Important updates:


Dark History Tours are able to offer a reduced number of tours. Tours in Munich are possible, although with some restrictions:

November 30th 2021

November 30th 2021 – new Government regulations, mean we have to operate under what are known as “G2 +” conditions. This means that both guests and guides need to be either vaccinated or recovered (and be able to prove with official documentation such as the German “Impfpass” ) AND also to have taken a test within the last 24 hours. The test cannot be a self-administered “schnelltest” but must be taken in one of the many test centres in Munich. After your test they will provide you with documentation as to the results. Personal I.D. is required to prove that the documentation supporting your status is actually yours.

Failure to have the required documentation in the event of being stopped by public health officials has the potential to incur financial penalties. As a small company – but also as a public-spirited one – we have to enforce this policy


November 6th 2021

November 6th 2021-  the Dachau Memorial has some restrictions in place – visitors must be able to prove that they are double vaccinated, recovered or very recently tested. Guides are not permitted to walk with guests through the museum.

To quote the official Memorial email we received:

Today the district of Dachau has set the hospital traffic light, according to which the corona protective measures are based, to yellow. This means that tightened measures will apply from tomorrow, Sunday 7th. In addition to an FFP2 mask requirement in all areas in which a medical mask was previously permitted, this is above all the 3G + rule. This also applies to the concentration camp memorial from Sunday. So only one PCR test is permitted; rapid tests are no longer accepted. The PCR test must not be older than 48 hours.”

The situation in both Munich and Dachau is subject to review so please, if you are considering a tour, drop us a line with your enquiry in the first instance.


Christmas and New Year 2021

We are currently working on our schedule for the festive period. We will be running tours and private tours are possible for the 24th, the morning of the 25th and the period up up to the 31st. Until things go live on here, please drop us an email in the first instance with your inquiry.


Taff Simon,

November 6th, 2021


We consider that an understanding of the past is vital to an understanding of the present – and certainly the past can teach us a thing or two about living in 2020.

Why “Dark History”?

By and large, the key events that have shaped the human story have not been sugar coated – natural calamity, war, disease, religious persecution – just 4 examples of the causes of change in society over the millennia. Change can be traumatic for those who experience it – whether it be the Medieval peasant facing the Black Death, or a child sheltering from bombs in WW2.

We offer a variety of off-the-peg private tours covering military and medieval history, archaeology, architecture and socio-political themes, in both Germany and the UK. We can of course tailor an itinerary to suit your particular needs and interests – whether it is a family trip, school or business group, we can put together a tour for you.

Why should we book with you?

All of our key staff have professional backgrounds in history, archaeology and museums. The tours they give were – unlike a great many offered by other firms – not learned by rote from a poorly researched script but by years of reading around the subject and thinking critically of the sources. With our WW2 tours, this research has led us far and wide, visiting battlefields and interviewing eyewitnesses to the events that shaped the world we live in.  

What type of tour is right for me?

We offer a number of off-the-peg tours on this website, which are easy to book with your credit card. These typically last between 3 -5 hours.

Extended, full day or multi-day tours, designed to you take right into the heart of the history are available on request: drop us a line with your requirements and we will get back to with some ideas and prices.

Your private tour specialists

Ever since the get-go, our focus has been on small group, private tours. Quite apart from the issues that the Corona virus has thrown into sharp focus, we have long believed that private tours allow our guests the freedom to tailor the content, timings and speed of their tour: and we’ve been doing that since 2008.

We hope to see you soon,

Taff Simon

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