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Dachau, [1] is a city with about 40,000 citizens in Bavaria, Germany and has a history of more than 1,200 years. During the world war II, Dachau had a Nazi concentration camp. This has cast a pall over the rest of this small and pleasant town on the outskirts of Munich. Dachau served as a staging ground to ship prisoners to Eastern death camps in Poland and elsewhere, though 32,000 people were killed there directly.

Today Dachau has a big cultural scene and maintains the concentration camp as a memorial to it's dark history.

Gates of the concentration camp (Arbeit Macht Frei means "work will set you free")

Get in

  • Public Transportation: The S-2 from Munich runs to the center of town.
  • Train Regional trains run from Munich Hauptbahnhof every hour or so and take ten minutes to reach Dachau.

Get around


  • Dachau City Hall
  • Dachau Castle *Castle Garden


Oven in the concentration camp's crematorium
  • Dachau Concentration Camp (Take bus 726 from the train station towards Saubachsiedlung). The primary attraction is the concentration camp itself (KZ-Gedenkstätte in German), a sobering memorial to the Holocaust and the 32,000 who died at Dachau.,
  • Dachau Painting Gallery The Dachau Painting Gallery has a representative permanent collection of typical landscape and genre paintings of the 19th and early 20th century. Dachau was the site of one of the most important - in terms of art history - German artist colonies at that time, which had a large impact on the development of modern art in the twentieth century. Famous painters, such as Christian Morgenstern, Carl Spitzweg, Eduard Schleich the Elder or Adolf Hölzel, Ludwig Dill and Arthur Langhammer prized the moor landscape of Dachau as an attractive motif. Special exhibitions vary.[2],
  • District Museum of Dachau The District Museum, which received the Bavarian Museum Award in 1993, reflects the cultural history of the town of Dachau and the surrounding county. On three floors you find numerous impressive exhibits illustrating settlement forms and town history, guild and market law, crafts and trade, everyday life and festive traditions, religious folklore and much more. Special exhibitions deal with various aspects of cultural history.



Original Bavarian Beer Garden

  • Alte Liebe, Im Lus 4, Mitterndorf, +49 8131 667131,
  • Drei Rosen, Muenchner Str. 5, Dachau, +49 8131 84363, [3],
  • Zieglerbraeu, Konrad-Adenauer-Str.8, Dachau, +49 8131 454396, [4]


  • O' Reilly's Pils-Pub, Schleißheimer Str. 19, Dachau, +49 8131 72552
  • Seven Days, Schleißheimer Str. 12, Dachau, +49 8131 299877
  • The Harp, Pfarrstr. 3, Dachau, +49 8131 86258


Get out


Tourist Information Dachau Konrad-Adenauer-Straße 1, 85221 Dachau, Tel. +49 8131/75-286 or -287, Fax +49 8131/75-150 [email protected] [ http://www.dachau.info ] [http://www.dachau.de]

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