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My son and I decided to go on a father/son adventure in Germany years ago but postponed it until the moment was right for both of us and finally decided on his spring break this year.
We’d booked tours through a third-party site and our tour of Nuremberg was canceled by the booking agency.
Knowing that Nuremberg is a treasure trove of history and sights I set out on my own to find someone — anybody — who could offer a comprehensive tour of the medieval city and the WWII sights. A Google search yielded Kevin as an option. He had glowing reviews. I bought the deluxe package, an afternoon in the Old Town, and a morning of WWII areas.
Let me begin the review by saying those very few things that seem too good to be true actually produce good results; so I was a little antsy to experience what Kevin offered. WE WERE NOT DISAPPOINTED.
Kevin is a rare find! In a city with a thousand years of history that deeply impacted World History, you’d think there would be dozens of people offering personalized, curb-side interpretive tours.
In our opinion, Kevin is the only game going, and he’s extremely good at what he does. He arrived promptly at our hotel in his Mercedes minivan, alert, engaging, and energetic.
Kevin's interpretation of events, sights, and the overall impact of the people, places, and things contained in Nuremberg were second to none. He makes it interesting, engaging, and will crack a joke at the appropriate moment!
His interpretive skills are some of the most objective and detailed of any I’ve witnessed. His tour of the castle made the cold mass of stone come alive as if we were watching a battle unfold before us.
Standing on the former Nazi parade rally grounds and in the ruinous Congress Hall with him, we learned about the causes and the human side of what turned out to be one of the darkest periods in human history.
I’d rate Kevin among the top 10 experiences I’ve had abroad in my 47 years, and I feel lucky to have been able to have such an experience with my son.
If you want the most out of your visit to Nuremberg email Kevin and set up a tour!
Reviewed by BamaTraveler71, TripAdvisor
I was in Germany this past October for work and wanted to make the most out of my free weekend - so I booked a tour of Nuremberg with Kevin and I'm happy that I did! This tour was the highlight of my entire trip.
I can't speak more highly of Kevin. I was picked up promptly from my hotel in the morning and shown WW2 sites outside of Old Town.
Kevin really knows his history and you can tell he enjoys sharing the history of Nuremberg with others. He had several photos with him to support how monuments looked in their prime which really helped put things into perspective.
Before continuing the tour of Old Town, we had bratwurst at his favorite spot in town. Man, they were good! I went back the following day to buy more to go.
In Old Town, he showed me where I could pick up some lebkuchen and helped me locate an ATM. I was shown the town wall, explained how they would defend themselves in the event of an attack, and shown the home of the town's executioner.
These things I would've completely overlooked had I walked the town myself - I am grateful my tour included this!
Overall, it was such a cool learning experience. You can't go wrong with a private tour with Kevin.