Guided tours for tourists are often a trap - a sneaky trap of long walks, bored guides, information overkill and this uncomfortable, cliché tourist feeling. Not so here! I will lead you in a small group alongside some well-known tourist attractions, but without losing touch with the colorful daily life of the city. I want to share with you the beauty of Munich, but outside the post-card epicenter. I will show you Munich as a history expert and enthusiast, but without boring you with details. In this 2h tour - with many opportunities to share your opinions and experiences and to ask questions - we will learn a lot about the footprints of the Nazi regime and World War II in Munich and how the city and the country are dealing with this past. But we will also learn about Bavarian and German history before the rise of the Nazi regime, and in particular how Napoleon has shaped the destiny of the country. At the end of the tour you will still be confused - but on a much higher level.
My name is Igor and I live in Munich since more than 10 years. After my studies in history and law, I am now a PhD candidate in legal history at the Munich University. I love to share my passion for history, Munich's beauty and rich culture with my friends and I am looking forward to welcome you as a friend, too!
The mulled wine will warm you up especially in cold winter days ;)
We will walk from Odeonsplatz to Platz der Opfer des Nationalsozialismus to Karolinenplatz, where I will show you the highest basketball hoop on the planet. From Königsplatz you can either stop at a local beer hall and enjoy some Bavarian delicacies or take the tram back to the city center (Karlsplatz/Stachus or Max-Joseph-Platz).
The duration of the tour sometimes depends on the size of the group and the amount of questions - so maybe count in +/- 15-20 minutes. Feel free to ask me about a private or unscheduled tour. Natürlich biete ich die Tour auch auf Deutsch an ;)
Munich - A History of War