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Munich: Remembering World War II

Duration
5 Days
Prices From:
US$ 1,025

A different look at contemporary history with emphasis on the days of the Nazi regime in and around Munich, site of the beginnings of the movement. Visit significant sites such as the Dachau concentration camp and Berchtesgaden, Hitler’s mountain retreat.


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This tour, although in some ways bleak, shows a vivid part of contemporary history. Using Munich as a base with 4 nights’ accommodation (you have choice), you will take tours in and around Munich.

The first morning of touring is to the site of the Dachau concentration camp 16 kilometres/10 miles north west of Munich. This may not be as well known as Auschwitz but it has significant importance as this was not only the first to be opened and also used as a model camp but also where the guards and camp officials were trained. You will visit the memorial site, the museum and see a documentary film.

The following day is devoted to a full day tour to Berchtesgaden, Hitler’s mountain retreat and the former southern headquarters of the Nazi party. You will drive up to the top of Mount Kehlstein at a height of 1835 metres/6150 feet where you will have outstanding panoramic views of the Alpine mountain range. In the winter, there will be an alternative tour to the very interesting underground salt mines.

Your final day will include a walking tour of Munich. It was here that the birth of the Nazi movement had its beginnings. Visit such sites as the Hofbrauhaus where the first Nazi mass meeting took place, the Konigplatz, site of Nazi mass rallies and stop in the Hofgarten to find out about the White Rose resistance movement plus visit other places of significance.

 


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Accommodation in Munich

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    NH Munchen Airport



    The NH Munchen Airport hotel offers easy access to Munich Airport. It is only 2 kilometers away and can be reached by shuttle bus (additional cost), and 10 minutes from Therme Erding (Europe's largest thermal-bath complex). If you want to visit Munich, the city center ...

    The NH Munchen Airport hotel offers easy access to Munich Airport. It is only 2 kilometers away and can be reached by shuttle bus (additional cost), and 10 minutes from Therme Erding (Europe's largest thermal-bath complex). If you want to visit Munich, the city center is easily reached via airport shuttle or S-Bahn train. The journey takes around 45 minutes. The hotel has 236 comfortable guestrooms.

    Facilities

    • 24 Hour Reception
    • Conference Facilities
    • Connecting Rooms Available
    • Gym/Fitness Centre
    • Internet Access - Wireless
    • Laundry facilities
    • Laundry/Dry Cleaning Service
    • Lounge Bar
    • Massage Facilities
    • Multi-lingual Staff
    • Restaurant
    • Sauna

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    Hotel Torbraeu



    Established in 1490, the Hotel Torbraeu is situated in the heart of Munich. All the main attractions of Munich are within a short walking distance, such as St. Peter's Church, the 15th century Frauenkirche Cathedral and Hofbrauhaus (the world-famous Beer Hall). It is also easy ...

    Established in 1490, the Hotel Torbraeu is situated in the heart of Munich. All the main attractions of Munich are within a short walking distance, such as St. Peter's Church, the 15th century Frauenkirche Cathedral and Hofbrauhaus (the world-famous Beer Hall). It is also easy to reach Isator S-Bahn (metro station), which is only 100m away from the hotel. Also nearby are Marienplatz, Viktualienmarkt. and New Town Hall - Glockenspiel. This smoke-free hotel features a restaurant, a bar/lounge, and a coffee shop/cafe. Wi-Fi in public areas is free.

    Facilities

    • Business Centre
    • Coffee/Tea
    • Concierge
    • Internet Access - Wireless
    • Lounge Bar
    • Meeting Rooms Available
    • Multi-lingual Staff
    • Restaurant
    • Room Service Limited Hours
    • Smoke Free Hotel

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    The Charles Hotel



    Built on the site of a former university library, The Charles Hotel was created in 2007. It was named in honour of Sir Rocco Forte's and Olga Polizzi's father, renowned hotelier Charles Forte. It enjoys the calm backdrop of the Old Botanical Garden and has ...

    Built on the site of a former university library, The Charles Hotel was created in 2007. It was named in honour of Sir Rocco Forte's and Olga Polizzi's father, renowned hotelier Charles Forte. It enjoys the calm backdrop of the Old Botanical Garden and has the city's most spacious rooms and longest indoor pool. Everything that is great about Munich is within reach. The hotel is close to historic attractions such as Konigsplatz and a short stroll from the designer stores around Maximilianstrasse. The hotel has a fully equipped fitness centre with state-of-the-art cardiovascular, weight and resistance equipment. For a more indulgent way to relax, enjoy the sauna, steam room and Munich's largest indoor pool.

    Facilities

    • 24 Hour Reception
    • Bar
    • Business Centre
    • Concierge
    • Fitness Centre
    • Meeting Rooms Available
    • Multi-lingual Staff
    • Restaurant
    • Sauna
    • Spa
    • Swimming Pool

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Duration
5 Days
Prices From:
US$ 1,025

Itinerary

Day 1

Munich Train Station to Hotels

Duration1 Hour

NH Munchen Deutscher Kaiser

The NH Munchen Deutscher Kaiser hotel is in the heart of the city, a few minutes' walk from the old town. The building itself was the first skyscraper in Munich and remains one of the tallest buildings downtown. Here you are within easy reach of attractions like Frauenkirche, the city's famous cathedral, and Theresienwiese, the official venue for Oktoberfest. The ground-floor Con Gusto bar offers light snacks like pizza, soup, and sandwiches, with a big-screen TV showing major sporting events. During the summer, a terrace with potted palms and lounge chairs allows for alfresco dining with a view of the city.

