Jerry PearsonUnited States
Very enjoyable tour. Karin was knowledgeable and very informative. Instead of taking the train, she rented a car which provided for a much more enjoyable experience.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Jerry Thank you very much for your respond. I am glad to understand that you and your party enjoyed the tour i delivered to you. Be sure there is a warm welcome waiting for you when you will come back to this part of Europe. Kind regards Karin
Denise RekstadUnited States
Karin was absolutely amazing. She was our private guide for 2 in Warnemunde. We drove through Mecklenburg, took the great Molli train, where she knew everyone who made our ride special. She took us to the beach, bought us local gifts, great food and drinks. It was a combination of tours we could not get on a cruise. She brought the area to life with her personal experiences and extensive knowledge. We highly recommend Karin as a guide for anyone who wants to see, experience and feel the area.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Denise Thank you very much for your response. I am very happy to understand that you enjoyed the day we could spend together. Be sure there is a warm welcome waiting for you whenever you will make your way to our province of Mecklenburg - Western Pomerania. Please remember the title of tour given to you: Molli & more - with my personal touch. Kind regards Karin
Bill ShawUnited States
Karin was very friendly, flexible and knowledgeable! Definitely recommend her if you are ever in her area!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Bill Thank you that you spent your time on rating the tour I delivered to you. I am glad to read the positive response! There is a hearty welcome to you whenever you will come back to Mecklenburg. Kind regards Karin
Jim DonovanUnited States
We had a very enjoyable day with Karin on the German coast. Much better than spending 6 hrs on the road going into Berlin. Plenty to see within an hours drive of docking. Thanks for a great day Karin.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Bev & Jim Donovan Thank you very much for your commentary on the tour I delivered to you. I am glad to understand that you enjoyed the day very much which we spent together here in Northern Germany. Thank you very much to take the effort to explain to TBL about the alternative shore excursions for Warnemuende. Hopefully the management can adjust the schedule of tours listed for Warnemuende so that more visitors will be able to discover the tour options and prefer to see the countryside. Thanks.
Sue KaufmanUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Sue, for your rating on the tour I delivered to you. I enjoyed every minute of the day we spent together. Please recommend the destination of Warnemuende to all people - we appreciate more visits to our country. Thanks a lot! Karin
Mary-Lou G.United States
Karin is OUTSTANDING: a TOP-RATE expert who is delightful, warm, kind, and fun! I was fortunate to book her for private tours from two cruiseports: Warnemunde (See my review.) and Kiel, where she graciously collected 4 of us at our ship (a 2-hour train from her home in the early morning!) to escort us by train for a walking tour of historic Lubeck. AND she escorted us back to Kiel at the end! We enjoyed venues that would be impossible on our own or a big tour--and we learned so much from her. Perfect day!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mary-Lou! Thank you very much for your commentary and the time you spent on writing this high class rating. Yes, I was happy to travel to Kiel to meet up with you and your friends there. And I am very pleased to understand that your party was happy with the tour and the day we spend together. Greetings to all of them! And: Welcome back one day! Kind regards Karin
Mary-Lou G.United States
Karin is OUTSTANDING! She brilliantly worked out and led my husband and me on a highly customized tour: a leisurely walk around Warnemunde, bus to tour Bad Doberan and ride its Molli Steam Train to seaside Kuhlungsborn (plus a fabulous lunch), and taxi and train to Rostock (astronomical clock). And she found just the right shops for items we needed. We travel extensively and can attest that Karin is truly a TOP-RATE expert who is delightful, warm, kind, and fun. What a joy to tour with a great new friend!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mary-Lou! Thank you so much for your commentary. I am glad that you enjoyed our tour and the time we could spend together. I felt happy to show you around and let you know some aspects of cultural and daily life in Germany. Welcome back to Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania! Best regards Karin
Lynette SmithUnited States
We had a wonderful time with Karin touring Rostock and Warnemunde, she was able to show us things that you could never see on a tour bus. We had coffee and sweets in a little café that was fantastic. She is very knowledgeable and we learned many things. Karin was able to accommodate my husbands walker and was adapted the tour to his needs. We would highly recommend this tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Lynette - Thank you for your comment. It was a great day we spent together. What a perfect day to explore this area. Thank you for positive response! I love to meet up with you again and spend more time whith your husband and you. There is a warm welcome waiting for you when you come to back to visit Germany and Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania. Take care! Kind regards Karin
Pattie HuntUnited States
Karin did an excellent job showing us around Warnemunde and Rostock. She was warm and friendly, very knowledgeable, and extremely accommodating. We had a lovely day and would love to return to Germany.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Pattie - Thank you very much for your respond. It was a very pleasant, I enjoyed every minute of our excursion. I am glad to understand that you felt very pleased with the tour I delivered to come. There is a warm welcome waiting for you whenever you come back again to Mecklenburg in Germany. Kind regards Karin
Richard WanUnited States
We were very lucky to have Karin as our guide. She was able to weave in her and her family experiences on our tour. She was most orofessional and knowledgeable. We would highly recommend her!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Richard - Thank you so much for your commentary. I am glad that you appreciated the tour I delivered to you. Thank you for your understanding of the private and social situation in Germany at the moment. Be sure: There is a warm welcome waiting for you and your friends when you come back one day to Mecklenburg here in the North of Germany. Safe onward journey!
