Guestbook

Here are some of the wonderful reviews, my guests have sent me.

 

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Guestbook

 

 

 

Whether you are looking for a guide for a small group or larger group, you cannot do better than Simone.  She is well-organized, enthusiastic and very knowledgeable with an endearing and engaging personality.  We are most appreciated.

 

Kathy and Henry Oechler

Princeton, NJ  USA 

April 2017

 

Simone was fantastic. She is a walking encyclopedia of Bavarian history, landmarks, and current day Bavarian lifestyle. She is extremely cordial and totally engaged my 14 yr. old sons for a brisk 6 hour walking tour of Munich. She is also an expert on Bavarian foods and we had several treats to keep us energized. Simone even cancelled an appointment to extend our tour at our request. She seamlessly covered early history, WW 2, and current lifestyles.When we parted we felt like we were leaving a friend.

R.G. April 2016

 

Simone met us at our hotel. and she was a delightful woman, full of knowledge and a real passion for her city. We had asked that she include art, architecture and history and she delivered on all three and more. Her vast knowledge and genuine interest made for a very enjoyable tour. I loved the way she moved through the city, walking, subways,& trams. The stories of who and why buildings were built made history come alive. We were glad we chose Simone and came away with a balanced view of Munich's history 

Sept. 2015

 

In the world of foreign travel there are tour guides and there are tour guides.  The services of Simone Brokmeier of Munich exceed both categories. Her guided tours of Munich and Bavaria are intelligent and thoroughly engaging, as well as rewarding.  If there is some aspects of special interest, she is flexible and accommodating; if you know little about Munich just leave yourself in her capable hands and you will come away with an amazing appreciation of this great city.  Don’t miss the rubrics on Simone’s website which contain useful and clever information that bookstore guidebooks don’t offer.  If you wish a truly extraordinary experience, one cannot praise enough the day tour to the Neuschwanstein castle, Oberammergau, and Wieskirche.  The views are spectacular, and the venues unique.  The ride outside of Munich in Simone’s comfortable car is an excellent way to engage in casual and unhurried conversation, with historical and cultural topics folded in, adding a personal dimension to a delightful tour.

Simone is an energetic and highly intelligent woman with an impressive command of English.  She is affable and pleasant and is very cultured and treats her guests with deference and respect for their time.   Considering the services provided, Simone’s Munich tours are a real value for money.  What we’re really saying is that her tours are the kind of tours everyone hopes to get but rarely does.

 

Robert and Milda Richardson

Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts 

May 2014

   

I don’t even know where to begin in explaining how wonderful Simone Brokmeier was during our visit to Munich and during the time leading up to our trip. She was our guide during a school trip with 27 people.

I was preparing a trip to Munich for 23 students along with a few other teachers from my school.  To make a long story short, the person helping us prepare the trip suddenly abandoned us.  I was panicked as this happened 2 months before we were to depart.  I did an internet search and found Simone.  She had many wonderful reviews and I decided to send her an e-mail explaining my plight.  She responded within hours assuring me that she would assist with all the organizational details for our 4 days in Munich.  Although Simone usually does individual and small group tours, she did not hesitate for one moment to take on the challenge of a student tour group.

True to her word, we exchanged many emails over 8 weeks getting everything organized as the only details arranged up to that point were our hotel and air travel.  Simone gave suggestions for activities during each day of our visit.  She was helpful in building our daily itinerary for each day and even made suggestions for evening activities when she was not going to be with us.  She went above and beyond her responsibilities as a guide and I will always be grateful.

When we arrived, Simone met us at the airport and accompanied us by train to our hotel in Munich.  The first day of any trip is usually very stressful, but Simone did everything possible to make the experience stress-free.  She was kind and friendly and was able to relate very well with teenagers.  Simone has two teenage children, so she understands the mentality of this age group very well and the students really liked her.

I feel I got to know Simone well after spending four days with her (8 hours per day).  I highly recommend her skills as a tour guide, but I also recommend her for her wonderful personality and her ability to easily adjust to the many unforeseen circumstances that can arise when traveling with a group.  For example, thanks to Simone, we recovered lost possessions, reunited with members of our group who neglected to get off the metro train with the rest of us, we arranged reservations to dine in restaurants, we negotiated with a museum after having to reschedule our group reservation, we bought group tickets for the city trains and buses, we made snap decisions to change the itinerary when the students got bored or restless, etc., etc.  When I say “we” above, what I really mean is “she” - Simone never wavered and was also there for us at every moment to assist with every detail, big & small.

