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Munich Unveils New National Socialist Documentation Centre

School history trips to Munich have received a further boost in educational value thanks to the opening of a brand new centre in the heart of the city. 

The Munich National Socialist Documentation Centre is located on the site of the infamous Brown House - the former Nazi headquarters. The Nazi party was conceived here in Munich, and its headquarters remained in the city from 1919 until 1945, when the Third Reich was toppled. 

The centre is set to be unveiled this evening and has already received widespread acclaim for the way it has sensitively but comprehensively covered the role of the city in the rise of the Nazis, the establishment of the Third Reich, the horrors committed during the Holocaust and the toppling of the regime. The permanent exhibition will focus specifically on the city’s role during this period of history. There is also an entire floor dedicated to interactive multimedia exhibits, including audio guides created by local students. 

The centre’s launch comes on a poignant day for Germany, as today is the 70th anniversary of Hitler’s death, whilst yesterday was the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Dachau Concentration Camp. 

We’re very pleased to announce that we will be offering the Munich National Socialist Documentation Centre as an optional activity for school groups visiting Munich. This would make a great addition to any school history trip, but could also be an interesting option for school language trips. 

Contact our History Tours Specialist today for information on how we can tailor-make a school history trip to Munich to suit your specific curriculum requirements. 


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