Two hands holding a Smartphone. On the screen is a picture of the POI Deutsches Museum.

The app Sites in Mind | © NS-Dokumentationszentrum München, photo: Connolly Weber Photography

Sites in Mind App

Our free Smartphone app allows you to find out about Nazi history while walking around Munich. It guides you to 120 places in Munich and environs that have a direct connection with the city’s Nazi history.

What our app offers

The starting point for our GPS-based app is the all-pervasive impact that National Socialism had in Munich. Using texts, historical visual and source material, biographies, and audio and video sequences, it provides a variety of background information about the events, functions, and people associated with particular buildings and locations and how these places have changed in the course of history. As you discover these vestiges of history and the information connected with them, we hope it will encourage you to critically examine the history of National Socialism.

The app is available in German and English. It uses on- and off-line maps and an augmented reality feature.


Download the app
In the Apple Store
In the Google Playstore

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Topics and places

Search for any of the 120 places either in a list or using a keyword search function. You can also access places by topic.

  • Places connected with the rise and self-image of the NSDAP
  • Places connected with the Nazi administration, the economy, and industry
  • Places connected with the social permeation of Nazism
  • Places connected with forced labor and the camp system
  • Places connected with deprivation of rights and with persecution
  • Places connected with the resistance

City tours

Our app allows you not only to find out about individual locations in Munich, but also to undertake a tour of the city following the traces of Nazi history. It offers four one- to two-hour tours around the city center.

The former Party quarter of the NSDAP
This route guides you to sixteen places in the former Party quarter around the Documentation Center and Königsplatz.

Overview tour of National Socialism in Munich
There are two versions of this tour: a long and a short one. It takes you to places that played an important role in the city’s Nazi past. Both tours begin at Marienplatz.

Rise of the NSDAP
This route takes you to nine places connected with the rise of the NSDAP during the Weimar Republic.

The selected route is shown automatically on the map. The POIs along the route are marked. Activate the GPS to see where you are on the map.