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Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Reviewed December 26, 2013

The lengths that have been made to preserve what could have been preserved of this site are extrordinary. There is a very factual and historically accurate presentation that is made. That being said, it is a former concentration camp. To say that it was fun would not exactly be accurate. It was extremely informative. Everyone there was willing to hold a very frank conversation about the events that occured there.

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Reviewed December 26, 2013

as the model for other concentration camps, what makes this concentration camp worthwhile to visit is its retention of several original buildings like the jailhouse and the crematorium. i don't see why children under 12 shouldn't be allowed to visit, but i think they must be warned in advance what the side trip will entail - a day of walking and reading and of course respecting the place as a memorial site. a lot of tourists fail to remember this and behave obnoxiously, especially at the crematorium which i thought was utterly disrespectful.

there's only a cafe at the visitors centre hence a packed lunch would be advisable although there are no nice picnic spots or benches to sit - obviously. renting an audio guide definitely enhances the experience since you get to listen to accounts of the survived and also more in-depth explanations about the site itself. i thought the contrast between the inhuman and perverse orderliness that the victims had to maintain and the fanaticism over right angles and rigid structural features of the site against the church of reconciliation was memorable. the bunker, execution site / burial, crematorium also had an eerie chill to it, which definitely enhanced the experience as well.

the museum itself took us half a day and we got to the site at around 10 am. a pity we didn't manage to listen to all the tracks on the audio guide and read through all the placards in the museum. if we had arrived at 9, we would probably have done so.

the place leaves you wondering how humans could carry out such dehumanisation on others and leaves you slightly disorientated and lost.

overall a must-see for anyone, even if he isn't a history buff. the place doesn't seem very wheelchair friendly considering the gravel and rocks around the area; it was quite odd seeing some tourists pulling their trolley bags around the site or leaving the site at 10am - makes you wonder why they even bothered visiting considering the difficulty and the short span of time they had.

on another note, if you're a student, note the reduced price for the rental of the audio guide. we didn't know or didn't take notice and only realised after hearing the first track, after which we returned to the visitors centre to check if we could have a one euro refund (which means a lot to us students!) but the staff refused to barge for administrative reasons.

Thank hairhooks
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Reviewed December 26, 2013

Dachau have a very informative museum and it tells you from propaganda until the end of Nazism era. Some of the pictures presented in the museum are cruel. Its a fairly a sad place to visit and to see evil behaviour of human who are greed of power. It makes us think twice that we should not trust fully to the politician and how to determine between fact and propaganda. Other than the museum, you can see the gas chamber and crematorium. Gas chamber as we know is used cruelly to kill the prisoners during world war II. In order to reach Dachau, take S2 Bahn to Dachau and take a short bus trip to the camp.

Thank Boonchuan
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Reviewed December 25, 2013

It is a visit well made to get a glimpse into the human mind and the depth it can sink to. I grew up in India learning about the World War II but never truly comprehending the horrors of it. It was a great learning experience and truly moving to listen to the stories of the survivors. Must visit if you are in Munich.

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Reviewed December 25, 2013

An excellent presentation of a horrifying topic. Sticks with you, but not in a way that ruins the mood of a visit to Munich.

Thank Brad A
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