Simone’s knowledge of Munich was incredible.  She truly knows her city and has a great passion for sharing stories, tidbits and historical information about every place we visited.  If you are lucky enough to book Simone for a tour during your time in Munich, I guarantee that you will have a wonderful experience!

W.M., Monaco, June 2014

 

Before I start my review, a most heartfelt thanks to Simone for such an excellent tour. Our full day with her in Munich was not only very comprehensive but most enjoyable. Her knowledge of the town and her keen awareness of a group's ability and needs is superb. In addition, she has a wonderful disposition and personality which created a great group chemistry. If she were to come to my region in the States, she would be most welcomed to stay with us! We won't use any other guide when we return to Munich.

D.F., USA, September 2013

 

I visited Munich recently with a small group from the United States and we were lucky enough to have found Simone through a German colleague. We went on a half day walking tour of the old city and it
couldn't have been nicer. The pace was perfect and Simone has so much knowledge about Munich! We all learned a great deal from her. She also had a folder with her with maps and images of many of the
Bavarian rulers she told us about and who had such a significant historical impact on the region. I'd highly recommend Simone to anyone interested in the beauty, culture and history of Munich!

J.Y., USA, June 2013

 

We have 510 characters to explain how the 2 days we spent with Simone was some of the best we have ever had on a holiday. This is impossible, so please excuse the single words yet all are of equal weighting when it comes to describing how utterly brilliant Simone and our tours where. Brilliant; sensational; passionate; informative; knowledgeable; friendly; amazing; special; accommodating; fantastic … the list goes on. As simple as it might sound, all we can say in the end is: thank you Simone. 

C.A., Australia, April 2013 

 

 

Oktoberfest in Munich can be a real challenge for tour guides. Simone made it the best adventure possible, taking us around Munich by auto, and then on foot. We were able to get the best mix of historical information and modern day living because of her vast knowledge of history, architecture and people, and her delightful sense of humor drove it all to our understanding and delight. Her invaluable insights gave us good local eateries and steered us to the Oktoberfest tents--she's the BEST.

This was our second day with Simone, like a lovely vacation with an old friend. A long day of driving at best, Simone kept it alive with great historical details and humorous lores and legends. It was a good match -- guide and guests -- she was able to make instant changes in itinerary where needed without sacrificing quality of experience. She was able to give us a sense of modern day life in Germany that we wouldn't have gotten with just any guide. You can see we think she is the BEST!

D.F., USA, September 2012 

 

 

This was a great day. Simone arranged a lunch at "the dragon" on our way to Herrenchiemsee, that was a highlight we will always remember. Simone's planning of our day was fantastic. The car, boat and horse drawn carriage ride to the castle was perfect. I would recommend Simone to all.

J.S., USA, July 2012

 

Thank You , Simone Brokmeier for the great tour & good time in Munich

your professional approche , your knowledge of Munich & German history was much appreciated ,

what a great way to finish our European tour at the Hofbrauhouse / What an Experiance

Rating of 5* out of 5* plus

Thank You Simone for the advice & contact help in southern area of Austria

without that my journey to my homeland would not have been the same

thank you again , you helped to make this a very memorable time

I , John & Margaret [louise] Kowal / of Edmonton AB. Canada

highly recomend Simone Brokmeier , for your tour when in Munich Gr.

 

June 2012

 

 

 

Dear Simone:

In May 2011,  my daughter and I had a 30 day extended European tour. The highlight  of those seven countries was Munich Germany. It is FACT that you are  
the "singular reason" for this decision. It was obvious you have great  
respect, talent, and experience four your country. We communicated on  
"tremendous diversity" to topics both local and global. Our walking  
tour of Palace, the special reserved dinner location, a very personal  
touch experience. I fondly recall your willingness to modify our  
TRANSPORTATION. In having this American drive the auto-bon had element  
of risk. We (together) managed to make this happen. Our ride to the  
famous Castle, thru absolutely breath taking country side was  
remarkable. I thank you for showing Vaughn (age 20) insights on being  
a MOM! It was obvious you have a family who is supporting your tour  
business. If there is any phone/written contact person that need me to  
provide you recommendation..please send my attention. We fondly recall  
you and again "really appreciate" the laughter, smiling positive  
attitude demonstrated to ourselves. The only other promise was for  
your son (the BMW) fan who may want to visit Washington DC. Our farm  
is located two hours South in Harrisonburg Virginia. My wife and I  
would be delighted to have your son, your family stay with us anytime.  
We look forward that time we meet again..here or in Germany. May our  
Lord bless you, keep your family safe and live thru FAITH!
Respectfully Robert W. S.
Investor, Business Owner, Christian

 

May 2011