MHT’s 70th Anniversaries of WWII “The Rise & Fall of the Third Reich” Tour is postponed until 2022.



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: $ 5,295
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. 

Daily Itinerary

Day 1:  Friday, August 9
Depart home of record for Munich.

Day 2:  Saturday, August 10
Arrive Munich. Transportation will be provided to our hotel.  A Icebreaker will be held at the hotel to welcome all travelers. RON Hotel: Concorde Muench.   

Day 3:  Sunday, August 11 
We will depart the hotel for a morning at Dachau Concentration Camp.  Following lunch at the Dachau Cafeteria, 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 & a stop at the Field Marshals’ Hall in the Odeonplatz, we will go to the Hofbräuhaus Bierhall. It is one of the oldest & 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. RON Hotel: Concorde Muench. (B/D)

Day 4:  Monday, August 12 
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. RON Hotel: Edelweiss Hotel (B)      

Day 5 - 7 :  Tuesday - Thursday , August 13-15
We will depart Berchtesgaden for the city of Nuremberg. When Adolf Hitler came to power, Nuremberg became the heart of  the huge Nazi rallies. We tour the city center/Nuremberg Castle, you will discover how at the end of WWII the city became famous for the Nurem- berg trials of Nazi officials for war crimes. 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 Museum and Zeppelin Field where rallies were held and visit the stadium where Hitler "looked into the eyes of his boys" - to deliver his fanatical speeches. RON Hotel: Holiday Inn Nuremberg (B—every day)

Day 8:  Friday, August 16
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. Hotel: Westin RON Hotel: Bellevue Hotel (B)

Day 9:  Saturday, August 17                                                    
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 the Opera House, th Frankenkirche & Catholic Churches & learn how the resilient residents of Dresden rebuilt their city despite Soviet rule. RON Hotel: Bellevue Hotel (B)

Day 10:  Sunday, August 18         
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 as we see  Prague Castle where Hitler addressed the masses. Today, thousands of tourists visit this beautiful as we walk across the Charles Bridge, an historic, centuries old bridge that connected the Palace to the mainland. RON Hotel: Bellevue Hotel (B)

Day 11: Monday, August 19                                                                                                                                                    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. RON Hotel: Westin Grand Hotel. (B)

Day 12:  Tuesday, August 20
On our two days in Berlin we will be joined by Dr. Manfred Ulitz  "THE" Historian for Berlin will take us on a driving tour of Berlin to see the 1936 Olympic Stadium, the last standing remnants of the "Wall", the Allied Museum, the Reichstag & the Bendlerblock, the German High Command Building & now the Resistance Memorial Center that was highlighted in Tom Cruise’s movie “Valkyrie.”.  Our time with Dr. Ulitz will be one of the highlights of this tour. RON Hotel: Westin Grand Hotel. (B)

Day 13: Wednesday, August 21
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. RON Hotel: Westin Grand Hotel.(B/D) 

Day 14: Friday, August 22
Depart for home or join the “Longest Day” post-tour & continue seeing WWII Europe.

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The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich (9 - 22 Aug 2024)

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