Is the Memorial Site appropriate for children?

There is no special exhibition for children at the Dachau Memorial Site, and some of the content may not be appropriate for children under 13. It is therefore recommended that children visit the Memorial Site only when accompanied by their parents. All of the programs offered by the Education Department are for visitors aged 13 and above.

How much time should I plan for a visit?

Most visitors need half a day to explore the grounds and look at the various exhibitions. If you have little time available, then we recommend that you set priorities and focus on your key points of interest. Overviews of the grounds and the exhibitions are available at Virtual Tour and Exhibitions. Guided tours usually take 2.5 hours.

Is it permitted to take photos and videos or film?

Non-commercial filming and photographing of the outdoor grounds and the exhibition areas without a tripod are permitted for private purposes. We do urgently request however that you respect the dignity of the Memorial Site as a place of remembrance and make sure that you do not disturb other visitors.

You are not permitted to film and photograph guided tours and seminars, nor tour guides and staff of the Memorial Site; it is prohibited to use drones.

Filming is not permitted in the former crematorium.

Is there a facility for storing luggage?

No, unfortunately there is no possibility to store any luggage, and there are no lockers.

Are dogs allowed on the grounds?

Please note that dogs are not permitted anywhere on the grounds of the Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site. This does not apply to guide dogs.

Can I take a bike on the premises?

Bikes are not allowed on the premises. There are bicycle stands at the entrance next to the bus stop where you can leave your bike during your visit.