Dana DavisUnited States
Karin is an amazing lady and incredible guide. She perfectly paced our excursion, especially since it was 90+ degrees F that day and that my group is older. Not only is she well-versed in the history of Warnemunde and Rostock, she shared her personal experiences of her family's life living behind the "iron curtain." We were all mesmerized by her stories. We cruised the river, rode the tram, and the train. Our finale was coffee and dessert at a high rise hotel which gave us an incredible view.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Dana Thank you very much for your commentary - I am delighted that you and your party enjoyed the tour I delivered to you. Thank you so much for your cooperation to go through the programme despite the hot temperatures that day. I enjoyed every minute with you and hope that we will meet again one day! A warm welcome is waiting for you! Kind regards Karin
Harvey DragoonUnited States
Karin is an exceptional guide and person. She is very warm, knowledgeable and makes sure that she provides everything one could ask for. Karin goes the extra mile to prove a great tour. I would highly recommend her if you are looking for a number one guide.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Dragoon - Thank you so much for your comment on the tour I delivered to you and your party. I enjoyed your company throughout the day. I am very pleased that you had spent the time to write a personal comment - thank you for rating me as 5*-guide.You know: You are very welcome to Mecklenburg - come and visit us again. Kind regards Karin
Karin arranged a wonderful family area tour for me including a driver in the Laage area of Mecklenburg. She was able to get me to all of the areas I required including inside an important church that I never thought I would see. The Manor house of Rensow tour was exceptional. Karin's ability and knowledge was clearly demonstrated. Just an unbelievable tour!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Nancy - Thank you very much for your commentary. I am pleased to understand that you were happy with the tour delivered last Monday. Lucky ones: we were able to visit the Laage Church, cemetary, the village of Rensow and Gut Dalwitz. I am sure you will continue with great effort to work on your family research and during the genealogy studies you will keep alive the memories of your visit to Mecklenburg-Germany. Come back - there is always a warm welcome waiting for you. Thanks a lot Karin
Belinda MetzgerUnited States
Karin gave my family (5 passengers) a full-day guided tour of Rostock and Schwerin Castle last week, and she was fabulous. She did a wonderful job planning our day, was very knowledgeable and enthusiastic, and truly made the whole day fun for us. Very flexible and completely open to whatever pace our family wanted to set during the day, plus she's an excellent driver. I know my entire family joins me in strongly recommending her as a tour guide. Thanks so much for an amazing day, Karin!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Belinda - many thanks for your response! Thank you that you spent your time on rating my tour. I am glad to hear that you and your entire family enjoyed our tour traveling through charming Mecklenburg! Keep your memories of sea-buckthorn alive! A warm welcome is waiting for you whenever you may return to my country some day! Best regards Karin
Nancy MillsNew Zealand
Karin went way beyond our expectations. She came to Hamburg to meet us at the train station so we wouldn't have to take the train by ourselves, and also accompanied us back to our ship on the return. One of our party was disabled - she was patient and understanding with his needs. She explained all the history about, her English was excellent. She was delightful, energetic, and listened to what we wanted to do and see. We have no reservations whatsoever in recommending her for this tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Nancy - I regret that I missed to reply to your wonderful commentary on our tour! It was a pleasure for me to meet up with in Hamburg and to show you around. All the best and let`s keep in contact when you come back to Europe! Kind regards Karin
Gary FlynnUnited States
Karin was terrific....we had 4 people and she addressed the interests of each person. We have travelled frequently over the past decade but this was our first experience with Tours By Locals. We will utilize the service again in the future.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Gary - Thank you so much for your respond - I am delighted to hear that you feel pleased with the tour I delivered to you. Thank you for a wonderful day we spent together. Welcome back to Germany! Greetings to all of you Val & Van & Sharon! Kind regards Karin
TOURSBYLOCALS RESPONSE: That's wonderful to hear! We look forward to helping you connect with another wonderful local guide on your next trip.
