History Trips To Munich

Munich’s place in 20th century history is dominated by its association with Hitler and as the birthplace of National Socialism, making it a must for students wanting to deepen their understanding of the rise and fall of the Third Reich.

Named as the “capital of the movement” by Hitler the Munich Documentation Centre houses a huge array of historical documents relating to the development of National Socialism. Dachau concentration camp, whose organisation and routine became the model for all Nazi concentration camps, is only 10 miles from Munich and visited with a guide offers a sobering look at the reality of the regime. Combine a visit to Munich with the Nuremberg Rally Grounds, scene of some of the most important events in the Nazi calendar, and you have a trip packed with historical significance guaranteed to translate to greater understanding in the classroom.

Prices start from£289pp

Popular itinerary

Our sample itinerary provides you with an idea of the visits you can cover during your trip. We can tailor-make an itinerary to support your specific learning outcomes.

Morning Afternoon Evening
1 Depart UK airport for flight to Munich Transfer to your accommodation. Tour of Olympic Park Evening meal at a local restaurant
2 National Socialism in Munich Walking Tour Visit to Dachau Concentration Camp Evening meal at a local restaurant
3 Visit to the Nuremberg Rally Ground Tour of Courtroom 600 – Nuremberg Trials Memoriam Evening meal at a local restaurant
4 Return to Munich to visit the Documentation Centre Transfer to airport for return flight Arrive UK
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Morning Depart UK airport for flight to Munich
Afternoon Transfer to your accommodation. Tour of Olympic Park
Evening Evening meal at a local restaurant
Morning National Socialism in Munich Walking Tour
Afternoon Visit to Dachau Concentration Camp
Evening Evening meal at a local restaurant
Morning Visit to the Nuremberg Rally Ground
Afternoon Tour of Courtroom 600 – Nuremberg Trials Memoriam
Evening Evening meal at a local restaurant
Morning Return to Munich to visit the Documentation Centre
Afternoon Transfer to airport for return flight
Evening Arrive UK

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Reasons to Visit

Dachau Concentration Camp

Dachau was one of the first of Hitler's death camps, situated 15km to the north west of Munich near Dachau. In 1965 a memorial to the victims was created, giving visitors a chance to learn of the atrocities prisoners where forced to suffer. A guide will take you round the cells, barracks and gas chamber and explain the meaning behind the pictures and exhibits in the museum with thought provoking accounts of prisoners’ own experiences from the setting up of the camp until their liberation by US-forces in 1945.

Eagles Nest

The Kehlsteinhaus (known in English as the Eagles Nest) was commissioned for Hitlers 50th birthday and took 13 months to build. It lies on the tip of a mountain (the Kehlstein), 1834m above sea level and is one of the most popular attractions in southern Germany. The house was built as a quiet retreat for Hitler, and it was conveniently situated not far from his usual Obersalzberg residence - the Berghof. However, Hitler only visited the site a few times, as he found it too insecure. The house was spared from bombing during World War 2 because it was small and difficult to pick out from the mountains around it. Many Nazi buildings were destroyed after the war (including the Berghof), but after extensive lobbying the Kehlsteinhaus was spared.

Themed Walking Tours

Take a guided walking tour along the Karolinenplatz, Brienner Street, Place of the victims of the National Socialist era with the Memorial at the Feldherrnhalle, through the Hofgarten to the House of Art. The tour ends at the university, where students can visit the "White Rose" exhibition about the resistance group of the same name.

White Rose Movement Exhibition

In the summer of 1942 a group of students at the University of Munich formed a non–violent resistance movement along with their philosophy professor. The group coordinated efforts on campus for civil rights and opposition to Nazi policies. They opposed the Reich on political and moral grounds through discussion groups, distributing leaflets and encouraging students to think for themselves.

Dodgers Alley

Take a quick look on Viscardigasse, better known as ‘Dodgers Alley’, the route anti-Nazi citizens would take to avoid giving the Hitler salute. The gold covered cobbles trail the route the dodgers would take in protest, sometimes at the risk of their own life.

The Munich Documentation Centre

The permanent exhibition follows the rise of the Nazi Party chronologically over three floors. Using a mixture of images, text and an audio guide, the center examines how the Nazi movement grew out of the German Workers’ Party, or D.A.P., founded in a Munich beer hall in 1919; was embraced by middle-class society; and grew into a force that spread throughout Germany and later Europe, leading to World War II and the Holocaust. The exhibition starts on the fourth floor and works its way down, leading visitors through the role that Munich and its society played in creating fertile ground for the far right and the radical anti-Semitism preached by the Nazis. The lower floors are dedicated to an examination of how postwar Munich handled its Nazi history and how anti-Semitism and racial discrimination remain relevant today, through news reports and a study of neo-Nazis in the city. During the opening ceremony on Thursday, several dozen neo-Nazis gathered at the edge of the security perimeter, decrying the center as misleading, unnecessary and a waste of public funds.

Walking Tour of Munich

Join an informative and entertaining walk through the heart of Munich’s beautiful old town, stopping at various sights which over the years have witnessed events creating not just local, but also worldwide interest. From royal scandals right through to being one of the most influential and important cities in European and world events, Munich has experienced the lot!

Olympic Stadium Tour

Site of the 1972 Olympics, this landscaped park contains sport facilities, lakes, bicycle paths, concert venues, restaurants and a football stadium, as well as its landmark "tent-style" roofs. The visit includes a film showing the vast building site from which a unique collection of Olympic centres originated or take in the views from the Olympic Tower.

BMW Welt

The ensemble comprising BMW Welt, plant and museum at the Munich Oberwiesenfeld represents the internationally unique BMW world of experience. The synchronous integration of automobile delivery and thrilling temporary exhibitions about the past, present and future of the brands as well as a multifaceted daily event program have turned BMW Welt into an attractive place of encounter and exchange.

Marienplatz

The heart of the city where street musicians and artists can often be seen entertaining the crowds. The square is dominated by The Neue Rathaus (New Town Hall) a magnificent neo-gothic building and Munich's most recognisable landmark. Victuals Market is only a few steps from the Marienplatz, and is Munich's most popular open air market where city dwellers and tourists meet to eat, buy produce or souvenirs in the shade of the chestnut trees.

Hofbrauhaus

The world-famous Hofbrauhaus beer hall is one of Munich's most popular tourist attractions and is at the same time the most famous brewery in the world.

Neuschwanstein Castle

The royal castle of Ludwig II near Füssen is one of the most visited castles and fortresses in Europe. The architecture and interior furnishings reflect the historically and eclectically oriented ideals of the Bavarian “fairy tale king” and attracts up to 10,000 visitors daily.


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