From 1985 to 1988, I studied Fine Art at the Victorian College of the Arts in Melbourne, Australia and moved to Munich in April 1997 to continue my art practice here.
Traveling is a passion of mine and I have traveled extensively throughout Europe, Peru, Mexico, Cuba and India and I find one of the great joys in life is meeting new people and learning about history and culture in different countries. For these reasons I found tour guiding to be the perfect job for my passions, interests and personality!
My love for the city of Munich and interest in its fascinating 860 year history, led me to eventually work as a tour guide for various tour companies and agents in Munich and Bavaria.
I love to show off my "adopted home" to all my friends and visitors as Munich and Bavaria have so much to offer and a fascinating, varied history.
"Tailor-making" a tour to suit my visitor's interests and wishes is what makes my job varied and fun. . . . . and the best part of the job is to receive such wonderful feedback from my happy customers.
Since 2002 I have also worked as an "officially accredited" guide for the DACHAU CONCENTRATION CAMP MEMORIAL SITE, where I am committed to telling this tragic history and offering a learning and unforgettable experience to those who visit Dachau.
My customers have not only been regular tourists, but also school groups.
I have had the great privilege to meet survivors and American liberators on my tours who have shared their moving stories with me and this has been a valuable experience for me as a tour guide.
I am a freelance private guide operating exclusively in Munich and the surrounding region of Bavaria and Salzburg (Austria). I look forward to sharing my knowledge and experience of Munich's rich and colourful history and the beautiful surroundings of Bavaria with you, and hope you can join me soon on one of my individually tailored tours.
I will ensure that I make the most of your time here in Munich so that you will experience as much as you can while you are here so that you will enjoy an unforgettable experience!
A Recent Review of this guide
Maxine was a phenomenal tour guide. Salzburg opened before us as she took us through the history, links to the Sound of Music, and restaurants. She did a great job of showing us a ton of stuff, while maintaining a comfortable pace. The other thing I noted is that she isn't only a great talker, but also a great listener. On the train ride back to Munich, she provided us with excellent recommendations for the rest of our time in Bavaria.
"OFFICIALLY ACCREDITED" guide for the Dachau Concentration camp Memorial Site since 2002
Bachelor Of Fine Arts - Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne/Australia 1985 - 1988
I am not a driver but I can accompany you in your vehicle or I can arrange a suitable vehicle with driver. This can be a 6 seater mini van or a 30 - 50 seater tour bus.