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Dr. des. Katharina SchmidleDr. Katharina Fischer (Schmidle) holds a PHD in art history. She studied art history, archaeology and history at the Ludwig Maximilian University in Munich as well as in Florence, Perugia and Salamanca. Most recently, she worked for the Siemens Cultural Foundation. In addition, she gathered professional experience at Christie’s in London, the communication department of BMW, the Bayerische Rundfunk and Ariadne Galleries New York · Paris · Munich. In 2007, she set up the company artattendance and since then she has been managing and planning the artattendance art and cultural guided tours. As Munich-born, she pays special attention conveying the art and culture of Germany’s secret capital city. “It’s very important to me to perform art guided tours highly qualitative and at the same time thrilling.”

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Friederike Langkau studied art history at the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich from 1999 to 2004. Subsequently, she worked in the media industry for five years. Although she has travelled worldwide as an editor, the Munich culture has remained her favorite theme till today. “The harsh data world doesn’t interest me but the history behind it. Hidden doors, quaint events and memorable facts through which Munich became so distinctive − all this makes history exciting and a guided tour to an unforgettable event.”       Unknown-1Unknown

 

 

Nina BindlNina Bindl studied art history at Ludwig-Maximilians-University in Munich. Born 1988 in Munich, she communicates the joie de vivre and affinity to nature which is typical for Munich people, and more specifically the historical development of the “Weltstadt mit Herz” (Metropolis with a Heart), as Munich is often called. A long-term stay in London as well as journeys between four continents broadened her art-historical knowledge. Her passion for photography and her thus trained expert eye make her guided tours an extraordinary experience. “Every city tour develops its own dynamic. My goal is to provide our guests with an understanding of Munich’s colourful mix of history and actuality, as well as Bavarian art and culture.”      Unknown-1Unknown

 

coletteColette Mariam, a native of Southern California, has been living and working as a Tour Guide in Munich since 2007.  She studied International Politics and Economics at UCLA and worked for several years in Public Television where she pursued her passion for educational documentaries and public service. Today,  she feels very fortunate to live in one of the most beautiful cities in the world and share itsrich history and culture with our guests from around the world.

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Foto 1Eleonore zu Toerring-Jettenbach studied the Arts of Europe at Christie’s Education and Art Business at Sotheby’s Institute of Art. She gained professional experience at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London as well as the Staatliche Antikensammlungen in Munich. Back at her roots and due to her longstanding stays in England, she particularly enjoys guiding our english-speaking clients.      Unknown-1

 

 

MyPortrait-4493Marion Bierling is excited about the history and culture of Munich. She completed her Master’s Degree in American History and Culture and Ethnology at LMU Munich. She was born near Lake Chiemsee in Bavaria, Germany and has lived in Munich for 25 years. During her time spent in New York, Paris and London and her long running work for the famous photographer and art collector Gunther Sachs, she acquired further knowledge regarding the world of museums, galleries and artists. Therefore, she is happy about the international interest of the city of Munich.

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Christiane Maria Breul

Christiane Maria Breul studied art history, social psychology and European cultural anthropology at LMU Munich. During her studies, she gained experience in Munich’s art scene: at „Kunstverein München“ (Munich Art Society) and at „Sammlung Goetz“ (Goetz Collection), one of the most eminent private collections featured in Munich. Every year in late summer, however, she travels to the Biennale in Venice in order to oversee the German pavilion. Thus cities whose landmark is the lion play a central role in her life, and she is very fond of conveying the Italian lifestyle of Munich. “Hence, my guided tours consist of many exciting cross references, and range from Munich’s historical roots to the processes of reconstruction and the Italian attitude towards life, which is mirrored in the architecture and in Munich’s Barista scene.”       Unknown-1Unknown

jena_quJena Balton-Stier is an art historian and native of Memphis, TN living and working in Munich since 2009. After multiple years living in both South Africa and China, she earned her masters in contemporary art, theory and criticism from the Art Institute of Chicago. Post relocation to Munich, she began working providing English language services to the art market, including specialist translations for galleries and auction houses and art education programming and tours in museums around the city. She is also currently an adjunct professor at the Technical University and University of Applied Sciences, Munich.

