The 8 Best Things to Do in Dachau, Germany

March 13, 2018 Vivienne Hutton

Dachau (German pronunciation: [ˈdaxaʊ]) is a town in Upper Bavaria, in the southern part of Germany. It is a major district town—a Große Kreisstadt—of the administrative region of Upper Bavaria, about 20 kilometres (12 miles) north-west of Munich. It is now a popular residential area for people working in Munich with roughly 45,000 inhabitants. The historic centre of town with its 18th-century castle is situated on an elevation and visible over a great distance.
Restaurants in Dachau

1. Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site

Pater-Roth-Str. 2a, 85221, Dachau, Bavaria, Germany +49 8131 669970
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4.5 based on 4 reviews

Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site

Reviewed By Vipin G - Auckland, New Zealand

Must Visit the camp, if you are in Munich. Can feel the history and will recommend anyone who has time and in Munich to visit. Recommended.

2. Dachau Palace and Court Garden

Schlossstr. 7, 85221, Dachau, Bavaria, Germany +49 8131 454366
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4 based on 153 reviews

Dachau Palace and Court Garden

Reviewed By Paul Drinkwater - Singapore

Although the Gardens are nice the palace itself is very small and really not worth the effort of visiting.

3. Altstadt Dachau

85221, Dachau, Bavaria, Germany
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4 based on 30 reviews

Altstadt Dachau

Reviewed By Olena S - Orange Park, Florida

A nice place to visit after you do the dachau concentration camp since it is not very far by car. There is an information center by the palace. If you are driving, go inside the information office and ask if they can give you a parking ticket that you will be able to park for free for 90 minutes in one spot. There was plenty of parking spaces. The palace is closed and is replaced by a cafe instead but it was closed on Tuesday. We walked around the garden, went to the town center and the Rathaus (town hall) which was very modern inside) Some restaurants, shops and cafes you can stop before heading back. A few nice hours spent after a depressing morning.

4. Tourist Information Dachau

Konrad-Adenauer-Str. 1, 85221, Dachau, Bavaria, Germany +49 8131 75286
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5 based on 11 reviews

Tourist Information Dachau

The Tourist Information of the town of Dachau is happy to assist with any aspect of your visit. We have plenty of information on points of interest with opening hours and admission fees, upon prior reservation we can organize a guided group tours of the old town, the art Gallery, on the former European Artists' colony Dachau or the concentration camp memorial site. We will ship information brochures in order to assist you with planning your trip, but also offer a lot of information on our homepage www.dachau.de. We will assist with finding overnight accommodations, restaurants, cafes, public transportation, or anything else while staying in Dachau. Additionally, we are an official ticket sales office for Munchen Ticket (Events, Shows, etc).

Reviewed By DiamondDiva771 - Huddersfield, United Kingdom

Find all you need to know at ths friendly Tourist Information centre in the town of Dachau. It's packed with brochures and maps of Bavaria and helpful, knowledgeable staff are on hand to assist.Thank you DiamondDiva771. We are glad to assist our visitors with information on the historic town of Dachau and immedeate surrounding areas.

5. Familienbad Dachau

Ludwig-Dill-Str. 58, 85221, Dachau, Bavaria, Germany +49 8131 350824
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4.5 based on 18 reviews

Familienbad Dachau

Reviewed By Angel A

We live close to Dachau and are regular visitors of the indoor swimming pool, especially during winter months. This year however I decided to try the outdoor one together with the family and we all were extremely positive surprised by the huge garden, the number and size of the pools and the offers with regards to other sport activities inside. There's a huge pool for smaller kids, which is only 80 cm deep and has two slides, fun for all kids, no matter small or big. The normal pool, Olympia size, is normally never full and you can always swim few lengths in peace, which is never the case in any of the popular outdoor locations in the city.
There are 3 tables for table tennis, 2 beach volleyball courts, one field for basketball and 2 for football - basically everything one needs to spend one whole day there. I have to say few nice words to the personal there and all the people working in the cafe and the small bistros inside- they are always helpful and nice and the service is pretty good, well above the average for Munich and the surroundings. You can good ice coffee and pancake for a fair price without having to wait for half an hour.
All this mention above for 2,50€ per person per day is really for free and I think we are going to be guests there very often.
One thing I would like to mention- there is a small problem with parking places- there are many, but as most of the people are coming by car, different compare to Munich city center, sometimes and especially on the weekend it is tough to get a free spot and you might need to search for a while or walk longer after parking on the street somewhere in the area. So either you come a bit earlier or by bike.
In any case - if you haven't tried this family outdoor pool you should, it is really really worthy.

6. Bezirksmuseum Dachau

Augsburger Str. 3, 85221, Dachau, Bavaria, Germany +49 4908 13156750
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4.5 based on 5 reviews

Bezirksmuseum Dachau

Das Dachauer Bezirksmuseum zeigt auf drei Stockwerken mehr als 2000 Gegenstände zur Kulturgeschichte und Volkskunde Dachaus und seines Umlands. Thematische Schwerpunkte sind die Geschichte Dachaus, das Handwerks- und Zunftwesen sowie die bäuerlichen Lebensverhältnisse des 18. und 19. Jahrhunderts. Neben der ständigen Ausstellung werden regelmäßig Sonderausstellungen gezeigt.

Reviewed By Olena S - Orange Park, Florida

Tried to,get into the museum but it was closed (Tuesday). It seemed like it had information about the palace but unfortunately we were not able to go inside. The outside front is planted with beautiful flowers. There is a path from this museum that will take you right to the palace which was also closed on Tuesday but you can view the Gardens. Nice little town to walk around.

7. Katholische Kirche St. Jakob

Pfarrstrasse 13, 85221, Dachau, Bavaria, Germany +49 8131 36380
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Katholische Kirche St. Jakob

Reviewed By Hocico - Frankfurt

Die Kirche St. Job fügt sich gut in die malerische Altstadt Dachaus ein. Natürlich mit den für Oberbayern typischen Zwiebeltürmen. Sie ist sehr hell, aber nicht übertrieben geschmückt. Es lohnt sich, hier kurz innezuhalten, und entweder die schöne Kirche zu genießen oder für ein Gebet.

8. Shisha Bar Rotana

Karlsberg 1, 85221, Dachau, Bavaria, Germany
Shisha Bar Rotana

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