Tour Guides Directory

German-speaking Guides

Here we list our guides who speak GERMAN.

  • To e-mail a single guide, click on their e-mail address in their listing, below; or
  • To e-mail your request to all German-speaking guides simultaneously, please use the form below.

An entry in bold capitals (GERMAN) – indicates this is the guide’s mother tongue; bold lower case, thus: German – indicates the guide is fluent/proficient; and an entry, thus: German – indicates the guide has a lower standard of proficiency.

Hier ist eine Liste von allen Reiseleitern, die DEUTSCH können

  • Möchten Sie eine E-Mail an einen individuellen Reiseleiter schicken, klicken Sie bitte auf die entsprechende E-Mail-Adresse rechts unten.
  • Möchten Sie alle Deutschsprachigen Reiseleiter gleichzeitig erreichen, können Sie das Kontaktformular am Seitenende nutzen.

Ein Eintrag in Großbuchstaben (DEUTSCH) gibt an, dass dies die Muttersprache des Guides ist. fett in Kleinbuchstaben, also: Deutsch – zeigt an, dass der Leitfaden fließend / kompetent ist; und ein Eintrag, also: Deutsch – zeigt an, dass der Leitfaden einen niedrigeren Kenntnisstand hat.

Tony Cowan Martin CPD
Based in : Grantown on Spey, Moray
Languages spoken : ENGLISH, German

HOSTGA

1 day / extended / year-round / driver-guiding

A native Scot from the south west Highlands, I now live in Morayshire. I have worked for the Scottish Health Service and travelled frequently and extensively throughout the Highlands for the past 20 years often orienting new employees to the region. I learned German over a period of 7 years as a soldier in the British army in Germany between 1965 and 1972. I am proud of our Highland heritage and culture and knowledgeable about its current social and economic situations.
I am an avid skier, a keen golfer and enjoy most outdoor activities. My interests include postage stamp collecting, historic buildings, my 5 grandchildren and classical music.

Sandra Mercer CPD
Based in : Nairn, Highland
Languages spoken : ENGLISH, German, French, Italian

HOSTGA

Day and half-day, extended, year-round

I graduated with an honours degree in German and French from Aberdeen University, during which I spent an academic year at the University of Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany, and went on to teach English in Lausanne, Switzerland. On my return to Scotland, I worked in the Scottish tourism industry at national and regional levels. Since moving to the Scottish Highlands in 1995, I have been tour guiding and lecturing in tourism. I specialise in German and French speaking markets, with a primary focus on cruise ships and corporate groups. Additionally, I act as local agent for ground-handlers organising shore excursions.

Sandy Mitchell CPD
Based in : Avoch, Ross & Cromarty
Languages spoken : ENGLISH, German, French, Dutch

HOSTGA

½ day / 1 day / extended / year-round
Specialities: Driver guide, walking, wildlife, PCV Licence holder

I have been a tour guide for almost 30 years. For 22 of these I operated my own holiday business, offering walking, wildlife and Scottish history trips – in the Scottish Highlands and Islands, Ireland and south-west USA.
I speak German, French and some Dutch. I have a full (D) bus licence and so can offer driver-guided tours in almost any size of vehicle. I also offer group and individual hiking programmes including special topics such as bird-watching, wildflowers, local history, the Picts, Scottish literature, castles and gardens. My other interests include Scottish heritage, dialects and literature, photography and geology.

Alison Morrison
Based in : Nairn
Languages spoken : ENGLISH, German

Half day / Full day / all year round

I have spent most of my life in Northern Scotland in education and community based learning projects.

I really enjoy Tourist Guiding because it offers me a different focus to use my professional communication and presentation skills to show off my beautiful country to travellers from all over the world.

I have recently returned to the Highlands from living in Germany where I
enjoyed learning the language and exploring Europe. Whilst there I volunteered at my local integration centre, which provided support for the many refugees that were arriving in Germany at that time.

I am now based in Nairn, my husband’s family hometown which brings me closer to the Highland culture and its traditions. Here the Scottish language, culture, and heritage are unique and there is much to learn and enjoy.

