As of June 2021, Dark History are able to offer a reduced number of tours. Tours in Munich are possible, although at the time of writing (June 8th) the Dachau Memorial is closed for guided tours: you may however visit on your own. In their own words: 

“The outdoor area, the visitor centre, the museum building including the special exhibition and the crematorium area with the crematorium building are currently open. The “bunker” and the reconstructed barracks remain closed. The cinema is also closed. The audio guide rental is open.

 Visitors are obliged to wear FFP2 masks on the entire site…….Unfortunately, there are no special regulations for those who have been vaccinated, recovered or tested.”

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.


                                Taff Simon

                                       Munich, June 8th, 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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