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King's Square (Königsplatz)
King's Square (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.

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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.
Address: Königsplatz 1, Munich, Bavaria 80333, Germany
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Hitler and the Third Reich Munich Walking Tour

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Delve into Munich’s dark past and the birth of the Nazi ideology on a revealing 2.5-hour city walking tour. Led by a knowledgeable guide, discover the sites that provided backdrops to Adolf Hitler and his followers as they set about founding the Third Reich, giving Munich its title as the ‘Capital of the Nazi Movement.’ See beer-halls where Nazi brown shirts first gathered, buildings from where Hitler delivered speeches, and memorials to opposers of the movement, all as your guide charts the events that saw Hitler take power in 1933.
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Third Reich Walking Tour: Historic Facts and Sites in Munich

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Munich City Bike Tour

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See more of Munich than you ever could on foot during this guided bike tour. Pedal along an easy route, which leads past key sights, such as King's Square (Königsplatz), the English Garden (Englischer Garten), and Eisbach Wave (Eisbachwelle). Take breaks to rest your legs, including one at a beer garden, where you’ll have the option to order a beer or snack.
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Superior e-bike tour to Munich's tourist attractions

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Third Reich: Art, Artists and Ideology behind the scenes

What was behind the 3rd. Reich? Why did the had so many prominent artists involved and the origins from Hitler are just some of my main topics in this city tour.Me and my friends lead you through major places with the World War II.Here some of the People who are part of our Tour: Leny Riefenstahl (Cineast) Heinrich Hoffmann (Fotograf) Alfred Rosenberg Mdme Blawatsky and many otherMe and my friends speak German, English, Spanish and Portuguese. Even those, who weren't born here, live here many years and will bring the best for your visit.This tour can be adapted to your needs.
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Paul's private Tour Munich Art and History

Writing novels inspires me through the fitting and exciting view of history.This is an outdoor tour. We are not going inside museums.Dukes, Generals and kings surround a career of fighting, weddings and the love to the arts.In this tour I bring the participants closer to the sponsors of art and culture in the country and give a first impression of contemporary art in the city of Munich.Reserve a seat for my popular Welcome Tour through Munich.Visit places like Viktualienmarkt hearing about our comediants, Isartorplatz, Red Riding Hood fountain, the royal residence.I tell exciting stories about Munich and its history and you get exclusive tips for your stay and shopping in Munich.The tour progress depends on the group and it is not a marathon. We walk comfortably through the planned course and no one will experience unanswered questions here.
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