Tour Leader: Shayne Jarosz

MHT Historian: Col Rich Yoder, USMC(Ret)Military

Military Historical Tours is excited to offer a guided tour through the Rise and Fall of the 3rd Reich. This 14 day tour was designed to take you from the birthplace of the 3rd Reich in Munich, to the first concentration camp under Hitler's regime, Dachau. 

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. We get to see the northern Bavarian medieval architecture with half-timbered houses lining the cobblestone lanes of scenic Rothenburg ob der Tauber.

You will witness the destruction of Dresden in the ensuing war and the rebirth of a city under the drab architecture of 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 throughout the city.


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) and from Berlin (TXL) available upon request (price subject to confirmation at time of booking.) Business class is also available. 

Daily Itinerary

Day 1: Friday, September 6
Depart home of record for Munich (overnight flight.)

Day 2: Saturday, September 7
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, September 8
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, see Marienne Platz & the cathedral 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, September 9
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, September 10 – 12
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  Nuremberg 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, September 13
We will depart Nuremberg & on the way, we will make a cultural stop in Rothenberg Ob der Tauber. Rothenberg. It 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. RON Hotel: Historik Hotel Gotisches Haus Garni (B)

Day 9 – 10: Saturday – Sunday, September 14 – 15
We head for Dresden, the MHT historian will share the history of this gorgeous old town that was virtually destroyed during the firebombing of 1945.  You will see the Opera House, the Frankenkirche & Catholic Church & visit the City Museum to learn how the resilient residents of Dresden rebuilt their city despite the oppressive Soviet rule. RON Hotel: Westin Bellevue Hotel (B)

Day 11: Monday, September 16
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, and the Jewish Memorial. RON Hotel: Westin Grand Hotel. (B)

Day 12: Tuesday, September 17
On our two days in Berlin we will be joined by Dr. Manfred Ulitz  "THE Historian for Berlin” who will take us on a driving tour of Berlin to see the 1936 Olympic Stadium, the last standing remnants of the "Wall", 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, September 18
Today we tour the sites of Potsdam including the Glienicke Bridge (Spy Bridge), Sanssouci Palace, Cecilianhof (site of Potsdam Conference) and the 18th Century Russian cabins. MHT will host a farewell dinner at the Lowenbrau. RON Hotel: Westin Grand Hotel. (B/D) 

Day 14: Thursday, September 19
Depart for home. (B)

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The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich (6 - 19 Sep 2024)

  • Product Code: 2409-EUR-NAZI
  • Availability: Seats are available
  • $5,295.00

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