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Third Reich & WWII Tour Walking Tour

1. Third Reich & WWII Tour Walking Tour

Take a 2-hour walking tour of Munich to discover one of the darkest moments in the city’s history, learning of the birth of Nazism, the rise of Hitler, and the infamous Third Reich. In 1919, Germany was emerging from World War I as a defeated and humiliated nation, with Munich in the grips of hyperinflation and Bavaria dominated by revolution and assassination. Out of this fertile soil of chaos rose the Nazi movement, and one of history’s most powerful dictators, Adolf Hitler. Follow the inception of Nazism, from the first mass meeting at the Hofbräuhaus to the failed attempt to seize power at the Feldherrenhalle. You will go to the site of party rallies at Königsplatz, and stop in the Hofgarten to talk about The White Rose Resistance Movement. The tour covers all the important facts and sites that played a role in the origin of this dark chapter, which ended with the beautiful city of Munich in ruins and the second world war cutting deep wounds across Deutschland.

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Tour Through Munich's Historic District

2. Tour Through Munich's Historic District

See the highlights of Munich's historic old town on this exciting guided tour. You'll start at Marienplatz and head for St. Peter's, the oldest church in Munich. Stroll through the farmer's market, and let yourself be drawn in by the tantalazing aromas. Try a couple local specialties before setting off for the Old Town Hall. In the Burgstraße, the house of the author in residence awaits you, as well as the Old Court, the former seat of the Duke of Bavaria. Then it's through the medieval Platzgassen alleys, past Schuhbecks Cooking School, and on to the Hofbräuhaus. Here you'll see the Munich Beer Hall, which was even recreated in Las Vegas. Wonder at the exclusive shops in the most expensive shopping street in Germany, Maximilianstraße. The tour ends at the opera hall, with architecture reminiscent of a Greek temple.

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Munich's Old Town by Segway 3-hour Tour

3. Munich's Old Town by Segway 3-hour Tour

All beginnings are difficult – not on a Segway! Before you start your tour of Munich, you'll learn how to ride the Segway and realize that it's actually very easy. Experience shows that every customer gets to grips with riding a Segway within minutes. After the initial training you can get on your way and start your tour of the city. The tour starts at Artur-Kutscher-Platz. From there you will head towards Isator. Ride through Tal towards Viktualienmarket and Marienplatz. See Königsplatz and admire its Neo-Classical buildings. Marvel at the impressive Neo-Gothic New Town Hall. See highlights of Munich's oldtown such as Feldherrnhalle and the Theatine Church. End your tour back at the starting point.

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Munich: 3-Hour Pedicab Tour of Old Town and English Garden

4. Munich: 3-Hour Pedicab Tour of Old Town and English Garden

Enjoy a fun and unique tour experience as you explore Munich in a Pedicab. See more of the city in less time, visit famous locations, and enjoy entertaining commentary from your local guide along the way. Visit the top highlights of Munich's old town and enjoy the beauty of the English Garden. See the Marienplatz and the New Town Hall and admire its neo-Gothic style. Discover the first castle in Munich, the Alter Hof, and head to the colorful Viktualienmarket. Stop by the old Munich city wall and gates, the world famous Hofbräuhaus, and the Hard-Rock Café. Learn about the Opernplatz with the National Theater and Maximiliansstrasse, and admire the beautiful inner courtyards of the Wittelsbacher Residenz. Ride through the baroque courtyard garden of the Residenz with the Hofgarten temple and Bavarian State Chancellery, before you enter the beautiful English Garden with a visit of the Japanese tea house, the Monopteros, and the Chinese tower.

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Munich and Nazi History Combination Day Tour

5. Munich and Nazi History Combination Day Tour

Come along and join this unique day tour experience starting from famous Marienplatz in central Munich. The tour starts at 09:00 AM with a visit to the Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site, using the excellent Munich transportation system. Dachau is a place of remembrance, reflection, and education, a must visit location during your stay. Spend the whole day with a Dachau memorial licensed guide, who will be passionate about making your experience as factually rich and thought provoking as possible. A thorough tour of the site will be provided but you will also be allocated time to explore the excellent museum exhibit. Questions are welcome, and interaction with your guide encouraged, so as to enhance your experience. Return with your guide to Marienplatz, at which time you will have a short break during which you can get refreshments and something to eat. Your guide will have suggestions for eateries. At 03:00 PM, starting again from Marienplatz, part two of your day commences with a walking tour through beautiful Munich. Locations of relevance to the Nazi party and Adolf Hitler will be exposed, such as the location where Hitler joined the German Workers Party, the location where it was decided to carry out a pogrom against German Jews in November 1938, and where the Munich agreement was signed also in 1938. In addition to the locations pertaining to this specific period, you will see other places of interest such as the oldest parish church in Munich, one of the quaintest beer gardens in the city and the world famous Hofbrauhaus. The tour will finish at Königsplatz where the Nazis used to hold their rallies and the location of the infamous Führerbau and new documentation center of National socialism. At the end of this approximate 8 hour tour you will have the option of being escorted back to Marienplatz by train with your guide or pick up your own itinerary. Your guide will be happy to advise or help you in terms of restaurant suggestions or directions. This tour is a really efficient and easy way for visitors to Munich to get a real inside look at this very significant and dark period in Munich history, a history that is not glaringly obvious to the casual visitor to this magnificent old medievil landmark.