My intent is, that by sharing observations and tales about the history, cultural traditions and natural landscape you too will enjoy the experience. Then after your visit you will take fond memories of Scotland back home and haste ye back for more.

Skye McDonald
Based in : City of Inverness
Languages spoken : ENGLISH, German, French

HOSTGA

Day and extended; driver guiding, wildlife, walking
Specialities: Mountain and walking guide with MLTB Certificate, PCV licence holder

Brought up in Scone, Scotland’s ancient capital, I now work out of its Highland Capital, Inverness, in summer. In winter I fly south with the ospreys and tour guide in Africa.
As a qualified mountain leader I specialise in guiding in the mountains, glens and along the coastline of the north west of Scotland. Walks vary from strenuous to gentle strolls; it is important to enjoy the countryside at your own pace.

I also driver/guide. With experience in adult education (albeit as a ceramicist!) I love to share the history, geography, fables and anecdotes of our rich heritage with our guests in Scotland.

Ulrike Davies CPD
Based in : City of Inverness
Languages spoken : GERMAN, English

HOSTGA

½ day / 1 day / extended / year-round / driver-guiding

The North East of Scotland has been my home since 1984. I moved here from Germany, my native country, being attracted by Scotland’s natural beauty and remoteness. Although I am an engineer by profession, I prefer working with people and have been intensely involved with group work in a variety of settings, here and abroad, ever since I moved here. I have travelled a lot, over extended periods of time, but always love returning home to Scotland. Here I am reminded that so many more treasures can be found right on my doorstep.

Trude Owen CPD
Based in : near Tain, Ross & Cromarty
Languages spoken : ENGLISH, German, French

HOSTGA

Full and half-day tours, year round.

I am fortunate to be able to call the Highlands of Scotland my home. I take pride in helping guests from near and far get the most out of their time in the North of Scotland. Sometimes the small details make just as memorable an impression as the more well-known sights. Running a successful holiday accommodation business gives me the opportunity to meet and talk to visitors from many countries and to give them an insight into life and culture in the Highlands. As a French and German speaker this is always a pleasure and I guide mostly in German although English is my first language.

Food for me is one of the great joys of life and, when I can, I love to share my enthusiasm for cooking, local produce and wild food.

Helen Fairhurst-Barlocher CPD
Based in : Culloden Moor, Inverness
Languages spoken : GERMAN, SWISS-GERMAN, English

HOSTGA

1/2 day/ full day / extended tours up to 3 days / year round

I was born in Zürich in Switzerland and worked there for a few years as a primary school teacher. In 1978 I moved to the Scottish Highlands and have worked as a tour guide since 1983. I like to let my guests have an insight of life in Scotland past and present and answer all their questions be they in German, Swiss German or English.

Kirsten Schütz CPD
Based in : Nairn
Languages spoken : ENGLISH, German, Spanish, French, Italian

Half day / full day / year round (no extended tours)

Born and brought up near Inverness with a geologist for a father, I learned from a young age to appreciate the landscapes of the Scottish Highlands. With a PhD in Scottish Literature, I returned to the area to take up a post at the University of the Highlands and Islands, before going on to pursue my interest in whisky and its production by working for several years as a Lead Guide at Glen Ord Distillery. Whether it is whisky or literature, landscape or history that you are interested in, I look forward to meeting you and sharing some of the enthusiasm that I feel for the wonderful place where I live.

Angela MacRae CPD
Based in : Inverness
Languages spoken : GERMAN, English, Spanish, French

HOSTGA

½ day / 1 day / extended

I was born in Germany and studied Spanish and French (translating/interpreting) at University. After spending one year at the Université de Nice in France I moved to Spain where I worked for 6 years in tourism and language teaching. The Highlands have been my home for more than 25 years now and all the time I have been involved in teaching languages especially English for Speakers of other languages. History and culture are closely related to the language and so it is a privilege to share Highland heritage with visitors from many different nations. How could one possibly resist the charm of the Highlands with the breath-taking landscapes, the mountains and glens, the rivers and lochs and the quaint little villages?
Come and experience the rich history and modern day life.
Hope to see you soon in the Highlands of Scotland!
Bis bald in den Highlands!
¡Hasta pronto!
A bientôt!

 

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