Dachau Concentration Camp in Dachau – Germany

Dachau is a city in the Upper Bavaria region within the southern parts of Germany. Its tourist attractions include an old historic town, a castle and the infamous Dachau Concentration Camp.


Dachau Concentration Camp in Dachau – Germany is located in Alter Römerstrasse 75.

Getting There

Flying in is via the international airport in Munich, the capital city of Bavaria. From Munich, you can take a train to reach the Dachau Concentration Camp in Dachau – Germany.

The S-2 train goes to the city center of Dachau and from here; there are free shuttle buses that can take you directly to the concentration camp. If you miss the shuttle bus, take bus number 726 which will take right at the entrance to the camp.

You can also take the regional train from Munich, the S-Bahn which will also take you straight to the train stop in Dachau.

What to See and Do

Visiting the Dachau Concentration Camp in Dachau – Germany, you can explore the former camp site, the historical buildings and sub-camps and the exhibits.

Exploring the grounds, you can view the Jourhouse which served as the entry and exit points to the concentration camp as well as the office of the camp’s personnel.

The Main Building is where the exhibits are. Here, you can learn more about how the concentration camp worked; while over at the Shunt Room is where the prisoners were stripped of everything they have, were searched naked by the guards and where the prisoners were assigned their specific task.

You can also view the Prisoner Baths, the Courtyard and Bunker, the Roll-Call Square, Barracks, and Crematorium.

There is also a library, coffee shop and book store located inside the premises.

Brief History

The Dachau Concentration Camp in Dachau – Germany was the very first concentration camp in the country, opened on the 22nd of March in the year 1933.

This being said, this concentration camp served as a model for other concentration camps that were to be established by the Nazis in later years.

It was Kommandant Theodor Eicke who was responsible for the system to be used for the camps and the lay-out of the structures which likewise served as a model for later concentration camps.

The camp was utilized between the years 1933 and 1960. In the beginning, it was only used for German citizens imprisoned for political motives. This was between the years 1933 and 1938.

Later on, it was used as a prison for all prisoners of war from different nations.


There is no entry fee to visit the Dachau Concentration Camp in Dachau – Germany. However, if you wish to go on a guided tour, there is a small fee to be charged. There are also audio guides available and these also come with a small fee.

Individual guided tours cost 3 Euros each while audio guides cost 3.50 Euros each.

If you will be taking your car to the camp and parking here, there is a parking fee of 3 Euros.

Other Information

The Dachau Concentration Camp in Dachau – Germany is open from Tuesday to Sunday between 9 in the morning and 5 in the afternoon. The camp is closed on Mondays and also each 24th of December.