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Brandenburg Gate 1939 WORLD WAR II 1939-1945 The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich This tour examines the ‘dark charisma of Adolf Hitler’, and the Rise of National Socialism in the 1920s and Hitler’s move to take power in the 1930s, visiting some of the iconic and infamous locations connected with the Third Reich. Includes... 9 days from £839 12 days from £949 • 8 or 11 nights hotel with continental breakfast • Specialist Historical Guide • Historical visits as described Plus... • Local joining points (see page 55 for your nearest) • Entrance to museums and places of interest (extra cost) Evening Meal Package (available to pre-book) 9-day tour - 6 evening meals £75 12-day tour - 9 evening meals £115 per person Call for more details. The Eagle’s Nest 9-Day Itinerary Silver Service Tour Code: 9GHCV Jun 10 2017 £839 12-Day Itinerary Silver Service Tour Code: 12GHCV May 22 2017 £999 Jul 31 2017 £999 Oct 16 2017 £949 Extras: optional excursions; entrance fees to museums and places of interest; travel insurance essential, call or see website for details; single room supplement £149 (9 days); £209 (12 days). 9-Day Itinerary Day 1 Local departure by coach or Door-to-Door service, then to Belgium for an overnight stay. Day 2 To Bad Aibling, near Munich, for a three-night stay. B Day 3 Munich & Dachau We start with the rise of National Socialism in Munich and Hitler’s involvement in the November 1923 Putsch. We see the Ludwig’s Bridge and Isartor, then visit the Hofbrau House where Hitler gave many of his early speeches. At the Odenplatz we see where Hitler was when war was declared in 1914, then on to other Third Reich sites in Munich, including the Ehrenhalle and site of the Brown House. After lunch we travel to Dachau, to consider the ‘Final Solution’ at one of the first Concentration Camps. B Day 4 Berchtesgaden We travel to the Eagle’s Nest (weather permitting), built for Hitler’s fiftieth birthday. We also see the visitors’ centre and tunnels in Berchtesgaden, and the stunning war memorial murals. B Day 5 Nuremberg We head to Nuremberg, where we look at the sites connected with the many rallies of the Third Reich, then walk to the nearby Luitpold seeing the ground where more than 150,000 National Socialists gathered for rallies in the 1920s and 30s. Overnight in Nuremberg/Erlangen area. B Day 6 Nuremberg Trails We look at the story of the post-war Nuremberg Trials, visiting the court where they took place and the new exhibition. The original courtroom 600 is still in use and, subject to modern-day demands, we also go into the courtroom itself. Continue to Berlin area for two nights. B Day 7 Berlin In Berlin we look at the Third Reich regime starting at the Reichstag area, walking to the nearby Brandenburg Gate and the site of Hitler’s Bunker before visiting the ‘Topography of Terror’ exhibition. After lunch we travel to the 1936 Olympic Stadium. In the Grunewald area of West Berlin we see where decisions were made about the ‘Final Solution’ at Wannsee and visit ‘Gleis 17’ the memorial site to Berlin’s Jews who were deported to the death camps in the East. B Day 8 Möhne Dam To Holland for an overnight stay, stopping en route at Möhne Dam where the Dambusters carried out their successful raid in May 1943. B Day 9 Return home. B Included Meals: B=Breakfast 12-Day Itinerary Day 1 to 6 As per 9-day itinerary, except with a stay in Berlin area for four nights. 5xB Day 7 As per Day 7 of 9-day itinerary. B Day 8 Peenemunde Army Whilst in Berlin, we head to the Peenemunde Army Research Centre which served as the Nazi secret weapons research establishment during WWII. It was here that V2 rockets were developed. B Day 9 Battle of Berlin The end of the Third Reich came in April 1945 with the Allied advance on Berlin. Today, we look at the Battle for Berlin, starting on the Seelow Heights. We then look at some of the Russian memorials and burial grounds around Berlin and see the Karlshorst Museum. B Day 10 Munster Travel to Munster to visit the superb German Panzer Museum. Overnight stay in the Bucholz area, near Hamburg. B Day 11 We travel to Luneberg Heath where the British took the surrender of German forces in May 1945 and visit Becklingen War Cemetery, Soltau. Continue to our overnight hotel in Holland. B Day 12 Return home. B Included Meals: B=Breakfast For full hotel and itinerary details visit www.leger.co.uk/tours/ghc Visit www.leger.co.uk/battlefields/tours for full tour details 43


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