Munich Guided Walking Tour - Birthplace of the Third Reich

Munich Guided Walking Tour - Birthplace of the Third Reich

From $23.47 per person

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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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
  • Customers are required to bring and wear masks
  • Customers must fill out a travel information form

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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 107 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.5/5
  • Transportation
    4.1/5
  • Value for money
    4.6/5
  • Safety
    4.8/5
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Nicola made this tour so incredible! As a true historian, her depth of knowledge about Munich and the Third Reich really helped to make the subject matter digestible and fascinating. She built the timetable of historical events in an easy to follow manner and inserted little known facts which made for an interesting presentation of this time in history. It was more than just a walking tour as she led you past and into buildings and courtyards of significance while weaving her story of the rise of the Third Reich. Wonderful, engaging, and important!

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November 3, 2019

Excellent and informative tour!

Eric was a very well informed and engaging tour guide even though obviously the subject matter is challenging. The walk was quite easy and the sites were very interesting. Not only did one get to see a lot of central Munich, one was also learning an additional level of history. He answered questions very well and it was an informative history tour, rather than a goofy or kitschy tour. Eric was friendly and tried to personalize some of the discussion to the people in our group. I highly recommend it -- it was well worth the money and I would take other tours with the company or with Eric.

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May 30, 2019

History lesson comes to life

Our guide Aileen led our group of 20 (est) on this 3 hour tour. She spoke clearly and was easy to follow. It was interesting to see where so much Nazi history began and I was especially taken with the eternal flame memorial for all the victims of that time of horror. Her photos added clarity to her presentation. My only suggestion is to start the tour at the Marienplatz. Nothing happened at the Bahnhof and we had to spend time riding the train. That was a waste of time.

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September 26, 2018

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