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From Munich: Dachau Memorial Site Half-Day Trip

1. From Munich: Dachau Memorial Site Half-Day Trip

Take a 5-hour tour of the Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial, a place of memory and of education. To visit it can be a challenge, but also a deeply moving and memorable experience. A professional guide, trained and authorized by the Memorial site, will organize all travel arrangements, taking you on the return journey by train and bus from Munich. You will get a comprehensive tour of the entire area, including all the surviving original buildings, the museum exhibition center, and the cinema, which screens an English language documentary film. The guides are trained to convey often difficult and disturbing material to you with sensitivity, with dignity, with respect for the victims, and without recourse to cheap sensationalism.

From Munich: Dachau Memorial Site Day Tour

2. From Munich: Dachau Memorial Site Day Tour

Discover the story of the Dachau concentration camp on this guided tour from Munich. Ride on a public train and enjoy views of the countryside along the way. Step back in time as your guide paints a picture of the past as you explore the memorial site. The Dachau concentration camp was the first German concentration camp, opened outside Munich in 1933. Since 1965, the site has been used as a memorial and a place of education. Visit the memorial site on a 5-hour tour from Munich. Your tour guide will explain the significance of the Dachau concentration camp at the time of National Socialism. See the former gas chambers, cells, and barracks.  Visit the exhibition in the Dachau Memorial Museum and see pictures and reports by prisoners describing everyday life in the camp from its beginnings to its liberation by the Allies in 1945.

Munich: TimeRide VR Time Travel Experience Ticket

3. Munich: TimeRide VR Time Travel Experience Ticket

Your journey through time starts in the magical library of Georg Aloisius Linnebach. In his library you get to know the most important historical stations from Bavarian´s eventful history. How did Bavaria develop and how did it become what it is today? The highlight of your visit is the Virtual-Reality-Experience. Fly through 7.000 years of Bavarian history. Take a seat in the flying vehicle Ludwig has always dreamed of. He had the vision of a flying peacock wagon. Georg Aloisius Linnebach has made this dream come true and takes you on an unique journey through time by using Virtual Reality technology. After the VR-Tour you have the possibility to get further information in our exhibition room about the single stations you have seen before. In addition, you can take a look behind the scenes. We prepared a making-of film for you about the creation and building of our TimeRide Munich.

From Munich: Dachau Memorial Site Full-Day Tour

4. From Munich: Dachau Memorial Site Full-Day Tour

Learn the history of Dachau Concentration Camp on a guided tour from Munich. Learn about its significance as the first permanent concentration camp of the Nazi regime, which lasted for the full 12 years of its rule. Meet your guide in Munich and travel by public transportation to the Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site. During the tour, your guide will provide detailed commentary on all aspects of camp life and death for the prisoners that passed through the gates from 1933 to 1945. Find out why the camp was opened and the first prisoners to arrive. Learn about the 3 phases of the Camp, plus its evolution and development. Hear about the daily operations of the camp from registration to new prisoners to their trials in torture and punishment. See important sites such as the S.S. Training Facility - also known as the School of Terror, Jourhaus, the entrance building, and gateway into the camp, with its infamous Arbeit Macht Frei sign, Appellplatz, the Bunker, Barrack X, and more. After your tour the guide will return with your group to the Marienplatz meeting point, arriving in the late afternoon.

Munich: Third Reich & WWII Tour Walking Tour

5. Munich: Third Reich & WWII Tour Walking Tour

Take a 2-hour walking tour of Munich to discover one of the darkest moments in the city’s history, learning of the birth of Nazism, the rise of Hitler, and the infamous Third Reich. In 1919, Germany was emerging from World War I as a defeated and humiliated nation, with Munich in the grips of hyperinflation and Bavaria dominated by revolution and assassination. Out of this fertile soil of chaos rose the Nazi movement, and one of history’s most powerful dictators, Adolf Hitler. Follow the inception of Nazism, from the first mass meeting at the Hofbräuhaus to the failed attempt to seize power at the Feldherrnhalle. You will go to the site of party rallies at Königsplatz, and stop in the Hofgarten to talk about The White Rose Resistance Movement. The tour covers all the important facts and sites that played a role in the origin of this dark chapter, which ended with the beautiful city of Munich in ruins and the second world war cutting deep wounds across Deutschland.

