As architecture fans we particularly loved have an architect lead the three of us through Berlin. Great pace. We covered a lot of territory and learned a tremendous amount. And Dan left us at a delicious Italian restaurant for our lunch.
Private Vehicle and Driver
Former Camp and Gestapo Prison
Shortly after Hitler’s assumption of power in 1933, a concentration camp was established in Dachau by Heinrich Himmler to dispose of the regime’s political opponents. From this sinister beginning, Dachau developed into a massive prison of 124 subcamps for over 200,000 victims of every nationality and type targeted by the Nazis. Because Dachau Germany’s first camp, it was to become a training ground for implementing the genocide of Europe’s Jews and the murder and torture of so many others deemed racially unfit or identified as enemies of the Reich. In the company of a sensitive and informed historian, you spend three hours at Dachau exploring the memorial site while also learning of the social and political contexts for the rise of National Socialism and the so-called Final Solution. We take in the exhibition center and former compound, the reconstructed barracks, guard houses, cells, crematorium, and administration headquarters, giving ourselves time to reflect on those who passed through Dachau’s Arbeit Macht Frei (Work Sets You Free) gate, including German dissidents, Jews and citizens from nations all over Europe, Jehovah’s Witnesses, homosexuals, Romany, and thousands of Polish citizens. On the 29th of April 1945, US soldiers liberated Dachau and brought freedom to 30,000 inmates. On this tour, we emphasize stories of individuals (from heinous criminals to desperate victims, defiant heroes, and determined survivors). While the journey to Dachau is inevitably difficult, it always feels important to bear witness and insist on the necessity of historical memory.
Explore the Exhibition Center and Former Compound
Take in the Reconstructed Barracks, Guard Houses, Cells and Headquarters
Reflect on those who passed through the Arbeit Macht Frei (Work Sets You Free) gate
Pay our respects at the Crematorium and the Memorials
Private tour – $835 USD (2-6 persons)
* Including Mercedes V Class and Driver
Daily from 8:30 AM to 1:30 PM
Pick-up from your central hotel or flat
Block-out dates: December 24-26 and January 1
Groups of over 6 should contact us at email@example.com in order to get a special rate for their party.
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Isabel Daniel was an amazing guide. She answered every question we asked and was the nicest young lady you could possibly have as a tour guide. By the end of the tour we were inviting her to visit us in Los Angeles. She is completing her Ph.D in the topic we were exploring on this tour.
It was a very interesting tour. Another way of enjoying this amazing city!