What They Fought Against: Scars of the Nazi War Machine

Featuring author and historian Dr. Alexandra Richie, a companion tour to The Rise and Fall of Hitler’s Germany

About the Tour

This tour is named after many of the large complexes built using forced slave labor under the Third Reich. Explore a number of sites not typically visited by tourists and contemplate the scale of the projects completed to support the Nazi war machine. From Hamburg to Warsaw, experience a different perspective at sites and battlefields along the way.

Join The National WWII Museum's Educational Travel Team and Historian Alexandra Richie to learn about the Megastructures: Forced Labor and Massive Works in the Third Reich tour.



Tour Dates

Program Pricing

Price per person based on Double Occupancy

$7,899 $7,399*

Price per person based on Single Occupancy

$10,095 $9,595*

$329 per person taxes and fees are additional.

Download the Brochure

Download the official Megastructures: Forced Labor and Massive Works in the Third Reich brochure for a full listing of inclusions, accommodations, and other useful information.

Download Brochure
Megastructures: Forced Labor and Massive Works in the Third Reich

Tour Itinerary & Map

Summary Itinerary

Optional Two-night pre-tour extension program Hamburg in America

Jewish Quarter / Hamburg’s Emigration Halls / Ballinstadt Museum

Accommodations: Hotel Atlantic Hamburg, Autograph Collection (2 Breakfasts, 1 Lunch, 2 Receptions, 1 Dinner)

Day 1


Arrivals into Hamburg


Arrive in Hamburg Airport (HAM) / Afternoon at leisure / Welcome Reception and Dinner

Accommodations: Grand Atlantic Hotel (R, D)

Day 2




St. Nicholas Church / Underground Bunker Hamm / Ohlsdorf Cemetery

Accommodations: Grand Atlantic Hotel (B, L)

Day 3




Bullenhuser Damm Memorial / Neuengamme concentration camp

Accommodations: Grand Atlantic Hotel (B)

Day 4




U-995 / Laboe Naval Memorial / Transfer to Binz

Accommodations: Travel Charme Kurhaus Binz (B, L)

Day 5




Morning at leisure exploring the Baltic coast / Peenemunde V-2 Museum

Accommodations: Travel Charme Kurhaus Binz (B)

Day 6




Prora / Drive to Poland / Politz Oil Factory / Szczecin National Museum Dialogue Center

Accommodations: Grand Park Hotel (B, L)

Day 7




V-3 Gun Battery Goeben or optional city tour of Szczecin

Accommodations: Grand Park Hotel (B, L, D)

Day 8


Pomeranian Wall


Wałcz Open Air Museum / Pomeranian Wall Bunkers

Accommodations: Hotel Słoneczny Młyn (B, L, D)

Day 9




Oflag 64 Memorial / Included Lunch in historic Torun, Poland / Chopin Concert

Accommodations: Hotel Bristol Warsaw (B, L, R)

Day 10




Katyn Museum / Pawiak Prison / Rakowiecka Street Prison / Afternoon touring at Treblinka

Accommodations: Hotel Bristol Warsaw (B)

Day 11


Warsaw from Warsaw


Żabiński Villa at the Warsaw Zoo

Accommodations: Hotel Bristol Warsaw (B, R, D)

Day 12


Flights home


Transfer to Warsaw Chopin Airport (WAW) for departure


Program Inclusions
  • Unique and exclusive itinerary designed by The National WWII Museum and Dr. Alexandra Richie
  • Special access to sites not offered on other tours, including a special farewell dinner at a historic, private home
  • Full-time logistical Tour Manager
  • Expert local guides
  • Roundtrip Airport Transfers (when arriving and departing on scheduled group tour dates)
  • Luxury five-star and deluxe four-star accommodations throughout the journey
  • Private, first-class, air-conditioned motor coach transportation
  • Personal listening devices on all included touring
  • Gratuities to guides, drivers, porters and servers
  • 11 Breakfasts, 5 Lunches, 4 Dinners, and 3 Receptions
  • Beer, house wine, and soft drinks with included lunches and dinner
  • Personalized luggage tags and customized name badge

Destination Map


For tour questions or for more information, the Travel Sales Team is available

Monday – Friday, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm Central.

Call: 1-877-813-3329 x 257

Email: travel@nationalww2museum.org

Megastructures: Forced Labor and Massive Works in the Third Reich

Request More Information