My tour philosophy is: edutainment. For me this means to make history come alive and to give you just the right amount of information on the places we visit and at the same time make sure we'll have a good time. Believe it or not - Germans do have a sense of humor, too.
I love to be outdoors, so in the summer season I work as a full-time, professional tour guide in the town of Regensburg where I actually live. This is where many Danube luxury cruise lines stop in order for their guests to explore our small town as well as the surrounding area and our state capital of Munich, which is about 1. 5 hours from Regensburg. As I deliver tours for many of those cruise lines I get to spend as much time in Munich as I do at home in Regensburg, so basically I feel I'm at home in two places, Regensburg, the smaller charming medieval princess, and Munich, the beautiful, bustling yet cozy Queen. Both places are lovely in their own way and a must-see in this part of Germany.
Originally, I am from the opposite side of Germany, from the North Sea coast (a "fish head", as people down south call us), but I have lived in several places in the country and eventually life brought me down to the south, to beautiful Bavaria. I believe my background enables me to provide a more objective picture of the places that I show to you than locals do who may not have seen many other regions of their own country. There is a lot of diversity in Germany, but not everyone is aware of that. . .
Apart from having lived in different places in Germany I also spent an entire year of high school in the United States. Thanks to this, I have a truly fluent, native-level command of the English language. Sometimes, my guests even ask me whether I'm from Canada or the US; they say I'm pleasant to listen to. What can I say, languages and travelling have always been my two big passions. I guess this is why I chose the subject of translation (in German, English and Spanish) for my bachelor's and master's studies. But being a translator means having an office job which can get quite boring (although, admittedly, that's what I do in the off-season). This is why I'm happy that for several years now I've been able to combine my passion for languages with my passion for travelling and that as a tour guide I'm able to help my guests from around the world have a wonderful time in my home region. A few times a year, I even get to take German travelers to Canada and/or the US and guide them around there (and then have my picture taken next to a piece of the Berlin Wall in Montréal…!).
Want to know more? Meet me in person :-) ! Let me make sure your time in the Munich/Regensburg region will be great. I'm looking forward to being your host!
Member of the German Association of Tourist Guides (BVGD).
Tour guide training including written and practical test for the city of Regensburg.
Training for guiding tours in Munich.
Member of the German Federal Association of Interpreters and Translators (BDUE).
I do not have a permit to take you around in my car.
I do not have a license for guiding inside St. Peter's Cathedral in Regensburg or inside Weltenburg Abbey's church (they are required in order to give tours inside those buildings).