MHT’s 70th Anniversaries of WWII “The Rise & Fall of the Third Reich” Tour is going to Germany in 2023.
Tour Leader & Historian: Col Rich Yoder, USMC(Ret)
Military Historical Tours is pleased to offer this very special tour that follows the rise and fall of one of the most infamous regimes of all time – Nazi Germany. Our tour traces one of the darkest chapters in history, from the origins of the National Socialist Party in 1920s Munich, to the plunge into World War II and the horrors of the Holocaust. The tour will also explore the collapse of this brutal empire, which culminated in the destruction of Berlin and the spectacle of the Nuremburg War Trials in 1946. This tour will not glorify the actions of this sinister regime, but will shed light on this terrible time by walking the ground where these world-changing events occurred. This tour will include Dachau the first of the notorious concentration camps that was the blueprint for the holocaust’s nightmare.
From Munich, we will travel to Berchtesgaden in the mountains of Bavaria. Here, you will visit the Eagles Nest, a 3rd Reich era building, atop the summit of the Kehlstein. From the mountains of Bavaria, we will travel North to the city of Nuremberg, where historic rallies were held in support of the 3rd Reich. At the DokuZentrum you will see where the massive rallies of "Hitler's boys" took place and while visiting the stadium, you will have the opportunity to stand on the dais, where Hitler stood to address the masses. At the Justice Center, you will sit in room 600, where the Nuremberg Trials were held and conduct a self guided tour through the Justice Museum. The castle in Nuremberg, together with the old city walls, is considered to be one of Europe's most formidable medieval fortifications. Nuremberg had significant historical importance in the Holy Roman Empire and along with being centrally located within Germany, made a perfect location for Hitler’s Nazi Party conventions.
You will witness the destruction of Dresden in the ensuing war and the rebirth of a city under soviet rule. The tour will conclude in Berlin, where the division of a country (Berlin Wall) once stood for all to see. Only a portion of that wall still remains. Symbols of peace and unity (Brandenburg Tor, Jewish Memorial, etc.) now stand erect throughout the city. In addition to fulfilling the historical elements of this trip, we are offering cultural opportunities in Nuremberg, Rothenburg ob der Tauber, and Prague, in the Czech Republic.
Tour Price: $ 4,975
BODO- Based on Double Occupancy
Single Supplement: $ 1,100
Tour Price Includes:
- 3 & 4 Star Hotel Accommodations
- Air-conditioned deluxe motorcoach
- Meals as indicated in itinerary
- Historical Trip information packet, containing maps & other information
- Admission fees to all sites, museums and special attractions listed
- Tips included for the services of experienced Tour Historian, Driver & English-speaking local guides
Optional MHT Round-trip economy airfare from your hometown airport to Munich (MUC) snd from Berlin (TXL) available upon request (price subject to confirmation at time of booking.) Business class is also available.
Day 1: Friday, August 11
Depart home of record for Munich.
Day 2: Saturday, August 12
Arrive Munich. Transportation will be provided to our hotel. A reception will be held at the hotel to welcome all travelers.
Day 3: Sunday, August 13
We will depart the hotel for a morning at Dachau Concentration Camp. Following the morning tour, MHT tour guides will conduct a driving tour of the Bavarian capital of Munich. Munich held a special place in the Nazi pantheon. It was the "Hauptstadt der Bewegung" - the Capital of the Movement - the birthplace of the Nazi Party. Following the driving tour, we will go to the Hofbräuhaus Bierhall, one of the oldest and largest Biergartens in Munich. It was the scene for several Nazi meetings and was where Hitler delivered some of his most memorable speeches. MHT will host dinner. Hotel: Amper Villa Hotel (B/D)
Day 4: Monday, August 14
Following an early morning departure, we will travel to Berchtesgaden in the mountains of Bavaria. Here we will join a guided tour into the Eagles Nest, and to the tunnels and bunkers that belonged to Hitler. We will spend the night in Berchtesgaden to enjoy a traditional Bavarian fare in this gorgeous city. (B)
Day 5 - 7 : Tuesday – Thursday, August 15-17
We will depart Berchtesgaden for the city of Nuremberg. When Adolf Hitler came to power, Nuremberg became the heart of Nazi rule, home to the Nazi leaders and center of anti-Semitic propaganda. As we tour the city, you will discover how at the end of WWII the city became famous for the Nurem- berg trials of Nazi officials for war crimes and against humanity. We will visit the Justice Center where the trial took place and if there are not active trials happening on the day of our visit, you will have the opportunity to sit in Room 600, the room where the trials were held. Over the next two days, you will visit the DokuZentrum where rallies were held and visit the stadium where Hitler "looked into the eyes of his boys" - to deliver his fanatical speeches. (B)
Day 8: Friday, August 18
We will depart Nuremberg, enroute to Dresden. On the way, we will make a cultural stop in Rothenberg ob der Tauber. Rothenberg is a town in the district of Ansbach of Mittelfranken (Middle Franconia), the Franconia region of Bavaria, Germany. It is well known for its well-preserved medieval old town, a destination for tourists from around the world. It is part of the popular Romantic Road through southern Germany. Arriving in Dresden, we will stay in the city center. (B)
Day 9: Saturday, August 19
While in Dresden, the MHT historian will share the history of this gorgeous old town that was virtually destroyed in the firebombing of 1945. You will see first hand the destruction and learn how the resilient residents of Dresden rebuilt their city under soviet rule. (B)
Day 10: Sunday, August 20
We will conduct a day tour to the city of Prague. Prague played a key role in the expansion of the 3rd Reich. Following the Anchluss of Austria to Nazi Germany in March 1938, the conquest and breakup of Czechoslovakia became Hitler's next ambition. In 1938 Hitler and the German Wehrmacht moved into Czechoslovakia and from the Prague Castle Hitler addressed the masses. Today, thousands of tourists visit the beautiful city of Prague and walk across the Charles Bridge, an historic, centuries old bridge that connected the Palace to the mainland. (B)
Day 11: Monday, August 21
This will be a travel day from Dresden to Berlin. We will check into our hotel in the city center. From here you can walk to the Brandenburg Tor, Checkpoint Charlie, Jewish Memorial and a variety of museums. (B)
Day 12-13 : Tuesday/Wednesday: August 22-23
On our final two days we will be joined by Dr. Manfred Ulitz "THE" Historian for Berlin. Dr. Ulitz will take us on a driving tour of Berlin to see the Olympic Stadium, the last standing remnants of the "Wall", the Allied Museum, the Reichstag and the Bendlerblock. Our time with Dr. Ulitz will be one of the highlights of this tour. (B)
Day 14: Thursday, August 24
Today we tour the sites of Potsdam including the Glienicke Bridge (Spy Bridge), Sanssouci Palace, Cecilianhof (site of Potsdam Conference.) MHT will host a farewell dinner at the Lowenbrau, Berlin. (B/D)
Day 15: Friday, August 25
Depart for home.
The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich (11 - 25 Aug 2023)
- Product Code: 2308-EUR-NAZI
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