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"The City Walking Tour was a great opportunity for the musicians of the German National Youth Orchestra to get to know the highlights of downtown Ottawa. Dennis is a very knowledgeable tour guide who has a laid-back style and also spices up the tour with interesting insider anecdotes. A successful tour which will be remembered by our group. Thanks!"

Elena Hestermann
Tour Leader
German National Youth Orchestra
Bonn, Germany

"Thank you so much for showing my wife and I around Ottawa. Elli and I loved it. Seeing the wonderful embassies, parks, museums and parliament hill was great. You are a wealth of information. We hope to be back to Ottawa soon. Would love to have you show us around some more."

Martin & Elli Stock
Stock Wooden Toys Ltd.
Owen Sound, Ontario

"Thanks again for the City of Ottawa tour you provided for my guests from Switzerland. The route you chose showcased some of the most beautiful places in Ottawa, and your commentaries were very informative. My guests particularly enjoyed the Ottawa River Rock Sculptures at Remic Rapids. Thanks for keeping the tour on schedule."

Fred Salvisberg, President
Salranch Tours
Falun, Alberta, Canada

"We were so lucky to have met Dennis and his beautiful wife Lorrie during our holiday home exchange in Ottawa in July 2016. In a two-hour sightseeing tour he gave us we were able to see all the major highlights of the city. Dennis was a knowledgeable guide and a great story teller, we really enjoyed his company. If it were not for Dennis and his wife we would not have had a chance to discover the hidden gems of the city, like the Prince of Wales waterfalls on the Rideau Canal, or the Boathouse restaurant in Rockcliffe Marina, but also the picturesque towns of Perth, Prescott, Brockville and Merrickville. We definitely recommend doing this tour with Dennis first thing during your stay as it offers great insight into the attractions available in the city. Many thanks, Dennis and Lorrie."

Dr. Michaela Vodickova, Ph.D
Professor, English

Mr. Ales Vodicka
Publisher, My Herbs
Prague, Czech Republic

"I really enjoyed that tour to discover the city of Ottawa in Dennis's way, because he takes you to the right places and tells you the right stories to understand the very unique character of the beautiful capital city."

Matthieu Cogombles
International Student Bordeaux, France

"I enjoyed very much the tour that Dennis gave us. Was a very great experience to know the city in a different way. He is a very studied person in the city, he will answer all your questions. The views are amazing and you can enjoy them very much. 100% recommend this kind of tour with Dennis, you will learn and also have lots of fun."

Juan Felipe Aldana
International Student Bogota, Colombia

"Many thanks for the fantastic tour of Ottawa! Although we did not have much time, we received a very nice overview of the city. You chose an excellent route and we were all impressed with your significant knowledge of Ottawa. We wish you all the best in your retirement and hope that many others will benefit from your superb city tours."

Konrad Kogler, Director General of Public Security
Delegation, Federal Ministry of the Interior
Republic of Austria

"During our three week round trip of eastern Canada, we, my wife and our two sons, both studying in St Catherines, Ontario, made a stop in Canada's capital city - Ottawa. As we were seeking out a tour guide we wondered if it might be possible to find a German-speaking guide. Out hotel, the Fairmont Chateau Laurier recommended Dennis Doermer.

It was a stroke of good fortune, for whether travelling by car through neighborhoods with attractive villas, or the diplomatic quarter, a stop at a basilica or other attraction, everywhere interesting commentary was provided or tips on where to eat, information that would have been difficult to acquire by one's self.

Professionally and competently led, we ended our unforgettable two hour tour with Dennis Doermer at the Ottawa River and were amazed by the artist-created rock sculptures which stretched from the shore well into the river.

Thanks a lot Dennis – it was a great pleasure!"

Stefan Delkeskamp
Managing Director
Delkeskamp Verpackungswerke GmbH
Hauptstrasse 15, 49638 Nortrup

"We would like to thank you for your hospitality and the fantastic and informative city tour. Ottawa's diplomatic quarter is made up of many imposing buildings. The stories behind some of these buildings were very interesting. We experienced a lot that one would not normally take in during a drive through this quarter. A highlight of the tour was the visit to Rideau Hall (Governor General residence). The Rideau Falls were also worth seeing, despite the low water flow. The tips about Ottawa's attractions were very helpful. We were able to learn a lot about Ottawa. Thank you for the fantastic day."

Dirk Grossmann
Employee of the Government of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern
Svea Grossmann
Schwerin, Germany

"In the late afternoon of my first day of a short visit to Ottawa Dennis Doermer showed me, at high tempo, the highlights of the city. I was impressed with the fascinating buildings, the broad knowledge, the enthusiasm and the - not always given degree of professionalism - in the sharing of information. It made a great impression on me and served me well as a basis for my second day in Ottawa. Thank you."

Gabriele Steinbach
Cardiovascular Surgeon
Bremen, Germany

"During our 21-day tour of eastern Canada we met Dennis Doermer and his wife at the Fortissimo military parade on the grounds of Parliament Hill. During this event they gave us interesting insights into the history of Canada. We gladly accepted Dennis' offer of a spontaneous city tour the next morning.

At this time we would like to once again express our heartfelt thanks for this opportunity, as we experienced so much more than what can be found in city guides. Without these insider tips, we would have missed some delightful sites in the short time we spent in Canada's capital city."

Ramona and Reinhard Behrend
Eisenhüttenstadt, Germany

"Dear Mr. Doermer, as you know we had very limited free time during our visit to Ottawa. You used this window of opportunity superbly to show us the most noteworthy attractions in the city. With the information and anecdotes you provided, it was altogether a fantastic tour. Enjoyed myself immensely!"

Ulla Burchardt, Member of the German Bundestag
Chair of the Committee on Education, Research and Technology Assessment
Berlin, Germany

"During my brief visit to Ottawa, I decided to take advantage of the only available opening in my schedule to discover several Ottawa tourist attractions. Dennis Doermer, a knowledgeable Ottawa tour guide, accompanied me on an enjoyable two hour walking tour of several key Ottawa sites. We started our tour at the War Memorial and worked our way to the Rideau Canal, the Chateau Laurier, through the Byward Market to the Notre Dame Basilica and Embassy Row, ending with a private tour of Rideau Hall, the residence of Canada's Governor General. A highlight was the Government Conference Centre (former main train station) where important events took place which culminated in the unification of Germany. The weather cooperated beautifully and I learned a great deal about Ottawa from my enthusiastic guide and his insightful commentary."

Ulrich Grillo
Chairman of the Executive Board
Grillo-Werke AG
Duisburg, Germany

"Dennis, we would like to thank you for your dedication and service as one of our tour directors leading the German Army Training Establishment in Canadian Forces Base Shilo, Manitoba during their recreation weekends away from military training. It is no easy task to organize and manage 600+ young men every 3rd weekend and be taken on a bus tour and shown our culture, history, and environment. Your knowledge of these 3 components enhanced the experience these men had while they were here and we thank you for your contribution as part of our team!"

Tony Rinella, Manager
Sun Ice Tours (Inc. 1983)
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada


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