The Beatles-BRAVO-Blitz-Tour was the one and only German tour of The Beatles. It happened in June 1966 with six concerts in three cities. The tour, which was sponsored by German youth magazine Bravo is well documented with TV and newsreel footage. A total of 34 200 tickets for all six concerts were sold. Tour Stations were Munich with 2 x 3000 tickets, Essen with 2 x 8000 tickets and Hamburg with 2 x 6000 tickets. The band came on 23 June 1966 from London to Munich, where they played the first two concerts, the following day, about half an hour each show.
With a special train, the Beatles travelled on 25 June from Munich to Essen, where they gave another two concerts and a press conference. Around midnight they took again a special train to Hamburg. "It was the train that was used by the royal family when traveling in Germany, and it was very nice and each had a small compartment with marble bath, really luxurious," remembered George Harrison later. The Beatles arrived early in the morning on 26 June in Ahrensburg near Hamburg and stayed at Castle Tremsbüttel. Hamburg was a special place for the band with lots of memories about their first visit in 1962. Both concerts took place in Hamburg’s Ernst-Merck-Halle. Between the two concerts there was a press conference were the Beatles complained about the often very stupid questions of reporters who just one day before were not much better in Essen. During the concerts, and after it there were riots, in which a total of 117 rioters were arrested. The Beatles left Germany on 27 June 1966 from Airport Hamburg-Fuhlsbüttel to Tokyo where they played a total of 5 shows. And after two concerts in Manila, Philippines, they played on 29 August 1966 at Candlestick Park in San Francisco their last show ever.