- 9 hours
- Product Type
- Dachau Memorial Site
- Haus der Kunst
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.
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?
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