No. of Recommendations: 2
I've visited Dachau and it's a very intense experience. It's hard to put into words my personal experience. I will say it was one of the most important travel experiences of my life.

Agreed. Have been there twice. The first visit, I went alone at age 27, on a bus full of Germans. Not a tour, just a bus from Munich to Dachau. We arrived mid-afternoon, so time was limited. Everyone seemed brusque and unhelpful, including the guards. By the time I entered, I was feeling very alone, vulnerable and scared. Dachau only magnified the feelings. Wow. What an experience.

The second time just happened to be the 40th anniversary of the prison's liberation. The four of us were unaware of the date, but it was interesting in that it appeared to be just a regular visitor day with only a sign pointing out the significance. This time I took longer to study the great sculpture titled "Never Again," and spent more time wandering the grounds and contemplating. Another deeply moving experience.

Print the post  


When Life Gives You Lemons
We all have had hardships and made poor decisions. The important thing is how we respond and grow. Read the story of a Fool who started from nothing, and looks to gain everything.
Contact Us
Contact Customer Service and other Fool departments here.
Work for Fools?
Winner of the Washingtonian great places to work, and Glassdoor #1 Company to Work For 2015! Have access to all of TMF's online and email products for FREE, and be paid for your contributions to TMF! Click the link and start your Fool career.