Brenda G.United States
My husband and I along with a group of friends, had the pleasure of taking a private tour of Berlin with Hilke. She was wonderful and provided a thorough overview of the historical insights along with pictures to put things into context. You really get a different experience when you see how the past was and where you are standing today. Hilke was an encyclopedia of information with anecdotal stories about the history and present-day life in Berlin. Highly recommend a tour with Hilke!!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Brenda, thank you very much for the kind review. It was a pleasure showing you and your husband/friends Berlin. All the best to all of you!
Janet SimulaUnited States
Wonderful experience. Adapted tour to the needs of our group. Very helpful getting local insight. Able to cover a lot of ground and see sights that we would not been able to see on our own. Highly recommend.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Janet, thanks a lot for your nice review.Very much appreciated. It was my pleasure. All the best to all of you!
Christine MichaelsUnited States
My wife and I had a tour with Hilke. Hilke picked us up promptly at our hotel. We decided to rent bikes as there were many sights to see and the bikes were the most efficient means of transportation. Hilke was very knowledgeable about the monuments and buildings. She gave us a good historical overview of both East and West Berlin. Hilke was so pleasant to be around. AT the end of the tour she gave us a few recommendations for the rest of our stay including a restaurant which we ate at immediately
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Chuck, thank you very much for the nice review. I really enjoyed Christines and your company. Wishing you well.
Ankur AgarwalPune, MAHARASHTRA, India
Thank you Hilke for the wonderful day in Berlin. You are one of the best guides we have met. Keep up the good work!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Ankur, thank you very much for your friendly words. Appreciated. All the best and greetings to your nice family!
Jim MurakamiUnited States
TOURSBYLOCALS RESPONSE: ToursByLocals is committed to 5-Star tour experiences and we appreciate any learning opportunity to improve the quality of the service we offer our customers. We take all feedback seriously and have, as always, attempted to clarify with our customer if there was anything our guide, or ToursByLocals, could have done differently to have made this tour a 5-Star experience.
Colleen HarkerUnited States
We loved our Berlin tour with Hilke! We had her focus on the 1930's to mid 1940's, and she was extremely knowledgeable about all of the historical events, as well as the cultural and psychological issues durinig that time. We wanted to see some of the locations of the Berlin Olympics, and in addition to visiting the Olympic Stadium, she did special research to take us to the rowing venue outside of the city. She was very willing to share her feelings and opinions about life in Berlin. Highly recommended!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Coleen, thank you very much for the nice review. It was my pleasure. I wish you both all the best!
Jeff GaleUnited States
Very nice day with Hilke. Immense knowledge of German history and Berlin. The day flowed nicely and we saw a lot of the important landmarks along the way. We would recommend Hilke to fellow travelers.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Jeff, dankeschön for the nice review. It was a pleasure getting to know you and Pam. Have a safe flight back! All the best. Hilke
Frank DIorioUnited States
My Son and I had great tour of Berlin with Hilke. We enjoyed her German humor.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Frank, thanks for your review. Enjoyed your company, too. Best wishes!
Dan RossUnited States
Hilke was a fantastic guide in every way. She was deeply knowledgeable, sensitive and highly responsive to our interests and many questions, indefatigably energetic, and very warm and kind. We are very grateful for her time with us.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Dan, thanks so much for your review. Appreciated. I hope you had nice days. All the best to both of you (and the "germans" :-)
Alan LarsonUnited States
Great flexible tour
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Alan, thanks a lot! Appreciated and all the best to both of you.
George MellingUnited States
Hilke was a perfect guide for us, taking in important parts of central Berlin, with so much commentary about what we saw and about other aspects of life in Berlin, current and past. Like our two guides in Praha, by the time we finished our six hour tour with her we felt she was a good friend of ours.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear George, thank your very much for your nice rewiew. It was my pleasure! All the best to both of you.
Wendy NovicoffUnited States
Exactly what we wanted on our day in Berlin! Hilke was professional, knowledgeable, and very sensitive to our needs. It was a great day, and we saw everything we wanted to see. Do yourself a favor and book a tour. We came into Warnemunde on a cruise ship and took the train to Berlin...don't wander round by yourself...having a guide made the day great.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Wendy, thanks a lot for your review. Appreciated. I wish you both all the very best. Greatings to Katharina.
Judy BaldwinUnited States
Hilke was wonderful, and our day spent with her was the perfect way to experience Berlin. The focus of our tour was WWII sites, as well as the old Jewish quarter. She was so knowledgeable and insightful, both about history and about the city of Berlin, and she has a lovely personality and is very easy to be with. We experienced more of Berlin spending a day with Hilke than we ever could have on our own. We're so glad we made the decision to tour with her.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Judy, thank you very much for your feedback. It was a pleasure. All the best to you and the former basketballplayer ;-)
Friendly, very knowledgeable, personable guide. Had a great tour - saw so much in only 5 hours and even enjoyed an authentic German meal. We would highly recommend it.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Rami, thanks for your feedback. Hope you both are doing well. Best regards.
Michael SteinbergShort Hills, NJ, United States
Hilke was a very interesting person who in addition be being very well informed about Berlin, engaged us in thoughtful conversation that added a lot to our understanding of the history of Berlin and East/West Germany since WW II. We had a very good tour of Berlin and I wish that we had more time.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Michael, thanks a lot for your nice review. All the best to all of you!
Jay CohenTiburon, CALIFORNIA, United States
Ruth B.Lexington, KY, United States
Hilke was very informative and personable. I would definitely recommend her to anyone visiting Berlin.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Ruth, thanks for your nice feedback. It was my pleasure. Best wishes to all of you.
