Munich in the 3rd Reich and WW2 private walking tour

Summary

Munich is a city of great beauty and splendour, known as much for beautiful churches and Lederhosen as for the Oktoberfest. There was a time however, that Munich was known for other, less wholesome reasons. The period following the Great War of 1914-18 was very traumatic for Germany and Munich was no exception. In a time of great social and economic unrest, Munich became a hot-bed of political extremism and for a short time, a Soviet Republic. Out of this chaotic period the Nazi Party emerged, under the leadership of an Austrian by the name of Adolf Hitler. Munich was christened by the Nazis as “Hauptstadt der Bewegung” or “Capital of the Movement”. The beautiful city on the river Isar became the heart, the spiritual home of a movement that would plunge Europe into another world war and lead to the deaths of millions. Hopefully, by learning about this dark period in human history we can, perhaps in our own little way try to ensure that such a calamity never happens again. On this tour you will see and learn about: The Great War and the Treaty of Versailles The origins of the Nazi Party The birthplace of the SS The infamous “Beer Hall Putsch” “Crystal Night” and the origins of the Holocaust The Nazi Party Headquarters and the signing of “The Munich Pact” The Allied bombing campaign How the city fell to US forces in 1945 And much more besides

Tour info

Duration
3 hours 30 minutes - 4 hours 30 minutes
Group Size
Pricing (From)
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Meeting Point
Dropoff location

Why take this tour?

Munich was the birthplace of the Nazi Party and as such is an important place to visit for any student of WW2. On this walking tour you will learn about the rise of Hitler and the N.S.D.A.P., how they gained power and the role the city played during WW2. On this walking tour you will visit key sites associated with this period. This tour is fully illustrated with period artefacts to further your understanding of the period.  If you are based in the city centre we can meet you at your hotel, otherwise we meet in the main train station (Hauptbahnhof).

What’s included?

  • Professional guide

  • Hotel pickup (selected hotels only)

  • Private tour

  • Gratuities

Frequently asked questions

Things to know

Before you book

  • Duration: 210-270 minutes

  • Mobile tickets accepted

Covid Policy

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas

Guests must adhere to 2G+ rules: be able to prove that they are double vaccinated or recovered + to have had a quick-test within the last 24 hours. The test must be from an official centre, not a self test. In the initial instance contact us - see also our website [email protected]

Cancellation Policy

    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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About operator:

We offer exceptional private walking tours in Munich and the surrounding area. We specialise in 3rd Reich and WW2 military history, archaeology and Medieval themes or can tailor a private tour to your wishes. We believe in using all the senses so expect to handle artefacts like ancient coins, replica armour and weapons, uniform pieces, original documents and photographs. We are also able to offer tours of the Dachau Memorial site with fully trained, tested and knowledgeable guides. Our private tours start from €160 for up to 4 people: check out our website for details. UPDATE: New for 2019: Munich's only WW2 Battlefield tour. Carefully researched from veteran testimony, join us to see where the US Army fought it out with fanatical SS troops. See the foxholes, visit the remains of the German trenchline - only with Dark History Tours.

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