Munich: Thrilling Night Watchman Tour Through the Old Town

6. Munich: Thrilling Night Watchman Tour Through the Old Town

Join this nocturnal tour and accompany a night watchman in historical gear. Starting from Marienplatz, this wonderful walking tour will take you through Munich by night. Listen to medieval stories and discover the illuminated sights of Munich's historic center. See the Frauenkirche cathedral and learn about the old cemeteries. Find out where the old town gates were located and what usually happened on the hours in the evenings. Learn how the night watchman protected Munich from riffraff and terrible fires. Next to their authentic utensils like the lantern, halberd, and bugle, the night watchman will show you real medieval coins and his wooden bill. If you want, you can accompany the night watchman to their nightcap.

Munich: Classical Concert Recital in Max-Joseph-Hall

7. Munich: Classical Concert Recital in Max-Joseph-Hall

The best things come in small packages! With wonderful stucco works and crystal chandeliers inside, Max's Joseph Hall is for many a small pearl in the residence and forms the perfect frame for classical concerts. Live chamber music also helps animate the intimate character of the space. The Munich Residence served as the seat of government and residence of the Bavarian dukes, electors and kings from 1508 to 1918. What began in 1385 as a castle in the north-eastern corner of the city (the Neuveste, or new citadel), was transformed by rulers over the centuries into a magnificent palace, its buildings and gardens extending further and further into the town. The rooms and art collections span a period that begins with the Renaissance, and continues via the early Baroque and Rococo epochs to Neoclassicism. Here you can bear witness to the discriminating taste and the political ambition of the Wittelsbach dynasty.

From Munich: Dachau Concentration Camp Private Trip

8. From Munich: Dachau Concentration Camp Private Trip

Experience the past at Dachau Concentration Camp, the first established Nazi concentration camp. Follow your private guide through the camp and hear about the tragic events that took place there. Be picked up from the comfort of your hotel in Munich by your expert guide. Hear about the death camp where countless thousands of Jews and innocent people died from malnutrition, disease, overwork, and execution. Learn about how the slave labor at the camp manufactured weapons and other materials for Germany’s war efforts. Hear the somber details of how some Dachau detainees were subjected to brutal medical experiments by the Nazis. Look around this special place devoted to all the prisoners. Miss nothing as your expert guide will provide detailed commentary on all aspects of camp life. Finally, your driver will take you back to your hotel in Munich.

Munich: 1-Hour Airbus A320 Flight Simulator Private Tour

9. Munich: 1-Hour Airbus A320 Flight Simulator Private Tour

Enter the cockpit of an Airbus A320 Flight where all the instruments, sounds, and functions are like the real thing. After a short pre-flight briefing before boarding, take the captain’s seat. The Munich flight simulator is particularly detailed. Fly the plane from take-off to landing with assistance from your instructor. Choose to go through different emergencies and weather scenarios with a professional pilot helping you every step of the way. You can design your route and fly to any of the 24,000 airports worldwide. Invite up to 12 friends who will sit behind you in an actual passenger cabin and look over your shoulder as you embark on your virtual flight. Fun and realism are the priority of this flight simulation. Experience a unique 1-hour with your family, friends, acquaintances, and colleagues. 

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What people are saying about Munich

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 4,683 reviews

Scott is one of the best guides we have come across in our travels. He was well-versed in Nazi Germany history - and I really enjoyed picking his brain about the topic. There is so much to learn about this time in history and Scott was a great guide into those difficult times in German history. Thank you! Alexa :)

Danielle was amazing. Really knowledgeable on the history of the Third Reich and the events that took place in and around Munich but also what led up to the events and the key figures in WWI and II. Could not recommend this tour highly enough. It gives you a great over view of a large city as well as the history

Visiting this place on a tour is one of the best decisions you can make. There is a lot of information that our guide summarized for us excellently, his knowledge, management, empathy and transparency in telling us the entire history of the place was exceptional. Thanks Marcin!

We booked this tour for our teen, who is really into history--specifically WWII. They said: "It was really good, I learned a lot of things and found it quite easy to ask the guide questions. It was quite informative and covered a large breadth of history."

Tour was well organized and our guide, Karlotta, was extremely professional.