Munich and the Dachau concentration Camp
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It was a little rough rolling out of bed this morning but I managed. Knowing you're going to be walking through a concentration camp, makes you feel a little thankful that you only have a hangover and you can leave the place whenever you want. We each got an audioguide so we could get more information on the site. Walking through the "Work sets you free" gate gave me the chills. Once you walk through the gate, you can see how massive the place is. Although most of the barracks were gone, they recreated two of them and walk through them and see where all the others would have been. It was about a 8 minute walk to walk down the road which had two massive barracks to each side.
The first thing we did was watch the movie about the camp. I've never been in a room that was so quiet.
I walked through the area which has the creamitoriom as well as the gas chambers. The gas chambers were reportedly never used for gasings but they were still really creepy.
The mueseum was great as well and had lots of information. At one point I just had to leave and not read anymore. It went into detail about the different ways prisioners were punished for the smallest of 'crimes' such as having a fingerprint on a bowl or not walking fast enough, or basically, not doing anything wrong at all.
Overall Dachau was a great experience and was very eye opening and even more disturbing than I thought.
After the camp tour, we went back to the hostel and said goodbye to our British friends. We then went to a beer garden for some supper and then to the English park to walk around. It's huge and has an area for nudists. We were told by the tour guide that there are three men there alot. 'Ass Man' (for obvious reasons), 'Tripod' and Robocop. We were lucky enough to see Tripod haha. He would walk back and forth along this trail and every so often start a little 5 metre jog, just to show off the goods haha. After that, we had a pretty relaxing evening since Craig and I were leaving at 11pm for the night train to Berlin.
I'm going to miss you Munich!