History School Trip to Munich

Both GCSE and A level students can learn about the Rise of Nazism with a visit to Munich, the capital of the Nazi movement and the place where it all began. You’ll follow in the footsteps of Hitler and early Nazis to discover more about the origins and the rise to power of the Nazi party. 

Itinerary

The Rise of Hitler and the Nazis

Tour Day 1

Morning
Day time flight and coach transfer to your accommodation,
Afternoon
Guided walking tour of Munich with a focus on the Beer Hall Putsch. Free time around the Viktualienmarkt for lunch.
Evening
Evening meal at accommodation.

Tour Day 2

Morning
Breakfast at hotel followed by guided tour of Dachau (audio guides also available) followed by lunch in the café.
Afternoon
Back to Munich for a visit to the White Rose exhibition at the University and then free time.
Evening
Evening meal at accommodation.

Tour Day 3

Morning
Breakfast at hotel followed by excursion to Obersalzburg including the Kehlstein House (Eagles Nest) and the Documentation Centre Obersalzburg (only available during late spring/summer).
Afternoon
Transfer back over to Munich.
Evening
Evening meal at accommodation.

Tour Day 4

Morning
Breakfast at hotel followed by excursion to Nuremberg.
Afternoon
Visit to the Documentation Centre followed by a walk around the Party Rally Grounds,
Evening
Transfer to airport for your return flight back to the UK.

4 day experience from only

Based min 35, Half Board at A&O Munich Laim, Sep 2022

£509

Standard Sample Itinerary

Tour Day 1

Morning
Day time flight and transfer to your accommodation
Afternoon
Time permitting take a guided walking tour of Munich covering key locations in the Rise to Power such as the scene of the 1923 Putsch, the University memorial to the White Rose group, the original party headquarters and the location of Hitler's apartments
Evening
Evening meal at accommodation

Tour Day 2

Morning
Coach excursion to Dachau Concentration Camp
Afternoon
Free time around Königsplatz and Karolinenplatz
Evening
Evening meal at accommodation

Tour Day 3

Morning
Full day coach excursion to Nuremberg to visit the Nazi Rally Grounds and the Museum of Fascination and Terror
Evening
Return to Munich for evening meal at accommodation

Tour Day 4

Morning
Transfer to airport for your return flight back to the UK

4 day experience from only

Based min 35, Half Board at A&O Munich Laim, Mar 2022

£479

Curricular Links

A WST tour to Munich and Nuremberg will support the study of elements of the following exam board specifications.

AQA

GCSE

Paper 1: Understanding the modern world

  • Section A - Period studies: Germany, 1890–1945: Democracy and dictatorship Russia, 1894–1945
  • Section B - Wider world depth studies - Conflict and tension: The inter-war years, 1918–1939

A level

  • 1K The Quest for Political Stability: Germany 1871-1991
  • 2P Democracy and Nazism: Germany, 1918-1945

Edexcel

GCSE

  • Paper 2: Modern depth study. Weimar and Nazi Germany, 1918–41

A level

  • Paper 1 Option 1G: Germany and West Germany, 1918–89
  • Paper 3, Option 37.2: Germany, 1871–1990: united, divided and reunited

OCR

GCSE A

  • Non-British depth study: Germany 1925–1955: The People and the State

A level

  • Non British Period Study: Democracy and Dictatorships in Germany 1919–1963

Eduqas

  • Component 1: Non-British Study in Depth 1G. Germany in Transition, 1919-1941

Component 2: Period Study 2B. The Development of Germany, 1919-1993

Study Visits

Guided Walking Tour

A half day guided walking tour of the city centre is an ideal way to orientate yourselves and to see all the major sights including scenes from the 1923 Putsch, Hitler’s apartment, the White Rose memorial and the Hofgarten.

Dachau Concentration Camp

Dachau was Germany’s first concentration camp, set up in 1933 shortly after Adolf Hitler was appointed Chancellor. School groups can take a guided tour around the memorial that will last 2½ hours.

Königsplatz & Karolinenplatz

Just outside the historical centre this was the centre of Nazi Munich and was used as the main square for Nazi party rallies. It’s the location of important Nazi buildings including the original party headquarters the Brown House and the Führer Building where the 1938 Munich Agreement was signed.

Obersalzberg, Berchtesgaden

To find out more about how Adolf Hitler lived groups can take a drive to Obersalzburg to visit the ‘Eagle’s Nest’. You can take a guided tour where you’ll meet in Obersalzburg and transfer on to a mountain bus that will take you to the Eagle’s Nest, the Documentation Centre and the underground bunker system.  

White Rose Monument

A site which pays tribute to the students of the White Rose group who are one of the most famous civilian resistance movements in Nazi Germany. The monument is located in front of the University. This a perfect memorial to visit to show your students evidence of resistance within Nazi Germany.

Nuremberg 

A full day coach trip to Nuremberg is recommended to cover the following visits. 

Nazi Rally Grounds

You can visit the site where the famous Nazi Party rallies were held between 1933 and 1938.

Museum of Fascination and Terror

This permanent exhibition at the Documentation Centre of the Nazi Rally Grounds describes the rallies and explains the fascination they held for participants and visitors.

Memorium Nuremberg Trials

This museum informs visitors about the background, progression and repercussions of the trials, at the original location where they were held. Selected historical exhibits such as parts of the original dock, as well as historical audio tapes and films, convey a vivid impression of events at the Nuremberg Trials.

Cultural Visits

Allianz Arena

Highlights of the home to Bayern Munich include the dressing room, players’ tunnel, media area, press conference area and main stand.

BMW Museum

This museum showcases the company, brand and product history of BMW. It houses more than 120 of the most valuable and attractive cars, motorcycles and engines from BMW’s nine decades of history.

Deutsches Museum

This is the world’s largest museum of science and technology. Exhibitions focus around natural sciences, energy, transport, new technology and materials. 

Jewish Museum

This is a small private museum which serves as a source of Jewish history and culture in Munich.

Olympic Stadium

Visitors can take a guided or self guided tour around the Olympic Stadium, famous for the 1972 Olympics and then ascend up the Olympic Tower to get exceptional views of the city. The Olympic Stadium was also host the 1974 World Cup final and was home to FC Bayern Munich until their move to the Allianz Arena.

Schloß Neuschwanstein

Located approx. 2 hours drive from Munich this fairy-tale castle is a much loved and popular tourist site in Bavaria.

 

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