Unknown to the casual tourist, many buildings of Munich carry secrets of a dark past. Discover them and how Munich is connected with the story of Hitler and the Third Reich during this 2.5-hours walking tour.
Only eight decades ago, Munich was the official “Capital of the Movement”. It’s the city Eisenhower famously called “the cradle of the Nazi beast”. Learn how Munich became the birthplace of the Nazi Party and visit the stage upon which some of the most horrific crimes of the Third Reich took place: Hitler's failed putsch, the Kristallnacht – one of the largest anti-Semitic pogroms in Western Europe and dark foreboding of the later Holocaust – and the infamous Munich agreement.
Ironically, while much of central Munich was destroyed by Allied bombing, many Nazi buildings survived and still stand today. Alongside them are memorials dedicated to the city's many victims of Nazism, including those who sacrificed their lives to oppose the hateful ideology.
Your expert guide will show you the following sites and share their story:
- Beer halls where Hitler attended first party meetings
- Beer halls where Hitler gave his first major speeches
- Nazi marching grounds
- Location of the Beer Hall Putsch street battle
- Building where Goebbels launched the Kristallnacht
- National headquarters of the Nazi Party
- Monuments of Nazi architecture
- Buildings that bear scares of the Second World War
- Memorials to victims and local opponents of Nazism