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Dark History Tours

#13 of 105 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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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... read more

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Gilbert, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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 2 weeks ago 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 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 20, 2016 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 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2016

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 

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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 

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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 

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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 

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