The delightful town of Dachau has worked hard to escape the negative connotations borne from its turbulent past and now offers visitors a surprising experience and a warm, hospitable welcome. A closer look at Dachau reveals more than a simple association with the nearby concentration camp, exposing a town with a rich cultural and historical heritage. Dachau offers a relaxing respite from the modern metropolis of Munich, and a serene stroll around its inviting Old Town will lead you to imagine a lively and cheerful past which has re-imagined itself in the prosperous present.
Nestled amidst the verdant and visionary Court Gardens is the delightful Dachau Palace, an imperial example of beautiful Baroque architecture. Proving an exquisite example of Dachau’s alternative attractions, the palace’s hilltop perch affords stunning Alpine vistas and an intriguing interior. Inside, imperial treasures are displayed for your perusal and a delightful café provides refined refreshments fit for royalty.
Although a sobering experience not necessarily associated with the unbridled joy of travelling, a tour of Dachau’s infamous Concentration Camp is moving and magnetising experience. Now a colossal memorial site to the 40,000 prisoners who died here, Dacha offers a sensitive exploration of the lives of those imprisoned; collections of photography and letters are exhibited alongside the broadcast of dynamic documentaries. Tours of the gas chambers and exercise yards provide further insight into one of history’s most horrific happenings.
Enjoy a delectable dining experience in one of Dachau’s most exquisite eateries; boasting a large conservatory suffused with natural light, this authentic eatery serves traditional and tasty treats inspired by rich German culture. Signature dishes include tender, roasted meat smothered in robust red wine sauces and accompanied with perfectly seasoned potatoes.(Augsbergerstrasse 105 85221)