City of Dachau

City of  Dachau

The Upper Bavarian city, with its 1200-year-old history, has many attractions and numerous cultural events. It is also the ideal starting point to explore the scenic countryside.

The particular location of the city is visible from afar: the historical town center and the electoral castle of the Wittelsbach rulers are on the top of a hill overlooking the river Amper and the Dachau moorlands. From the castle garden, visitors have a magnificent view of Munich, the capital of the state of Bavaria (just 16 km away) and the Alps in the background.

Unfortunately, Dachau's past as an important German artists' colony in the 19th century is often overlooked, and the city's name is only associated with the atrocities of the Third Reich. The Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial reminds us of the victims. It is also a meeting place for visitors from around the world (approximately 3 km from the historical center and the castle, accessible by bus).

Aside from modern history, cultural life plays an increasingly important role in Dachau. The Painting Gallery, the regional museum, the New Gallery, castle concerts of international renown, but also regular events such as the City Festival, the Dachau Fair or the Christmas Market guarantee that Dachau is worth visiting all the year round.

Sights to see:
Historical center with well-preserved town houses
Dachau Castle with wooden ceiling in Renaissance style
Court Garden with magnificent view of Munich and the Alps
Dachau Painting Gallery (works by Carl Spitzweg, Max Liebermann, Adolf Hölzel and Lovis Corinth retrace the evolution of facade painting in the mid-19th century)
Dachau Regional Museum
Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial
Cultural events from the town festival and Christmas Market to international concerts in the Castle

Reference: Munich Tourist Office

City of Dachau

Tourist-Information Dachau
Konrad-Adenauer-Str. 1
85221 Dachau



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