Guided tour

Munich: Birthplace of the Third Reich Guided Walking Tour

Activity provider: Radius Tours GmbH
Guided tour

Munich: Birthplace of the Third Reich Guided Walking Tour

Activity provider: Radius Tours GmbH
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From US$ 31.31 per person

Likely to sell out

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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  • 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.

  • Fully guided tour by English-speaking local resident
  • Transport to the historic center of Munich
  • Hotel pick-up
  • Lunch

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Meeting point

Meet at the activity provider'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
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4.7 /5

based on 237 reviews

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Great tour to gain a full perspective of Munich/Germany from the WW2 perspective. Eric is very engaging and informative, adds some other info about Munich in general which is interesting. I would recommend to anyone looking to learn more about the rise and fall of WW2 !

March 28, 2023

Hein educated us with a lot of detailed history about the formation of the Nazi party and their atrocities (in the context of their munich connection). He also took us to site commemorating Holocaust victims and German resistance movements. Great tour for history buffs!

March 28, 2023

For anyone who gets a kick out of history and especially world war, this is an amazing tour. It takes you back to the start of the world war 2 and it’s origins. It also has a flavour of how the natives see the same. Our guide Josh was a passionate guide who gave amazing insights into the places we visited. He was extremely knowledgeable and explained things in detail. Was also very friendly and funny ! Definitely a must do along with castle tours.

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March 28, 2023

Product ID: 24192