Hitler and the Third Reich Munich Walking Tour

Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
Destination: Germany, Bavaria, Munich
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Munich
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Non-Cancellable

Overview

Many of Munich's buildings carry the secrets of a dark past. Just six decades ago, Munich bore the official title, Hauptstadt der Bewegung, the Capital of the Nazi Movement. This was the city that the Allied Supreme Commander General Eisenhower called 'the cradle of the Nazi beast'. Find out why on this fascinating walking tour.

Highlights

  • Step back in time on a history tour
  • Small group ensures personal service
  • Explore the local streets on a walking tour of the city
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide

Munich was the birthplace of the Nazi Party and the home of its headquarters. The voice of Adolf Hitler resounded around the public squares and streets of Munich before being heard anywhere else in Germany. As the stage upon which some of the Nazis' most notorious crimes, from Hitler's failed Putsch to the horrific Kristallnacht, the largest anti-Semitic progrom seen in Europe for centuries and a dismal milestone on the road to the Holocaust were launched, Munich was the nursery of a movement that would shake humanity with some of the most infamous and terrible events in history.
In a unique and fascinating tour, our dedicated guide will open up this hidden history for you. We'll show you the beer-halls which hosted the first small gatherings of the fanatics who one day would lead the Third Reich, and the place where Hitler made his first major speeches. We'll walk you through the streets where Hitler and his brownshirts fought their way to power.
The irony is that while much of central Munich was devastated by Allied bombing, many Nazi buildings survived and still stand today. Standing alongside them are memorials to the city's many victims of Nazism, including those who sacrificed their lives in opposing its hateful ideology. We'll show you all these sites and give you the story.

Inclusions
  • Local guide

Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Departure Point

Munich Central Station (Hauptbahnhof) - Opposite Platform 32 ( Radius Tours Office )


Return Details

The tour concludes in the city center, in walking distance of the starting point ( Main train station ) 

Voucher info

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Duration

2 hours 30 minutes

Package is not cancellable.

User's Reviews

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John M

Michael Owens was a great guide! The structure was great and it’s not too much walking! Wish I hadn’t seen it so I could do it again!

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josullivan100

The Third Reich tour of Munich was very interesting and Jeff was very good at pointed out buildings and walking us through this period of Munich's history.

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James C

This was a highly interesting and excellent, in every respect, tour.Our guide, Steve’s, knowledge of this subject is second to none, and I would highly recommend anyone with any interest in this period of history to take this tour.

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Ma Cristina A

The tour was very informative and we saw lots of the sites related to the rise of Hitler. This is a walking tour so if you have problems walking you should think twice about booking this tour... my Mom who was 70 had a bit of a hard time keeping up...

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Kris R

I would recommend this tour if you have any interest in history and how events in our past are played out in the streets of our cities and people's lives. Mark our guide was very informative and has an obvious personal interest in the subject which came across in his thoughtful content and delivery. He was an excellent guide.

User's Picture Gallery

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Third Reich Walking Tour, Munich: Hitler didn't build it, but....

Hitler used this existing monument as the site for the famous book burning, which happened right here in Munich and not Berlin for those Indiana Jones fans. Hitler and his brown shirts stirred the nearby university students to eliminate all immoral books and those written by Jews.

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Former Gestapo Headquarters Munich

The Gestapo and SS started in Munich, Bavaria and remained an important center of operations. The building now is a German History museum.

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the National Theatre

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Druckebergergassl reminds us of the silent form of opposition.

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The Bürgerbräukeller from which Adolf Hitler launched the Putsch

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Old Town Hall

Taken at Marienplatz.

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The Festival Hall - Hofbrauhaus

It was in this hall that Adolf Hitler announced the formation of the NSDP Nazi Party.

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Mid tour in Munich

Walkin

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Nazi Party Headquarters

I especially liked learning more about the origin of the Nazi Party and the museum next to the former headquarters.

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Hofbrau Haus

Ceiling design of Hofbrau Haus camouflaging original swastikas

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Interior of beer hall in Munich - Hofbrauhaus

Note fluttering Bavarian flags painted over Swastika flags.

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Plaque noting the Nazi Partys role in WWII

This plaque is on the wall inside the arch way of the new Town Hall leading off Marieplatz. This plaque notes that the Nazi Party initiated a world catastrophe, i.e. WWII, and caused millions of Europeans to become refugees. 143 000 refugees moved into bombed out Munich at the end of WWII.

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The irony was Hitler giving talks at this location.

The irony was Hitler giving talks at this location.

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I saw nothing

I could not find the meeting point.

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'Tirta Ganga' water palace

a view of Tirta Ganga water palace with its typical tropical gardens.

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Dodger's Ally memorial

If you didn't want to pass by the Feldernnhalle memorial and give the Nazi salute, you walked down Dodger's Ally, that is until the Gestapo started taking names.

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Feldernnhalle

Site of many Nazi gatherings

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Hofbrauhaus Ceiling

Swastikas on the ceiling were blended in rather than painted over

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Monument to the Horrors of National Socialism - Munich Walking Tour

The eternal flame signifying the horrors and destruction prompted by the Nazi Regime - contained inside a cage representing the persecution of so many.

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Bavarian Military Museum building - Munich

In front of the Bavarian Military Museum building

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Federnhalle Munchen

The Federnhalle on Odeonsplatz in Munich , where in 1923 Hitler and the Nazis were stopped by the police and army. I firefight broke out and the 23 Putsch came to an end in this very place, and Hitler went to jail.

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Konnig Platz

Konnig Platz

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Neues Rathaus

Neues Rathaus

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