Anna Unger

Group Travel & Day Tours Executive // Travel Consultant

Anna joined the team in 2018 to pursue & share her passion for this hidden gem of Great Britain.

After completing an MA in Art History, Archaeology and English Literature in Germany and working in the art auction trade initially, she pursued her passion for tour guiding as a certified tour guide in Munich & Bavaria for a few years. She enjoyed showing visitors the famous fairy-tale castles, world-class art galleries and quirky locations in and around the Oktoberfest mecca.

After relocating to the UK with her family in 2008, Anna, who is virtually bilingual in English and German (or even a Geordie-German if there is such a thing) set up her business Localiso as a self-employed translator and is happy to guide in either language. Missing tour guiding she grasped the opportunity to get back to her roots and after completing in-house training with Northern Secrets, she also recently trained as a Blue Badge Guide for the North East region.

Today, Anna is the one with all the ideas for new day tours, group tours and is your personal travel consultant when booking a group vacation with Northern Secrets.

Favourite travel experience

One of my regular local haunts is the Kielder Water and Forest Park. Surrounded by the wild and remote countryside of the Northumberland National Park and teeming with wildlife, it is hard to believe that this landscape is man-made: it is home to the biggest artificial lake in Northern Europe and largest working forest in England. Miles of dedicated cycling tracks with stunning vistas beckon with the added bonus of hardly any phone signal - so switching off here is guaranteed! What’s more, Kielder is the best place in England to observe endless pristine night skies and stargazing at its observatory is truly awe-inspiring.

Favourite place

It’s got to be Hadrian’s Wall! This most northern frontier of the Roman Empire is one of the greatest attractions. However, the scale, precision and speed employed by the Roman Army to construct such a fortification, is not even what makes it so intriguing for me! It is the ongoing discoveries of everyday life made on the wall, including the famous Vindolanda Tablets – small hand-written postcards miraculously preserved in the mud – that bridge 2,000 years of history and make this experience so tangible.
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