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Big Hat Tours

#9 of 289 Tours in Munich
Munich, Germany
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Munich City, Third Reich, Dachau, Salzburg, Nuremberg and Neuschwanstein and other Ludwig II Castles. A tour with Curt Milburn is like having a welcoming family friend show you around Munich. Curt's been called "The Wikipedia of History". He specializes in small group and private tours. Tours are tailor-made and Curt finds out what YOU want to see. His City Tours go beyond canned, set routes. You'll see the famous sites, architecture, learn about kings, Hitler, foods and beer. Our Third Reich Tours delve deep into more than when, but why and how the Nazis came to power and you'll see the bombed buildings of Hitler. Curt's Dachau tours are sensitive and remarkably moving and his Neuschwanstein and Castle tours are great fun. Salzburg & Nuremberg are within your reach with Big Hat Tours! Every tour is accompanied by an Apple i-Pad with hundreds of photos to put you into history.
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Shannon A wrote a review Jul. 2022
Whitehouse Station, New Jersey, United States5 contributions6 helpful votes
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Our tour of Munich with Curt was truly unforgettable. Deeply knowledgeable and passionate about his subject matter, Curt brings history alive through descriptive anecdotes, historical photographs and films he shares from his iPad, and accounts of first person interviews he has conducted for his own research. You are not just getting a tour from a guide who has read a lot of books, you are getting a tour from a guide who has done his own research and written an actual book on the subject. We finished the tour with a much clearer knowledge of how someone like Hitler could rise to power and the geo-political and economic conditions that enabled it as well as seeing buildings and markers that exist to this very day from a time in history we hope never to repeat. Myself, my husband and our three teenage/young adult sons were riveted and felt so fortunate to have been able to spend time with Curt and benefit from his knowledge and perspective.
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Date of experience: July 2022
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Shannon A wrote a review Jul. 2022
Whitehouse Station, New Jersey, United States5 contributions6 helpful votes
We took this tour with my husband and three teenage/young adult sons. Curt met us at the train station and expertly guided us to Dachau via train and bus, giving us a detailed introduction to what we were about to see. Passionate about his subject matter and deeply knowledgeable, Curt brought the history of the site alive with insightful historical context, historic pictures and films that he shared with us on his iPad and expert commentary. It is hard to imagine the atrocities that occurred at Dachau but Curt respectfully transmits the information through first person interviews of survivors he has conducted over the years and a sensitive delivery of historical details. It was truly a day we will never forget. Do not hesitate to book a tour with Curt. It will be a decision you will be glad you made!
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Date of experience: July 2022
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Gail C wrote a review May 2022
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What an amazing tour! I hadn’t been impressed with my visit to Munich until we met Curt! I could have spent hours with him learning about the city, culture, history and exploring. He knew the city and its history like the back of his hand. He is entertaining and has lots of stories to share. I have to say this is one of the best city tours I have ever done. I didn’t want it to end! To be able to stand in front of a building and look at pictures of the same site 100 years ago and after the war to see the history reveal before your eyes was so impactful, not to mention the videos of the armies through the same square we were standing in! I loved that he was able to get us into the room at the HofBrau House where Hitler started his campaign. I truly felt like I was reliving some of the most impactful moments in world history. Curt was flexible and happily adjusted the tour to hit the things we were most interested in, and he tied in the history as it impacted the cities we were heading to next. I would definitely book this if you can! Well worth the money! If we go back to Germany we will definitely look to book another tour with Big Hat!
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McKenzie C wrote a review May 2022
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Curt was such a riot!! He was so knowledge and funny, anyone would have a tremendous time with him! He even toured around the city with other things happening in his personal life. Thank you, Curt. Our time together was amazing, and you were right: pork knuckles are to die for!
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Date of experience: May 2022
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MattDemov wrote a review May 2022
Midland, Michigan2 contributions1 helpful vote
Curt was simply amazing! The details he shared about the city of Munich really brought the city to life for us. He is extremely knowledgeable about history, culture, food, social traditions, anything you want to know about the city. He even gave several great recommendations for stuff to do after the tour and answered any question we had. He has a great sense of humor as well. I would recommend Curt to anyone in Munich or any of the other tours he offers. Not to mention the price is extremely affordable. Highly recommend!
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Date of experience: May 2022
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