It is hard to imagine that members of the human race could treat others in such a dehumanizing way. The displayed history, buildings, and artifacts make you realize how very real the atrocities were and wonder how the human race could behave so badly. We visited on a rainy day (easy commute via train and bus from Munich) and the dreay weather infused the sadness and hopelessness felt by those held captive.

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Reviewed August 18, 2013

Worth the visit. Travelling is also learning more about history, or being to places that we have just read or studied about. We know how said is the history about... but is interesting to go and feel the place.

This was the first concentration camp, and served as a model. The barracks where the prisioners lived are not there anymore, just the areas where they used to be, and a reproduction of a barrack. The bunker that was a prision into that prision is there. And also the crematory, and the main huge building that was used for some bureaucreacy in the camp (today is a museum).

Visit is well organized, with good audio guide. Easy no arrive there, by metro and then a bus.

Be prepared to walk a lotin open spaces, consider the weather conditions.

1  Thank Aimara F
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