I specialise in providing English language Second World War tours in southern Germany, which I do full time. The three specific areas I tend to focus on are -
• Third Reich Munich - I have the largest photo archive of all Third Reich sites in Munich and conduct general tours of a few hours through to specialist all day tours for PhD students, the Royal Air Force and so on.
• Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial site - I have been an official guide for the Bavarian State for many years. Others say I have undertaken more English language tours of Dachau Memorial than any other guide. I have met with many people connected with the camp over the years, survivors and liberators. I also provide tours to all the hidden related sites in the surrounding area. I am the only guide in southern Germany who provides this service.
• Berchtesgaden/Eagles Nest - I know Hitler's mountain better than most. All other tours show the Eagles Nest and the documentation centre, which you will see. However, I also show people all the hidden things to see on the Obersalzberg mountain which you will not get to see on a standard tour.
I am friendly and encourage questions and discussion and know this history on the ground better than any other guide. I am constantly talking to people to try to get under the skin of it. For instance I have taken many GIs who liberated Dachau back through the camp many years later and talked to them about the specifics of what they saw and what happened back then.
Despite these events happening over half a century ago, they shaped modern Europe and there are lessons to be learnt, so I feel that that is an important subject to talk about.
I also occasionally undertake more specialist private tours for real history buffs, historians and authors or perhaps sons or daughters of camp survivors to lesser known sites such as Kaufering or Moosberg for example. If you have a specific request please get in touch and I will see if I can tailor something to your needs.
A Recent Review of this guide
The man is an encyclopedia of history! He is an expert in his subject matter and he is passionate about sharing his research and knowledge. He shares the most important details as well as many significant facts that complete the total picture of what began here in Munich and continued for many years. Listening to his historical accounts as they unfolded kept us eager to hear what happened next. He surprised us with many accounts of historical events that were previously unknown to us. Awesome guide!
Curt Vander Vere
Official Licensed Dachau Memorial guide of 14 years
Primary History research of 27 years -
The most complete record of the Battle of Britain in existence in Kent and Sussex.
The photo archive of over 200 Third Reich sites in the Munich area. I guess the biggest in existence.
I am not a licensed driver and can hire one if requested by the customer.