Marion McGovernUnited States
Hilke was great. She managed to show us a great many things in our half day walking tour. There was not a question we asked that she did not have an answer for, She also brought with her old photographs, which were quite cool so we could see the original design of the Bundesrat, for example. The only reason she doesn't get a perfect score is that my husband wanted more ancient history, i.e. about the original Celtic settlements. That said, he never asked her about that either...
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Marion, thanks for your review. Appreciated. What a pity that your husband didn't ask. Celtic settlements were only much more south. Berlin and surroundings developed very late and the ethic groups were first germanic groups (migrating later elsewhere) and then slaws. I would have recommended the Pre- and Early History Museum. All the best to all of you!
Sara Cross MoultonCanada
Very comprehensive tour provided in short time available. We really appreciated that Hilke arranged for us to tour the inside of the Reichstag. Hilke's knowledge of Berlin, past and present helped us gain new insight into Berlin. We saw our list of highlights and more. Her explanations made our visit so much more meaningful. Hilke was very friendly and accommodating. Thank you.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Sara, thank you very much for the review. Very kind. I hope you both are doing well and wish you all the best.
Stan DaberkowUnited States
Very accommodating about our desired itinerary and made excellent recommendations about museums to visit. Also contacted people for us in the former East Germany who did not speak English.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Stan, thanks for your nice review. Hope you had an interesting trip to the ancestors places. Greetings to all of you.
Karen LubnerUnited Kingdom
Hilke gave an excellent afternoon/evening tour for my partner and I. She is hugely knowledgable and experienced, sociable and with lovely humour as well. We had a very packed informative 4 hours. Great value and greatly appreciated.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Karen, thanks a lot for your review. Appreciated. Best wishes to both of you.
Joe JenenUnited States
Hilke is excellent! The original plan for our tour changed drastically at the last minute as one member of our party had difficulty walking. Hilde adjusted the tour and accommodated our needs. That's the difference between a good tour grade and a great tour guide. If you need a tour guide for Berlin, Hilke is the one to book.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Joe, very kind of you. Thank you very much for the nice review. I enjoyed your company. Give your parents my regards.
Kerry WangbergUnited States
Hilke was an excellent guide. Knowlegeable, professional and funny. Very engaging. She made a special effort to include our younger daughter which we all appreciated. We would give her the highest of recommendations. Kerry, Elaine & Rebecca
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Karry, thanks a lot for your nice review! I wish you all the very best.
Mhairi IrvineUnited Kingdom
Hilke was a great guide, very personable and knowledgeable. Very enjoyable tour, would definitely recommend to others visiting Berlin for the first time
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mhairi, tapadh leibh! (Hopefully correct spelling) All the best to the both of you!
Dan RossUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Dan, thanks for the rating! Kind regards.
James LewenauerUnited States
My wife and I had the distinct pleasure of spending almost two days with Hilke in October touring both Berlin and Potsdam. We found Hilke to be both warm and accommodating as she shared her vast knowledge and enthusiasm of both cities with us. Given that I have a severe hearing loss I was particularly appreciative of her special attention given to me to make sure I could understand and see her face at all times. This made the difference for me and enhanced my experience to the fullest.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear James, thanks a lot for the nice review. It was my pleasure. All the best to both of you.
William HammUnited States
It was a pleasure to spend 4 hours with Hilke. She put together an excellent itinerary, used our time efficiently, provided lots of information that helped us understand and appreciate what we were seeing, It was worth every penny!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Bill, thanks a lot for your review. Best wishes.
Eva DoblasUnited States
Hilke was an outstanding guide. We feel so lucky we were able to book this tour last minute. She was very knowledgeable, personable and had a great sense of humor. We truly enjoyed the walking tour, amazing how much we got to see and learn about Berlin. It never felt rushed, she was very accommodating and helpful and her food recommendations turned out great. We highly recommend Hilke if you want to have a good sense of the history, culture and architecture of this beautiful city in just a few hours.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Gracias Eva! It was a pleasure. Saludos and all the best to both of you.
Hilke was wonderful. It was unseasonably warm in Berlin on the day of our tour. And since I was traveling with my parents who are in their 60s, I asked her for transport options in case they got tired or too warm. She changed the itinerary a bit so that we could cool off as we headed from one tourist area to another. Her English and knowledge of the historical sights of Berlin are both excellent and I highly recommended her tour to anyone who would like an overview of Berlin.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Myra, it was the hottest day of this year ... thanks a lot for your nice review. Hope you all enjoy the city, all the best, Hilke
Joseph JenkinsUnited States
Hilke is an excellent guide. She is very personable, with a great amount of knowledge about Berlin. She was able show us how to get around the city, in addition to showing us all of the places we wanted to see in Berlin. We highly recommend her.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Joseph, thanks a lot for your friendly review. Good sounds I wish ;-)
Robert MartinUnited States
Hilke was very knowledgeable, flexible and accommodating. We enjoyed her candid comments about Berlin and her advice about other sites and activities to experience beyond the tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Robert, it was a real pleasure for me. Thanks for the interesting conversation and your friendly review. I wish you both all the best.
Excellent! We loved the tour! It was very insightful and nice. We fully recommend Hilke as a tour guide.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hola Maria, thank you very much for your nice review. Muy appreciado :-) Saludos cordiales.
Coyne QuinnUnited States
Hilke was a knowledgeable and personable guide. She guided us on two different tours of East Berlin sites on succeeding days and was equipped to share as much information as we required at every location. Or group contained one teen-ager, one adult with general interests and one older history buff who was confined to a wheel chair. Hilke was able to relate easily with all of us. She knew how to avoid steps so that using the wheel chair was not to inconvenient. I would highly recommend her as your guide
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Coyne, thanks a lot for your review. Best wishes to all of you.
