Join this full-day, small-group tour that combines a visit to the Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial and a Third Reich-themed walking tour of Munich. First, visit Dachau, the first Nazi concentration camp in Germany. Visit it with a licensed professional guide, and hear stories of how it served as a model for all subsequent camps. Then, return to Munich to learn about the city's ties to the Nazi Party, and gain insight into this dark chapter of Germany's past.
On the morning of your tour, meet your guide at 9:00 AM at Marienplatz in central Munich. Then you will depart by public transport to visit the Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial about a 20-minute drive away. Spend three hours exploring the memorial site with your small group, asking your licensed guide plenty of questions. Learn how the camp system came into being, and why the Nazis opened Dachau as a prototype model camp. Honor the memory of detained and murdered prisoners, and learn about their fate in the camp system.
In the afternoon, return to Munich and take the opportunity to purchase refreshments before reuniting with your guide for your Munich walking tour, which focuses on the Nazi era but also offers insight into the contemporary city with advice on places to visit during your stay.
As you pass by important historical sites, you'll learn about Hitler, his connection to Munich, and the rise of the Nazi Party. Discover where Hitler joined the German Workers' Party, the building where the SS was founded, and the route of the Beer Hall Putsch. You will hear about the German resistance and the White Rose movement. Visit the building where the 1938 Munich Accords were signed; and Königsplatz, where the Nazis held rallies to impress foreign dignitaries.
When your tour ends, you'll have the option of being escorted back to the main train station or staying in central Munich to continue sightseeing on your own.