Wind and Cloud Travel Tour Guides

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

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

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.

Denise Strohsahl

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 Müller

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

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.

Andreas Benke

Our tour-guide Andreas is full of energy and passion for Scotland. He studied at Dundee University and graduated in 1995. Since then he has been guiding in Scotland, taking not only guests from around the world but also his family around this fascinating country whenever possible. Andreas is mainly guiding cultural and walking tours and specialises in architecture, landscape, whisky and history. In his spare time he is passionate about walking, socialising and celtic music. He is also practising Karate and Kung-Fu to keep himself fit.

Gabriella Mayer

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.

Nadine Tauchmann

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.

Friederike Traiser

Born in Darmstadt, grown up in the Odenwald, Friederike always seemed attracted to the north of Europe. She first studied English Studies and History in Hamburg and finally moved over to Great Britain more than 10 years ago. Following her love for dramatic landscape and hill walking she finally settled in Edinburgh. Here, she has been working as a tour-guide, accompanying German-speaking groups who are interested in the culture, history and architecture of Scotland. Friederike spends a good deal of her spare time in museums and galeries and in discovering old buildings and ruined sites.

Maike Neuhaus

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.