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Dark History Tours

#13 of 112 Tours in Munich
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Address: Paoso Str.24a, 81243 Munich, Bavaria, Germany
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+49 89 20184141
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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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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Two of us enjoyed a fun and fascinating private day with Taff touring Dachau and WWII sites in Munich. Couldn't possibly have had a guide with more passion for and knowledge of... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Two of us enjoyed a fun and fascinating private day with Taff touring Dachau and WWII sites in Munich. Couldn't possibly have had a guide with more passion for and knowledge of history, archaology and a bag of artifacts for "show and tell". Took us to great places for lunch and late supper - felt like Taff was a good... More 

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Taffthedigger, Owner at Dark History Tours, responded to this review

It is always nice to hear feedback from my guests. The subjects and sites we covered are very important - as an historian I sincerely believe it is important that we try and learn from the past and how these events came to pass. A history lesson is always a bit more agreeable with beer and pretzels, although looking at... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We would highly recommend using Taff as a way to see an important part of history. He is very professionable. He picked us up at our hotel and proceeded to spend the next 5 hours showig and telling us about the history of Dachau. He tailors the tour and information to meet yuour needs. Seeing Dachau is not easy, but... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Taff took our family of four on a wonderful tour of Munich, covering the city's vast history - especially the period prior to, during and just after World War II. It also included a two-hour snapshot of a concentration camp close to the city. Taff has spent years gathering his knowledge of Munich, and prior to that Berlin in Germany's... More 

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Vienna, Austria
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Taff is very knowledgeable and it was really nice to have that kind of expertise on a tour. I did not have a lot of time that day because of my travel schedule, so we really jammed a lot in during a short period of time. I would highly recommend Taff to anyone wanting a tour of Munich.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 23, 2017 via mobile

Don't waste your time with any other tour. Taft was so wonderful, knowledgeable and passionate about bringing history alive. We spent the whole day with him. In the morning we went to Dachau, returned to Munich for lunch (at an excellent restaurant) and then continued with a walking tour of Munich. The tour is completely customizable. After spending nearly 10... More 

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Gilbert, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2017

This is the second year I have called on Taff to guide me in Germany. I had a few days in Nuremberg and in Munich with him this time around. He is an amazing historian with a ton of passion, energy, and knowledge. Whether you have a group, a couple or going solo like I did, you will be happy... More 

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Kearney, Nebraska
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 16, 2017

There were 7 of us ranging in age from 10 to 52 in age and Taff had everyone's attention for the full day. I would try to do a full day as Taff has so much knowledge to share you will feel left short if you have to leave before the day is over. We did a custom tour to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2017 via mobile

Did a tour with Taff on a cold Munich day 2 adults 2 teenagers Taff was spot on with the tour keeping the flow and entertaining the kids Had a bag of props for the kids to try on Well worth the money and highly recommended Book a tour with Taff it will be fantastic

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2017

My wife and I booked a Munich walking tour through dark history tours because we both love history and did not want any details left out regardless of how gruesome they might be. Our guide Taff was terrific and with an archaeological degree especially in WWI and WWII we were not disappointed. Our tour was customized so we saw what... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 1, 2017 via mobile

Our 5+ hours with Taff passed in the blink of an eye. His artifact and object-filled tour was a hit with our teens and the highlight of my trip to Munich. I can't recommend this guy highly enough. Informative, funny, personable and humble, Taff was never teachy, preachy or dull. The mark of a great teacher is whether he's inspired... More 

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