We visited Munich in early June, 2023. Our group included me and my husband, along with our 26 year-old daughter and her boyfriend. After a lengthy search of local Munich guides, we chose Curt for 2 days of touring. Curt toured us through Munich one day, and through Nuremberg the next. I would give Curt 6 or more stars if I could, but I guess I'm limited to 5.
We met Curt in Munich’s Marienplatz. Before starting our tour, Curt listed different options for a day long Munich tour. He then listened carefully to our preferences and tailored the tour to match. We like to gain an overall history of a city, see the most important sites, and learn details which make a city come alive. Also, as my husband’s father served in Germany during WWII, we were interested in Munich and Nuremburg history during that catastrophic period.
As other reviews describe, Curt has a seemingly unlimited command of facts and stories. I appreciated how often he provided very good explanations of why history in these cities evolved the way it did. For example, he described how the post WWI German economic collapse laid the groundwork for Hitler and National Socialism’s rise. He explained how, once Hitler became chancellor, he and his party drove the economy back to basically full employment and prosperity. In other words, though in our minds we may not understand the rise of Naziism, Curt painted the picture of how this became incrementally accepted. It was that type of historical knowledge and insight, along with his witty personality, that made Curt one of our best tour guides ever.
Curt's use of iPad photos during the tour was a great accompaniment, helping to add vital context. As a post-tour bonus, the PDF book he'll provide is a super enjoyable, engaging read.
We've used private tour guides in many cities, and Curt is very competitively priced. We like that he charges a flat rate for the tour rather than by person. While pricier per person than most large group tours, the personal attention, ability to hear everything that's said, and chance to have a discourse rather than just be spoken to is well worth the price. It was a wonderful value.
Book Curt and you won’t be disappointed!