I visited Dachau with my 12 year old son. Maxine was punctual, friendly and sensitive to Edward's age, explaining things in plain terms so he could grasp quite difficult and challenging concepts. It was a sobering tour, which Maxine brought to life with illuminating and interesting stories. On the return to Munich she helped with suggestions to make best use of a lovely spring day in this beautiful city. Highly recommended!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thankyou very Stephen.....I very much enjoyed meeting both of you today...your son Edward is an absolutely delightful and smart young boy and it was great to meet a kid like him! Hes a rral credit to you... I hope you will look me up if you visit Munich again. Please let me know if you ended up extending your stay in Berchtesgaden...I hope you get to Zipfhäusl for lunch!!! Have a great time there! Aufwiedersehen!! Maxine
Ed ScharlachUnited States
Although it was a somber tour through Dachau concentration camp, I'm so glad we did it. Our guide Maxine was so knowledgeable, sensitive and shared much information with us. I was so impressed with the Jewish memorial. Thank you Maxine for your beautifully guided tour. Ed & Maribeth Scharlach
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Ed and Maribeth...thankyou so much.......it was a total pleasure to meet both of you and I wish we'd had more time together in Munich! Maribeth...I googled your beautiful website and may purchase something in the future!. You're a wonderfully creative couple! And thanks Ed for writing some wonderful comedies for us to enjoy...I am most impressed!!! I hope our paths meet again....best regards MAXINE
Joseph BihlmierUnited States
Maxine was an excellent tour guide and we would recommend her to anyone wanting to tour the Munich area. We were traveling with two tweens (12 and 14) and she was really good with them. Asking them clarifying questions and making sure they could handle and understand the context around Dachau. She was friendly and easy to communicate with (email and in person). She had great knowledge of holocaust and many stories that brought the pictures to life. Overall, a great and informative tour
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thankyou so much Joe for your very nice review. It's wonderful to read such nice, kind & thoughtful feedback. I hope the experience left an impression on the 2 teenagers. It can be a difficult place for young people. I hope you all got to the airport ok the next day (and your airport ticket situation was ok in the end! Sorry again for my error in purchasing your ticket! I hope all worked out. Yes! Certainly look me up next time you visit Munich!! Aufwiedersehen! Maxine
Robert BergerUnited States
Extremely friendly and knowledgeable. Maxine took a very dark subject (Dachau) and presented it with dignity, grace and respect. It was an honor to have Maxine as our tour guide. Highly Recommended.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thankyou so much Rob, that is very kind of you! Maxine
Very awesome tour
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Steve for your rating! Appreciated! Did you find your way to the Augustiner Keller last night? Was it ok?
Lauren SullivanUnited States
Maxine was the most incredible tour guide! We were traveling with our children ages 12,14, and 17 for the Dachau tour. She presented all the history of the camp in an accessible, sensitive, and reverent manner, all the while keeping the children engaged and emotionally prepared. Maxine is smart, warm, funny, and flexible. I can't recommend her highly enough!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Lauren! Thank you SO much this wonderful feedback! ! You are a lovely family and I must say I thoroughly enjoyed meeting you all. Thank you very much for your very encouraging words! Please look me up again if you come back. ..Maxine
Justin SiegelUnited States
Amazing experience. Incredible subject matter expertise.
Tom KernsUnited States
A first rate guide!! Very knowledgeable and personable. The subject matter of this tour is emotional and Maxine handled it with great respect. She was also accommodating to our requests as well. Even after the tour was completed she accompanied us to our next destination and provided information along the way.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Tom for your lovely comments. It was a pleaseure to meet you and your wife and show you Dachau yesterday. I hope you enjoyed the Augustiner as much as I do!! Regards Maxine
Michael PearceAllyn, WASHINGTON, United States
shes jut a great guide--flexible, knowledgeable, on tie and prepared--
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: thank you Michael!!!!
Michael KastnerUnited States
Robert LapinUnited States
Terrific guide. Dachau is a somber, historic place. Maxine made the trip come alive, yet. Brightened up the experience. A very memorable trip.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Bob for your rating and positive review. ..I very much enjoyed meeting you both today. Have a fantastic trip with Tauck in the Alpine regions....you'll love it I'm sure . ( I will look out for you both in Salzburg on Tuesday!) Liebe Gruesse Maxine
Joel MorrisUnited States
Maxine provides a complete accurate tour of Dachau. Excellent tour from our perspective. Dachau is not an easy place to visit, but Maxine's complete knowledge of the all concentration camps allows her to position this one in its unique position. We highly recommend this tour and Maxine as your guide.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Danke Danke Joel....! Your comments are much appreciated!
