Man choose to travel for many different reasons. Some cast a week long getaway in the sun, some prefer quick, in-and-out protracted weekends for a swift city discovery, and some travel to trial history and culture. If you’re in the latter category and have a penchant for previous events and the way they’ve shaped the present, then this article clout interest you. We’re taking a trip back in time, highlighting the superlative cities to visit if you’re a World War II buff and want to know where some of the most essential battles and events of that period took place.

Weimar

To tumble to World War II is to comprehend Nazi Germany, and to figure out that is to penetrate the Weimar Republic. This was the German state that existed after the initial World War up until 1933, before Hitler became chancellor and a new government was established. Weimar was where this republic was founded, but various than that, it’s actually a fabulous city to visit and not as despondent as it may sound. Finding modern accommodation is now entirely possible and the megalopolis is still beautiful, awash with life, culture, art and a calculate of great places to eat and drink.

Berlin

The focal point of Nazi Germany, Berlin is a verifiable and cultural hive. The sites on offer to visit are numerous: see the Reichstag which, in 1933, was set burning and as a result, essentially allowed Hitler absolute power; the Fire-storm Memorial is an unsettling and important reminder of the persecution of Jews which occurred during the WWII span; and the Topography of Terror is a museum dedicated to atrocities performed by the Nazis. Berlin is also a enormous place to experience more recent history, such as the Berlin Enclosure, and features dozens of different museums and points of interest.

Volgograd

What was in a minute called Stalingrad, Volgograd was the site of one of the bloodiest and most powerful – if not the most intense – battles of World War II – the Battle of Stalingrad. The megalopolis has since changed its name as part of the process of destalinization, but multitudinous monuments still exist to commemorate the battle and the part it withed in ending the Second World War.

Ortona

Ortona is an Italian coastal village which was made famous by the Battle of Ortona, also separate as “Little Stalingrad” because of the ferocity of fighting between German and Canadian troops. Although the struggle only lasted eight days – in comparison to the five months of the Engagement of Stalingrad – it employed many brutal and close-quarter tactics equivalent to the Russian conflict. Nowadays, the town is a popular seaside terminus with multiple historical churches, cathedrals and museums, with the Museum of the Ortona Donnybrook being one of the most popular.