Best things to do in Dachau, Germany | Points of Interest

Heading to Upper Bavaria? Check out this scenic town of Dachau that is within the region. It is a charming town blessed with spectacular sceneries of nature and a historic town that is home to an array of historical landmarks and architectures.

Dachau is a great destination to seek in Upper Bavaria, there numerous exciting things to do in Dachau waiting to happen. The town brings you back in time, from the historic structures build and still standing in town to the classical and ancient ambiance it gives as you stroll on its streets, which is a delightful and incredible experience to remember.

List of things to do in Dachau

Things to do in Dachau Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site

Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site, Germany

Address: Alte Römerstraße 75, 85221 Dachau, Germany

Rating: 4.6 out of 5

Dachau used to be a concentration camp that opened on 22 March 1933 and was originally meant to accommodate political prisoners. The camp is situated on the lands of a deserted munitions factory just northeast of the old town of Dachau, nearly 16 km (10 mi) northwest of Munich in Bavaria, South Germany.

After Heinrich Himmler opened it, it expanded its objectives to incorporate forced labor and imprisonment of German, Romani, and Austrian Criminals. Jews and foreign nationals in countries occupied or invaded by Germany were also sent to this camp.

The Dachau camp organization escalated to include almost 100 sub-camps, which were mainly Arbeitskommandos or work camps located all over Austria and South Germany. In April 1945, the principal camp was invaded and liberated by American forces.

Before the liberation, prisoners existed in a constant state of fear of terror detention and cruel, inhuman treatment such as floggings, pole or tree hanging, standing cells, and standing at fixed attention for overly long lengths of time. 32,000 deaths were documented to have happened at the Dachau camp, and thousands more are undocumented.

About 10,000 prisoners out of the 30,000 at the camp were seriously ill at the time the camp was liberated. After the war was over, the Dachau grounds were used to accommodate SS soldiers who were awaiting trial.

After 1948, it was used to hold ethnic Germans sent out of Eastern Europe and were waiting to be resettled. Finally, the camp was closed down in 1960. Today, there are numerous religious memorials in the Memorial Site, and it is open to public visitation.

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Dachau Palace

Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site, Germany

Address: Kurfürst-Max-Emanuel-Platz 2, 85221 Dachau, Germany

Rating: 4.6 out of 5

This was the palace originally occupied by the rulers of Bavaria. It is located in Dachau, southern Germany. The palace is under the management of the Bavarian Administration and is among the so many State-owned Palaces.

Visitors are allowed and can book the banquet halls for their events. The Dachau Palace is also a location where one can visit to enjoy some classical concerts. The major attraction of the palace is the coffered Renaissance ceiling of the banqueting hall, which was designed and created between the years 1564 and 1566 by Hans Wisreutter.

It was later restored to the palace in the year 1977. Viewing from the top, we would see Munich as well as view as far as the Bavarian Alps.

The Dachau palace was built as a castle in the 10th century by the cadet branch of the House of Wittelsbach. The palace was later possessed by Duke Otto I of Bavaria after the death of the last Count of Dachau, Konrad III.
The court has a beautiful garden developed in 1572, and this allows one to enjoy a remarkable view from the Schlossberg, it has several pavilions, and just three remain preserved.

It has a balcony of lime trees which were added to the upper part of the parterres. It was redesigned into a Baroque style in 1717 by the two brothers Joseph Effner and Johann Christoph Effner. However, the lower part of the garden has been abandoned for a long and needs repair.

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Updated: June 8, 2021 — 9:42 am

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