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Opposing Hitler: The Fascinating German Resistance Tour

By  Friday, 6.11.2015, 13:17    Day Trips In and Around Munich

Munich will be forever linked to the rise of Hitler and his National Socialism movement, and there are numerous tours available of the key historical locations in the city where he rose to power and put his stamp on the city. In such terrifying times, there were numerous brave and committed individuals who opposed the Nazis, and who played their part in the German Resistance.

Such acts of bravery have been commemorated and are retold through the outstanding private German Resistance Tour offered by InMunich Tours. The tour takes in the rise to power of Hitler and the various attempts to resist his power, with a fascinating three-hour tour of the key places and stories of this troubled period in Munich's history. The main parts of the tour consist of:

• Rise of the Nazis -Early resistance in Munich.

• Germany's defeat in 1945- The destruction of the city & its liberation by the U.S. Army 70 years ago.

• Dodger’s Alley- The Munich Beer Hall Putsch & passive resistance. Dachau, the first permanent concentration camp & Conservative resistance.

• Hofgartenarkaden & Memorial to the German Resistance- ‘Degenerate Art’, The July 20th Plot, Joseph Hufnagel & Die Weisse Rose.

• Plaque for the Freiheitsaktion Bayern- Rupprecht Gerngross & German military resistance in Munich.

•Walter Klingenbeck’s ‘pirate radio station’& other youth resistance movements.

• Ludwig Maximilian’s University- Hans & Sophie Scholl, Memorials for Die Weisse Rose, Fritz Gerlich & "The Wounds of Memory"

• Georg Elser Memorial- Georg Elser & his attempt on Hitler’s life on 8 November, 1939. Alter Simpl & the Simplissimus satirical magazine, which took a strong stand against extremism.

• Former Gestapo Headquarters- Trial & sentencing of Die Weisse Rose. The arrest & execution of Georg Elser. Head of Gestapo Reinhard Heydrich & his anti-fascist brother Heinz Heydrich.

• Square to the Victims of National Socialism- Memorial to the Murdered Sinti & Roma Gypsies of Europe. Hans Beimler - the only man to escape Dachau, The Dachau Uprising & the myth that Jews didn't fight back. Resistance to the far right in Germany today.

There is no video preview of the tour available, but this video below from a private tourist takes a waklk around the key areas of the university, a central point of the White Rose.

For more information on this and other InMunich tours, contact them directly:

Senftenauerstr 44, 80689, Munich
+49 (0)176 8469 1346

www.inmunichtours.com

 

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Paul Bradbury

After 12 years living on the most gorgeous island in the world, Hvar in Dalmatia, I have begun to wonder if there is still life beyond its shores. Prior to discovering Paradise in 2002, I was a world traveller, living and working in Japan, Georgia, Somalia, Rwanda, Russia... and Munich.

After 95 countries and some 25 years have passed, the memories of my year in the hotel industry in the Bavarian capital (fired by the Sheraton for losing our pet snake, the first male chambermaid at Hotel Arabella, and a truly eye-watering introduction to five-star living in  my days as a bellboy in luxury Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten) are strong, and the call of Munich has been a constant theme over the last quarter century. 

And so here I am, answering the call some 25 years later. Twelve years of island living have changed me for sure, but also left me curious about life in a big city, and whether or not I could adapt to it after such an insular decade. 

I was surprised to see that for such a magnificent multi-cultural city, English-language blogs and regularly updated information are not that available. Static tourism information, such as that provided by the excellent tourist board website yes, but accounts of daily life delivered daily? Hard to find.

And so I have decided to take a break from my idyllic island and see if I could live in a city again. And what better way to try than to discover modern Munich in all its facets after so many years. It is a journey of discovery which I am relishing, and I hope the site proves to be of interest for Munich residents and its numerous visitors.

About Paul Bradbury

Author of Lebanese Nuns Don't Ski, Lavender, Dormice and a Donkey Named Mercedes and Hvar's first comprehensive guidebook, Hvar: An Insider's Guide to Croatia's Premier Island, as well as co-author of Split: An Insider's Guide with Mila Hvilshoj, I have lived in Dalmatia full time since 2003. In addition to running Total Munich, I also run Total Split (www.croatia-split.com), Total Hvar (www.total-hvar.com) and Total Inland Dalmatia (www.total-inland-dalmatia.com), as well as being an accredited Google News journalist for Digital Journal in Canada.

I also have various blogging clients, including the Central Dalmatia Tourist Board, European Coastal Airlines, Touristar TV and Andro Tomic Wines, and print clients include Qatar Airways inflight magazine, Out! magazine from New York, and Croatian Hotspots. 

In December 2014 I was delighted to receive the Marko Polo 2014 Award from FIJET Croatia (Federation of International Travel Writers and Journalists)  at a ceremony for the Croatian Journalists Society for the best international tourism promotion of Croatia. More here.

Ongoing writing projects:

A History of Hajduk Split, co-author with Frane Grgurevic - in 2015

Around the World in 80 Disasters - out in 2015

Total Hvar in the Media:

Interview of the Month, Croatian Embassy in Washington (May 2013)

Special Feature in Globus Magazine (May 2013)

Featured on Croatian TV show, More (2012) - watch the report here

Interviews in Slobodna Dalmacija, Dalmacijanews, Radio Split

I am available for writing services. Please contact me on info@total-munich.com or visit my main writing website, www.bossandblogger.com 

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