Five hour private van tour– max 6 person group
includes 19% VAT, guide fee, booking fee, admin fee, transportation and driver costs, and tourism insurances
Our Capital Of Tyranny Tour can start wherever is best for you – at your accommodation or elsewhere
Discover the history of the Third Reich beyond the pulp mythology – follow the path of Hitler’s Machtergriefung (rise to power); learn about the personal tragedies behind the catastrophic events; the dominant personalities within the Nazi party; and the courageous individuals who stood up against totalitarian rule.
Venture into the heart of the ‘Capital of Tyranny’ to explore what remains of Hitler’s grand project, Welthauptstadt Germania (World Capital Germania), and the so-called ‘Thousand Year Reich’.
…the former Nazi government quarter, the site of Adolf Hitler’s Führerbunker, the German Resistance Museum, the Olympic Stadium, the Haus der Wannsee Konferenz, the Gleis 17 memorial and much more…
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There is an undeniable mythology surrounding the Third Reich; National Socialism grips the public imagination the world over. So, too, does it retain its hold on the collective memory of today’s Berliners. And how could it not?
The Second World War irrevocably changed the face of the city; a city which is tied up with Hitler’s plans for world domination like no other.
What is gone of Hitler’s regime lives on through memory; what remains stands as a testament to the necessity of confronting tyranny.
Although not the birthplace of National Socialism, Berlin would serve as the nerve-centre of Hitler’s regime following the Nazi seizure of power in 1933. Fitting now that the country’s present-day parliament convenes within walking distance of a collection of memorials established for the victims of National Socialism.
The current movement to confront the country’s past is best summarised as a respectful observation of uncomfortable history. Germany’s willingness to openly face these issues providing any serious student of European History the opportunity to study the factors and events that led to the country’s descent into totalitarian madness and genocidal dictatorship.
This Capital of Tyranny tour is an opportunity to address the many aspects of life in the Third Reich, while following the path of Hitler’s Machtergreifung (rise to power). Revisit the catastrophic events; the dominant personalities of the Nazi Party and Adolf Hitler’s inner circle; and consider the acquiescence, either criminal or passive, that allowed National Socialism to flourish and maintain its hold on German society until the end.
From the former Nazi government district and the surviving former ministry buildings to the site of Adolf Hitler’s Führerbunker to discuss his final days. Beyond Berlin’s central Mitte district this tour also ventures west to the Olympic Stadium – site of the 1936 ‘Nazi Games’ and the Gleis 17 Deportation Station memorials before continuing to one of the most important sites in Holocaust history – the Haus der Wannsee Konferenz – where in 1942, Nazi functionaries met and coordinated the ‘Final Solution to the Jewish Question’.
The Reichstag/German Parliament
Former Prussian/Nazi Government Quarter
Site of Hitler’s New Reich Chancellery
Site of the Führerbunker
Former Nazi Propaganda & Public Enlightenment Ministry
Georg Elser Memorial
Former Nazi Airforce Ministry
Former SS-Gestapo Headquarters
Topography of Terror Museum
Former Charlottenburger Chaussee
Site of the British Victory Parade and Allied Victory Parade in 1945
Ruined Anhalter Bahnhof Diplomatic and Deportation Station
Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe
Memorial to the Roma & Sinti
Memorial to the Persecuted Homosexuals
Soviet War Memorial in the Tiergarten
Siegessaule (Victory Column)
Japanese & Italian Embassies
T4 Memorial for the Euthanasia Victims of National Socialism
Bendlerblock/German Resistance Museum
Olympic Stadium (Site of the 1936 Nazi Games)
Gleis 17 Deportation Memorial
Haus der Wannsee Konferenz
We will not only examine the physical remnants of this era but also discuss the myths and realities of this period.
Was the Nazi Party democratically elected?
Are there any Nazi statues left in Berlin?
Who was really responsible for the Reichstag fire?
Why did the Nazis use the Swastika?
Were the Nazi medical experiments useful?
Was Adolf Hitler a drug addict?
Were the Anglo-American air attacks on Berlin war crimes?
What inspired the racial theories of Nazi Germany?
Were the Nazi concentration camps inspired by the British?
Did Hugo Boss design the Nazi uniforms?
Did the Nazi introduce Jägermeister?
Who really raised the Red Banner on the Reichstag in 1945?
Was Hitler inspired by the conquest of the Americas?
Did Hitler escape to Argentina in 1945?
How close did the Nazis come to developing an atomic bomb?
Why didn’t the British and Americans take Berlin in 1945?
How many times did Hitler survive assassination?
Did the Nazis invent decaf coffee?
What was the relationship between Nazi Germany and the Vatican?
Did Rudolf Hess commit suicide?
Did Hitler invent the Volkswagen Beetle?
Did the influenza pandemic of 1918 help the Nazis take power?
Was Henry Ford a member of the Nazi Party?
What happened to the Nazi gold?