We have been on many different types of tours in a variety of countries and have to say the three days with Steve, checking out the history of WW2, has been the most enjoyable and informative tour my wife and I have ever done. Originally my wife was probably not as excited as I was about booking, because I’m the one more interested in WW2 history, but she also agrees it was the best tour she has experienced. In fact we will be returning to do another. Steve is very knowledgeable on the subject [not to mention the battle of Britain] fun to be with and definitely knows the ropes. This was a time I will never forget and always remember fondly.
Steve’s knowledge and passion came through, and it was fascinating to wander through the streets of Munich and learn about the history of the Nazi’s, and the resistance, in Munich. This tour was the highlight of our trip to Munich.
Steve was a great historian and provided a personal perspective that we wouldn’t have had with the self-guided tour. He was personable, friendly and willing to answer questions.
Steve, our guide, was outstanding. He gave a very objective description of the memorial over a few hours and we really got a feel for what life was like there without the prejudices and emotion that could quite easily creep into the explanations. Being a history teacher, his knowledge was second to none, which is exactly what we wanted.
We learned so much from Steve, who was a true expert on the subject, was very friendly, and great to spend time with! As an American, I have grown up with a certain perspective on the Holocaust but Steve gave excellent non-biased, open-minded commentary which caused me to challenge my assumptions and beliefs on WW2 and the German people. Most importantly, he treated the subject matter, the victims, the survivors, and German society with respect.
I learned so much, and as I am a teacher was able to share it with my students. Steve knows his stuff. There is a LOT to read in the museum exhibit, so having a guide that could take us to the most important points really made it more meaningful. Otherwise I know I would have started skipping parts of the exhibit to get it all in and would therefore have missed some really great stuff.
Steve was one of the best guides I have seen, very informative and knowledgeable of WW2 history. He explained the sights we saw in great detail, and also had several photos of how the city looked pre-WW2. It was amazing to see so many Nazi-era buildings still in existence, considering the bombing that Munich endured during the war.
My wife and 2 teenage kids spent 2 great days with Steve. One day touring Munich and the other day in Dachau. Most tour guides will take you to the camp and return to Munich; however Steve took us around Dachau to show us other leftover WWII sights from the war. Munich came alive with Steve, stopping off for a snack, including the best apple strudel which happened to be the same place Hitler ate at, surfing, yes surfing, in Munich, and my interest, WWII. It was interesting seeing some of the leftover Nazi symbols, considering most have been removed. He has a great knowledge of history and is fun to be with. Book you tour with him first, then plan the rest of your vacation. Next time we are in Munich, we will definitely use Steve again. Still more to see and he knows where the sights are. Thanks so much.