Cindy W.Aurora, COLORADO, United States
Karin was very attentive to what we wanted to see and do. She was friendly and knowledgeable about what the area. She was also flexible with the unique sights and lengths of time we wanted to spend at each location. We had a blast! Thanks Again!!!!!! :D
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Cindy - I am sorry that I missed to reply to your wonderful comment on our tour. I am glad to understand that you enjoyed our tour. Be sure there is a warm welcome waiting for you whenever you come back to Europe. Kind regards Karin
Sharon McCrayUnited States
Karin was a GREAT guide for our trip to Lubeck and Schwerin Castle. We were cruising and arrived at Travemunde. Karin worked with us to develop the perfect customized tour that met all our requests and provided an incredible day. Her knowledge of the area, historical perspectives, and wonderful personality made our short time in this area of Germany memorable. We always arrange private tours when cruising and I would consider Karin to be in my 'top guides' category!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Sharon - please apologize that I missed to answer your commentary on the tour to Schwerin and Luebeck. It was a wonderful time we could spend together and I am happy to understand that you enjoyed the time you could spend in Germany. Welcome back again. Kind regards Karin
Carl StojanUnited States
Very good tour had much fun.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Carl - Thank you for your comment. We enjoyed touring around with you very much. Hope you enjoyed Berlin as well. Kind regards to all of your party Karin
Phil BarthUnited States
Karin is the best. Of all the tour guides we have used over are numours trips she been the most accomodating, informative, and great to be our leader. She put together a customer tour that was very special, and had planned it all in advance. Karin sets the new standard...we want to come back. Phil Barth & travel friends
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Phil Thank you very much for your response - I am glad to learn that you feel very pleased with the tour I offered to you. Thank you that you appreciate my work and efforts I made in advance. Please come back - a warm welcome is waiting for you. Kind regards Mrs Karin C. Schatzberg
Toni PetersUnited States
Karin put together a private tracing family roots tour which was informative and enjoyable. Her research before the trip gave us many insights to the area. Her knowledge of not just only the history of the area, but of the town of Stralsund and Berlin were outstanding. Her attention to detail was more than expected. She even helped me find a beer stein in a town which seemed to have none. She always went out of her way to make sure we were happy and comfortable and her preparedness was more than expected.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Toni Thank you very much for your response - I am happy to hear from you. I am glad that you enjoyed our tour very much and that I met your expectations. Please come back again - a warm welcome is waiting for you here. Kind regards Mrs Karin C. Schatzberg
Robert DillUnited States
Very good. Professional, knowledgeable, prepared! Would highly recommend!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Robert, I like to thank you for your commentary. I am pleased to understand that you were pleased with the day we could spend together. Give my regards to your sister and her friend. Best wishes Karin c. Schatzberg
Cathy D.Thornhill, ON, Canada
Four of us had Karin & a driver, Kai(sp?)to take us from the port at Warnemunde to our hotel in Berlin. We wanted a mini-tour of the countryside rather than a quick drive down the autobahn & Karin was really excellent. She arranged stops along the way to illustrate the historical, political & cultural information she was giving us as we drove. She was a font of knowledge & was able to answer our questions on a wide range of topics. It was a wonderful experience & we are grateful to both Karin & to Kai.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Cathy Thank you for your response to our tour to Berlin. I enjoyed the time we spent together. I feel very pleased that you and your party were happy with the tour schedule and that you rewarded us with a very good ranking. Thank you so much. Kind regards Mrs Karin C. Schatzberg
Larry KayeRockville, MD, United States
Karin was a fantastic tour guide. We arranged to do a tour of Lubeck, Germany with Karin. She was very friendly, professional, and flexible. She took great care in accommodating my elderly father. We saw lots of the city without feeling rushed. On a personal level she was delightful. We learned much about her life after the German reunification. Finally, she presented us with a small gift at the end of the tour, materials about Germany. You could tell how much pride she has in being a guide.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Larry - Thank you very much for your rating - I enjoyed your company during our tour from Kiel Cruise Terminal to Luebeck. I am glad to hear that you and your party were pleased with the tour and that you appreciated my comments on Germany in the past and today. I was a great pleasure to show you around. Welcome come back to good old Germany! Kind regards Karin
