Brendan manages the English language branch of one of Munich’s largest tour operators, and also has worked for many years as a guide for the Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site. He is experienced in introducing visitors to the full variety of Munich’s culture, lifestyle and history, but likes to specialise in two areas in particular: the art on display in our wonderful galleries; and the darker aspects of 20th century history in the city that was the birthplace of Nazism. His academic background is in literature and history – with a first class degree from Liverpool University, and a past life as a tutor in the Department of Literature at Edinburgh University.
Moritz was born and raised in Munich. He studied history, politics and literature in Munich and Venice, Italy. After graduating from LMU München he started to work as historian with a focus on the culture of memory and in political education for the City of Munich, Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site, political foundations and, as of 2018, in the Bavarian Parliament. Moritz Kienast has travelled all continents except Antartica, but Munich is where his heart is.
Ayca studied architecture in Istanbul, a city, which has always been her major inspiration. She moved to Munich in 2009 for Ph.D. in Byzantine Art and Architecture History at LMU. After she completed her studies, she worked as a lecturer and curator at TUM, in Architekturmuseum. The exhibition she curated “Francis Kéré. Radically Simple” was visited by 70,000 people in the Pinakothek der Moderne and was entitled as the most important architecture exhibition of the year by the Süddeutsche Zeitung. Since October 2017, she has been guiding and working on different art projects. She speaks English, German and Turkish. She travels very often and is addicted to surfing waves.