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Munich 3-Hour Third Reich History Walking Tour

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Overview

Trace the origins and history of Adolf Hitler and Germany’s infamous Third Reich in Munich during this 3-hour guided walking tour. Learn about the central role this Southern German city played in Hitler’s movement as you explore World War II-era landmarks like the Führerbau, the former Gestapo headquarters, Haus der Kunst, and much more.
  • Learn key Third Reich history as you explore Munich on foot
  • Discover WWII-era landmarks such as the Führebau, Haus der Kunst, and the former Gestapo headquarters
  • Hear personal stories of wartime Munich and its residents from your guide
  • 3-hour tour length is ideal for those short on time
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Marienplatz , Marienplatz, 80331 München, Germany

Your Munich Third Reich Tour starts at Marienplatz in front of Mary's Column. Just look for the team with red SANDEMANs t-shirts and red umbrellas!

2:30 PM
This activity will end right where it started.
Make your way to Marienplatz to meet your guide and start your tour of the city. Focusing on Munich’s Third Reich history, the itinerary takes in several wartime landmarks around the city.

See the Führerbau, which was the Nazi party building in Königsplatz, and learn about Brienner Strasse, a street that was integral to the rise of the Nazi party. As you walk, you’ll hear about the Allied bombing campaigns and the Nazi rule that both devastated the city, albeit in different ways.

Pass the Haus der Kunst, where Hitler complied a collection of art, and check out the former Gestapo headquarters from where Nazi Germany’s secret police worked. As you view site such as Karolinenplatz, you’ll learn about the German resistance movements and post-war movements such as vergangenheitsbewältigung, the word given to describe “overcoming the past.”

Your tour ends back at Marienplatz.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Marienplatz
Your Munich Third Reich Tour starts at Marienplatz. On this 3-hour tour you will learn about the Nazis' beginnings in the Bavarian capital. You’ll see former Nazi buildings, hear about the German resistance movement, and see memorials to the Nazi’s victims.
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Fuhrer Building
See the Führerbau (leader’s building), built for Hitler on Königsplatz. Learn about the building's historical significance and and past. Then, head over to see the see the former Gestapo (secret police) headquarters.
Duration: 45 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Platz der Opfer des Nationalsozialismus
Your guide will explain to you the ‘Vergangenheitsbewältigung’ (struggle to overcome the past) concept, while taking you to see the memorials to the German resistance movements and the Square of the Victims of National Socialism.
Duration: 45 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Königsplatz
See the remains of the Ehrentempel (Honor Temples) built by Nazis in 1935 and learn about their significance.
Duration: 45 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Haus der Kunst
See the Nazis first monumental structure Haus der Kunst (House of Art), built from 1933 to 1937. You will also hear about the buildings that no longer remain, as Munich suffered near complete destruction in World War II.
Duration: 45 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • The independent guides who employ us to market their tours have your best interests in mind; while the tour usually includes the sites & stories mentioned and lasts about 3 hours, your tour may vary depending on what your guide thinks is best for your group
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Children up to 13 years old are welcome to join this tour for free. We reserve the right to ask for a valid ID for children joining our tours
  • Please keep in mind that group sizes are capped at a maximum of 30 travelers.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travelers
  • OPERATED BY SANDEMANs NEW Europe - Munich
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Munich 3-Hour Third Reich History Walking Tour?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
See all safety measures taken by Munich 3-Hour Third Reich History Walking Tour.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Munich 3-Hour Third Reich History Walking Tour?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Munich 3-Hour Third Reich History Walking Tour.

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  • "Very informative and well worth taking the time to partake in this tour." See review
  • "Tour was not strenuous and meeting place was a popular visitor area, so easy to find." See review
  • "This is an excellent tour for History buffs and who want to learn about the Third Reich." See review

