Bottrop Greeters
‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎Free Personal Walking Tour with a Local

Discover Bottrop through a free personal walk with a local

Bottrop in the Ruhr region, very different from what you think.

Discover Bottrop on the northern edge of the Ruhr region in the federal state of North Rhine-Westphalia alongside a Greeter. Immerse yourself in the history of mining, which has shaped the city over the last 200 years. Where collieries and coal dominated the landscape until 2018, you can now see greenery and industrial culture as far as the eye can see. Everything is in a state of flux and very different to how you imagine the Ruhrpott.

Bernepark Bottrop

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Remember: A Greet means meeting a local resident to walk around town with you as new friends. The first step will be to talk to the Greeter about the details of your personalized tour. It's not about taking part in a standardized tour, but about exploring the city with an expert volunteer .

Who are the Greeters?

Ankara Overview from Citadel
Bottrop Greeters are volunteers who will share their love for the city with you in an enthusiastic and hospitable manner. A Greeter will take you on a free walking tour through the city for a couple of hours allowing you to experience our city in a unique way. Don't miss the opportunity to connect with an authentic resident and gain a deeper understanding of our vibrant city. Contact us today to arrange your personalized tour. Our support and guidance come completely free of charge. For families, mini groups or people travelling solo – a truly enriching experience and absolutely free!

What our guests say

Our Greeter in Bottrop was very patient despite our tardiness, her welcome was wonderful, the tour excellent and you can clearly sense that she cares about showcasing every facet of her town.
Susan and Karl


Thank you, Bottrop Greeters, it is so great to be welcomed like friends, to see a place with the eyes of a local, have a chat in a tiny café and - eventually - leave as a friend.
Anna Maria


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