We had an excellent tour with Hilke. She was very knowledgable and included everything we were interested in seeing. We were able to get a flavor of the different areas in the city and included all the highlights!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Merna, thanks a lot!
Barbara VackettaUnited States
We had a fantastic tour of Berlin with Hilke. It was our first Tours By Locals- and we're hooked. She covered an amazing amount of the city in just 4 hours. Due to her immense knowledge and enthusiasm we have fallen in love with Berlin. We'll return one day soon and continue our exploration- of course with Hilke.
Paula WheelerUnited Kingdom
I can't recommend Hilke enough. This was our first visit to Berlin and the tour was very informative and enjoyable. Hilke is very knowledgeable and friendly, and her English is excellent. If you are looking for a perfect way to start a trip to Berlin this is it. There were 8 of us in our group ages ranging from 44yrs to 64yrs and Hilke tailored the trip to meet our needs. I would definitely use Hilke again. Thank you for a great first day in Berlin!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Paula, thanks a lot for your nice review. Greetings to you all and have a pleasant Advent season!
Mark HooseUnited States
Hilke was a great tour guide. She walked me over the main sights of the city and took me to some places I would have never found on my own. A great experience.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mark, thanks for your nice review. All the best!
Pateicia Nettleship-JonesUnited States
Hilke was very friendly and customized the tour based on my interests. We explored all the major sites of Berlin in 4 hours. I got a view into the personal impact of Berlin's history through someone that lived it.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Trish, thanks a lot for your nice review. All the best! Hilke
Harry EllingtonUnited States
Hilke made Berlin "come alive" for us. She was cordial, punctual, and most knowledgeable. We would recommend her most highly.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Harry, long time ago you where here, your review is appreciated. I hope you are all doing well. Best regards. Hilke
Elizabeth LakemanUnited States
Derick DominoUnited States
Hilke was knowledgeable and could read our small group really well. She was funny and provided lots of insight to the sights and local hang-outs. We were on a four hours tour starting from our hotel, The Adlon. We covered a lot of ground and got a good sense of the neighborhood, both historical and modern parts. I highly recommend Hilke! She is top notch!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Derick, it was a pleasure to have you here; thanks a lot for the review. I wish you all the best.
James TorreyUnited States
Hilke is outstanding,personable,imaginative and listens to your questions.She can answer anything you put to her and has an encyclopedic knowledge of the city, some of the lesser known sites as well as the familiar, and a very educated knowledge and appreciation on her country's history. We had a delightful and informative time with her .
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear James, thank you very much for your nice feedback. It was an inspiring afternoon for me. I wish you both all the best.
We booked Hilke in October for a four hour walking tour of Berlin. She immediately asked what our interests were and made sure to tailor her talk around those topics (architecture and history). She had a deep knowledge of both subjects and was very good company. Her tour was the highlight of our short time in Berlin. Hilke is flexible, easy going and very enjoyable to listen to. I would highly recommend her as a guide
We had a great tour. Hilke is an excellent guide and we highly recommend her.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Barry, thanks for your feedback. Warmest greetings to both of you.
Fred HauserUnited States
We are very happy to have chosen Hilke to be our guide for both the Berlin as well as the Potsdam tours. She is extremely knowledgeable, punctual and friendly. She had great pace and also was most attentive during a health issue. We would highly recommend her to our friends. Thanks for providing such an informative and complete service. Sonya and Fred Hauser
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Sonya and Fred, thanks a lot for your nice feedback. I hope you had lovely days in Munic and you are well. I wish you a Happy New Year. Kind regards Hilke
George MetcalfeSouth Africa
Hilke was a great tour guide She is open to what you would like to do and see and matches you up to places of interest. it was great to have somebody take you around that has knowledge of the area. I would definitely recommend if your budget allows. Thanks Hilke for an awesome afternoon in Berlin!! George and Tanya South Africa
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear George, I'm happy that you enjoyed the afternoon despite bad weather conditions. All the best to all of you! Hilke
Pamela CrichtonUnited States
Hilke was an excellent guide! She provided us with historical background and was an excellent guide for pacing and for adapting to our wishes and needs. She is very personable and came highly recommended by our son and his family who had also toured with her in Berlin. A perfect fit for us!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Pamela, thanks a lot for your feedback. I hope all of you are fine! Best regards Hilke
James CrichtonUnited States
thoughtful and thorough command of germany and berlin history ... flexible guide and fluent english
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear James, thanks for your feedback! I hope you and your family enjoyed also the rest of the snowy time in Berlin. Greetings from Berlin. Hilke
John IrvineUnited Kingdom
Hilke was extremely informative and really listened to what we wanted to see and experience. Her knowledge was very wide and she was able to communicate this in an engaging way. Our tour was cut a little bit short as one of my daughters became unwell and Hilke was extremely supportive , handled the translation at the hospital etc My daughter was fine - but Hilke was regarded as a friend by all of us by the end of the trip. Thank you Hilke.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear John, thanks a lot for your nice feedback. I hope you didn't spent hours at the Charité and it's nice to hear that it didn't turn out badly. It's a pity I was busy the next days otherwise I would have liked to continue the tour. It was a pleasure for me to meet you and your family. All the best to all of you and wonderful hiking in Scotland (I'm envious about the beautiful mountains ...). Take care Hilke