Coronavirus: Dark History regret that due to Bavaria being classed as a disaster-zone by the government, we are forced to suspend our operations for the time being. This will pass and we look forward to touring with you when things are back to normal.
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We consider that an understanding of the past is vital to an understanding of the present.
History need not be about mouldy old books, faraway places you will never see and names and dates you can never remember. A tour with us is more about handling original artefacts, visiting the places you maybe first read about in school and getting the key facts that will help you make sense of the past.
“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.
Whatever you decide on, we hope to see you soon,
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