Third Reich Tour Munich
Where it all began
90 – 120 min
not suitable for children under the age of 13!
Ca. 3,5 km
Königsplatz in front of the Staatliche Antikensammlung
Third Reich Tour
Where it all began
„Capital of the movement” – a difficult legacy
Adolf Hitler first came to Munich in 1913. Was that the beginning of National Socialism? Or did it all begin with the so-called “Hitler Putsch” in November 1923? In the face of historical sites this tour tells a dark part of Munich’s history, when Munich was given the “honorary title” of “capital of the movement”. An attempt is made to clarify the complex circumstances that ultimately ended in an horrendous disaster.
How did “they” get a chance at all?
Munich in November 1918: Revolution, flight of the last Bavarian king and proclamation of the Free State of Bavaria by the first Bavarian Prime Minister Kurt Eisner. A conservative, Catholic-oriented population has had to cope with the innovations after losing the First World War. A nation that had been used to being ruled by monarchs for centuries vehemently resisted the democratic state principle.
This, and the fact that the consequences of the Treaty of Versailles weighed heavily on the shoulders of the Germans and especially the Bavarians, led to an extreme spread of right-wing radical ideas. The disgrace of the lost war, the wounded honor weighed heavily. People were looking for explanations, but above all for someone to blame. And the question is increasingly being asked: what and who is really German?
The road to desaster
Adolf Hitler was also involved in the unmanageable party landscape. He was 30 years old when he joined the newly founded German Workers’ Party (DAP) in Munich. In a very short time, he rises to the top of the NSDAP, which he himself forms out of the German Workers’ Party.
But Hitler wants more. He wants a state based on the “Führer principle”, absolute power. In November 1923, he attempts to take power in the Weimar Republic with the so-called “Hitler Putsch“, which comes to a bloody end with gunshots at the Feldherrnhalle.
He gets extremely lenient judges for this high treason, on the contrary: instead of expelling him as an Austrian, they offer him a real show stage in Munich during the trial. In Landsberg prison, he writes Part 1 of his book “Mein Kampf“, a hodgepodge of twisted National Socialist thoughts, which he declares to be the new party ideology.
During the so-called golden 1920s of the Weimar Republic, Hitler’s party is virtually insignificant until 1929, when the world economic crisis erupts with “Black Thursday“, votes for the NSDAP quickly rise and the party is increasingly involved in German state governments.
Clearing the last hurdle
On January 30, 1933, the time has come: Adolf Hitler is democratically appointed Reich Chancellor. All those who had been responsible in the run-up and had thought that they would be able to keep the “little Austrian corporal” in control were soon proven wrong. Fate took its course…
The most important questions
This is your exclusive, all private tour
- You determine your desired date and start time
- You determine the duration of the tour
- You determine the number of participants (if the maximum number of participants is reached, it is necessary to book a second guide)
Yes it is. There are no stairs or slopes.
But please be aware that the tour covers a distance of about 3.5 km
Please contact us before booking
By default, the tour Munich and the Third Reich starts at Königsplatz. Since the National Socialists left their clearly visible traces throughout the city, the tour can also be started from other starting points by arrangement. Please contact us before booking.
For this tour we recommend to plan at least two, better two and a half or three hours.
In order for a guided tour to take place, a binding booking must be made. This can be done under “BOOK NOW” and is done within two minutes.
If explicitly requested, there is also the possibility of payment by invoice
* Price up to two hours incl. VAT. | Each additional hour or part thereof € 50.00