We at the press office of the Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site gladly offer you any support you may need when covering the Memorial Site or the former Dachau concentration camp. On the following pages you will find our archive of press releases, information on how to apply for permission to film and take photographs on the Memorial Site, as well as a selection of images for your report or story.

Should you have any specific questions for the management of the Memorial Site, please contact us first. We also gladly assist with any questions requiring detailed historical research.

Press and Public Relations

 Tel.: +49 (0)8131-66997-125

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Press photos

The following images are available free of charge for your report or story on the Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site. Please note in the publication that the image rights belong to the Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site. Should you need the images in a higher resolution, please contact us at


Only documentations or reports are possible which have a clear and direct connection to the history of the former Dachau concentration camp or to today’s Memorial Site. The decision on whether a permit is issued always lies with the Memorial Site management. Filming in the Memorial Site is not allowed without a signed permit.

In general it is not permitted to film:

  • acted or reenacted scenes
  • the photographs and documents in the museum and on the exhibition panels for image- and copyright reasons
  • from an elevated position (this includes all kinds of structures and statives exceeding a height of 1.70 m) or using drones
  • in the former crematorium
  • it is also not permitted to take audio recordings of guided tours and the tour guides
  • interviewing visitors, staff of the Memorial Site, and tour guides is also not permitted.

Filming is only permitted from Monday to Friday during the Memorial Site’s normal opening hours (9 am to 5 pm). Other visitors are not to be disturbed by the filming or any related equipment. It is not permitted to erect barriers for filming. Please also note that transportation vehicles are not permitted to be driven on the grounds of the Memorial Site. We also request that the peace of the dead is to be respected at all times and not disturbed.

To decide on a permit, we require the following information:

  • Project title
  • Summary of the project in a few sentences: why do you want to film in the Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site?
  • Planned length of the film or the report
  • Planned length of the section in which the Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site is to be filmed
  • Which areas of the Memorial Site do you plan to film (indoor, outdoor)?
  • Responsible member of the film team
  • Number of persons belonging to the film team
  • Naming of the filming day and the planned length of the shoot

To apply for a filming permit, please send an e-mail with the details listed above to The decision on the permit usually takes about a week.



No permit is required for photographing in the Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site. However, there are a few conditions you need to comply with:

  • It is not permitted to photograph in the former crematorium building.
  • It is not permitted to photograph visitors and tour guides.
  • Please ensure that you do not disturb other visitors while photographing.
  • Please do not photograph any photos or documents in the museum – in most cases the Memorial Site does not own the copy- or image rights.
  • Please refrain from using a flash in the exhibition rooms.
  • It is not permitted to photograph from an elevated position, for example with a drone or using a stative exceeding 1.70m.

Photographing is only possible during normal opening hours (9 am to 5 pm).