Jon KirssinUnited States
We spent the entire day with Hilke. She was punctual, extremely well spoken, and had the day planned for us. We enjoyed her company, she knew all the details for all our questions. We maximized our time with her, and saw many locations throughout Berlin that I am guessing would not be seen on a traditional bus tour. Would highly recommend her a a local tour guide.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Jon, thank you very much for the review. Won't forget the "die" ;-) I wish you all the very best.
Kevin RocheUnited States
The six of us toured Berlin with Hilke on a rainy Tuesday. We were amazed at her energy and encyclopedic knowledge of Berlin and German history. She happily accommodated our wishes on schedule, food, and sights to be seen. We REALLY enjoyed her company and feel as if we have a friend in Germany for life! Most highly recommended!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Kevin, thanks a lot for your nice review. Appreciated. We won't forget the water cannon truck, right? All the best to all of you!
Sarah HendersonUnited States
I highly recommend Hilke. She is extremely knowledgeable, friendly and efficient. We thoroughly enjoyed our time with her.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Sarah, thanks a lot for your nice review. All the best to all of you!
Richard B.Stinchcombe, United Kingdom
Hilke made our Autumn day in Berlin most enjoyable. After picking us up at the Hilton (good central location by the way) we toured all the sights we had to see easily on foot with just a couple of quick taxi rides. Her own insights and feelings regarding the recent history of Berlin are exactly why we pick a Tours By Locals guide. We learn't a lot, and even a few Berlin jokes!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Richard, thank you so much. I hope you both will enjoy also the next days. Greetings.
Debora BurroughsUnited States
Hilke was a wonderful guide who made our first trip to Berlin memorable. We were impressed with her ability to totally revise our tour when we met her on the day of our tour, as we'd already visited many of the scheduled places during the two days we spent in Berlin before we met her. She tailored a new, completely revised tour based on our interests and had a great day seeing street art, interpreting street posters, and visiting several sites that we hadn't previously planned to visit.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Debora, thanks a lot of your your nice review. It was nice meeting all of you. Best wishes!
Edwin WardUnited States
We had a great day exploring Berlin with Hilke. She was an excellent tour guide. We had fun, got to see a lot of the sights, and learned a lot about Berlin and world history. Hilke was fun and personable, very organized, knowledgable, and informative, spoke and understood English fluently, and was good company throughout the day. We can highly recommend Hilke to fellow travelers and wouldn't hesitate to ask her to guide us around Berlin if we have the opportunity to visit again.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Edwin, thanks a lot for the nice review. Appreciated. All the best to all of you!
Erwin WallUnited States
Hilke was knowledgeable, interesting and read our interests like an expert. In addition she was fun to be with. We had interesting discussions about what we saw and overall passed a very enjoyable day with her. It was cold and like magic Hilke supplied a much appreciated hat.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Erwin, merci beaucoup for the nice review, appreciated. Sincères salutations a vous deux.
Morris RobinsonUnited Kingdom
We had a fantastic tour by Hilke and we would highly recommend her. She was most informative; witty; very knowledgeable and highly personable. We were a small group of 9 and she related to each and everyone of us. As a regular user of this web site l have never to date been let down by either the quality or service of the tour guides employed.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Morris, thanks for your friendly review. It was my pleasure. All the best and greetings to all of you.
Robert DruckerWilmette, ILLINOIS, United States
We will recommend Hilke to friends and relatives visiting Berlin. Not only is she knowledgeable about German and Berlin history, she was able to relate intelligently to each age level of our family group (ages 10, 45. 70, 90). We regret our time with her was so short.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Robert, it was a pleasure having met you and your family. I appreciate your feedback. All the best and a merry Christmas!
Kathy FitzerUnited States
Hilke was informative, friendly, and flexible. We couldn't have asked for more. We got a real feel for the whole city. The emphasis was on the historical sites (as that was our greatest interest,) but we also got a good feel for several neighborhoods and a general orientation. Hilke was very easy to talk with and ask questions of. Her English is flawless. She shared many insights into life in Berlin -- past and present. Went beyond and above with suggestions (and help planning) activities after tour, too.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Kathy, thanks for your nice review. Have a good trip you both and all the best.
Joseph MicatrottoUnited States
I want you to know that this lady is wonderful and made my wife and I enjoy a most educational and enlightening day in Berlin. The 8 hours of touring and learning was exceptional and we would recommend here service to any visitor to the nation of Germany and city of Berlin...
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Joe, many thanks for your nice review. It was a pleasure. Have a wonderful trip you both!
Sharad BellapravaluUnited States
Carolyn SchultzUnited States
Hilke is one of the best tour guides I have used. She is outgoing, friendly, super knowledgeable about Berlin's history as well as current information. I can't say enough about how good she is - I would absolutely recommend her for anyone coming to Berlin. The money spent on a tour guide is well worth every penny.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Carolyn, it was a real pleasure. Have a good trip and all the best!
Excellent day despite the weather. Hilke is very knowledgeable and very accommodating. She is a very pleasant lady, and I was glad to spend the day with her to see Berlin.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Joyce, thanks for your friendly feedback. I wish you nice days in Rome. All the best!
Robert QuinnAnderson, SC, United States
Hilke was so knowledgable about German and Berlin culture and history. She was enthusiastic, efficient, and patient with us as she answered our questions and accommodated our needs for occasional breaks. After our tour we felt we had seen all of our list of must see sites. Hike was helpful in offering suggestions on how to best use our remaining time in Berlin. Perhaps the best accolade we can offer is to say that Hilke brought Berlin to life.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Robert, thanks a lot for your feedback! I hope you enjoy the sea! Best wishes to all of you. Hilke
Hilke was very knowledgeable and immaculate in explaining things in perfect English. Clearly, she has passion for her job as a tourist guide as well as the city of Berlin. She was also very flexible in terms of accommodating our special needs and interests. So thanks to her and toursbylocals we had a fantastic and indeed full ; in the true sense of the word, day in lovely Berlin !
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Tolga, thanks a lot for your feedback, have a good flight back and greetings to all of you (including Miro ;-).
We had an outstanding all day tour with Hilke---driving in the morning-- walking in the afternoon She was very knowledgeable and precise-- no droning on and on with excess information. She did not gloss over the evil parts of the Nazi era but had an in depth knowledge of the era and why it occured.She is also a very nice person.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Roderick, thanks a lot. It was a great pleasure having you here. I hope you enjoy Tuscany. My warm regards to all of you. Hilke
We thoroughly enjoyed our day with Hilke. We got the feeling that if we stayed with her for 2 more days we would still be learning new things about Berlin and Germany.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Sue and David, thanks for your nice feedback. I enjoyed talking to you! All the best for the rest of your travel. Warm regards Hilke
Dr. James CerilliUnited States
We all thought Hilke was a fantastic guide. She was very knowledgeable re history--- honest re the Nazi era- flexible in her schedule. We would recommend her very strongly. James C. in the US.