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Our Neuschwanstein Castle Tour from Munich takes you to a magical place. It’s an unforgettable experience!
Learn more about Munich's dark past on our walking tour
Munich is one of the most beautiful and beloved cities in Europe today, but our 3rd Reich Tour Munich will show you that it has a tragic history. In the middle decades of the 20th century, it was known as the “Hauptstadt der Bewegung” – the “Capital of the Movement,” or the official home of Nazism and loaction of the national party HQ. This was the city that the Allied Supreme Commander General Eisenhower called “the cradle of the Nazi beast.”
Munich was Adolf Hitler’s adopted home town, and the birthplace of the Nazi Party. It was from the back streets and beerhalls of Munich that a small gang of thugs first emerged that later grew to assault German democracy and world peace. Before anyone else in Germany heard his name, Adolf Hitler was a notorious beerhall orator and public demagogue in this city, known only to his small band of fanatical followers as “the Führer.” The romantic old streets and plazas of the Bavarian capital witnessed some of the most infamous events in modern history – such as the Beer Hall Putsch, Hitler’s first, failed attempt to sieze power, anti-Semitic pogroms, the destruction of synagogues, and the public burning of books.
The streets of Munich carry the memory of all of this today, and we’ll walk you through those terrible times. Many original buildings survive. You’ll see where the party began, the beer halls where Hitler made his early speeches, where the Brownshirts terrorised all who stood in their way, buildings that still carry the physical scars of those years of terror and war, and the arrogant monuments built to the glory of the Third Reich.
We’ll tell you the story of Hitler’s rise to power, and also of those who resisted him in the name of democracy. Walking from Marienplatz to Königsplatz, your tour guide will bring you back in time, from the confused and angry days at the end of the first world war to the dark times of the second world war.
We show you the official Nazi Headquarters from where Hitler bullied the world.
Walking around Munich Old Town today in the streets surrounding Marienplatz, we pass many buildings that still bear the scars of the terrible World War that Hitler launched upon humanity.
The irony is that while much of central Munich was devastated by Allied bombing, many of the grandiose buildings constructed on Hitler’s orders survived, and still stand. Alongside them are memorials to the city’s many victims of Nazism, including those who sacrificed their lives in opposing Hitler’s hateful ideology. Just a few hours walking around central Munich allows us to tell you the full story.
Our Third Reich Tour is unlike any other. Nowhere else can you have a unique visitor experience like this because no other place has a history quite like this.
Some other great walking tours of Munich and Bavaria:
Travel to the former notorious concentration camp in Dachau, now preserved as a memorial site. A deeply moving and educational experience for everyone who wants to understand Germany’s tragic 20th century history. This can be combined in one day with the 3rd Reich tour.
Book Dachau tour here:
Combination price guarantee if you book with the Third Reich tour.
Neuschwanstein Castle is “mad” king Ludwig’s fairytale castle in the Alps. A must do tour. Neuschwanstein is Bavaria’s most famous attraction.
Book Neuschwanstein Castle Tour here:
Travel just across the border into Austria for a sightseeing day in Salzburg, one of Europe’s most beautiful old towns.
Book Salzburg Day Trip here:
Book our Bike Tour here.
Details of our Bavarian Beer evening here.
If you loved Neuschwanstein, you’ll really love Herrenchiemsee. Book here.
Or reserve a private tour of Bavaria and beyond here.
Or simply email us to find out more about Day Trips, Oktoberfest, Private Tour offers (Berchtesgaden, English Garden, City Tours, Sightseeing Tours, Small-Group tours, or any of our large variety of English-speaking Day Tour packages).
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Yes. We give you the opportunity to explore our fascinating Third Reich Munich history with experienced, professional guides who are long-term local residents of Munich and have been giving tours for many years. During the main season, our tours runs at least once daily.
Yes. We specialise in walking tours. Our Third Reich Munich walking tour covers approx. 2.5 km in a gentle walking pace, with lots of stops along the way. The historic centre of Munich is flat, largely pedestrianised, and very walkable. So much can be seen on our tours in an hour or two. The perfect city for tours.
All our tours meet in the Radius Tours Office, located at Dachauer Straße 4, 80335 Munich.
Please be at the meeting point 15 minutes before the starting time for the Third Reich Munich tour. Our tours depart promptly at the advertised time.
Be sure to wear suitable clothing and comfortable shoes, as our tours mainly take place outside and on foot. For most of the year, Munich has a very pleasant climate, and perfect for tours, but it can be cold in winter, and the warm summer months experience occasional rain showers. Please consult the weather forecast before coming on our tours, and dress accordingly. We advise you to bring water on hot summer days. Our tours go, no matter what the weather.
Yes, please! It is customary to tip in Munich, and our tour guides certainly appreciate your generosity. They work hard to make our tours perfect, and tips are an important part of their income.