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Munich Guided Walking Tour - Birthplace of the Third Reich

Activity provider: Radius Tours GmbH

Munich Guided Walking Tour - Birthplace of the Third Reich

Activity provider: Radius Tours GmbH
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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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Live tour guide
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

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Meeting point

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

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Know before you go

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

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 160 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.7/5
  • Transportation
    4.4/5
  • Value for money
    4.7/5
  • Safety
    4.8/5

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My tour guide was Josh. He is one of those rare guides who did his own research before starting on the job and it shows. Instead of repeating tired lines from guide books he offered an original narrative backed by documents from his archival work. You will learn not just about the history of Nazi rule, but about the principles of totalitarian control and global history of anti-Semitism - all lessons still very relevant today. Josh has several folders of documents, photos, posters etc that he uses to illustrate his main points. He is passionate about the subject matter, knows where to insert a joke to lighten things up and will leave you so much better informed by the end of the tour. Not to miss if you are in Munich.

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June 20, 2022

I went solo on the morning tour with Geoff who was an excellent guide and really painted a picture of the history being discussed. Lots of walking which was great, and a small group. There were other solo travellers too if you’re keen to meet people. I wish I’d had time to do some of their other tours! Thanks for a very interesting tour.

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May 15, 2022

Wasn't sure what to expect but both me and my friend thoroughly enjoyed it. I often end up switching off at points during these sorts of tours but our guide kept it interesting and insightful. He was very knowledgeable and had answers to everyone's questions. The friend I went with lives in Munich and learnt a lot. Something for everyone. Just wrap up warm if you're going in the winter as you end up standing for a lot of it.

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November 23, 2021

Product ID: 24192