Micki von Stieglitz

Micki von Stieglitz

I am a German national but have lived in the UK since the age of ten. I grew up bi-lingual and at my Ursuline Convent school, took an early interest in languages, leading to my proficiency also in French and Spanish. I have worked in Switzerland and Spain as a tour representative and I have escorted tours to Italy, France, Belgium, Portugal, India and Nepal. Fro twelve years I worked in the London Art world in an administrative capacity. This has helped me a good deal in my guiding career when visiting museums and galleries. After almost twenty years as as a Blue Badge guide, touring the UK and guiding in and around London, I still greatly enjoy my work. I have an outgoing personality. I should like to think I am cool, calm and collected at all times. However, this is the surface. In fact, I pay a great attention to detail and like to organise everything with forsight and care. During my school days I developed a sustaining interest in history, modern languages, art, literature and music. History has influenced my guiding, as it is a very important component of any tour. My proficiency in languages is very useful in my guiding career. My love of art led me to work in the field of 19th and 20th Century graphics. This has influenced my speciality in guiding. Literature has meant that I can talk about local suthors and poets while on tour. Music has less obviously influenced my guiding, but has helped me in churches and cathedrals, where I try to give tourists the opportunity to listen to Evensong or Choir practice. I have travelled extensively. In the last 15 years I have spent time in India, learning about Vedantic Phylosophy, which promotes material and spiritual well-being. This, above all other things, has greatly helped and influenced my guiding technique.

Je suis de nationalité allemande et j'habite en Grande Bretagne depuis l'âge de 10 ans. J’ai donc grandi dans ce pays et terminé mes études de Guide Touristique et obtenu le Blue Badge en 1986. Je travaille en français, allemand, espagnol et anglais. J’aime beaucoup mon métier de guide. J’ai très grand plaisir à faire découvrir au visiteurs les sites historiques et les trésors cachés de Londres, une ville toujours fascinante; ainsi que ses alentours.

 

Languages

EnglishGermanFrenchSpanish

Top 5 Specialities

Westminster Abbey Tour

Tower of London Tour

St Paul’s Cathedral Tour

Classic London Tour

Changing of the Guard Tour

Guide Calendar Last Update: 10th of March, 2017

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