"Dachau Concentration Camp" Bavaria Things to Do Tip by Jehcekah

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by Jehcekah

We took the Munich Walking Tour Company's Dachau tour. Our tour guide, Brian, is an English speaking-American who is very knowledgable about WWII and Nazi history. The tour provides all transportation costs, which includes the train and a bus. Upon arriving at the camp our guide gave us a brief, but consise history of the Nazi party. We entered the camp and were guided through its beginnings and liberation. We were given about 45 minutes to view the newly updated museum which has English translations of all of its exhibits. Our group watched a documentary about the camp, which was very outdated and boring. Luckily, Brian took the time to expain newly discovered evidence which was not shown in the movie.
Please don't visit Dachau expecting to get some great historic photographs. It was very disheartening to see families snapping pictures of the "kids in front of the ovens." This is a memorial to the thousands who died on its grounds, not a tourist attraction. Please visit it with respect and rememberance.

Address: Dachau (outside of Munich)

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Jan 16, 2004
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