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Grit Ranft

Self-employed official guide of the Bavarian state capital of Munich

 

  • Official guide of the Bavarian state capital of Munich
  • Certified tour guide of Dachau Memorial Site 
  • Member of the Munich guide society 
  • Member of the German guide society 
  • BVGD certified according to DIN-EN-standards – European standard for tour guide qualification

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Phone: +49 151 52 54 19 81

Focuses:

City tours * Munich district tours * Single topic tours * Dachau Memorial Site tours * Munich festivities and traditions * culinary tours * guided tours for school classes * guided tours for children       

About me, Grit Ranft:

Even if I wasn’t born in Munich, I am really enthusiastic about this fabulous city! I was lucky enough to have moved to Bavaria about 20 years ago and have ever since been living here with my husband and my two daughters. Together we have been enjoying life in this “Metropole with a heat” also because we love the atmosphere of “the most northerly located city of Italy” – just to name two of Munich’s nicknames.

After having studied business administration and worked in the finance department of International Companies in Dublin, London and Stockholm I finally decided in 2014 to completely change my life and to make my dream come true by qualifying as a professional tour guide. I successfully completed the training of Munich Tourist Board, became a member of the nationwide association of qualified tour guides in Germany and have constantly been taking part in regular trainings in order to keep up the standard. This is also how I met Alexander, the owner of the YourMunichTour website, who not only has become my most favourite colleague but also a very close friend.

Very quickly I realised that it is very important to reflect on 20th century history these days, especially regarding the crucial role that Munich played in helping Hitler and his nazi-party fellows rise to power in the 1920s and 1930s.  That’s why I decided to become a licensed guide at the former Concentration Camp of Dachau and have been treasuring the work for the Memorial Site since 2015. As feedback on my tours has always been very positive, I was honored to have been selected as a local guide for Rick Steves’ groups here in Munich and also was allowed to take part in his radio travel program.

I love to share my enthusiasm for Munich with my guests, regardless whether international tourist groups, school classes, short-term city hoppers, history buffs or culture seekers. It doesn’t matter if you want to discover the well-known sites or to get to know the city off the beaten tracks, I will always help you to see behind the obvious. Because I also love to show Munich locals around their neighborhoods, I don’t merely focus on the historic city center, but also on the different quarters such as “Haidhausen” or “Schwabing” which all have a certain appeal and tell you a lot about our city and its inhabitants.

Being a big fan of Munich’s “Gemütlichkeit” myself – this is what we call the feeling of relaxing in one of our traditional beer-gardens or socializing with friends in our beer halls – you may also accompany me on one of my tours across the Oktoberfest, the famous “Viktualienmarket” or the Christmas market, where you will learn a lot about typical traditions and can treat yourself to some of the city’s Bavarian delicacies.

Regardless of your group being big or small, I love to interact with my guests. This is why I can turn your trip to Munich into an unforgettable experience.

I am looking forward to showing you around Munich!

PS: För övrigt, om du vill ha en guidad tur på svenska så går det också bra. Jag lärde mig att prata ditt språk när jag bodde i Stockholm och har redan haft många gäster från Sverige. Vad kul att träffas!

Grit Ranft

 

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