There are many history tours of Munich, many of them covering the rise of the Third Reich and the brave resistance to it, but what was life like in the city during the Second World War, living in a Germany that was initially victorious and expansionist, but was then defeated and its cities in parts bombed to rubble?
As part of its intriguing collection of excursions, Dark History Tours can give you a good flavour of life in Munich between 1939 and 1945, with its tour 'Munich in World War 2: Life on the Homefront'. Some knowledge of the history of the period is assumed (or there are other tours which can provide that), and to get a feeling to see how central Europe looked just 70 years ago, check out this great 1945 colour footage of the city in the video below:
Tour highlights include:
Popular culture in the Third Reich
Civil defence and the effects of bombing
Munich: the Stalingrad connection
The “Meisterschulefür Mode”: wartime fashion
The effects of rationing
Women and children: changing priorities
“Justice” and persecution
Post-war reconstruction – fantasy and reality
Repercussions for today
The tour, which will include handling original documents and artefacts, will either break or end in the Löwenbräubeerhall – it has a very important connection to the WW2. Exact timings to be determined during booking.
The tour takes 3.5 hours excluding break, and collection from central hotels can be arranged.
Price for a group of 4 - 160€. Discounts are available for students, servicemen and pensioners.
For more information about this and other Dark History Tours excursions, visit their website.
DH Tours, Herr Simon
Paoso str. 24a, 81243,Munich
0173 1029 451 [mobile]