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Munich: 3-Hour Segway Beer Stories Tour

6. Munich: 3-Hour Segway Beer Stories Tour

Before you start your tour of Munich, you'll learn how to ride the Segway and realize that it's actually very easy. Experience shows that every customer gets to grips with riding a Segway within minutes. After the initial training, you can get on your way and start your tour of the city. The tour starts at Artur-Kutscher-Platz. From there, head towards the English Garden with the largest beer garden in Munich - the beer garden at the Chinese Tower. Continue on to the Maximilianeum, the seat of the Bavarian Parliament and the high banks of the river Isar, where the beer gardens have their origin. See the Hofbräuhaus and hear about its history. Learn unknown facts, such as how the Bavarian wheat beer and the Hofbräuhaus saved the state from bankruptcy. See the world-famous brewery Löwenbräu, visit the beer fountain and learn about the Bavarian beer purity law. Highlights of the tour are the beer garden at the Chinese Tower, high banks of the river Isar, Hofbräuhaus, Max-Joseph-Platz, Oper, Löwenbräukeller, Odeonsplatz and much more. Your tour will end at the starting point.

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Munich Food Tour with Beer Tasting

7. Munich Food Tour with Beer Tasting

Discover the culinary side of Munich on a private or shared group food tour. Enjoy traditional bread from the city's last mill in the old town. Take part in a hearty beer tasting as a beer sommelier and sample delicious Obadzda (a Bavarian cheese delicacy) at the Viktualienmarkt. After a short visit to the imperium of Alfons Schuhbeck, take a walk to the Viktualienmarkt. Here you can enjoy a famous Munich veal sausage at one of the many butcher's shops. Finally, visit the Schmalznudel café to see how the famous pastries and desserts like Auszog´ne, Strizerl or Dampfnudeln are made.

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Munich: Guided Walking City Tour

8. Munich: Guided Walking City Tour

Start in the very heart of Munich, at Marienplatz (St. Mary's Square) with its beautiful New City Hall and view to Frauenkirche (Cathedral of Our Dear Lady). Marvel at St. Peter's, the first and eldest church of Munich. Go inside to admire its precious interior. Head to Viktualienmarkt, Germany's biggest food and grocery market with many Bavarian delicacies, to get a feeling for Bavarian food and where you meet some of the vendors. Only some minutes away, visit the famous Hofbräuhaus with its numerous international tourists but also strict Bavarian traditions. Continue to Max-Joseph-Square to discover the Royal Residence, where the family of Wittelsbach (the Bavaria kings) lived, loved, and ruled. If there is time left, stop at Fieldmarshall's Hall, erected when the old city walls have been demolished. Discover the evolution Munich has experienced from a medieval market through all bright and dark episodes of history to the capital of Bavaria.

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Munich Third Reich Tour

9. Munich Third Reich Tour

Take a 3-hour walking tour of Munich and examine the infamous streets where some of the darkest stories of human history took root. Hitler referred to Munich as “Die Hauptstadt der Bewegung” (“Capital of the Movement”) and the city and its surrounds were central to the Nazi leader’s rise to power. During the tour, you will examine how a nation of people known for their level-headed thinking allowed what is perhaps the greatest tragedy of the 20th-Century to unfold, and how the world lay sleeping while the Nazis built their war machine and solidified power. You will discover how Munich has emerged from almost complete destruction during the Allied bombings and has been restored to its former glory. You will visit the famous Hofbräuhaus, the world's most famous beer hall, and the birthplace of the Nazi Party. You will also go to the Feldherrnhalle, Brienner Straße - home of the Nazi Party's powerbase – Führerbau – where the infamous Munich Agreement took place - Altes Rathaus, sites of the German resistance movements, memorials to victims of the Third Reich, and much more.

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Munich: 2 Hour Private Walking Tour

10. Munich: 2 Hour Private Walking Tour

The tour begins in the heart of Munich, Marienplatz, where you’ll meet your friendly guide and set off on a two hour sightseeing adventure. Follow your guide through the city’s charming streets and visit some of the most iconic sights and landmarks in the historic center. Marvel at the unique architecture of the buildings, mingle with the locals, and get a sense of life in this bustling city. You’ll also discover some of Munich’s hidden gems including beloved food markets, cafés, and restaurants. By the end of the tour you’ll have a better understanding of the Bavarian capital, as well as plenty of tips and recommendations to enhance your stay in the city.

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What people are saying about Hofbräuhaus München

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 1,330 reviews

Dorothy did a great job of explaining the events that led to someone like Hitler coming into power. She also did a fine job of explaining how the sites we visited played a role in the rise of Nazi Germany. I especially enjoyed looking at the pictures of the sites we visited as they looked during that time period and after the war.

I would highly recommend this tour. The tour guide was very knowledgeable about the city of Munich. It was cold that day and he had wool blankets to keep us warm. We saw many things that we would not of seen by ourselves, and had a great ride as well

The guide was very knowledgeable, clear and generous with stories. I recommend the tour to anyone willing to listen and learn. Anyone visiting Germany should go on these tours even if you well know it’s history.

Very informative and interesting. Great way to see dinner of the city's highlights too.

very friendly and knowledgeable tour guide, excellent tour