Trace the origins and development of Nazism in Munich on this 4-hour Third Reich–themed bike tour. Follow a professional guide around the bike-friendly streets, completing an easy 5-mile (8-km) route that takes in the city’s most sobering sites ... More info ›
Trace the origins and development of Nazism in Munich on this 4-hour Third Reich–themed bike tour. Follow a professional guide around the bike-friendly streets, completing an easy 5-mile (8-km) route that takes in the city’s most sobering sites. See the Hofbrauhaus, where Hitler gave a speech to a nascent Nazi Party, and the Feldherrnhalle building on Odeonsplatz, the site of a deadly bust-up between the Nazis and Bavarian police, as well as many more intriguing attractions. Learn more about the Nazi Party’s rise from your knowledgeable guide.
In the morning, meet your guide in Marienplatz, Munich’s pretty central square. Set off by bike to uncover the darker side of the city and its role in the rise of and resistance against the Nazi Party. Cycle along an easy 5-mile route, stopping at important sites to hear more about their connections to the Third Reich.
See the old head office of the National Socialist German Workers Party (NSDAP), an earlier name for Hitler’s growing political party. Ride past Hofbrauhaus beer hall, where Hitler gave a public speech about the goals of the fledgling Nazi Party to a small audience in 1921. Stop frequently to listen to your guide explain the significance of various buildings and locations.
Cycle by sights associated with brutal Nazi acts including the Feldherrnhalle on the famous Odeonsplatz square, the site of a deadly clash between the Bavarian troops and the Nazis in 1923 following an attempted overthrow of the local Weimar government by Hitler’s men. During the tour, you’ll also see a poignant memorial dedicated to those who died at the hands of the Nazis and the Documentation Center for the History of National Socialism, which opened on the site of the former Brown House, the Nazi Party headquarters.
Stop for a 45-minute break in a traditional beer garden and refuel with food and a refreshing drink (own expense). Then, continue to pedal around the city to other fascinating sites including the Haus der Kunst art museum, which was constructed by the Nazis in the English Garden park (Englischer Garten), and St-Jakobs-Platz, the Jewish heart of the city and the site of the new Jewish Synagogue, whose cornerstone was laid 65 years after the original synagogue was destroyed by the Nazis.
Your tour concludes in central Munich, near the Hofbrauhaus.