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Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site

Alte Römerstraße 75, 85221 Dachau, Germany

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About Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site

First of the Nazi concentration camps opened in 1933, intended to hold political prisoners. After its opening by Heinrich Himmler, its purpose was enlarged to include forced labor, and, eventually, the imprisonment of Jews, German and Austrian criminals, and foreign nationals from countries that Germany occupied or invaded. There were 32,000 documented deaths at the camp and thousands that are undocumented.



Attractions near Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site

BMW Museum12.36km from Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site

The museum contains engines and turbines, aircraft, motorcycles, and vehicles in a plethora of possible variations. In addition to actual models, there are futuristic-looking, even conceptual studies from the past 20 years displayed here.

Olympiaturm12.39km from Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site

Located in the Olympic Park, Munich, it has an overall height of 291 m (955 ft) and a weight of 52,500 tons. At a height of 190 m (620 ft) there is an observation platform as well as a small rock and roll museum housing various memorabilia. At a height of 182 m (597 ft) there is a revolving restaurant, which seats 230 people.

Nymphenburg Palace12.71km from Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site

Combined with the adjacent Nymphenburg Palace Park, it constitutes one of the premier royal palaces of Europe. Its frontal width of 632 m (2,073 ft) (north-south axis) even surpasses Versailles Palace in France. It served as the main summer residence for the former rulers of Bavaria of the House of Wittelsbach. Nymphenburg is open to the public but also continues to be a home and chancery for the head of the House of Wittelsbach.

Alte Pinakothek15.5km from Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site

An art museum located in the Kunstareal area in Munich. It is one of the oldest galleries in the world and houses a significant collection of Old Master paintings. The name Alte (Old) Pinakothek refers to the time period covered by the collection—from the fourteenth to the eighteenth century.

Glyptothek15.54km from Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site

Commissioned by the Bavarian King Ludwig I to house his collection of Greek and Roman sculptures. It is Munich's oldest public museum and contains sculptures dating from the archaic age (c. 650 BC) to the Roman era (c. 550 AD).

English Garden15.56km from Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site

A large public park at the center of Munich. It is one of the largest urban public parks in the world.

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Bavaria has a unique culture, largely because of the state's former Catholic majority and conservative traditions. Bavarians have traditionally been proud of their culture, which includes a language, cuisine, architecture, and festivals. The state also has the second-largest economy among the German states by GDP.