Hi there. My name is Heiko Sieger. I was born and raised in Germany, in the southern province of Baden-Wurttemberg. During a vacation in Greece I met my (future) wife. We got married in Berlin and shortly afterwards we moved to Israel.
38 years have passed. My professional career started with a brief stint as a waiter and, years later, led me to become Vice President Sales for an Israeli high-tech company. In between I’ve been a translator, copy-writer, and an advertising representative for international media. I did PR and marketing consulting work for companies, public institutions, and government agencies. Through my different jobs and professions I met some of the more prominent figures in Israeli life.
Whatever job I held, I always loved to show foreign guests around, be it through the streets of Newe Tzedek in Tel Aviv, or the bazaar and the ancient sites in the old city of Jerusalem. The history of this country and its people is simply fascinating.
After 15 years in the high-tech sector I decided to change my career and turn my hobby into a profession. Following two intensive years of studying Israel’s history, archaeology, religions and more I finally passed the exam and became a licensed tour guide with a permit to guide in English, Hebrew, and German.
In my free time I read history books; research historic places and people; hike with friends; take photos; listen to music; watch old movies; blog about virtualization, Linux and open source software; write shell scripts to automate computing tasks – in short, the normal stuff everybody does. Last but not least I enjoy being with my wife and two children, who are a never ending source of inspiration to me.
On my tours I want to share with you the country and its people, its history and its current challenges. However, at the heart of the tour are always your interests and your satisfaction.
In addition to private tours throughout Israel, I am also offering specially designed photography tours.
Contact me at +972-54-451-6600 for more information, or fill in the contact form.
My wife and I recently spent a full day with Heiko as a guide to photography in Jerusalem. We started before sunrise and went until a late afternoon visit to a site overlooking the western wall. We had the opportunity to capture photos from a large variety of sites with some very memorable images. We found Heiko to be knowledgeable. friendly and with access to special locations for shooting. He knew where to be for the best light at different times of the day, but always added an explanation of the history and geography of the areas in view. We had a great experience and appreciated the opportunity to meet him and two see and understand so much of Jerusalem. A very spacial day