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star-3
Takes in most of expected topics
Alison_M
, Jul 2022
Memorials were well explained and the stories quite well told Pace was good Guide was lovely but lacked passion Tour was 2 hours , didn’t return to starting point as advertised
star-2
Not great
Sunny_Y
, Jun 2022
The group was very large and the guide was very quiet. It was very hard to hear her. Thankfully, the tour is only 2 hours, not 3 as advertised.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-4
The tour was very...
Sharon_B
, Apr 2022
The tour was very informative and interesting and covered all the relevant areas of Munich. It was only two hours though.
star-1
Our guide did not show...
Kristine_H
, Mar 2022
Our guide did not show up. So disappointed!!! It was too late to reschedule with another company so we did not learn all we hoped to learn.
star-5
An Amazing Tour
Julie_D
, Aug 2021
This tour was so interesting and educational. Our guide, Eduardo Palomares, was better than any history teacher I had in school. We saw places and learned about things I had never read about or never saw in a documentary. Highly recommed this tour!
star-5
Great Tour/Host
Graham_K
, Sep 2020
Great Walk with knowledgeable host who was extremely passionate about the subject, the walk is about the rise of the Third Reich and NOT about the war which is means you are learning a lot of local knowledge which is not as well known.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Passionate about the history
Jennifer_W
, Mar 2020
Jake was great guide. He was fun and personable. His tour about the Third Reich covers some history that makes people uneasy. He did a great overview at the end to help keep the info chronological. Would definitely recommend this tour.
star-5
Highly recommended
Stacey_H
, Mar 2020
Jake made the Third Reich tour informative and funny. Very knowledgeable and certainly worth doing. He dealt a difficult subject in a very sensitive and respectful manner.
star-5
Enjoy it
Carlos_A
, Mar 2020
A very complete and full of details vision of the Munchen raise of the NS drive by Jake. I enjoy it a lot.
star-5
Muy bien
Carlos_A
, Mar 2020
Great tour, I enjoy it a lot. Including politics, economy and social drivers for the world event involved, plus interesting details.
star-5
Great tour
Brent_T
, Feb 2020
Great tour for anyone visiting Munich. I had Jax as my tour guide. He did a great job taking us around and explain what happened to Munich during WW1 and WW2, as well as, how Hitler and the Nazis came to power. I totally recommend this tour to anyone interested in this time period.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Reviewing History
Christine7528
, Feb 2020
Very interesting and eye opening tour. Guide was very knowledgeable and confidently answered all questions. Tour was not strenuous and meeting place was a popular visitor area, so easy to find. The tour didnt end at the meeting place but it was only a short walk away. The tour was well worth doing.
star-2
Almost painful!
Reni B
, Jan 2020
I never post bad reviews, but I have to be honest about this one. Heim was our tour guide and he spoke very quickly, very long, and in a thick South African accent that was often difficult to understand. The first 3 out of 6 stops he picked were only very tangentially related to the Third Reich theme of the tour and were not very interesting. We stood at each stopping point for 15-20 minutes at a time, which was unnecessarily long, especially in the cold weather. He showed tiny pictures to illustrate his points out of a small book that were difficult to see. He did not engage the group in any way or invite questions. This tour could have been so much better! One of the most powerful sites related to the rise of the Nazi Party is the memorial to the White Rose resistance movement, which was just down the street at Ludwig Maximillian University, but was not included. This was just an experience of standing around and listening to someone recite what he learned out of a book.
star-1
Too large a group
Megan_B
, Jan 2020
The group size was nearly 30 with a tour guide who did not have a voice loud enough for all to hear. THe crowds surrounding were large (New Year's Eve!) and he was not able to share the details for all to be able to hear and stay with the tour. This was intended to be the highlight of our time in Munich and was disappointing to leave the tour when 30 people are vying to get closer to one guide to hear!
star-2
Blah
Neil_M
, Jan 2020
26 people is too many to be able to hear the guide. Said guide was oblivious to the group and would cross streets in front of a line of cars without even looking back to see if the group got across, he'd just keep on walking. I've been on many city walking tours and I had really high expectations for this one considering the topic and was thoroughly unimpressed. I even left the group early.
star-5
Third Reich history walking Tour.
John Q
, Dec 2019
My self and my daughter took this tour and would highly recommend it,if you're interested in german history then you will like this tour ,our guide Ben was very knowledgeable and encouraged people to ask questions.,Make sure you wear comfortable shoes as you will be doing a lot of walking
star-5
3rd Reich walking tour
Roving61686537214
, Dec 2019
Excellent insightful tour. Jake was an excellent guide. Strongly recommend if interested in 2nd world war history
star-5
Priscilla Ireland
Donnacha_L
, Nov 2019
Excellent and very interesting tour. Very informative and well worth taking the time to partake in this tour. Also great way to see the city.
star-5
Excellent and informative tour
suzanne_b
, Nov 2019
Our guide Jax was great. He started the tour off by giving us a view of his family history and, specifically, his Grandfather's involvement in the war. This gave an excellent context and reinforced that there really are no winners in war. I would highly recommend taking a tour with Jax - he is knowledgeable and friendly and we both saw a lot and learned a lot. Thank you!
star-5
Euro Trip
Kezza3470
, Nov 2019
Fantastic tour well worth the money great guide. Highly recommend doing the tour. Great way to see history unfold.

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