Munich Extra: The 3rd Reich

Frauenkirche, Munich

Last Updated on February 19, 2023 by Hannah Henderson

The second half of our interview with tour company founder Jake Slisz

We welcome Jax Slisz back for a second week in order to hear about the 2 Munich tours he runs to explain some of the darker aspects of Munich’s history to visitors: a 3rd Reich Tour and a visit to the Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site. He talks passionately about what there is to see, why it’s important to know this story and how the memories of his Polish grandfather, Alois Slisz, underpin his desire to educate others about this period of German history.

Video on the WW2 memories of Alois Sisz:


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Links & Reading

Useful websites for tourists
Munich Tourist Office 
Munich Tourist Information 
Simply Munich

5 useful guidebooks
Top 10 Munich (Dorling Kindersley)
Lonely Planet Munich, Bavaria and the Black Forest
Rough Guide to Munich and Central Bavaria
111 Places in Munich that You Shouldn’t Miss by Rüdiger Liedtke
Only in Munich A Guide to Unique Locations, Hidden Corners and Unusual Objects by Duncan J Smith

3 useful history books
Weimar and the Rise of Hitler by A J Nicholls
The Trial of Adolf Hitler by David King
Hitler’s Interpreter The memoirs of Paul Schmidt

5 Biographies
The Swan King: Ludwig of Bavaria by Christopher McIntosh
The Mad King by Greg King
Lola Montez, Her Life and Conquests by James Morton
Sophie Scholl by Frank McDonough
Sophie Scholl and the White Rose by Annette Dumbach and Jud Newborn

2 Books on Munich’s Artistic Heritage
The Munich Art Hoard by Catherine Hickley
Munich, Its Golden Age, Art and Culture by Rainer Metzger