Dachau is a town on the south of Bavaria, Germany. The distance between it and Munich estimates 17 kilometers and the population of the city is approximately 41 thousand of people. The city was founded in XVIII century; the location of the town was not the easiest one as it occupied the territory full of swamps. However, Dachau was located in the middle of the street connecting Augsburg and Munich and so here took place multiple fair trades. From time to time this town was chosen as a place of rest of Bavarian princes, kings and other noble people. The windows of the local palaces featured amazing views and when the weather was good guests could enjoy stunning panoramic views of Munich and the Apls.
Dachau got the status of the town on November 15, 1933. On the same year the first and largest concentration camp in Germany was organized here in the building of former gunpowder factory. Because of swamps surrounding Dachau at some period of the town’s history it was very popular among painters who lived in it or visited the town from time to time.
Starting from XVI century in the town survived a part of the medieval castle and many other sights as the local town hall, Garden Palace, ancient churches of St. Jacob and St. Nicolas. Currently Dachau is very popular among tourists. People arrive to see the town with long history and rich cultural life. Here you can also visit the former concentration camp that has been turned into a museum, walk on picturesque parks of the town, enjoy looks of the ruins of the local castle and visit old center of Dachau.
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