Third Reich Walking Tour

Discover the Birthplace of the Nazi Party

See Sites Often Missed By Tourists

2-Hour Tour

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
Price

Adults: 30€
Students: 25€
Kids under 14: 15€


When

Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 15:00 to 17:00


Meeting Place

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.


Inclusions
  • 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.


Options

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?

roof of church and steeple

 

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.

  statue in old town square

 

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.

 

large traditional concrete building with columns

 

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.

 

old building with columns and two towers

 

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.

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