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  • Address: Königsplatz 1, Munich, Bavaria 80333, Germany

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Königsplatz (King's Square) Tours

Königsplatz was initially built to serve the urban notions 
of  King  Ludwig  I, who wished to integrate culture, administration, Christianity and Bavarian military in one massive green space. The king opted for a European Neoclassic style based on the Acropolis in Athens. He even had two museums built in the same  style; first was the  Glyptothek, where he could house  his  sprawling collection of Greek and Roman sculptures, and  second, the Bavarian State Collection of  Antiques, which  contains Greek, Etruscan and Roman artifacts. King Ludwig I also commissioned the Propylaea, an imposing and austere gate which served as a memorial to his son, the Bavarian prince Otto of Greece.

Despite this architectural and urban prowess, the square is now infamous for being the place where the Nazi party held marches and mass rallies during the Holocaust. In fact, the national headquarters of the Nazi party, the Brown House, was located on Brienner Straße just off the square. It was even featured in a Nazi propaganda film, The March to the Führer. Two temples were built on Königsplatz to honor the 16 Nazis killed in the  failed coup attempt by  Adolf  Hitler to seize power in 1923  –  they were later on destroyed (except for their platforms, which are still visible today) as part of Munich’s denazification by the US Army in 1947. 

However, not  all  Nazi constructions were systematically demolished;  the Führerbau, for example, where the Munich Agreement was signed in 1938, still exists to this day and houses a music school.

Today, Königsplatz has returned to its pre‐war appearance and remains one of Munich’s most significant attractions. It is now regarded as the center of Munich’s museum quarter, the Kunstareal.

Practical Info

The area can be reached by subway via line 2 (stop Königsplatz) and by tram via lines 27 and 28 (stop Karolinenplatz). It is also within walking distance of Munich Hauptbahnhof.

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Third Reich Walking Tour: Historic Facts and Sites in Munich, Munich, null
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Third Reich Walking Tour: Historic Facts and Sites in Munich

4.5 star rating: Recommended 5 Reviews

Step back into Germany's dark past during this 2.5-hour Third Reich walking tour. Learn how Munich became an important center for the Nazi Party during WWII ...  Read more

Location: Munich, Germany
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $18.53
Half-Day Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site Walking Tour with a Local Guide from Munich by ... 
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Half-Day Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site Walking Tour with a Local Guide from Munich by Train

4.5 star rating: Recommended 102 Reviews

Get a deeper understanding of the darkest part of Germany's history during this half-day tour of Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site. With a guide, ...  Read more

Location: Munich, Germany
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $28.95
Munich Bike Tour, Munich, Half-day Tours
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Munich Bike Tour

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Bike Munich to make the most of its wide open parks, elegant plazas, meandering riverbanks, beer gardens and winding medieval alleyways. Bike paths are the ...  Read more

Location: Munich, Germany
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $34.17
Munich 3-Hour Third Reich History Walking Tour, Munich, Bike & Mountain Bike Tours
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Munich 3-Hour Third Reich History Walking Tour

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On this 3-hour walking tour you’ll be able to examine the infamous streets where some of the darkest stories of human history took root and grew into Hitler’s ...  Read more

Location: Munich, Germany
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $17.37
Munich City Tour including Allianz Arena Ground Visits, Munich, Historical & Heritage Tours
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Munich City Tour including Allianz Arena Ground Visits

4.5 star rating: Recommended 53 Reviews

Are you a fan of FC Bayern Munich? After a city tour of Munich, we will visit the FC Bayern grounds and experience the Allianz Arena, constructed for the 2006 ...  Read more

Location: Munich, Germany
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $33.59
Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site And Third Reich Day Tour From Munich, Munich, Half-day Tours
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Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site And Third Reich Day Tour From Munich

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Join this full-day, small-group tour that combines a visit to Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site and a Third Reich walking tour of Munich. ...  Read more

Location: Munich, Germany
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $63.70
Munich Half-Day E-Bike Sightseeing Tour with a Small Group, Munich, Historical & Heritage Tours
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Munich Half-Day E-Bike Sightseeing Tour with a Small Group

Enjoy an exciting 4-hour tour of Munich’s highlights at a relaxed and comfortable pace while you tour with a small group of no more than 10. See great sites ...  Read more

Location: Munich, Germany
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $48.64
Small-Group Munich and The Third Reich Walking Tour, Munich, Bike & Mountain Bike Tours
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Small-Group Munich and The Third Reich Walking Tour

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Experience a walking tour through central Munich focusing on the City's association with Adolf Hitler and the Nazi party. The tour draws together modern day ...  Read more

Location: Munich, Germany
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $28.95
Munich Private Bike Tour, Munich, Walking Tours
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Munich Private Bike Tour

Bike Munich to make the most of its wide open parks, elegant plazas, meandering riverbanks, beer gardens and winding medieval alleyways. Bike paths are the ...  Read more

Location: Munich, Germany
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $498.02
Munich City and Bavaria Film Studio Tour, Munich, Bike & Mountain Bike Tours
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Munich City and Bavaria Film Studio Tour

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Hasn't everyone always wanted to take a tour behind the scenes of one of Europe's largest and most successful film studios and get a whiff of that cinematic ...  Read more

Location: Munich, Germany
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $32.43

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