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Dark History Tours

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Address: Paoso Str.24a, 81243, Munich, Bavaria, Germany
Phone Number: +49 89 20184141
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

We offer exceptional walking tours in Munich and the surrounding area. We...

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 believe in using all the senses so expect to handle artefacts like uniform pieces, original documents and photographs.

We are also able to offer tours of the Dachau Memorial site with fully trained, tested and knowledgeable guides. Our private tours start from €160 for up to 4 people.

For Oktoberfest 2016 we are pleased to offer a new evening tour - "Munich Macabre" - which looks at some of the more grisly history here: the Black Death, infamous witch trials, crime and punishment, medieval medicine. Guests have the opportunity to try on armour, heft swords and then later sample a medieval beer. €15 adults/€13 concessions.

Unlike other firms, ALL our guides have a background in history and heritage and have previously worked professionally in these sectors in roles as diverse as archaeologists, museum, theatre and film advisers.

Discounts given for students, seniors and serving or ex-military and first responders

Suitable for history lovers aged 8 to 80.

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Taff escorted us on a tour to Dachau and also various sites around Munich. It's obvious that Taff not only knows his history but also enjoys sharing with others. Taff has a gift... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Taff escorted us on a tour to Dachau and also various sites around Munich. It's obvious that Taff not only knows his history but also enjoys sharing with others. Taff has a gift in his ability to bring history alive. Taff is very well organised and alive to the nuances of his audience. Certainly on our tour, he tailored it... More 

2 Thank Daz071
Hickory, NC
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had the pleasure of taking the Munich Macabre tour last month with Taff during Oktoberfest. Not only was the information presented in a fascinating way, Taff's immense knowledge and wicked sense of humor made this one of the most enjoyable tours I've ever taken. Joanne was the ideal winch and made for a great side-gal. Highlight of my trip... More 

2 Thank TMackDiddy
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016

We're a group of friends from Scotland and enjoyed being toured around the city centre of Munich on a frosty October night. We got to stop and buy hot drinks to warm our hands, and learned loads about Munich's dark past. One of our friends along on the tour is originally from Munich and said they found out so many... More 

3 Thank Vronileinchen
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2016 via mobile

Our Dark History Tour was amazing. Taff is a natural teacher and a fantastic storyteller - this combination leads to an unforgettable experience. We are a group of two men and two teenaged boys from the U.S.; we took a combination of a morning at Dachau and afternoon WWII walking tour of Munich. All communication and pre-planning with Taff was... More 

3 Thank xiphoid76
Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2016

I have been on many tours in different countries. For the most part they have been informative. But our private tour with Taff Simon of the Dachau Concentration Camp was one of the best tours I’ve ever experienced. Instead of writing this review in the classic review format, I wanted to reach out personally to Taff and give him my... More 

2 Thank Lauren726
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2016

Taff (David) Simon is a terrific tour guide for any facet of Munich that interests you. I wish I had more time to spend with him on my brief visit to Munich, because it was apparent that I would learn more from him than any book, plaque or recording could ever tell me. I toured the Dachau Memorial site with... More 

4 Thank KGKat
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2016 via mobile

We had such a fabulous time on this tour!! Our guide Taff made all the difference--he is extremely knowledgable, friendly and was flexible for our time schedule. And we learned such cool things about the city, and what happened here!! Take whatever tour Taff offers, and you will not be disappointed. This was a 10 out of 10 in our... More 

3 Thank Roberta S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2016

Taff came to the hotel and we set off from there on foot. He even brought an umbrella for the rain that arrived later. He also brought books, props and other photos that really brought to life the history of the places we were standing in. He was very adept at tailoring his tour to personal interest and existing knowledge.... More 

2 Thank Edithbowowman
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2016

Taff (aka David Simon) is an interesting man with a wealth of knowledge on Munich and its history. His day job is as an archaeologist doing prework on future construction sites around Munich in case there are historical artifacts or settlements to be found. This has given him a variety of stories and experiences that he's happy to share, and... More 

3 Thank JeanP872
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2016

I made my enquiry with 'Taff' over email after seeing good reviews on trip advisor. We met Taff outside the Town Hall and started our wander around the city. Taff was informative friendly and flexible. It was a warm day and Taff made plenty of provision for refreshment! I like the fact that the tour was small in numbers (only... More 

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