History tour to Munich & Nuremberg by air: 5 days, 4 nights

History tour to Munich & Nuremberg by air: 5 days, 4 nights

Munich is the capital of Bavaria and has many historical sites of significance that relate extremely well to the history GCSE and A-level syllabuses. This twin centre tour allows your students to experience key historic sites at Nuremberg as well. See our learning tab for further details on the excellent curriculum links.

Suggested itinerary

  • Day one
  • Flight to Munich
  • Transfer to hotel and check in
  • Guided Tour of Jewish Museum
  • Evening at leisure
  • Day two
  • Full day excursion to the Eagle’s Nest
  • Evening meal at Hoffbrauhaus
  • Day three
  • Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site
  • Return to Munich
  • Third Reich walking tour
  • Return to hotel
  • Day four
  • Check out of hotel and transfer to Nuremberg
  • Guided walking tour of city centre & castle
  • Day five
  • Nazi Rally Grounds
  • Memorium Nuremberg Trials
  • Transfer to Munich airport for late flight home

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History tour to Munich & Nuremberg by air: 5 days, 4 nights

  • Memorium Nuremberg Trials

    Subject range: History

    What you’ll experience:

    The Memorium Nuremberg Trials informs visitors about the background, progression and repercussions of the trials, and is at the original location where they were held. Selected historical exhibits such as historical audio tapes and films and parts of the original dock will give students a vivid impression of events at the Nuremberg Trials.

    Select says:

    The Memorium Nuremberg Trials offers various educational programmes. They may be booked as 2-hour, 3-hour and 4-hour programmes. The 2-hour programmes comprise a guided tour of the permanent exhibition with various activity or dialogue elements, the 3-hour module is usually supplemented by film material, and the 4-hour programme provides an opportunity for group work. As an alternative, the Memorium Nuremberg Trials also offers a 1 hour 30 minute standard guided tour of the exhibition.

  • Documentation Centre Nazi Party Rally Grounds

    Subject range: History

    What you’ll experience:

    Located in Nuremberg's southern districts on an area of eleven square kilometres, the Nazi Party rallies were staged here to demonstrate their power. The permanent exhibition 'Fascination and Terror' looks at the causes and consequences of the National Socialist reign of terror. The site focuses on the topics which have a direct link to Nuremberg, and has 19 exhibition areas set in chronological order: the history of the party rallies, the buildings of the Nazi Party Rally Grounds, the 'Nuremberg Racial Laws' of 1935, the 'Nuremberg Trials' of the main perpetrators of Nazi crimes in 1945/46 and the twelve follow-up trials, as well as the difficult problem of dealing with the National Socialists' architectural heritage after 1945.

    Select says:

    Guided tours for groups are possible but must be pre-booked.

  • Nuremberg Castle

    Subject range: History

    What you’ll experience:

    The Imperial Castle is the symbol of Nuremberg and since the Middle Ages. The castle and the city walls are considered one of Europe's most formidable fortifications.

     

     

    Select says:

    Guided tours are possible.

  • Third Reich Walking Tour

    Subject range: History

    What you’ll experience:

    The walking tour of Munich contains a number of key historic Third Reich sites that had particular significance for the period of history in Germany from 1933 to 1945. The walking tour includes:

    White Rose Memorial, Konigsplatz, Briennerstrasse, Karolinienplatz, Wittelsbacher Palais, Platz der Opfer des Nationalsozialismus, Felderrnhalle, Karlsplatz, Hoffbrauhaus, Altes Rathaus, and Sterneckerstrasse.

     

    Select says:

    Contact us for a further information sheet on the relevance of each site.

  • Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site

    Subject range: History

    What you’ll experience:

    The memorial site contains a number of exhibitions detailing the history of the Dachau Concentration Camp and highlighting the original utilisations of the exhibition rooms. It is advisable to spend the first half of the visit touring the main exhibition, which includes an overview of the history and is located in the former maintenance building, then the grounds and the other exhibitions in the bunker, the model barrack, and the crematorium.

    Select says:

    Guided tours for school groups are possible in English (students must be at least 14 years old), with the possibility to ask for a specific focus when you book.

  • The Eagle's Nest

    Subject range: History

    What you’ll experience:

    The Eagle's Nest (Kehlsteinhaus) was the project of Martin Bormann and given to Adolf Hitler for his 50th birthday to be used as a retreat and teahouse for diplomats and to entertain friends. It is situated at the top of a rocky outcrop at the summit of the Kehlstein near the town of Berchtesgaden. The road from Obersalzberg (formerly Hitler's home and southern headquarters) to the Eagle's Nest at 1,834m is a feat of engineering. The Eagle's Nest remained untouched by the bombing of Allied Forces during WWII. 

    Select says:

    Since 1952 the Eagle's Nest has been open to the public as a mountain restaurant with a spectacular view, and is accessed only by special mountain buses from Obersalzberg. Due to its high elevation the Eagle's Nest is open in summer only, usually from about mid-May through October. Tours for groups are possible and must be pre-booked.

  • Jewish Museum - Munich

    Subject range: Cultural, History

    What you’ll experience:

    The museum had three exhibition floors with both temporary and changing exhibitions exploring a variety of themes and insights into Jewish life and culture in Munich. There is a special section geared towards young as well as adult audiences providing in-depth information on Jewish history and religion. On each gallery floor there is also a study area, learning centre or library where students can explore areas of interest and find answers to their questions.

    Select says:

    The permanent exhibition is located on the lower level and provides an overview of Munich’s Jewish history. Tours of the permanent exhibition are available for school groups in English and are for a duration of 60 or 90 minutes and must be pre-booked.

     

History tour to Munich & Nuremberg by air: 5 days, 4 nights

Learning areas:

History GCSE:

Democracy and dictatorship: Germany 1890–1945 (AQA)

Weimar and Nazi Germany, 1918–39 (Edexcel)

Conflict and co-operation 1918–1939 (OCR)

OCR GCSE J411 - Germany 1925–1955: The People and the State

 

History A and AS-Level

The quest for political stability: Germany, 1871–1991 (AQA)

Democracy and Nazism: Germany, 1918–1945 (AQA)

Germany and West Germany, 1918–89 (Edexcel)

Germany, 1871–1990: united, divided and reunited (Edexcel)

Germany 1925–1955: The People and the State (Edexcel)

International Relations 1890–1941 (OCR)

Democracy and Dictatorships in Germany 1919–1963 (OCR)

The Reformation in Europe, c1500–1564 (AQA)

Luther and the German Reformation, c1515–55 (Edexcel)

The German Reformation and the rule of Charles V 1500–1559 (OCR)

 

 

 

History tour to Munich & Nuremberg by air: 5 days, 4 nights

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