In 2005, the entrance into the Dachau Memorial site was changed so that visitors can now see a section of the brick path on which the prisoners walked as they neared the Arbeit Macht Frei gate into the prison camp. The photo above shows the brick path and the grass covering the rubble of the factory buildings that were torn down after American troops took over the SS training camp and garrison next door to the concentration camp.
A new gravel path, which leads from the bus stop to the Arbeit Macht Frei gate, was constructed in 2005 on the south side of the Dachau complex, which includes the former concentration camp and what is left of the former SS Army Garrison and Training Center for concentration camp administrators, which the Dachau tour guides refer to as a “school of violence” or a “school of terror.”
The entrance into the Dachau Memorial Site was changed again when a new Visitor’s Center was completed. New signs which tell the story of Dachau were added.
Visitors can now see a few of the buildings inside the former SS garrison, including the Administration building which is the white building trimmed in yellow on the right in the photo below. When I visited in 2007, I was told that this building was the Commandant’s house, but I have since learned that the house was torn down in 1987.