Guten Tag Germany: Day 24- Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site, Munich

Our our last day in Munich, we didn’t have to leave Munich, until 3pm+.

The plan was to go out at 8am, for an early start to Dachau. But I had difficulty waking up .. A call  woke me up around 5-6am local time, and I had trouble sleeping again.

I couldn’t decide whether to proceed with our plan, or to continue sleeping. ZE asked “Is there another Nazi concentration camp that we can go to?” I dragged myself out of the bed and we left around 9am, and made it to Dachau in an hour time.

I bought Single Day Ticket Munich XXL area at €8.30 for myself, and a Children’s Day Ticket €2.90. It covered the U-Bahn from our place to Munchen Hbf Station, then S-Bahn from Munchen Hbf Station to Dachau and the bus in Dachau to the memorial site. 

Bus 726’s schedule from the camp

 Sounds complicated, but it was pretty easy. The only thing to beware is S-Bahn train and the bus was not as frequent as U-Bahn train. We had to wait around 15-20 minutes for the S-Bahn train, heading back to Munich city centre.

From Munich’s city center, take the S-Bahn S2 line in the direction of Petershausen. Get off at Dachau.

Bus 726

 At Dachau station, wak out to bus stop, and look for Bus no 726. Take the bus to camp, at KZ-Gedenkstätte stop.

The bus driver from Dachau station did not check our ticket, but the one leaving from the camp did. 

Dachau

  

Dachau

  

Dachau

  

Dachau

 The camp itsef was free. They have free tours, but didn’t suit our timing. So, we just walked around by ourselves.

We were honored to have made it to Germany’s first concentration camp, which has been renovated and preserved as a memorial to those who suffered and died there between 1933 and the liberation in 1945. 

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