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Dark History Tours

Paoso Str.24a, Munich, Bavaria, Germany
+49 89 20184141
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Ranked #7 of 95 activities in Munich
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours
Owner description: We offer exceptional walking tours in Munich and the surrounding area. We specialise in 3rd Reich and WW2 military history, archaeology and Medieval... more » Owner description: We offer exceptional walking tours in Munich and the surrounding area. We specialise in 3rd Reich and WW2 military history, archaeology and Medieval themes or can tailor a private tour to your wishes. We are also able to offer tours of the Dachau Memorial site with fully trained, tested and knowledgeable guides. As well as Munich history we offer a unique tour to Regensburg which focuses on Roman archaeology and Medieval Jewish history. We believe in using all the senses so expect to handle artefacts like ancient pottery, swords, armour and original documents and photographs.Suitable for history lovers aged 8 to 80. « less
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maryland
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

I had the great fortune to spend two days of touring with Taff. He was incredible. He brings "props" to engage and hold interest, he even wore era appropriate clothing for one tour. He clearly loves what he's doing and shares that love of history. I only wish my high school history teachers were this interesting, I might of actually... More

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Canton, Michigan
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39 reviews 39 reviews
31 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

My husband and I were in Munich for really one day and Taff was gracious enough to squeeze us into his schedule for a 4 hr private tour. It was a very warm July day too but he carried his large backpack of "show and tells" on his back which enhances the tour along the way when he takes time... More

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York, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

We took a school group to Munich this month and Taff was our guide for the Third Reich tour. His planning was meticulous and he was really keen to pitch it so the students found it accessible, interesting and useful. The students were gripped by everything Taff had to say both in Munich and in Dachau. He is an exceptional... More

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Toronto, Canada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

If you are a history nerd/buff and are visiting Munich, you must look up Taff Simon/Dark History Tours. I know of no other tour guide who carries centuries worth of props, artifacts, costumes and even a sword around with him to augment his story-telling. (What a work out that must be!) I had some plans change at the last minute... More

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

My husband and I spent a half day with Taff and highly recommend it to ANYONE spending time in Munich with an interest in the history of Munich. Our tour was focused on pre-WWII and WWII. Taff was an excellent tour guide and the time we spent with him was the highlight of our trip. We thoroughly enjoyed the very... More

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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

Taff is a superb tour guide who will give you a real insight into the city of Munich. His knowledge and enthusiasm for history is outstanding and the day we spent in his company was the highlight of our trip. Taff tailors his tours depending on your interests and existing levels of knowledge and he delivers it in an engaging... More

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Springfield, Missouri
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3 reviews 3 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

After taking Taff Simon’s Dark History Tour of Munich, I had a much better understanding of the historical importance of the city before, during, and after World War 2, which was the period that I wanted to learn more about. Taff is an archaeologist by training, which means he has a passion for the past, is highly detail oriented, and... More

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Miami, Florida
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41 reviews 41 reviews
20 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

Deciding to contact Taff for my short stay in Munich was a very easy decision. All Tripadvisor ratings were five stars and the comments gave me a clear picture of what my day with Taff would be…or did it. Even after reading all the wonderful reviews with extensive details I really wasn't prepared to know how enjoyable our walk through... More

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Munich, Germany
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

I've lived in Munich for several years and had heard about Dark History Tours through a colleague. I had some family visiting from the UK so I contacted Taff and arranged the tour. Probably the most interesting day I've had since I've been in Munich - no exaggeration. Of course, I know most of the streets and buildings, but Taff... More

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Bern, Switzerland
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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

As an archaeologist, Taff's specialty is the late Roman Empire/early Middle Ages. As a tour guide, he has an excellent way of introducing visitors to the history of the Nazi era. He also brings cool stuff to the tour. His huge army-issue backpack contains the most incredible artefacts from millennia of human history. Taff will tailor his tour to your... More

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