During the guided tour of the present-day seat of the Bavarian State Ministry of Justice, you will learn everything about the history and significance of the neo-baroque court and administrative building: from the Prince Regent era to the Nazi justice system with its show trials against the members of the White Rose, to sensational court proceedings of the present day.
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The monumental building in Maxvorstadt with its striking dome made of iron and glass is also magnificently furnished on the inside. The central hall, which extends over four floors with a total of almost 500 rooms, is a frequently chosen film set for numerous thrillers and lawyer series. Your guide will explain the special architecture and history of the courthouse during the tour of the building.
The tour of the Palace of Justice will also take you to Room 253, where the trials of the Scholl siblings and other members of the White Rose are commemorated. In this context, the recently opened exhibition “Arbitrariness in the Name of the German People“ will also be visited together. Its main aim is to keep the memory of the victims alive, but it also provides detailed information about the three trials and all the people involved, the undermining of the principles of the rule of law during the Nazi dictatorship, coming to terms with unjust justice after 1945 and the lessons that must be learned from this for the present.
Your guide will also provide you with interesting background information during the guided tour of the gallery with portraits of the Bavarian ministers of justice, including Wilhelm Hoegner, father of the Bavarian constitution, and Mathilde Berghofer-Weichner, the first woman to hold this office.
And what does the Justizpalast stand for today? Your guide will explain which courts sit here, which sensational trials were held here and which celebrities have already sat in the courtroom.
Meeting Point: Please be in the Lichthalle/entrance hall after the security check about 10 minutes before the start of your tour: Prielmayerstrasse 7, 80335 München
Duration: approx. 90 - 120 minutes
Information on your booked Justizpalast Tour: When planning your time, please bear in mind that entrance checks take place for security reasons when you enter the building. Depending on the number of visitors, these may take a few minutes. Entering the building with weapons or other dangerous objects is prohibited.
Please show your booking confirmation printed out or on your mobile phone to your tour guide.
The city guide “simply Munich“ and the city map are available upon presentation of the booking confirmation at the Tourist Information at Marienplatz or at the main station. There you can also buy tickets.
Accessibility: This tour has limited accessibility – please feel free to contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.