A fascinating small group tour, where it was just my husband and myself so no straining to hear Alun explain, then point out sights that made it easy to understand a period of history that to us today seems so extreme. We were able to ask any question on the topic and Alun would give a straight answer…We would recommend 100% and we have done 45 years of tours.
Third Reich Walking Tour
Discover the Birthplace of the Nazi Party
See Sites Often Missed By Tourists
See Munich’s Attractions and Discover Their Dark History
Munich is a beautiful 12th-century city that showcases the new while still retaining its old medieval feel. Behind the facade of beautiful architecture, beer gardens, museums, and art galleries, however, lies a sinister past. Munich was the birthplace of the Nazi Party, and Adolf Hitler had close ties with the city. Come along with us on this tour and we will unlock Munich for you, showing you the hidden places connected with this period whilst also giving you an overview of Munich today.
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Overview of the Tour
Kids under 14: 15€
Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 15:00 to 17:00
Underneath the Glockenspiel and next to the information centre in Marienplatz (St. Mary’s Square) in central Munich. Your guide will have a placard with “Alun Evans Personal Tour Guiding Munich” on it.
- Local native English-speaking guide
- Pick-up and drop-off at predesignated locations
Good to Know
Comfortable walking shoes are recommended. Please dress appropriately, as the tour runs in all conditions.
Why not combine this tour with our Dachau walking tour? They are designed to compliment each other and can be done on the same day on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.
What Will You Discover?
1. Meet Up at Marienplatz
Your guide will welcome you at 15:00 in the beautiful Marienplatz (St. Mary’s Square) in central Munich. Your guide will give you an overview of how the tour will work. You’ll also have the opportunity to ask any questions before we get started.
2. Guided Walk Through the City of Munich
Your tour begins in Marienplatz, location of the stunning New Town Hall, the famous Glockenspiel, and the golden St. Mary’s column. The tour will set off along the historic main thoroughfare of Munich called Tal and on past the famous Viktualienmarkt where for over 200 years fantastic local produce has been sold.
As we head towards the world famous Hofbräuhaus, your guide will point out the delightful Oktoberfest and Beer Museum Bar, a treasure easily missed by most tourists. Along the way, we will also discuss Adolf Hitler’s history and show his connections with the city. For example, we will see the former Sterneckerbräu Beer Hall, where Hitler joined the German Workers Party on 12 September 1919, and Munich’s oldest hotel, the Torbräu, where the SS were founded in 1925.
As your guide leads you through the city, more landmarks will be revealed, such as Odeonsplatz, where the failed Beer Hall Putsch of 1923 ultimately ended; Brienner Straße, one of Hitler’s favourite cafes; the site of the brand new Documentation Centre of National Socialism; and the Führerbau, where the Munich Agreement of 1938 was signed.
The tour will end at Königsplatz, an area that the Nazis regarded as the spiritual centre of the party in Munich.
3. Options at the End of the Tour
The tour will finish at Königsplatz, where you will have the option to be escorted back to the Hauptbahnhof (Munich’s main station) or continue on your own. If you are interested in exploring the nearby Documentation Centre for National Socialism, we are happy to point it out to you. It is closed on Mondays (unless it is a bank holiday), but open Tuesday through Sunday from 10:00 to 19:00.
Not sure what to do next? Ask your guide for advice! We are happy to help you get the most out of your time in Munich.
Check Out What Our Guests Are Saying
Alun was an awesome tour guide. We have been traveling in several different cities and taken many other tours and none compare. He is so knowledgeable and respectful of a sensitive topic. We learned so much we wished we had done this our first day in Munich because it would have enhanced our trip. We felt that he had truly perfected this tour. We also loved the small group size. I will recommend his tour to anyone I know traveling to Munich.
Alun was prompt, extremely informative and engaging, and clearly knew his subject matter. The pictures he brought along of the various sites as they were during the Third Reich added so much to the tour. Really glad we did this tour. Highly recommended!