Save over 10% on these tours by booking them together in this combo package!
- Full-day Munich combo tour including Dachau Concentration Camp and Third Reich
- Learn about the social issues, events and people of the Third Reich
- See poignant sites such as the Arbeit macht frei gateway at Dachau
- Spend the afternoon seeing historical buildings around Munich such as the former Gestapo (secret police) headquarters
- Hear lesser-known tales about Nazi leaders such as Adolf Hitler, Heinrich Himmler and more from an expert guide
What You Can Expect
Meet your guide at Munich Central Station, and then board a train for your short journey to Dachau, just under half an hour away. On arrival, walk the short distance to the town’s former concentration camp and head inside for your morning tour.
In its horrific Nazi heyday, Dachau Concentration Camp was known as the parent camp; it was the first of its kind, and acted as a training facility for the mass genocide that occurred during the days of the Third Reich. Persecuted people from all walks of life – political dissidents, Poles, Jews and more – were sent there and its total intake is thought to have hit the 210,000 mark.
Today the camp exists as a memorial site, but many of its original features remain intact. Walk around with your guide and learn little-known facts and tales about the well-known Nazis linked to the site such as Heinrich Himmler, the feared guard who started the camp. Wander past the entranceway bearing the ironic tag Arbeit macht frei (work makes you free), and see the bunker, crematorium and administration headquarters where many a fate was decided.
After exploring the site, return to the train station with your guide and travel back to Munich by train. Then, enjoy roughly 45 minutes of free time for lunch (own expense) before your afternoon tour starts.
Munich Third Reich Walking Tour (2.5 hours):
Head to the prearranged point in central Munich to meet your guide, and then set off on your walking tour around the city to trace the roots of the Third Reich. Home of the Nazi headquarters, Munich was the city where Adolf Hitler’s voice resonated around the streets as during his major speeches.
The exact sights taken are in varied for each tour, but examples of historic buildings that you may see include the former headquarters of the Gestapo and the place where the infamous ‘beer hall putsch’ of 1923 took place – the event that first propelled Hitler to the public eye.
Listen to historical tidbits and tales about the rise of the Nazi party from your guide and look at black-and-white photos of the city taken during the Third Reich. Your guide has detailed knowledge on the social issues and events of Nazi Germany, so feel free to ask questions and chat about sites of particular interest.
After 2.5 hours exploring the streets of Nazi Munich, make your way back to the start point where your walking tour finishes.
Good historical tour. The guide for Dachau was very knowledgeable and was able to present additional information. A little trouble keeping the group together...not his fault. Buses to and from the train station were jam-packed. Walking tour guide was exceptional in his knowledge of this history! He really walked us around the city and presented some good information in a way that had us hanging on every word!
The Dachau Concentration Camp part of this trip was excellent - really well organised and Craig was great -
very informative and looked after everybody on the tour really well.
I felt that the Third Reich Walking tour with Keith from Scotland was rather rushed but this may have been due to the weather - it rained very heavily.