The Konzentrationslager (KZ)-Gedenkstätte Dachau, known as the Dachau Concentration Camp is the first Nazi concentration camp opened in Germany. It is located on the grounds of an abandoned munitions factory near the medieval town of Dachau, about 16 km (9.9 mi) northwest of Munich in the state of Bavaria in southern Germany. This is one of the most terrible and horrible places during the time of Hitler. Thousands of people lost their lives in this concentration camp.
For those who will be visiting this memorial camp, below are some information I got from their site. They also mentioned that “No prior appointment is necessary and entry is free.” I believed only guided tours cost some amount.
Here are some of the images I took during our visit last August 2006.
Address: Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site
Alte Römerstraße 75
D – 85221 Dachau
Phone: +49(0)8131 – 66997 – 0
Fax: +49(0)8131 – 2235
General Requests: email@example.com
Educational Department: firstname.lastname@example.org
Historical Department: email@example.com
Phone: +49(0)8131 – 66997 – 125
CID Bookshop firstname.lastname@example.org
The Memorial Site
The Memorial Site is open Tuesday through Sunday and on Bavarian bank holidays. In 2011 the memorial site will be open on the following Bavarian bank holidays:
01.01. (New Year’s Day)
22.04. (Good Friday)
24.04. (Easter Sunday)
25.04. (Easter Monday)
01.05. (May Day)
02.06. (Ascension Day)
12.06. (Pentecost Sunday)
13.06. (Pentecost Monday)
23.06. (Corpus Christi)
15.08. (Assumption Day)
03.10. (Day of Unity)
01.11. (All Saints Day)
26.12. (Christmas) , from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. On Mondays and on December 24th the Memorial Site is closed. No prior appointment is necessary and entry is free.
If you travel to the Memorial by car, please note that parking fees are €3,00 per car, and €5,00 for busses.
The documentary “The Dachau Concentration Camp” (22 minutes) is presented at 11:30 am, 2:00pm and 3:30 pm in English (11:00 am and 3:00 pm in German) Tuesday through Sunday in the cinema room of the museum. The movie is rated FSK 12.
The cinema does not accept reservations, and can seat up to 250 people. Additional screenings are possible upon request, including screenings in French and Italian. If you require a special screening of the film, please inquire with the staff at the museum’s entrance upon your arrival.
Archive and Library Hours
The Memorial Site’s archive and library are available by appointment only between the hours of 9:00 am and 5:00 pm Tuesday through Friday. For further information on these services, please see “Archive and Library”.
The bookstore is open during the Memorial’s normal business hours of 10:00 am through 5:00 pm Tuesday through Sunday.
source: official website of Dachau