Liz PetersonUnited States
Maxine was an outstanding guide. Our visit to Dachau was so much better because we had her as our guide. She is very knowledgeable but also so personable and enjoyable to be around. From the moment she met us at our hotel, until she guided us to a wonderful local restaurant in Munich, we enjoyed our time with her. If we ever have the opportunity to return to the Munich area we will hire her again. I am so very glad we had the opportunity to have her as our guide.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Liz for taking the time to write your really lovely feedback. ..its much appreciated! I would also be very happy to be your guide again ! Regards Maxine
Gregg GanleyUnited States
Maxine provided a great tour of Dachau. She arrived on time and new exactly how to get there via train and bus so we had no worries. Once at the camp she gave super detailed explanation of various key parts and events. We did our own self guided tour 20 years ago and we just scratched the surface. It was a moving and thought provoking tour. Maxine was super, my family really enjoyed her! I highly recommend her as a tour guide.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: How lovely to read your very kind feedback, Gregg. It's alway a pleasure to have nice guests and to receive positive feedback. It was lovely to meet you & your family. I hope you enjoyed the rest of your trip. Aufwiedersehen! Maxine
Nancy ZimmermanUnited States
Our tour to Dachau was a great experience. Maxine, was very knowledgeable and accommodating to our family. She was very knowledgeable on the history of pre- WW2 and post WW2. Our 12 year old son learned an enormous amount about the details of the site and the impact this camp and others had on the surrounding areas pre/post war. This tour is a must do if you like history. It should be on everyone's to do list. Maxine makes a very unpleasant place, a place to respectfully learn and respect the people affec
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Your feedback is very much appreciated. Thank you for taking the time to write. Regards Maxine
Teresa SusmanUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thankyou Teresa for your kind review, it's always appreciated. Regarding the religious memorials being "left out" of the tour. They are not included in the tour as these are for guests to visit on their own. As a guide we are required to cover the more important information..of which there is 12 years of Dachau history to cover in 3 hours which is already difficult to complete. The 'movie' in the visitors centre is an info loop and not part of the tour either.
Laura GarciaUnited States
Maxine was so nice to tour with. She was very flexible since we only had 1 day in Munich and made the most of our time! She even ran to the book store at Dachau to purchase a book for our son who missed the tour (knowing he would enjoy it) while we walked ahead to see other sites and then ran back to meet up with us. She offered this without us even knowing about the book. Couldn't have toured with a more considerate guide! Thanks Maxine
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hallo Laura...thankyou very much for your nice feedback.....it was a pleasure! I hope your son gets a lot out of the book... I wish you all a very HAPPY NEW YEAR and all the best for 2016. ....best wishes MAXINE
Paula MillerUnited States
Maxine was excellent. Very knowledgable and helpful in making the most of our visit to Munich.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thankyou very much Paula for taking the time to write a review! Its very much appreciated. warm regards to all of you and I hope you enjoy your cruise trip! Maxine
Johnathon WengelUnited States
We loved our tour with Maxine. We were a group of 3 adults and 3 teens and we enjoyed the day that we spent with her! We spent the first half of the day at Dachau - which Maxine does a fantastic job of describing the process that "prisoners" were brought to the camp and the severe conditions that they endured - this is an emotional tour. Following Dachau, we traveled by train back to Munich where we saw and learned so much! Maxine is very knowledgeable and it felt like spending the day with an old friend!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hallo again Jonathon....thanks once again for your really lovely review. It is really very much appreciated........I thoroughly enjoyed spending time with you and your delightful girls and wife.. I hope one day you might return to Munich so I can share more with you all.. thanks and with warmest regards to all of you all!! Maxine
Judy C.United States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Judy for the 5 stars! Greetings from Maxine
Jeffrey ReedUnited States
Maxine was fantastic! She is knowledgeable, friendly, and made an effort to make sure that we had an enjoyable tour. We wouldn't hesitate to book her for another tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thankyou very much Jeffrey for taking the time to write! I really appreciate your kind feedback....you were a lovely easy going group and a pleasure to be with!..I hope Ill meet you again sometime...regards Maxine
James WilliamsUnited States
Maxine met us at the train station in Munich and we took the train to Dachau Concentration Camp. She was very knowledgeable and able to provide information in an efficient manner. Although the atmosphere at Dachau Concentration Camp is disturbing, due to the horrific events that occurred there, she knew how to move the tour along, providing us valuable information, and allowing us to capture the sense of the events. She is very knowledgeable on Dachau Concentration Camp history. Highly recommend her.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thankyou for your kind comments...it was a pleasure to guide you for the 3 tours you booked with me. Kind regards Maxine
Chantelle GoodmanUnited States
We had a wonderful tour given by Maxine, who was incredibly knowledgeable about her subject. We really learnt a lot and would highly recommend Maxine. She even helped us find our way after the tour on the metro. She's an asset to your company.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank You very much Chantelle for your kind comments.....it was a pleasure to meet you and your family and I hope you will look me up next time you are in Munich! All the best for the rest of your trip...Maxine
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thnakyou Roxanne for the rating!.
Linda WimbushUnited States
Maxine was not only knowable but very pleasant to be with We would us her again. Wish there were more like her out there.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thankyou very much Linda....it was also a great pleasure to meet you and your family and to take you to Dachau. I hope you are continuing to have a lovely time on holiday.. best wishes and I hope we will meet again sometime! regards Maxine