Visit the Sites of Third Reich Activities and Discover Munich’s Dark Past
- Odeon Square: Odeonsplatz is a must-visit place for visitors to Munich. Once dominated by a 14th century gate, it acts as a gateway to the city.
- The "Führerbau": Exhibiting Paul Ludwig Troost’s architectural brilliance, this building serves as a concert hall.
- University of Munich: Housed inside the “Führerbau" is this university, which is acknowledged as the oldest in Germany.
- Memorial Site: Inspect the reconstructed cell blocks, documents and photographs at Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site.
- Nazi-Documentation Center: National Socialism can be learned about at this center, which features permanent exhibition "Fascination and Terror".
About This Munich Tour
The early 19th century saw Odeon Square’s development. Located on its southern tip is the former concert hall that gave Odeonsplatz its name. Visitors are reminded of the bloody gun battle that unfolded here during Hitler’s failed coup d'etat of 1923. This fatal event saw 16 Nazis and four state officers lose their lives.
Odeon Square has long been a site for events like the Oktoberfest parade, which can still be witnessed every October. Nearby is three-floor Hofbräuhaus am Platzl, where Hitler made his first speech. Open to the public, this beer hall hosts shows and inside is a restaurant that serves authentic Bavarian cuisine.
More information about the city’s past is revealed at the University of Munich, which is among the oldest universities in the country. Hans Scholl, a medical student of the university, started the “White Rose” movement here – a group that fought against Nazi genocidal policies with speeches.
Following the death of innocent Jews at Dachau concentration camp, a memorial site was erected close-by. Each victim that died at the “school of violence” is paid tribute to at this site, where reconstructed prisoners barracks and a documentary exhibit can be found. Survivor portraits are displayed at Nazi Party Rally Grounds’ Documentation Center.
Hitler’s Association with Bürgerbräukeller Beer Hall
The rise of Hitler and the Beer Hall Putsch go hand-in-hand, because he and his followers planned a failed takeover of the government inside Bürgerbräukeller Beer Hall. Meetings would take place inside this 19th century brewery, which was one of the company’s largest. Ironically, not only was it the place where the proposed putsch was launched but also, it was Georg Elser’s destination of choice when he attempted to assassinate Hitler.
Please meet in the lobby/reception area of your hotel. Be sure to indicate the name of your hotel at check-out�or email Hello@GoBe.com so we know where to meet you. Your guide will be holding a sign with your name on it.
Bring small coins for the restroom.
In need of retail therapy after your tour? Your guide can advise you where to go in search of that "must have" souvenir to take home. Be sure to have some local currency and a backpack for all your great buys. As in many cities, keep your wallet or purse secured and leave the bling behind. Flat shoes make walking on cobblestones much easier.
Walking is at your own pace and the amount is at each person�s discretion. Most modern areas�are wheelchair accessible but the historic ones are not. Expect some obstacles. Bring a companion to offer any assistance. Folding wheelchairs only, please.
Private Tour, Cultural, Family Friendly, Walking Tour
Tour Participation Requirements
This experience is rated moderate. Full participation may require extended periods of walking over even and uneven surfaces, steep terrain and/or water activity in a slight current. There may be steps, inclines, cobblestone surfaces, and extended periods of standing. Participants with physical limitations should take this into account.
Suitable for all ages.
Non-refundable if canceled within 7 days of requested services.
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