The British have long been fascinated by Nazi Germany. UK tour companies even offer package tours to Germany that visit sites connected to Hitler and the Third Reich. In a journey across the country from the Bavarian Alps to the Baltic Sea, I follow a group of British travellers on one of these tours to find out whether a fascination for Nazi Germany really is the reason why some of the tour members have come.
Back in November, I decided to focus on tourism in Germany for my MA dissertation. I was and still am passionate about this topic because I feel that Germany is too often overlooked as a European travel destination.
But then, sometime in May, I narrowed in on one particular aspect of my dissertation topic when I found out (much to my surprise and intrigue) about a tour called The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich. Once I got the green light from British tour company Leger Holidays to tag along on one of these tours, the rest was history.
I could go into detail about the huge amount of work that went into planning and filming this piece, but I won’t. I’ll just say I couldn’t have done it without the bf, my camera operator, who helped me drive over 4000 km in Germany to get all the necessary material.
I hope you find the film insightful. And I welcome any feedback or criticism you may have.