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Dresden: Hitler and the Third Reich 2-Hour Walking Tour

Product ID: 208686
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Marvel at the sights of Dresden during a 2-hour historical walking tour with a focus on WWII, the Third Reich, and the rise and fall of Hitler. Learn about the city's dark history and how it was changed forever by the monumental events of 1945.
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Duration: 2 hours
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  • See the most important sights in the city center of Dresden
  • Learn about the Third Reich and Adolf Hitler
  • Understand why and how the Nazi ideology was bought into by the people
  • Hear about the destruction and reconstruction of Dresden
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Marvel at the sights of Dresden, a baroque pearl on the River Elbe, famous for the beauty of its historic center, world-renowned museums, and for its dark history. Learn how it was changed forever by the monumental events that reached their terrible climax in February 1945. Investigate how Germany became enthralled by the charismatic but catastrophic leadership of Adolf Hitler. Your guide will describe the gripping but perplexing chain of events from a human perspective.

Along the way, see sites such as Brühl's Terrace, once nicknamed “The Balcony of Europe” for its long views of the River Elbe. Go to Schloßplatz which is dominated by the imposing Cathedral and Procession of Princes. See some of the city's most important landmarks in Theaterplatz, including the Zwinger Palace and Semper Opera House. Continue to the large market square of Altmarkt, and admire the baroque reconstructions of Neumarkt, before going to see the “stone bell” dome of the Frauenkirche, a symbol of the post-war reconciliation.

During the walk, the focus will be on the Third Reich, the rise and fall of Hitler, and the fate of the people of Dresden specifically and also Germany as a whole.
  • Live English-speaking guide
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  • No entrances or tickets are needed and therefore not included

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Meeting point

In front of the Frauenkirche Dresden, at the statue of Martin Luther, Töpferstraße 8, 01067 Dresden, Germany

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  • Comfortable shoes
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• Please wear good walking shoes

From US$ 154.89 Per group up to 8

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Product ID: 208686