Munich - 'The Capital of the Movement' (Field Trip to the Munich Documentation Center for the History of National Socialism) (Field trip)

Lecturer (assistant)
  • Franziska Recknagel
  • Thomas Rink
Duration0.5 SWS
TermSommersemester 2023
Language of instructionEnglish
Position within curriculaSee TUMonline

Admission information


Afterwards participants are aware about the importance of Munich during the National Socialism as a place of foundation of NSDAP. In addition they will be able to relate to the change of topography of the former district 'Parteiviertel'.


The seminar analyses Munich’s importance for the history of National Socialism. Participants get to know the permanent exhibition of the Munich Documentation Center. It traces the path from the founding of the Nazi Party in 1919 through to the elaborate staging of power in Munich as the ‘capital of the movement’ during the regime phase. The seminar looks at the majority society, at structures and individuals, but also considers the repercussions for the persecuted. Furthermore participants can search for selected topics on their own at an interactive Learning Centre. Afterwards there will be a city tour to some places of particular importance for the National Socialism - the former 'Parteiviertel'. Please bring your own pen and writing paper.

Teaching and learning methods

interactive tour, independent research


There is no exams and therefore no credits (ECTS: 0).