I used to be a travel agent and I thought this was the best job ever. Dealing with customers and travelling around the world was fantastic.
In 2005 I was looking for an additional part-time job and began guiding. I quickly realized that being a tour guide is even better than being a Travel Agent. In 2007 I followed my passion and became a full time guide. I haven't regretted it yet. Travelling is education in a passive way. One is taught habits, rules, food etc. are different everywhere. This helps me today, working with a variety of people as a guide. It's my pleasure now to take you around our most wonderful sights and spots.
Bavaria and Munich are blessed with beauty, traditions, mountains, lakes, almost 1500 years of history and -not to forget - beer. It's still quite importang in Munich. Of course it is fun to spend some time in the famous Hofbräuhaus, but it would be a shame to only visit there when there are numerous sites to see outside of the beer halls. Beer history and the production of beer is an interesting and fascinating story. Good enough to spend some time on a specialized tour where I can show you some of Munich's hidden gems.
Sadly, there are some dark spots in Bavarian history, too. The city is the birthplace of the Nazi movement and the first Concentration Camp was started in Dachau, which is less than 30 minutes from Munich's city center. I am a certified guide through the Memorial Site and have the ability to give you a German's perspective on the events leading up to WWII and the aftermath.
All my tours are suggestions and created with experience from other guests. If you have other suggestions please let me know. Whether it is a Munich city center tour, a beer tour or a day trip to Neuschwanstein Castle, or maybe you like to learn more about the somber side of Munich at Dachau or see the Eagles Nest in Berchtesgaden, my tours are fully adaptalbe. Flexibility is the key. I would love to take you around and show you my hometown.
A Recent Review of this guide
My husband and I were on a Viking River cruise and took a few days off the boat. We rode the train to the lovely old town of Dachau. Franz picked us up right on time the next morning and took us to the different sites outside of town connected with the Dachau concentration camp. Franz explained much about this area and his knowledge of how this dark time in history started gave us a better understanding. He then delivered us to Munich train station and suggested a great place to eat. Anita Kapperman
A diploma in business administrations.
Licensed to work as a tour guide in Munich and the Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial.
Licensed Travel Agent by the Chamber of Commerce Munich.
I am not a driver. I can accompany you in your vehicle or I can arrange a professional driver with a licensed car or van.