Life on the Homefront
What was life like in Munich during WW2? Much has been written about the rise of Hitler and the Nazi´s in Munich – and rightly so. However, the period 1939-45 is somewhat neglected. The war may have started far from Munich but its impact was soon felt and would dominate life for years to come.
Join us on this unique walking tour to learn about:
Popular culture in the Third Reich
Target: Munich – the Allied bombing campaign
Munich: the Stalingrad connection
The effects of rationing
Women and children: changing priorities
Resistance, surveillance and the Gestapo
“Die Amis kommen“! How the US army took the city in 1945
Post-war reconstruction – fantasy and reality
Repercussions for today
Note that the rise of Hitler and the Nazi Party is covered in detail in our Munich 1914-38 tour. It is assumed that participants in this tour have either taken the other tour or have some prior knowledge. If you wished to combine elements of that with this tour please do not hesitate to ask – we will gladly make you a bespoke itinerary.
Tour lasts around a minimum of 3½ hours, excluding break. However, we go at your pace and spend as long as you want at each location.
As with all of our tours, expect to handle original documents and artefacts of the period to further flesh out the history.
From €160 – based on a group of 4.
Students (of any age), serving or ex-military/police/firefighters/ambulance crew or senior citizens qualify for a discount – exact amount will depend on the size of your group. Please ask for a quote
If you are based in central Munich then a pick-up can be arranged at your hotel if you so wish.
In cold or inclement weather we can stop for refreshments and a break to get warmed up. (Not included in price)
To ensure that you get a tour with unique insights that goes at your pace be sure to book in advance.
If you wish, the tour can be combined with another for a discount. Prices on request.
Interested in booking this tour? Send us an email with your preferred date(s) and we will get back to you within 24 hours.