Meal Plan Full Breakfast
Duration4 Nights
Accommodation

NH Munchen Deutscher Kaiser

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    NH Munchen Deutscher Kaiser



    The NH Munchen Deutscher Kaiser hotel is in the heart of the city, a few minutes' walk from the old town. The building itself was the first skyscraper in Munich and remains one of the tallest buildings downtown. Here you are within easy reach of ...

    The NH Munchen Deutscher Kaiser hotel is in the heart of the city, a few minutes' walk from the old town. The building itself was the first skyscraper in Munich and remains one of the tallest buildings downtown. Here you are within easy reach of attractions like Frauenkirche, the city's famous cathedral, and Theresienwiese, the official venue for Oktoberfest. The ground-floor Con Gusto bar offers light snacks like pizza, soup, and sandwiches, with a big-screen TV showing major sporting events. During the summer, a terrace with potted palms and lounge chairs allows for alfresco dining with a view of the city.

    Facilities

    • 24 Hour Reception
    • Coffee/Tea
    • Conference Facilities
    • Internet Access - Wireless
    • Lift/elevator
    • Lounge Bar

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Day 2

Half Day to Dachau - Memorial Site

Driving through the village of Dachau you will reach the former concentration camp. Auschwitz might be the most famous camp in the Nazi system of terror, but it was not the first. The first concentration camp was Dachau, established on March 20, 1933 in the southern German town of the same name (10 miles northwest of Munich). Although it was initially established to hold political prisoners of the Third Reich, only a minority of whom were Jews, Dachau soon grew to hold a large and diverse population of people targeted by the Nazis. Under the oversight of Nazi Theodor Eicke, Dachau became a model concentration camp, a place where SS guards and other camp officials went to train. You will have time to visit the memorial site, the museum and view the documentary film shown in the main hall at around 3:30pm. There is no guided tour on site, however your guide will give you information and answer any questions on the way to and from Dachau.

Duration4 Hours
Day 3

Day trip to Berchtesgaden and Eagle's Nest

Embark on a guided tour of Berchtesgaden, Hitler's mountain retreat and the southern headquarters of the Nazi party on a full day coach trip from Munich. Eagle's Nest is a mountain top lodge built by the Nazis, and is a fascinating sight of historical significance. Located at 6,148 feet (1,834 meters) on top of Mt Kehlstein, the lodge has some of Germany's most amazing views of the Alps mountain range. Ironically, Hitler suffered from vertigo and rarely took pleasure in the views.

Due to the World War II bombings by the Royal Air Force, there is little evidence left of Hitler and the Nazi party's presence, however Eagle's Nest still stands. From mid-May to October, you will have the option to take a bus ride up the mountain to see Eagle's Nest for yourself. The last 390 feet (120 meters) of the trip is in a brass-clad elevator. During the winter months or during inclement weather when access to Eagle's Nest is restricted, you will instead visit the world famous Salt Mines. Wearing traditional mining gear you will descend into the depths of the mine where you can see glowing salt grottoes and a subterranean salt lake.

Duration10 Hours
Day 4

Walking Tour - Hitler and the Third Reich (Private)

Enjoy a private guide for Many of Munich's buildings carry the secrets of a dark past. In 1919, Germany was emerging from World War I as a defeated and humiliated nation with Munich in the grips of hyperinflation and Bavaria dominated by revolution and assassination. Out of this fertile soil of chaos rose the Nazi movement and one of history's most powerful dictators, Adolf Hitler. Join us to explore the dark side of Munich's history as the birth place of Nazism. Follow the growth of the movement from its first mass meeting at the Hofbrauhaus, to its failed attempt to seize power at the Feldherrnhalle. We take you to the site of mass party rallies at Konigsplatz and stop in the Hofgarten to talk about The White Rose resistance movement. The tour covers all important facts and sites that played a role in the origin of this black chapter, which ended with the beautiful city of Munich in ruins.

Duration2 Hours
Day 5

Munich Hotels to Train Station

Duration1 Hour

Other Information

DEPARTURES:

Select departures (depending on season). Please enquire.

PRICE INCLUDES:

  • Transfers to/from hotel
  • 4 nights’ accommodation in Munich
  • Breakfast daily
  • Sightseeing as per the itinerary.

PRICE EXCLUDES:

  • Travel insurance
  • International airfares and airfare taxes
  • Gratuities
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Meals and beverages unless otherwise stated
  • Visa fees if applicable

OTHER INFORMATION:

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TERMS & CONDITIONS:

Prices are "from" per person based on twin/double share accommodation and for travel in low season. Seasonal surcharges and blackout dates may apply. Limited seat/spaces and all pricing is subject to change and availability. Rates for single or triple travellers are available on request - please enquire.

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7 Apr 2018
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