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World War II History Tours in Munich

World War II History Tours in Munich

As the birthplace and former headquarters of the Nazi Party, Munich played a key role in the rise and fall of Adolf Hitler’s Third Reich—and World War II. Here are some of the places in and around Munich that World War II history buffs must not miss.

 

The Hofbrauhaus Beer Hall

The Hofbrauhaus is where Hitler and the National Socialists held their first meeting in 1920, and where Hitler delivered one of his first speeches on the burgeoning ideology of Nazism in Germany. Today it’s a popular Bavarian beer hall where visitors and locals alike sip steins and take in the festive vibe.

Feldherrnhalle

Feldherrnhalle was the site of the famous Beer Hall Putsch of 1923, when officers of the Bavarian State Police clashed violently with Adolf Hitler supporters who were trying to storm the Bavarian Defence Ministry and seize power. Following the failed coup, Hitler was arrested and sentenced to a term in prison.

Headquarters of the German Workers’ Party

Forerunner of the National Socialist German Workers’ Party, the short-lived German Workers’ Party was founded in Munich’s Hotel Fuerstenfelder in January 1919. Party members—including a young Adolf Hitler—joined together here to discuss themes of nationalism and anti-Semitism.

Brown House (Braunes Haus)

Situated between the Karolinenplatz and Konigsplatz, the Brown House was the former headquarters of the National Socialist German Workers’ Party. It was here, from 1930, that Hitler ran an office and the Nazi Party planned rallies that changed the path of history in Europe and the world.

Eagle’s Nest

A popular site for day trips and walking tours from Munich, Eagle’s Nest sits atop the summit of the Kehlstein, a peak in Bavaria’s Berchtesgaden Alps. During Third Reich rule, the Eagle’s Nest played host to social gatherings for members of the Nazi Party.

Dachau Concentration Camp

Heinrich Himmler opened Dachau, the first of the infamous Nazi concentration camps, in 1933. From then until its eventual liberation in 1945, the camp saw some of the Holocaust’s worst atrocities committed by members of the Nazi Party.

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Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site Tour from Munich by Train

Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site Tour from Munich by Train

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Gain insight into the Holocaust of World War II on this half-day tour of Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site from Munich. Travel by train and bus to the memorial site, and take a guided tour of the compound, a place of memorial and education dedicated to the thousands who were imprisoned and lost their lives there between 1933 and 1945. Learn how Dachau provided a model for all Nazi camps, and see the exhibitions and memorials, together with the reconstructed barracks and cells, as your guide provides illuminating, informative and sensitive commentary.
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  • 5 hours
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Hitler and the Third Reich Munich Walking Tour

Hitler and the Third Reich Munich Walking Tour

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Delve into Munich’s dark past and the birth of the Nazi ideology on a revealing 2.5-hour city walking tour. Led by a knowledgeable guide, discover the sites that provided backdrops to Adolf Hitler and his followers as they set about founding the Third Reich, giving Munich its title as the ‘Capital of the Nazi Movement.’ See beer-halls where Nazi brown shirts first gathered, buildings from where Hitler delivered speeches, and memorials to opposers of the movement, all as your guide charts the events that saw Hitler take power in 1933.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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Berchtesgaden and Eagle's Nest Day Tour from Munich

Berchtesgaden and Eagle's Nest Day Tour from Munich

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Visit the Eagle’s Nest in Berchtesgaden, Adolf Hitler’s famous mountaintop retreat, on this day trip from Munich. Travel by air-conditioned coach through Bavaria’s lush mountainscapes, and ride a bus and elevator to the lodge, 6,148 feet (1,834 meters) up Mt. Kehlstein. See where Hitler entertained dignitaries, view the hall where weddings and conferences were staged, and explore the terrace to admire the spectacular Alpine views—vistas that Hitler, ironically, found challenging due to his vertigo. Enjoy time for lunch (own expense) and the option to visit the Nazi Documentation Center Museum.
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  • 10 hours
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Dachau Concentration Camp and SS Shooting Range Hebertshausen from Munich

Dachau Concentration Camp and SS Shooting Range Hebertshausen from Munich

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Avoid the chaos of public transportation, and visit Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site and SS (Schutzstaffel) shooting range in Hebertshausen by the comfort of an air-conditioned coach on this day tour from Munich. First take a guided tour of the memorial site, and spend time exploring the memorial and museum on your own. Then take a short ride over to the shooting-range grounds where more than 4,000 casualties happened during WWII.
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  • 6 hours 30 minutes
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$36.89
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Private Tour: Nuremberg Day Trip with Train Transport from Munich

Private Tour: Nuremberg Day Trip with Train Transport from Munich

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Delve into Nuremberg’s rich and controversial history on a flexible private tour from Munich. Relax on the comfortable train ride to Nuremberg, then accompany your private guide on a personalized sightseeing walk through the historic city, famous as the epicenter of the Nazi propaganda campaign. See attractions like Congress Hall, Luitpold Arena, Great Street and historic old town, and learn about the birth of the Third Reich empire. The agenda is yours to design on this custom tour!
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  • 8 to 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$226.26
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Private Tour: Munich Third Reich Walking Tour

Private Tour: Munich Third Reich Walking Tour

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Discover Munich from its days of Third Reich rule on this private, guided, 2.5-hour walking tour around the city. Enjoy personalized attention, learn about the history of the Third Reich’s rise to power and visit sites associated with Adolf Hitler, the leader of the Nazi party. Explore the building where Hitler first joined the Nazis, the former headquarters of the Gestapo and much more. Upgrade to a 4-hour tour to include a trip to Hitler’s former apartment and the neighborhood of Schwabing for a drink. Hotel pickup/drop-off included.
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  • 2 hours
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$202.90
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