Special Dachau Travel Tips by Bettina Kraft
Why I like Dachau: The name Dachau is synonymous with Nazi atrocities, but few travelers may know that Dachau is actually a small city of about 40,000 residents located in southern Bavaria, about 12 miles north of Munich. The city was founded in the 9th century, and it has a charming Altstadt area and a popular palace, which once was a residence of the Bavarian royal family. Today, Dachau attracts tourists from around Germany and the world to its summer music programs. For example, the Dachau Musiksommer features jazz weeks, pop musicians, and an outdoor picnic and concert at the Dachau Palace. Another popular recurring event is the Dachau Palace Concerts, which are performed by internationally acclaimed musicians in the Dachau Palace garden. If your interest runs more to the visual arts, be sure to take the time to visit the Dachau Painting Gallery. It exhibits many notable modern works from the 19th and 20th centuries, reflecting the town's historical significance as a former artists' colony. Regardless of Dachau's contemporary arts focus, most tourists will travel to this town to visit the concentration camp memorial that is located here. The Dachau camp was the first concentration camp built by the Nazis in 1933, and this site with its intact buildings is an important stop for those interested in Holocaust history. With its proximity to Munich, a logical day trip from Dachau is into Munich itself, which can be easily reached by S-Bahn. Alternatively, if you are in the mood for physical activity, rent a bike and ride out into the romantic heath and river landscape that surrounds the city.
These Dachau travel tips are compiled by Bettina Kraft. Bettina likes to help visitors from all over the world to experience Germany in a different, more personal way, and make it easy for them to do so by providing detailed travel tips and advise.
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