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Tom L.

Berchtesgaden / Obersalzberg, Bavaria, Germany

Originally from the south of England, I am now based in Berchtesgaden, Germany where I provide tours of the area.

I offer a diverse range of tours incorporating many sites of interest in the area, although mainly focussing on the WWII related history. I am certified as a specialized guide for Third Reich themed tours by the Munich-Berlin Institute for Contemporary History.

Sparked by a two year study of The Third Reich back in England, my speciality is now history intensive tours focusing on Hitler's Obersalzberg, and the Southern Headquarters located on the mountainside during the Third Reich. During the summer months my tour can, of course, also include a visit to the very popular Eagle's Nest.

What makes me unique as a guide?

- My accreditation from the Institute for Contemporary History gives me authorisation to conduct tours of the Documentation Centre and all of its exhibits, and certifies me as a specialized guide for Third Reich themed tours. Only a handful of people have gained this accreditation in this area.

- A passion for this history and a thirst for further knowledge has resulted in years of private research; attending seminars from renowned historians, delving into archives, and building a collection of rare period photographs, historical literature, and assorted artefacts.

- Numerous meetings with important eye witnesses to hear first hand accounts of their experiences during the regime has given me an assortment of revealing recollections and extraordinary anecdotes.

My background gives me a unique insight and extensive knowledge, which I am able to use to provide an authentic account of the fascinating history of this area.

If your interest is not quite so history focussed, I can also show you around many of the other attractions in the area, such as the Salt Mines, the Königssee (King's Lake), Berchtesgaden Old Town, the Christmas Markets, etc. I am very flexible and am happy to tailor a tour to suit exactly what you are interested in seeing if you have something particular in mind, or are looking for something slightly different to the set tours that I have on offer.

My love of the history and this beautiful area was so great it led me to relocate here from England as there is nowhere I would rather be, and my passion shows in my tours. My aim is to make sure you, as guests, will have the best possible experience here so that you will love the area as much as I do by the time the tour is over!

Having lived here for several years, I also have useful knowledge of the local events, traditions, interesting hotspots, etc and can offer advice regarding the amenities here, such as restaurants, shops, and various different locations that may be of interest to you during your visit.

A Recent Review of this guide

This tour was amazing! Tom is incredibly knowledgeable and entertaining with an encyclopedic grasp of the subject. There wasn't a single question that he couldn't answer. And he has access to interesting spots that normal sightseeing tours don't get to see. I highly recommend that you take this tour. You will not be disappointed.
Karen Hanshaw

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Accredited by the German Institute for Contemporary History Munich - Berlin.

Certified as a specialized guide for Third Reich themed tours.

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