Augsburg is one of the oldest towns in Germany and site of UNESCO World Heritage. With a Greeter you can take a walk through 20 centuries: follow in the footsteps of the Romans, visit the middle age craftsmen quarters and Renaissance buildings or explore the routes of our „historical water management“ with its canals, bridges and fountains. You can relax in parcs, churchyards or at the riverbanks. Last but not least: enjoy a typical „beergarden“!
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Wall, War, Techno, Hipsters, Culture – „Berlin“ stands for a multitude of images.
But what is the real Berlin? How do the Berliners see their city? What makes it „their“ Berlin?
Berlin Greeters offer you an original experience money cannot buy – that is why it is free! We show you our neighbourhoods, our favourite places, cafés, corners. We tell you about our lives in busy Berlin, about the pros and cons of living in one of Europe’s most popular metropolies. We are volunteers and greet in our free time.
Whether you are interested in visiting Bonn because it is the birthplace of Beethoven or the birthplace of Haribo Gummi Bears, you will be surprised by what this small city has to offer: 2000 years of history, vibrant music festivals, neighborhoods full of 1800s architecture, beautiful parks and the Rhine river. But there’s so much more beyond what you read in travel guides; come and spend some time with a Bonn Greeter: enjoy the walk, the cultural exchange, the anecdotes, and the friendship.
Bremen as a city of merchants and sailors offers many other corners worth seeing in addition to the historic market square, the Böttcherstraße and the Schnoor. In the north of Bremen, the districts of Blumenthal, Vegesack and Burglesum invite you with lots of greenery and seafaring history. The universe, the drop tower, space technology – all this is Bremen!
Do not expect guided tours of the city, we show places off the tourist routes that have our heart, such as the Goethequartier with its Gründerzeit houses and its lively residents. We have listed buildings from the 50s and 60s. We can walk for hours along the dike and enjoy the lively life on it and the interaction of water, mudflats and light. Exciting are the remains of the shipyards.
Coburg is a Franconian city with 41,000 inhabitants in northern Bavaria. It has an exceptionally well-preserved old town with one of the most beautiful market squares in Germany. Above it, on a hill, is enthroned the Veste Coburg, one of the largest castle complexes in Germany, where Martin Luther stayed in 1530. The idyllic courtyard garden connects the Veste with the palace square, which is adjacent to the Ehrenburg Palace and the State Theater.
Explore Darmstadt through the eyes of Darmstadt Greeters! See our city of science, with international institutions like ” ESOC “, significant schools and universities. It is also the city of Arts, with the Art Nouveau district Mathildenhöhe, as well as the city of music. Darmstadt prides itself to our proximity to Messel (WeltNATURerbe), Odenwald and the Bergstaße, with its tremendous hiking opportunities nearby. We look forward to hearing from you.
Thinking about Duesseldorf you might imagine the Königsallee, the fancy and expensive shopping street, or the Old Town, called the longest bar in the world. But Duesseldorf with its 50 districts offers much more. Beautiful streets with old Art Nouveau houses, small neighborhoods with owner-managed shops, historical and modern buildings often lie side by side. International flair combines with the original Duesseldorf Rheinish cheerfulness which makes life in this city adorable. Come and feel it !!!
If you not have been to Freiburg you missed something. Here, in the very South-West of Germany, influences of many eras, peoples and regions mix. The unhurried way of living in Baden and the French savoir-vivre are building a likable connection. Architecturally, culturally and historically, Freiburg has much to offer. Enjoyment and ecology have priority here. Add to this the attractive location in the Upper Rhine Valley on the edge of the Black Forest. And even the climate is very comfortable.
Görlitz has a rich history and a fascinating, beautiful city ambiance. An ensemble of the Gothic, Renaissance, Baroque and the early days with more than 3500 monuments – a density of seeking well-preserved monuments and character of streets and squares of different eras. The city, divided 1945 at the end of WWII, presents itself as an example of the unification of Europe, living cultural unity and diversity at the same time. See you soon in Germany´s far east in Görlitz!
Hamburg has everything that makes life pleasant. Hamburg is green, even in the city center around the Alster. At weekly markets, in small stores and large department stores you can find everything. The cultural scene ranges from the Elbphilharmony concert hall to small live clubs in the Schanzenviertel, St.Pauli and Eimsbüttel. The world-famous red light district on the Reeperbahn attracts night owls. And one of the largest ports in Europe connects us to the world via the Elbe river.
Meet Kassel with friends! Kassel is the home of the UNESCO World Heritage mountain park with unique water features and its landmark Hercules, of the world art exhibition Documenta, the palace with its collection of Old Masters, and many other attractions. Follow in the footsteps of the Brothers Grimm, visit some of the 25 fascinating museums, or relax in the many parks with their beautiful flower gardens. You find all this in the heart of Germany, easily reached from all directions.
Lübeck, the former capital of the Hanseatic League, famous for its brick Gothic buildings, invites you to stroll through snickel- and passageways. We show the guests the city – but not necessarily the tourist highlights such as the prominent „Holsten Tor“.
What many people don’t know: the seaside resort of Travemünde is also a district of the Hanseatic city. There’s a lot to discover. Let yourself be surprised!
Mainz, that is the city of Gutenberg, historical Roman city and young university town, Great Wine Capital together with the region Rheinhessen, cathedral city, hotspot of carnival and creative start-up city. Mainz is diverse, just like our greets. We love our city and hope, you will go home as a Mainz enthusiast!
Have you ever wanted to see a European city that is arranged in squares? Stroll through the urban and multicultural Rhine-Neckar metropolitan region in the middle of the Squares with lots of cafés and restaurants. Explore the public and green spaces between the river Neckar and the river Rhine. And find out more about our city of music, art and industrial history that lead to the invention of the bicycle, the tractor and the automobile by Carl Benz.
Munich is the place to be!
Enjoy a cappuccino in the sun, watch the Eisbach surfers on a wild river wave or find the best beer in Munich.
As you stroll through the city with Munich Greeters, you will discover pretty houses and facades, small alleys andwonderful parks no big tourist group ever sees.
And you will hear fascinating stories about our history and our city life. To top it off, we can teach you some words of Bavarian, a difficult dialect that even people from Northern Germany do not understand. “I mog di” for example,means “I love you.”
Stuttgart, the capital of Baden-Wuerttemberg, has a population of around 600 000 and offers its citizens a high quality of life. A city with hills, vineyards, an abundance of forests and over 300 “Stäffele” (stairway constructions) – Home of Mercedes, Bosch and Porsche. It hosts the world’s first TV tower and also the second largest mineral water deposits in Europe. Furthermore, Stuttgart is known worldwide for its ballet, its opera and theater.
Usually Wuppertal is associated with the world-famous suspension railway, called “Schwebebahn”, which trails above the “Wupper”. But there is much more to explore! Wuppertal impresses with extensive public green space, often only accessible by climbing stairs. Even so, the city has also a lot to offer regarding culture, art and citizen’s initiatives, such as the cultural center “Utopiastadt”. Discover the unique features of Wuppertal, accompanied by a local greeter!