Craig BrehenyLondon, United Kingdom
Hilke was wonderful, adapting the schedule to our wish-list and continuing the tour well past the official end time. She took us to all the things we wanted to see and more. We very much appreciated a great day out. Thank you!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Craig, thanks a lot for your review. I enjoyed your company. All the best!
Hilke took us around Berlin for a day tour and she was very knowledgeable, flexible on site visits and the best addition to our Berlin discovery! She shared a lot of experiences she had in Germany during the period of the wall and gave us a deeper understanding of how life was before and after, and how differences still remain. Able to show us many aspects of Berlin, always nice and smiling and with a great sense of humor! 10 out of 10! We would warmly recommend her. Liliana and Laurent
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Cara Liliana, grazie mille per il feedback. E stato un piacere per me di avervi conosciuto. Cari saluti anche a Laurent.
Carol SchoeneichUnited States
Wonderful tour with Hilke on 29 September 2016. She has an excellent knowledge of the city and its history. We thoroughly enjoyed the entire day.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Carol, thanks a lot for your nice review. All the best!
Katie AmbrosiUnited States
Katie AmbrosiUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Katie, thanks for your rating. Greetings to both of you!
Barry BeckermanUnited States
Intelligent, knowledgeable and a pleasure to be with. Our conversations went well beyond simply visiting sites and their histories.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Barry, thanks for your friendly review. Won't forget our conversation. I wish you both all.
Hang-Wah MoyUnited States
Hilke was an amazing tour guide. My group of 8 young and old adults walked around Berlin for three days and Potsdam for one day with Hilke guiding us every step of the way. She was kind, funny, and extremely knowledgeable about German history and society. She tailored the tour to our group's interests and was always on time and professional. 10 out of 10!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Hang-Wah, thanks a lot. It was my pleasure, greetings to all of you!
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
Mary ThelenUnited States
we loved Hilke It was a wonderful tour
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mary, thanks for your review. It was a pleasure! Best regards Hilke
Richard GeyerUnited States
Hilke is an automaton! We did a 6 hour walking tour of Berlin and she was ready for more. We reviewed our points of interest in the beginning and she hit them all, plus some.It was a brisk tour with lots to cover but she was so personal and focused it whisked by. My 14 year old sons were totally engrossed with her knowledge and commentary. Immense knowledge of Belin/Germany origins,WW2, Cold war, and current lifestyles. If you want to do Berlin right, book Hilke!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Richard, thanks for your nice review. It was really a big pleasure for me. I'll always remember the smart questions, wonderful sons. Warmest greeting to you all, Hilke
Judith BanUnited States
Hilke gave us a great tour in Berlin. She is thorough, friendly and adjusts her itinerary to your taste easily. Hilke knows her history very well and can relate today's Berlin to its past. We enjoyed her very much.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Judith, thanks for the review. Appreciated! All the best. Hilke
Thelma PortnoffUnited States
Hilke guided us thru our tour of Berlin for the day with expert knowledge & covered much of what we had told her about our interests.. She was very knowledgeable about the history of the city as well as the architecture old & new. We were very appreciative of her concern that I cover the walking tour at a comfortable pace with a few sit downs & stop for tea. We would have gladly arranged for an additional day but her schedule was full. Thank you,Hilke,
Antonia G.Coral Gables, FL, United States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Maria, thanks for your review. All the best! Hilke
Daniel EderUnited States
We only knew Hilke for a short while before we knew she could be our new best friend. She was pleasant and engaging, funny and charming, and holy heck does she know her Berlin (and Germany in general) history and facts. We told her straight on that while we wanted to see many popular attractions, we also wanted off the beaten path; Hilke came through and showed us parts of Berlin that I'm sure many other tourists miss. And, she took us to the most amazing Curry-wurst restaurant in town, it was awesome!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Dan, it's quite a while you were in Berlin. Thanks a lot for your nice feedback. I hope the postcard found the way. All the best!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Stephan, I'm sorry that the program I proposed and you approved (significant places of life under dictatorship, f.ex. Weidt workshop) was not what you expected. Maybe a deeper discussion about the program would have been helpful. Best regards. Hilke
Hilke was amazing! As a resident of Berlin, her knowledge of the history and her stories were invaluable. She even did research about my grandparents in an effort to find out where they were buried. Our private tour with Hilke was something we will never forget!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Peter, thanks for your feedback I appreciate very much. It's a pleasure to find out traces of the past. All the best Hilke
This being my second time in Berlin, and having previously undertaken one of the many group tours on offer, my reason for choosing tours by locals was to enjoy a much more in depth tour of Berlin. Needless to say my expectations were high. Hilke did not disappoint. I got to see places I never knew existed as well as those well known places. I enjoyed the best 6 hours I could have hoped for with Hilke who is an exceptional guide with an in depth knowledge of the history of Berlin. Highly recommended.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mr. Lynham, thanks for your nice feedback. And the interesting visual material. Best regards Hilke
Ray ComeauxUnited States
Marlene BankwitzUnited States
Hilke was fantastic! She took us to some incredible sights and shared her wealth of knowledge, and we fell in love with Berlin. When we couldn't get our camera to work without a flash, she went over and above what was required by taking photos with her cell phone and mailing them to us. Hilke made sure that we would never forget our time with her in Berlin.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Marlene, thanks for your feedback. And good luck for the "we have been there" competition! Take care Hilke
A per Mrs Kunda Vijayakar and party from Nagpur,India the tour was very well conducted. Hilke was very friendly,knowledgeable and very caring.She has made this tourvery interesting for us.Thanks Hilke!!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for the feedback!! Greetings from Berlin Hilke