Uncover Munich’s role in the rise and fall of the Nazi Party on this half-day bike tour. Trace the history of the Third Reich as you follow a guide on a 5-mile (8-km) route through the city. Pass by sites such as the Hofbrauhaus, where Hitler and the National Socialists held their first meeting in 1920, and Odeonsplatz, the site of a fatal gunfight that broke out between the Nazis and Bavarian police. See, too, the new Jewish Synagogue and a memorial dedicated to those who died at the hands of the Nazis.
5-hour Third Reich–themed bike tour of Munich
Take a leisurely bike ride around Munich’s most haunting sights
See locations associated with Nazi party, which was founded and developed in Munich
Bike to notable sights and monuments including Hofbrauhaus beer hall, the Feldherrnhalle, Haus der Kunst museum and St-Jakobs-Platz
Stop for a 45-minute break in a traditional beer garden
Learn about the city’s dark days under the Third Reich from an expert guide
At Marienplatz, Munich’s ambient central square, you’ll greet your guide, don a protective helmet and climb onto your bike. Set off at a leisurely pace and begin to explore significant sites associated with the Third Reich.
Stop at the former head office of Hitler’s initial political party, the National Socialist German Workers Party (NSDAP), and pedal past Hofbrauhaus beer hall, where Hitler delivered one of his first speeches on Nazism.
During regular breaks, you’ll listen to history-rich commentary that details Munich’s turbulent history. Visit Odeonsplatz square, the historic site of a clash between Bavarian troupes and the Nazis in 1923, and quietly reflect at poignant memorials dedicated to those who fought against the Third Reich.
In a traditional Munich beer garden, you’ll revitalize with snacks (own expense) and then hop back on your bike to cycle to sites such as the English Garden Park (Englischer Garten), and St-Jakobs-Platz, the Jewish heart of the city and the site of the new Jewish Synagogue.
When your tour comes to a conclusion, bid your guide farewell at a central Munich location.