we had a wonderfull day with Karyn our guide, she knew the place, was very charming lady. thank you karyn very much. we had a very nice day.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Ana, Thank you very much for your positive respond - I am glad to hear that you enjoyed the tour around the German Riviera and Mecklenburg Western Pomerania. Welcome back! Kind regards Mrs Karin C. Schatzberg
Karin was one of the best guides we have ever had. Very knowledgeable and spoke English perfectly!! I would highly recommend her to anyone!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Karen Thank you very much for your comment. I feel deeply impressed understanding your positive comment about my knowledge of English. The time we spent together was definitely too short - welcome back again. Kind regards Mrs Karin C. Schatzberg
Dennis UtheUnited States
Excellent site seeing and much background information given. Thoroughly delighted and impressed.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Dennis Thank you very much for your response - I enjoyed traveling with you! Welcome back to Good old Germany! Kind regards Mrs Karin C. Schatzberg
Barbara KrupinUnited States
Karin was our tourguide to Shwerin and Rostock. She was wonderful. She made all the places we visited come alive. We had a wonderful, personal time and experience with her. Even the driving was great and the sights we saw were fascinating. We highly recommend Tours by Locals, and especially Karin. It was a memorable day for us. We give her an A+.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Barbara Thank you for your response. I enjoyed touring around with you and your party. I am pleased to receive such a wonderful comment - hope you enjoyed the cruise around the Baltic Sea. Hope to see you again in Germany! Kind regards Mrs Karin C. Schatzberg
Pam SaariUnited States
Tour with Karin was great - she is awesome.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Pam - Thank you for your quick response! I am happy to hear that you were pleased with the tour yesterday. I enjoyed every minute we spent together! Please keep in mind the treasures of Schwerin castle and Hanseatic town of Wismar. Thank you. I wish you safe onward journey. Welcome back. Kind regards Mrs Karin C. Schatzberg
Ann HallamTOOWOOMBA, AUSTRALIA, Australia
It was a delight to meet Karin, who made us extremely welcome to Rostock. Her personality and information was exactly what we required for our short visit. The information and tour provided all of us with an insight and history to the town and region and definitely gave us a taste of what the area can provide for tourism. Thank you Karin.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Travelers, Thank you for your rating - I am delighted to learn that you were so pleased with the tour. Thank you very much. As I said during your visit - I will inquire about further details with regard to birth certificate and identification of burial sites in Rostock. Kind regards Karin
Karin was an excellent guide with a strong customer service ethic. She was a pleasure to work and travel with, she was extremely knowledgeable about local history and architecture in Mecklenburg West Pomerania. The purpose of our tour was to learn about the life and times of my ancestors in Mecklenburg and we could not have achieved this without the invaluable help of Karin on the day of the tour and her advance research into the villages and churches.
Susan RosenblatUnited States
Karin was fantastic!!! She was extremely well informed and was very happy to go at our pace. I think we were very lucky to have her as a guide. Her driver was also very sweet and answered all of our questions. Susan R from New Orleans
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Susan Thank you very much for your comment on the tour starting at Warnemuende pier. I felt very happy to show you around and to give you as much information as you wanted. As you know politics is very important part of our daily life - but we still work on re-unification. Thank you for your company and your booking - on behalf of driver marianne and your guide Mrs Karin C. Schatzberg
Gene GibbonsUnited States
Could not be more pleased with Karin's tour. She was very friendly and thoroughly knowledgeable, and went out of her way to make our visit to the Mecklenberg-Rostock area a memorable one. Going above and beyond the call of duty, Karin even managed to find a hardware store with an accomodating clerk who fixed my wife's walker! She rates five stars plus as a tour guide in our book and has our unqualified recommendation.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Gene thank you for your comment on the tour given to your party on 25 May, 2011. I enjoyed accompanying your group - all of you were very interested in German life nowadays! Thank you for your booking and your wonderful "rating". Kind regards Mrs Karin C. Schatzberg