You can plan all you want, but you can't get the same experience as with a well-connected guide. Curt, owner of Big Hat Tours knows everybody AND how everything works. His upbeat demeanor also instantly makes you at ease and of course your time with him a pleasure. I honestly don’t think we would have made it into Neuschwanstein had we not had Curt to show us the ropes. We feel very lucky to have tracked down this transplanted Midwesterner now a German expat for our guide. He gives great insight into how his adopted hometown now currently functions as a metropolis. This is on top of the history and the visuals that seem to be endless filed on his Ipad.
There are a lot of guides out there – while Curt had our two days with him planned out in advance of our meeting, one of his most endearing traits was that he was also able to react resourcefully to spontaneous ideas based on our interaction with each other.
Our time in Munich was a great experience and Curt was a big part of that. To maximize your time with him I would suggest giving him sharp parameters (ideas of your interests) at the outset of contacting him so that he can tailor your time with him to be the most rewarding
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