I took the train out to Dachau. From the station there is a trail following the path the prisoners took to the camp. It’s about 3km.
As you near the camp you pass the old SS barracks, now used by the Bavarian riot police.
The camp has free entry.
Some of the religious detainees were allowed to practise their religion. They were held in better conditions than the other prisoners.
The main building now houses a very good museum. It starts with the rise of the NSDAP after WW2 and ends after the camp became a museum. They recommend children under 12 not be taken in, with good reason.
There are several religious sites at the other end of the camp. Off to one side is the most harrowing part.
What makes it worse, in a way, is that the trees around it all make it seem very serene. There are several monuments to the unknown prisoner around this area, and some more sites that you may want to avoid.
There were several school groups, and one from the German army. The Germans are all born with original sin thanks to the Nazis.
I left and returned to Munich. There wasn’t really enough time to do anything else. I wandered back to the campsite (past some people coming from the Oktoberfest who were emptying their stomachs on to the footpath) and went for a run. Other people run here!