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Aug 29, 2014 - Dachau

This morning we went back to Dachau so that Tess could finish seeing the rest of the exhibits. Given entry is free and it was on the way to our next destination, it was no big deal to go again. We arrived shortly before 10:30am. We both got audio guides, which you pay a very small fee for. I used mine to listen to the witness accounts, and to visit exhibits which I had not been to previously – in particular I went to visit the SS prison and interrogation building. Tess was going to see the main exhibits, inside the old workshop building. I...

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Aug 17, 2013 - Dachau Concentration Camp

Today's news that Angela Markel, the German Chancellor to visit the site and lay a wreath at the Dachau Concentration Camp near Munich reminded me that I am yet to report on my visit to that historic place on 17 August. Only a small group from the coach tour attended and many were offended at the fact that the site is being used as a memorial. My Jewish American travelling buddy who shares a seat with me was willing but had seen too many to attend another and asked me to take some pictures. I will attempt to add a series of photos on a Word...

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Sep 12, 2012 - Dachau

It's been a rainy morning this morning. Luckily the hotel had some umbrellas which enabled us to get to the car without being drowned. It wasn't a huge walk, and both of us felt like some food, so we stopped in a "backerei" to get some coffee and pastries for breakfast. Directly across the road was the entrance to the car park, so we were set. We ran across the road with our breakfast, and got to the car in good time. We had a reasonable drive around the one way streets to get back to the hotel, and at one point we passed along a street...

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Aug 30, 2011 - Tour of Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial

It appears that most of the hotels provide free breakfast and ours was no exception. After a wonderful feed, we headed out to tour the Dachau Concentration Camp. This was quite an emotional experience as expected and I am so pleased to have had the opportunity to pay tribute to this memorial site.

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Jan 4, 2011 - Fussen - Dachau

After breakfast, checking out and warming up the car in the -13° cold, we departed Fussen, somewhat reluctantly, at 10.00am and commenced the 1:45hr trip to our next stop near Dachau. Most of the route was on back country roads which presented us with some beautiful scenery and made for a pleasant drive. We drove straight to the Dachau concentration camp memorial site on the outskirts of Dachau itself. After a refreshing hot drink in the café, we picked up a couple of audiophones and began a self-paced tour in the -3° temperature. The camp...

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Winter in Europe

Jun 5, 2009 - Dachau

Dachau Helen and I receive a personal day. As hardworking, stressed teachers, who do not get enough time off, we are given a day to use as we want which we negotiate with the school. On our day off we organised for the boys to be picked up by friends while we drove to Dachau. We did not want to bring the boys there and took the opportunity to go on or own. It was a sobering experience and we were glad we didn't bring the boys. We listened to audio as we walked around and as well as the factual info there are first hand accounts from...

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Jun 18, 2008 - In Munich

We visited the former Dachau concentration camp today. It was a very somber and moving experience. They rebuilt two of the barracks to show how bad the living conditions really were inside them. All the rest have been torn down. There were many US high school groups visiting Dachau. We also saw many German high school groups there, since they are required to visit Dachau at least once while they are in high school. They have erected several memorials to those who perished at Dachau so that they will be remembered and that this never happens...

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Jan 24, 2008 - Dachau

We arrived this morning around 330 am. Needless to say we were all very tired. We went right to bed. Shane woke up first and went downstairs for some breakfast, cereal, bread, bacon, and scrambled eggs with ham in them, fruit salad, yogurt, and more. He said it was very good. Dad and I slept too long for breakfast, and Shane didn't wake us up! Thanks a lot Lee! (Inside joke) After Dad and I got up, we all got ready as today we are going to Dachau Concentration Camp. This was an experience that I will never forget. We figured out the Metro's...

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Oct 14, 2007 - Dachau Concentration Camp

Visiting the concentration camp at Dachau was very interesting. For the first time in my life I could see, first hand, what a concentration camp really looked like. We found out that Dachau was used as a "model" for other concentration camps. Many horrible human experiments had gone on, including such things as testing peoples ability to try to live on sea water alone and how cold of water a person could stand before they died. These tests were for the German intellegence, so they could keep as many troops alive as possible. We visited the...

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Sep 23, 2007 - Dachau concentration camp

Right now we are on a train from Munich to Prague. It is a six hour ride because we managed to get a direct train. We are only 10 min in to it. We had another beautiful, warm and sunny day in Munich. After breakfast we checked out and headed to Munich central station to leave our big backpacks in a locker there for the day. Then we got on the subway and headed out to Dachau, a very large and significant concentration camp. It was used as a model for the other German camps. It was originally used to imprison men only and specifically...

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Bavaria and Prague

Jun 17, 2007 - Dachau & the Olympic Park

We had initially booked to stay at the hotel for 2 nights but because of it's crappy locale we decided to leave and search for the campsite we had initially had our eyes set on. The campsite was cleverly called "The Tent" and was very easy to get to. The staff was fabulous and the atmosphere very welcomming. And of course, cheap! We pitched our tent under a couple of beautiful Maple Leaf trees and set off for some Munich culture. Firstly, we went to Dachau. It was a pretty short couple of trains and one short bus ride. The majority of the...

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