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I am originally from Lafayette, Louisiana but attended Oglethorpe University in Atlanta Georgia where I studied History, and Theatre. After university, I decided to travel Europe and never left. I eventually settled in Garmisch-Partenkirchen where the natural beauty, amazing people, and unbelievable history have stolen my heart for over twenty years. I opened ‘all things garmisch’ and ‘bavarian beer vacations’  in 2010 to guide English speaking travelers who want to experience Bavaria in a unique and fun way.  I am passionate about my clients, their needs and wants, which is why we focus on small group tours and private tours. Both ‘all things garmisch’ and ‘bavarian beer vacations’ are highly ranked on Trip Advisor and other platforms as industry standards.

Business Licensing, Background Checks, Insurance, and Fuhrschein*

  • Registered in the city of Ohlstadt, Germany
  • My tax #- 119-211-90567
  • Banking account- Deutsche Bank
  • Gewerbeschein granted
  • ‘Vetted’ by the FBI in 1994
  • Polizeiliches Führungszeugnis (German police background check)- updated and clear
  • Insured by Alliance for passenger and tour participants
  • German, International, Taxi, Mietwagen, and Louisiana Drivers Licenses

 

Awarded:

  • Department of the Army’s Certificate of Achievement – for pro bono work with the Wounded Warrior Project
  • Wounded Warrior Project special thanks and awards – for management of the ATG Super Race
  • The Garmisch Military Garrison’s Volunteer of the Quarter – for speaking at the Holocaust Remembrance Day engagement
  • Trip Advisor’s Special Achievement Award – for an overall ranking as the “number one activity in Garmisch-Partenkirchen”
  • Best Private Tour Guide in Southern Germany – as ranked by Luxury Travel Guide

 

* For more information regarding certification and licensing, feel free to email me at any time

 

Our Tour Guides

Susan Steinke
Tour Guide

Susan Steinke is a California native who loves traveling and possesses a sense of adventure. She has traveled Europe extensively with her family while living in Italy, France and Germany. Currently living in the Garmisch-Partenkirchen area, she continues to explore Italy, Spain, Austria…and beyond! Her experiences in the area inspired her to write her own book, “Garmisch-Partenkirchen: You’ve seen the Castles… Now what?”

Through her husband’s U.S. military and subsequent federal service, she has embraced the Army lifestyle as a spouse, enjoying and learning as much as possible about her new environment. She has lived in California, Oregon, Indiana, Virginia, Massachusetts, Missouri, and Oklahoma. She is fluent in Italian and Spanish.

Becca Burrola
Tour Guide

In 2015, Becca Burrola packed her bags and ski duffle and headed for Garmisch. This recent San Diego State University graduate and United States Collegiate Freestyle Ski Nationalist was blown away by just how quickly she would fall in love with her new community. She is an avid skier, mountain biker, and climber. She has guided for many years in the Sierra Mountain Range and has a passion for exploring new places and sharing the experiences with others.

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