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Franz S.

Munich, Germany

Hi, I am Franz, born and raised in Munich. 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. Travelling is education in a passive way. One is taught that habits, rules, food etc. are different everywhere. This helps me today, working with a variety of people as a guide.
In 1996 I spent 10 months in the US. Working and living there opened my eyes for North America. In 2005 I was looking for an additional part-time job and I got into tour guiding. I realized quickly that being a tour guide is even better than being a Travel Agent. In 2008 I finally followed my passion and became a full time guide. I haven't regretted it yet.

Bavaria and Munich are blessed with beauty, traditions, mountains, lakes, almost 1500 years of history and -not to forget - beer. Some prominent people have said insightful things about the city, Bavaria and beer. See some quotes on my page.
History facts, stories and sights aside, beer is still important in town. Of course it is fun to spend some time in the famous Hofbräuhaus, but it would be a pity to consume only there. Beer history and the production of beer is an interesting and fascinating story. Good enough to spend some time with a tour that includes beer.
There are some dark spots in Bavarian history, too. The city is the birthplace of the Nazi movement. Dachau close by was the choice for the first Concentration Camp. Here the trial against the White Rose Resistance organization. Near Berchtesgaden is Hitler's former mountain retreat known as the Eagles Nest. If you would like to learn more about this topic, join me for a tour to Eagles Nest, through town or to the Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial. Since 2007 I am a certified to guide there.

All my tours are suggestions planned and created by experience with other guests. If you have other suggestions let me know. I will customize it to your ideas and wishes. Flexibility is the key, and I will try making it work for you. Let me be the one. I will be happy and proud to take you around and show you my hometown.

Credentials

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.

Restrictions

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.

Guide Requirements for Germany

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Munich and its Beer

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This is the perfect tour for the day you arrive in Munich!

395 USD per tour

(for up to 5 people)

3 hours 30 min.

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Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial

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A private tour at the Memorial with your personal Guide

395 USD per tour

(for up to 9 people)

4 hours 30 min.

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Munich the 1800's - Private Tour

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The Kings century, when Munich became a Metropolitan!

350 USD per tour

(for up to 9 people)

3 hours 30 min.

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Eagles Nest & Royal Palace Herrenchiemsee,...

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Hitler's mountain lair & King Ludwig II copy of Versailles (May - Oct)

1495 USD per tour

(for up to 4 people)

11 hours

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A day at Lake Starnberg - Private Tour,...

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Following the traces of King Ludwig II & Empress Elisabeth from Austria

635 USD per tour

(for up to 9 people)

9 hours 30 min.

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