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Big Hat Tours

Kaufinger Str.1, 80331 Munich, Bavaria, Germany
017674122033
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Ranked #2 of 99 Activities in Munich
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours
Owner description: A tour with Curt Milburn is like having a welcoming family friend show you around Munich. Curt’s been called “The Wikipedia of History” and he... more » Owner description: A tour with Curt Milburn is like having a welcoming family friend show you around Munich. Curt’s been called “The Wikipedia of History” and he specialize in small group and private tours. Every tour is 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 Curt leads you to the bombed buildings of Hitler. Curt’s Dachau tours are sensitive and remarkably moving and his Neuschwanstein and Castle tours are great fun. Salzburg is within your reach with Big Hat Tours! Every tour is accompanied by an Apple i-Pod 3 with hundreds of photos to put you into history. Curt goes beyond any tour guide in Munich giving you tips on dining, shopping, attractions and where to stay. You can escape the over-crowed, boring and scripted tours with Curt Milburn and Big Hat Tours. « less
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Atlantic Beach, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

We traveled to Munich with our niece after her high school graduation and arranged for Curt to take the 3 of us to visit both of Mad King Ludwig's castles. Curt is an expert on the logistics and trying to visit both castles in one day is an art - I'm pretty sure that we wouldn't have been able to... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Curt led me, along with my 2 sons (ages 16 and 21) on tours of Neuschwantstein and the Dachau concentration camp. Both were excellent. Most impressive was the amount of time he spent with us on the train / in the camp visitor's center before the tours, providing background information and rich historical perspective. This perspective was incredibly valuable during... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

I really liked Curt a lot. It felt like a friend of mine was guiding me through Munich. I had lots of fun, i enjoyed the tour and i learned a lot also during this time.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Curt is american and he knows all the history of the city since it was born. I highly recommend big hat tours if you want to have a fun day in a somehow boring city!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

My wife and I did two different castle tours with Curt from Big Hat - Neuschwanstein and Herrenchiemsee. Curt was a great guide - prompt, responsive and very well prepared. He knew a lot of small details that made the trip more pleasant, such as best places to sit on the train for optimal views, best times to arrive, best... More

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

...and take it early in your visit, because Curtis will leave you with so many ideas and places to see that are must-dos. His tour is personalized to your interest, educational, and highly enjoyable. (Yes, educational AND enjoyable!) His trusty ipad is a wonderful complement to his incredible knowledge. We've taken personal tours in England and France: this one was... More

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Newport Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Went overtime with Curtis around the city. I admired his commitment to the craft. The research and additional photos put each stop into perspective. A nice bonus was lunch afterwards at a great spot. Ask him to take you to the market. He is worth every penny.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Thanks to all of the outstanding reviews here on Tripadvisor, we had the pleasure of meeting Curt and accompanying him to the Nueschwanstein Castle. What an unforgettable day it was! From the moment we met him we felt as if we were spending the day with a family friend. Every step along the way, from purchasing the train tickets, to... More

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Newcastle, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

I fully recommend Curt Milburn's Big Hat Third Reich Tour to everyone who enjoys an adventure. Curt is exceptionally knowledgeable, friendly tour guide, who goes well beyond the average tour. From the moment you meet Curt, to went you say goodbye, he is entertaining and informative providing helpful advice if required. Thanks, Curt for a very enjoyed tour, it was... More

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Harleysville, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Our family trip to Munich and Austria was kicked off by a Munich City Tour with Curt. A few hours after we landed in Germany we were walking around the town benefiting from the detailed knowledge that Curt has to offer based on our interests! It was perfect! After the tour we went right to one of his recommended restaurants... More

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