Munich is a beautiful 12th century City that combines the old with the new and very much retains it’s old medieval feel. However, behind the facade of beautiful architecture, beer gardens, museums and art galleries, lies a more sinister past. Munich was the birthplace of the Nazi party and the leader Adolf Hitler had a strong association with the City. Come along on the tour and we will unlock Munich for you and show you the hidden places connected with this period whilst giving you a great overview of Munich today.
Why not combine the Third Reich Walking Tour with the Dachau tour? They are designed to compliment each other and can be done within the same day, on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays!
WhenMondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. All year round.
Duration:From 15:00pm to 17:00pm
Meeting PlaceUnderneath the Glockenspiel and next to the Information centre on Marienplatz (St Mary’s square) central Munich. Your guide will have a placard with Alun Evans Personal Tour Guiding Munich on one side and Third Reich Walking Tour on the other
Kids under 14 - 15€
InclusionsLocal native English speaking guide, pick up and drop off at predesignated locations
Please NoteComfortable walking shoes are recommended. Please dress appropriately as the tour runs in all conditions
OptionsWhy not combine Dachau and the Third Reich walking tour? They are designed to compliment each other and can be done on the same day Monday’s, Wednesday’s and Friday’s!
Meet up at Marienplatz
Your guide will welcome you at 15:00 on the beautiful Marienplatz (St Mary’s square) in Central Munich. The tour starts from here and will last approximately 2 hours. You will be given an overview of how your tour will work and also have the opportunity to ask any questions regarding the tour.
Guided walk through the city of Munich
Your tour begins on Marienplatz, location of the stunning New Town Hall, the famous Glockenspiel, and 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, the delightful Oktoberfest and Beer Museum Bar (a treasure easily missed if unguided) will be pointed out to you. Along the way we will also examine the biography of Adolf Hitler and show his connections with the city, including buildings that pertain to him and the Nazis. For example, the former Sterneckerbräu Beer Hall, where he joined the German Workers party on 12 September 1919 and Munich’s oldest hotel (the Torbräu) where the SS (Protection Squad) were founded in 1925. On arrival at the Hofbräuhaus, an almost obligatory beer hall to visit for a great night during your stay, you will have the history of it, and it’s association with Hitler explained. As your guide leads you on through the city, more landmarks will be revealed: Odeonsplatz where the failed beer hall putsch of 1923 ultimately ended, Brienner Straße where Hitler liked to visit one of his favourite cafe’s, 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, the area that the Nazis regarded as their spiritual centre of the party in Munich.
Options at The End Of The Tour
The tour will finish at Königsplatz and your guide will give you the option of being escorted back to Hauptbahnhof (main station Munich) or leaving to pick up your own itinerary. If you are interested in 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-Sunday 10am to 7pm.
Not sure what to do next? Ask your guide for advice! That’s why we are PERSONAL, and happy to help you have a great time in Munich!
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Mark L: Choosing Alun was the best decision I made - well worth the money instead of taking the train trip out yourself! ...