Wind and Cloud Travel has a passion for Scotland. Our team of native German-speaking tour guides has an extensive knowledge of this fascinating country and her landscape, history and culture. Our team includes travel writers, mountain leaders, qualified tour guides and whisky experts.
Katja Wündrich specialises in Scottish culture and whisky. She studied History of Art, Literature and Philosophy and has been working as tour guide in Scotland for many years. She has several travel guides on Scotland published by renowned German publishers including Merian and is currently researching a new book on contemporary Scottish culture. With her love of Scotland, its landscape and weather she considers herself a Celt at heart: with raincoat, Wellingtons, Whisky and a dry sense of humour.
Doris Dietrich mainly leads walking and trekking tours. She studied Ethnology and has worked as a journalist in several countries worldwide. 12 years ago she converted her passion for walking and travelling into a profession as a tour-guide. She has a fascination for Scotland’s rich history and folklore and therefore enjoys nothing more than the learning and telling of Scotland’s many myths and legends together with a good cèilidh.
As a student Denise Strohsahl took tourists from all over the world around Münster, a historical gem in the north of Germany. After studying history, Denise gained a further qualification in tour-guiding with “Travel & Personality” and since then has been working as a tour-guide throughout Scotland. As an enthusiast and specialist in history she is fascinated by the wealth of Scottish history, culture and folklore. She uses every spare minute to travel and expand her knowledge.
Benjamin studied engineering and fell in love with Scotland in 1998. As a passionate mountaineer and motor cyclist he is mainly guiding our walking and trekking tours. In 2011 he finished his “mountain leader training”, an extensive qualification of education and training in the leadership, instruction and coaching of climbing, walking and mountaineering in the UK. With his backpack, logbook and dog you can find Ben in the Scottish mountains in summer and winter.
Kerstin Grünling possesses energy and a lust for life. Hailing from the Odenwald, Kerstin has worked as a manager of a big company in Germany for many years. After meeting her Scottish partner in 2003 in the Hebrides, she finally settled in Edinburgh. From her base in Glasgow she now works as a professional photographer and tour guide specialising in whisky, culture and photography tours. Her photos received a lot of recognition and awards and can be viewed on her website on www.ciorstain-photography.com.
It was in 2008 when the professional photographer from Freiburg first came to Scotland and fell in love with the country. He especially loves the Highlands and Islands and – with his camera – tries to spent as much time there as possible. His passion for Scotland and landscape photography finally crossed our ways. Martin now guides our photography tours and passes his experience and knowledge on to our guests. You can be sure that he knows the best photo spots of the country. His artistic work can be viewed on his website under “Caledonia” at www.martinziaja.de.
Travelling has been a life-long passion for the qualified remedial teacher from Dinkelhagen. Since 2003 Gabriella has been organising tours around Scotland for small, private groups. She has also been guiding for well-known tour-operators in Britain. Luckily for us, since 2009 Gabriella is part of the Wind & Cloud Travel team. She loves to pass on her knowledge and enthusiasm for Scotland, it’s history, culture and stories to her guests and possesses a good, Scottish sort of humour.
For more than 12 years Nadine has been travelling and working in Scotland. She fell in love with the dramatic aspects of Scottish history, the unbeatable beauty of the landscape and the sociable way of life. She studied German philology and set up a delicatessen shop for English and Scottish products in her home town Essen. After publishing a novel she is back in Scotland guiding or cultural tours with fervour and a dry sense of humour.
Born in Magdeburg, Karin has been attracted to Scotland for more than 20 years. It is very likely that her passion for the country started in her childhood by reading the novels of Robert Louis Stevenson. Since than she never let go of her fascination. Besides working as a journalist, Karin likes sharing her passion for history, stories, old stones, castles, music and culture with her guests. In her spare time she loves walking the dramatic landscape and appreciates a good dram of whisky.
After studying gerontology in a small German town Maike eventually moved to Britain. That was 9 years ago. Since than she has been living and working in England and Scotland. Her commitment to the walking society “Ramblers”, per passion for nature and landscape, walking and other outdoor activities made her qualifying as a tour-guide in 2012. She is a charismatic, enthusiastic and good-humoured person who enjoys discovering the beauty of the country together with her guests.