The guides at Insight Cities are professors, doctoral students, historians, journalists, art critics, and published authors. Sharing our cities with people from all over the world is an extension of the curiosity and commitment that led us to academic research, teaching, and journalism. As brainy guides, we look for the crucial detail, the vital, quirky fact that illuminates local cultures for you while also revealing global contexts. We care passionately about good storytelling and good hosting, and we take pride in having helped thousands of travelers of all backgrounds and places to get the most from their time in our great cities.
Christiane left Germany and spent 5 years in England, India and Canada after taking MA in Art History at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University of Munich and a minor in English Literature. Her years abroad were really important for her since they helped her to discover not only the beauty of other countries and cultures but to fully recognize the beauty of her own country and city. She delights in helping visitors to Munich obtain a rich appreciation of the culture that makes Munich and Bavaria so unique, from its traditions and everyday life, to its wars, politics, high culture, tragedies and triumphs.
Maxine was born in Britain and studied Fine Art at the Victorian College of the Arts in Melbourne, Australia and moved to Munich in April 1997 to continue her art practice. Her interest in Munich‘s fascinating and varied 858 year history led her to eventually work as a freelance tour guide offering a wide range of tours on social, political history, art and architecture for many distinguished travel companies. Since 2001 she has also worked as an “officially accredited” guide for the Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site.
Ulrike is a Spanish language translator and graduate of the Spanish Cultural Institute in addition to being a licenced guide of Munich and its surroundings in English and Spanish. A native of Munich who has always lived with her family in the city center, Ulrike delights in helping visitor’s explore the city’s complex history and rich culture. Her tour of the 1950s in Munich is especially vibrant in stories of film directors and actors from this heyday of regional cinema.