Travel Blogs from Dachau
... that those were sheep, not goats in yesterday's post. In my other blog, I wrote that we were petting and feeding the goats. But now that I think of it, those goats were pretty wooly. We'll now we understand! Thanks Monica! That makes a lot more sense. Today we drove about 2 hours to get to Dachau. It took us a while to find it...... even the GPS on our car wasn't helping. We finally found it after asking a women ...
... was used mostly for imprisoning political prisoners. One of the first things the National Socialists (Nazis) did when they took power was to round up many of their political opponents and throw them into Dachau. I think this was strategic because it sent a message to anyone who spoke out against the party, that you'd end up in prison. Dachau was later used as the model for the other thousands of concentration camps the Nazis used.
The first ...
... and ourselves.
This weekend in Munich, to my like and dislike, energies were strong in both directions. Our first real day, I chose to go to Dachau concentration camp with a group of friends. The second you step within the gates of the concentration camp you can feel it. It’s hard to describe it. It’s a source. An outpouring of emptiness. A need. A need for life. When a place has ...
... br> Once through the gate we walked into the former machinery area where the prisoners were brought in, stripped of all their possessions and given a number. The museum is extensive and gives you a great deal of information on what camp life was like, how prisoners were brought in, experiments that were conducted and daily routines.
After the museum we headed to the reconstructed barracks that show what life ...
... Only two stand today, and these are recreations. The originals were torn down after the liberation. I saw a picture at one of the memorial markers here than showed prisoners walking along the same path. The trees lining the path had just been planted. For some reason, that really resonated with me, as though the trees themselves reminded me how recently this all happened. The barracks were originally intended to house 200 ...
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Other places to stay in Dachau
Muenchner Strasse 46a, Dachau | 4 star hotelfrom $106
Konrad-Adenauer-Strasse 8, Dachau | Hotelfrom $120
Rudolf-Diesel-Str. 16, Dachau | Hotelfrom $120
Pollnstrasse 6, Dachau | Hotelfrom $101
Augsburger Strasse 105, Dachau | Hotelfrom $108
Bahnhofstrasse 4, Dachau | Hotelfrom $135
Hermannstrasse 9, Dachau | Hotelfrom $131