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Named as the “capital of the movement” by Hitler the Munich Documentation Centre houses a huge array of historical documents relating to the development of National Socialism.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.

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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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Places to Stay


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.


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