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Munich Guided Walking Tour - Birthplace of the Third Reich

Munich Guided Walking Tour - Birthplace of the Third Reich

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Explore Munich through the history of the Third Reich and visit WWII locations associated with the rise to power of Hitler and the Nazis. Discover beer halls where Hitler gave important speeches, the Nazi HQ, monuments to Nazi opponents, and much more.

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Duration 2.5 hours
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English

Experience

Highlights
  • Get a fully guided tour of Munich through the lens of the Third Reich
  • See the beer hall where Hitler attended his first party meeting
  • Visit the beer hall where Hitler made his first major speeches
  • Go to the building where Goebbels launched Kristallnacht
  • Discover monuments of WW2 and Nazi architecture
  • Explore the location of the Beer Hall Putsch street battle
  • See Hitler's HQ, venue for the Munich Peace Agreement
  • Learn about the Nazi marching grounds
  • Admire memorials to victims and local opponents of Nazism
Full description

In the not-so-distant past, Munich bore the official title, “Hauptstadt der Bewegung” - Capital of the Nazi Movement. This was the city that the Allied Supreme Commander General Eisenhower called “the cradle of the Nazi beast.” Unknown to the casual tourist, many of Munich's buildings carry the mysteries of a dark past, and this 2.5-hour walking tour will uncover those secrets. You will learn how Munich became the birthplace of the Nazi Party and the stage upon which some of the Nazis' most notorious crimes were launched, from Hitler's failed putsch to the horrific Kristallnacht - the largest anti-Semitic pogrom seen in western Europe for centuries, and a dismal milestone on the road to the Holocaust. You will visit the beer-halls that hosted the first small gatherings of the fanatics who one day would lead the Third Reich, and the places where Hitler made his first major speeches. Walk through the streets where Hitler and his Brownshirts fought their way to power, and learn just how they did it. You will go to the official Nazi Headquarters from where Hitler bullied the world, and see buildings that bear the scars of the Second World War. The irony is that while much of central Munich was devastated by Allied bombing, many Nazi buildings survived and still stand today. And standing alongside them are memorials to the city's many victims of Nazism, including those who sacrificed their lives in opposing its hateful ideology.

Includes
  • Fully guided tour by English-speaking local resident
  • Transport to the historic center of Munich
  • Hotel pick-up
  • Lunch
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must fill out a travel information form
  • You must present either proof of full vaccination, proof of a Covid-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative test taken no more than 24 hours before the activity starts

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Meeting point

Meet at the local operator's office at Dachauer Straße 4, 80335 Munich.

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  • Please arrive at the starting point approximately 15 minutes before the tour begins
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 126 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.6/5
  • Transportation
    4.2/5
  • Value for money
    4.6/5
  • Safety
    4.8/5

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Our guide, Achim, did a great job making the history of the 3rd Reich in Munich come to life. I remembered bits and pieces from history class, but seeing the historic landmarks where everything took place, together with Achim's commentary, was amazing. Great value for the money, thorough, and absolutely recommended.

August 25, 2021

Did the 3pm tour on Thurs 12th August,... excellent guide who truly loves his work. He was so informative and the Information was delivered in engaging manner. Information was shared in reverant way which was fitting for the serious nature of the topic.All 3 of us learnt a lot and we will recommend the tour to our friends.

August 19, 2021

Josh is a terrific guide! He takes you into the dark heart of the birth of Nazism. Munich is a beautiful city, but two millenia of anti-Semitism throughout the world (which Josh explores in detail) found its beating heart in 1930s Munich and throughout Germany. Seeing the actual places of the birth of the Third Reich -- it's antecedents, it's early days, the Beer Hall Putsch, the Hofbrau House, the near miss of assassination, the tragic attempt of resistance of the White Rose Society, the Gestapo HQ, the refusal of Bavarians to reckon with the past after the end of the War - it's all here. The world was on fire, and the lunatics and crackpots were that close to taking it over. Josh is passionate, a great story teller, and a great researcher and historian. He ends with some hope out of the darkess. Highly recommended!

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June 28, 2021

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