Insprired by my own travel experiences
My name is Dirk. I am from Leipzig, Germany, and am the founder of Free Walking Tour Dresden – Walk like a local! As my passion now lies in introducing my city to travelers, it may seem hard to believe that I was not always in love with my home country.
Growing up in Saxony, I never really appreciated my town and moved first from Leipzig to Dresden and eventually to London where I lived for some years. In 2016, I returned to Leipzig and started working in a hostel where I rediscovered my city and also got a sense of what travelers coming to Leipzig value the most on their visits. In addition, no free walking tour existed in Leipzig at the time. As I knew free tours very well from my own travel experiences, I decided to create a tour for Leipzig that should reflect what I considered does matter most to the people coming here.
Through studying the city, I also rediscovered my own love to Leipzig and started to see the city with new eyes and from a whole range of different perspectives. I discovered new aspects such as street art, the wealth of new places to eat and drink and the beautiful nature in and around the city. With this new inspiration, I set out to create a memorable experience for visitors that provides true value for the traveler.
Following the success of our tours in Leipzig and the amazing team I was doing the tours with, I decided to start offering tours in Dresden as well in 2021.