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.
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.
After travelling around her home country, Colombia, Camila lived in Washington, D.C., where she worked in the Natural History Museum. Later she moved to Barcelona to work in the Institute of Botany, Finally, she ended up in Munich to study biology, and immediately fell in love with the city and with Bavaria, especially with the amazing parks and green spaces. During her studies, she worked as an assistant in the Botanical Garden. Camila completed her studies with a Master's degree and thesis project about orchids in early 2016. To share her passion about the city, she then decided to become a tour guide, showing people around the city and the castle of Neuschwanstein. This combination of expertise in biology and tour guiding makes her an excellent connection if you want to get to know and appreciate the green spaces in Munich.
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