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Urte Ehlers

Urte Ehlers moved to Munich for love after lengthy foreign stays in the USA and France. She studied history of art, dramatic arts and Italian studies. The focus of her studies was on modern classics, particular the Blue Riders, which led to a close link with Munich. After periods of work at the Musée du Louvre in Paris and in Florence she now is a passionate art educator: “Through my work with children I have learned that adults can also do with a simple everyday access to art. Mediating art promotes self-perception and that is only possible with the heart and not only the head.”
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Andre RuoAndré Ruo, born 1973 in Frankfurt am Main, has lived in Munich since 1984 and studied European and Early Christian and Byzantine history of art at Ludwig-Maximilian-University. He gives guided tours at the Munich Pinakotheks and travels to Italy, Belgium and Hollande as a guide. Thanks to his many foreign stays he can give guided tours in German, Italian, English and French. “My passion is history of art. I hunt specialist literature in antiquarian and other bookshops and travel to the most remote places of interest. I love passing my knowledge on to our interested guests.”
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FullSizeRenderDr. Alice Klose, born in Italy, studied Art History and Literature in Italy, Heidelberg and Berlin. 2011 she moved to Munich, where she wrote her PhD-Thesis about museology and architecture. During her studies she also worked in Museums, at the University of Munich, and as freelance curator for art exhibitions. Thanks to her international residences in places like England, Finland, Austria, France and Switzerland she has a profound understanding about European culture and art history. “Art tours are the best way to communicate the meaning of art to people and also to exchange different opinions, especially if the guests come from all over the world.”

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lived in Lisbon, Portugal, and today in Munich, Germany. She has a degree in Law and Roman Philology. In addition, during her studies she went to lectures of History of Art. For many years she worked for the Chancelary of Bavarian State for Inter Nationes accompanying international guests, mostly from Brazil and South America and the Romance language speaking countries of Europe and sometimes African countries. Munich and Bavaria still remain her main points of interest and she loves comparing it to other countries and cultures.

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Désirée Oberländer studied Chinese and Chinese painting, calligraphy and ceramics in Taipei, Taiwan. She then trained as a ceramist assistant, travel guide and later interpreter for Chinese. This was followed by many cultural trips to China and Taiwan. For 25 years she has looked after Chinese guests from a wide range of fields in Munich, Bavaria and all of Germany. “Munich and the Bavarian castles are always a highlight for Chinese guests on a trip to Germany or Europe, and I enjoy introducing them to these along with the Bavarian way of life.”

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Yassin Dominik Aladin Said was born and raised in Munich, while also spending his childhood in the foothills of the upper Bavarian Alps. Due to his Tunisian roots and the fact that he holds a degree in Arabic and International Relations, he is well accustomed to the Arabic culture and language. In addition to this, his studies at the University of Westminster in London provide him with an excellent knowledge. He is ideal for the historical and cultural discovery of Munich and the Bavarian Alps. Whether assisting with a medical visit or guiding you through our beautiful city, he will always be there with compassion and a very respectful and sympathetic manner.Bildschirmfoto 2015-05-24 um 22.34.26

 

Veronika Geller, born and raised in Saint Petersburg in an art historian family, has been living in Munich since 2000 and studied art history at the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich. In the past she was working for the Pinakothek der Moderne, the Jewish Museum of Munich and several art fairs. In Russian, she guides with great enthusiasm through the most beautiful corners of the city and surroundings. “I try to convey a basic understanding of architecture and fine arts and nevertheless cater to individual requests.”   Unknown-2

 

 

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Elisaveta Andreeva studied history of art and theater studies at Ludwig-Maximilians University in Munich and then specialized in guided tours of the Pinakothek der Moderne. She stems from a Russian family of art historians and her future career was clear from a very early age: ”Munich has become my home city, there is so much history of art to discover here. I am so passionate about art and love giving tours in my native language Russian and showing my countrymen and women the beautiful sights of Munich

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