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Full-Day Munich WWII History Day Trip with Dachau Memorial Site

Reflect on this darker chapter of history with a trained expert
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Tour Details
Duration
9 hours
Product Type
Tour
Venues
  • Dachau Memorial Site
  • Hofbrauhaus
  • Haus der Kunst
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  • Full Day Private Tour
  • Includes train transport to Dachau
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Tour Description
Disclaimer: The Dachau staff is very strict on their regulations, no child below the age of 13 can tour the Dachau site. Context does not offer a family program to this site; however, families with teenagers ages 13 and up can book the tour.

Explore Munich’s somber period of history with a local historian on this full-day tour. We’ll begin by tracing the rise of Hitler and the Third Reich’s power in Munich’s historical center and the afternoon visiting the former concentration camp, today’s Dachau Memorial Site. We will have a brief stop for lunch, and we will take a train and a bus in between Munich and Dachau. With our trained local historical expert, we will discuss the sobering history and events that happened at various locations in Munich and its environs. 

In the morning, we’ll spend around 3 hours visiting sites relevant to the 1920s and 30s, such as the Hofbräuhaus beer hall, the Feldherrnhalle and the Haus der Kunst. We’ll talk about the foundations that led to the rise of the DAP and subsequent Nazi Party, the economic and political atmosphere at the time and efforts to resist this emerging power. We’ll stop for a bite to eat before heading on the train to the Dachau Memorial site, where we will spend the next few hours. With our foundational historical knowledge from the morning, we may be better placed to understand the events that led to those who died on this site between 1933 to 1945. We’ll talk about the earlier days of political prisoners at the camp before the number of Jewish prisoners at Dachau rose. We will also discuss and explore the site’s design: from the medical experiment rooms to the barracks, to the prison block and watchtowers, execution sites, gas chamber, and crematorium. With our trained local historical expert, we will discuss the sobering history and events that happened at this location. 

At the end of a heavy day, we will digest one of history’s darkest chapters together on the train. We may reflect on the rather-all-too-recent events and their connection to the present in shaping attitudes in both Germany and the rest of the world today.


FAQs


Where do we meet? Where does it end?
We meet near Frauenkirche where we start the tour. We will end the tour at Munich's main train station. Your confirmation email will have the exact meeting point details.


What if it’s raining?
Tours operate rain or shine. The majority of this walk is outside, so please be prepared with either an umbrella or a hat/sunscreen.

Is the train ticket included in the cost?
Yes, you'll see at checkout there is a train ticket that covers up to 4 people in your group. If you have more than 4 people in your party, we'll add the additional single tickets which are 10.50 euros each.

When will we have lunch?
We will plan to have lunch after our morning WW2 tour. We can either choose a sit-down lunch or peruse the plentiful options in the train station before we visit the Dachau memorial site in the afternoon. The cost of lunch is not included.


Can children participate in this tour? 
No, not below the age of 13. There is no special exhibition for children at the Dachau Memorial Site, and the Dachau Memorial Site restricts participation in any on-site tours to ages 13 and up. Context does not offer a family program to this site; however, families with teenagers ages 13 and up can book our tours.

Is this seminar walking intensive, and/or wheelchair accessible?
We do cover quite a bit ground on this seminar and therefore we recommend contacting us with any mobility questions; we will be happy to advise if this seminar will be appropriate for you or propose modifications if possible.
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Brendan was an incredibly kind, thoughtful, and knowledgeable guide. We had a million questions about Munich and history. I don't think we asked him a single thing he couldn't answer. He brought history to life with context and nuance, and shared his insight, passion, and love for the city with us. We said several times it was like getting to take a highly-personalized, graduate-level seminar class. We would gladly have explored more of Germany with him! I would highly recommend this tour.
Brendan was outstanding!! Extremely knowledgeable, excellent presentation skills, very patient and a really nice guy. I would HIGHLY recommend him.
Brendan was so knowledgeable and engaging. This was a somber, but important tour. And, Brendan handled it with knowledge, insight and kindness. I would highly recommend this tour. And, Brendan is just excellent.