Third Reich Tour in Dresden provides an insight to how the Nazis came to power and sustained it to the bitter end against the backdrop of events in Dresden. As the capital of the richest and most densely populated region of Germany at that time, and one of the cultural centres of the Reich, Dresden was in the centre of attention of the regime. Since the tour also covers the major landmarks of the historic city of Dresden it can be the perfect choice for those who who want to see the city centre, but also have an interest in this special topic. The tour is led by a local guide who is not of German origin. This made her ask questions and dig deep in order to understand the events that took place in this turbulent time. The tour content arose out of these years of personal enquiry and interest in the subject. As this is a private tour, it can be customized and personalized according to your wishes.
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Stop At: Frauenkirche Dresden, Georg-Treu-Platz 3 Eingang G der Frauenkirche, 01067 Dresden, Saxony Germany
We begin our tour at the 'end' in a manner of speaking with the story of the aerial bombing of Dresden and its destruction. The end of the war, the end of the regime, and the beginning of coming to terms with immense loss.
The Catholic Cathedral and the former Parliament building of Saxony and events in Dresden during the Third Reich. Did the role played by Churches undergo a change during those 12 years? And afterwards? We will walk through the Church if time permits and take a look at some evocative sculptures relating to these times.
Duration: 10 minutes
Stop At: Semper Opera House (Semperoper), Theaterplatz 2, 01067 Dresden, Saxony Germany
Surrounded by magnificent historical buildings, the Theater square where the Opera House stands, was once the Adolf Hitler Platz. What happened here during the Third Reich? We do not go inside the Opera House.
A stage for magnificence and to demonstrate power and status. We go into the Zwinger, see it up close and learn about symbols of power and strength. And propaganda. Always propaganda...
Duration: 15 minutes
Stop At: Old Market Square (Altmarkt), Altmarkt, Dresden, Saxony Germany
The heart of the old walled Dresden is an appropriate place to end the tour. Tragedy and regret are present in this space as is continuation of life and tradition. We will visit the Church of the Holy Cross (if open) and end with a story of forgiveness and reconciliation.