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Munich Sights

Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site (Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial)

  • Alte Römerstrasse 75 Map It
  • Dachau
  • Memorial/Monument/Tomb

Updated 11/18/2013

Fodor's Review

The site of the infamous camp, now the KZ-Gedenkstätte Dachau, is just outside town. Photographs, contemporary documents, the few cell blocks, and the grim crematorium create a somber and moving picture of the camp, where more than 41,000 of the 200,000-plus prisoners lost their lives. A documentary film in English is shown daily at 11:30 and 3:30. The former camp has become more than just a grisly memorial: it's now a place where people of all nations meet to reflect upon the past and on the present. Several religious shrines and memorials have been built to honor the dead, who came from Germany and nations around the world. By public transport take the S-2 from Marienplatz or Hauptbahnhof in the direction of Petershausen, and get off at Dachau. From there, take the clearly marked bus from right outside the Dachau S-bahn station (726 towards Saubachsiedlung, it leaves about every 20 minutes). If you are driving from Munich, take the autobahn toward Stuttgart, get off at Dachau, and follow the signs.

Sight Information


Alte Römerstrasse 75, Dachau, Bavaria, 85221, Germany

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Sight Details:

  • Free
  • Tues.–Sun. 9–5. Tours in English Tues.–Sun. at 11 and 1

Updated 11/18/2013


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