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Avesnois

Avesnois

Avesnois is located in the south-east of the Nord department, bordering Belgium to the north and east and Aisne to the south, close to the Ardennes. The landscapes of Avesnois are green, and constitute an exception compared to the rest of the department: meadows, bocages, deciduous forests, winding rivers, mills and picturesque villages.

Doha

Doha

Doha was founded in 1850 and was first called Al Bida. In 1883, Sheikh Kassim’s battle against the Turkish army took place here. In 1916, the city became the capital of the British protectorate of Qatar, and it was not until 1971 that Doha received its present name and became the capital of an independent state. Doha is known for its modern architecture, high-rise buildings, and luxurious shopping malls.

Hefei

Hefei

Hefei is the capital of Anhui Province, located in the central part of China. It’s not a tourist destination, but rather an industrial city. But for those who want to experience the everyday lives of ordinary Chinese people, Hefei is a good place to visit. Here, you can see the different stages of China’s development, from abandoned factories to modern skyscrapers, from old civil parks to international museums. Although it’s not a famous Chinese city, it represent most of the Chinese cities.

Boksburg

Boksburg

Founded in 1887 following the discovery of gold, Boksburg was named in honor of W. Eduard Bok, the State Secretary of the South African Republic. Known for its rich mining history, Boksburg has evolved into a significant gold-producing town on the Witwatersrand, showcasing a blend of cultural heritage and contemporary charm.

Lima

Lima

Lima was named by natives in the agricultural region known by native Peruvians as Limaq. It became the capital and most important city in the Viceroyalty of Peru. Following the Peruvian War of Independence, it became the capital of the Republic of Peru (República del Perú). Around one-third of the national population now lives in its metropolitan area.

Dar es Salaam

Dar es Salaam

Dar es Salaam, located on the eastern coast of Tanzania is a dynamic and energetic cit with a vibrant mix of cultures, bustling markets, and beautiful beaches along the Indian Ocean. Dar es Salaam offers a dynamic urban experience a thriving arts scene, historical landmarks, and delicious local cuisine.

Shenzhen

Shenzhen

Shenzhen is a city and special economic zone and has been ranked second on the list of ‘top 10 cities to visit in 2019’ by Lonely Planet. Shenzhen has numerous tourist destinations, ranging from recreational areas such as theme parks and public parks to tall buildings. The proximity to Hong Kong also makes it easier to get here.Follow in the footsteps of volunteers as you explore modern life filled with skyscrapers, taste delicious century-old street food, and walk along the beautiful coast.

Nuremberg

Nuremberg

Nuremberg…. What comes to mind spontaneously… Albrecht Dürer? The Imperial Castle? Or rather bratwurst, gingerbread and the Christkindlesmarkt?
Perhaps you even think of the Germanic National Museum and the Street of Human Rights?
Nuremberg is a beautiful city with a rich history, magnificent art treasures, a lively city center and pretty, tranquil corners. Experience the Franconian metropolis with a Greeter and you’ll love it even more.

Shanghai

Shanghai

Welcome to Shanghai! The biggest city in China,one of the world’s economics center, the mixture of the modernity and tradition. Shanghai represents China’s fast-growing economics and its transformation for past decades. It was once a fishing village from its establishment. During 19th century, Shanghai got reputation from its primary role in transportation with foreign country. Shanghai as always demonstrates inclusive attitude to accept world’s diverse culture to its local tradition.

Dalat

Dalat

Due to the natural advantages of the climate as well as the great creativity of the people, Dalat has famous places that cannot be compared in any place in Vietnam. It’s lake, waterfalls and pine forests are amazing and attract many visitors from all over. If you want to see these beautiful places it’s always better to book your stay in advance to avoid to find everything sold out on holidays.

Bottrop

Bottrop

Welcome to Bottrop
You will be surprised about the city of the northern edge of the Rhine-Ruhr-area.
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.

Florence

Florence

Florence is Italy’s third-largest city and the birthplace of the Renaissance. It has six major cathedrals, the Uffizi Gallery and the Gallery of the Academy of Florence, home to Michelangelo’s David as well as the famous Ponte Vecchio. Every sightline in the city is a gateway to the rich history and beauty of this city.

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Ferrara

Ferrara

Ferrara is one of the main cities of the Italian Renaissance. With its Castle, the intrigues of the palace, the characteristic cobbled streets, the Jewis Ghetto tells of the close link between the Po and its inhabitants in a refined environment with the attention to detail by the Dukes of the Este family.

Rome

Rome

Once it ruled the Western World, and even the partial, scattered ruins of that awesome empire, of which Rome was the capital, are today among the most overpowering sights on earth. To walk the Roman Forum, to view the Colosseum, the Pantheon, and the Appian Way—these are among the most memorable, instructive, and illuminating experiences in all of travel. ThenTake the time to get away from the crowds to explore the intimate piazzas and lesser basilicas in the back streets of Trastevere and the centro storico. Indulge in eno-gastronomic pursuits at coffee bars, trattorias, enotecas and gelaterias.

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Guangzhou

Guangzhou

Guangzhou, a modern metropolis in southern China, is renowned for its rich history, cultural heritage, and vibrant atmosphere. Visitors can indulge in authentic Cantonese cuisine, explore iconic landmarks like the Guangzhou Tower, and immerse themselves in the blend of old and new at historical attractions such as the Chen Clan Ancestral Hall and Yuexiu Park. The locals’ warmth and eagerness to share their culture make it easy for travelers to immerse themselves in Guangzhou’s daily life.

Ankara

Ankara

Welcome to Ankara.
Here is, Anatolia. You can find the traces of the Anatolian Civilisiations. And also traces of the Turkish Republic. Please enjoy it.

Ouagadougou

Ouagadougou

Ouagadougou is the political capital of Burkina Faso, founded in the 11th century by the Nyonyonsés. Its current population is estimated to exceed 22 million by 2022. Ouagadougou is located roughly in the center of the country, in the province of Kadiogo, in the middle of an intertropical zone with a tropical savannah climate, with two seasons: the dry season and the rainy season.
Ouagadougou’s inhabitants are known as Ouagalais.

Bath

Bath

Bath is built on seven hills, like Rome, and is named after the hot springs that attracted the Romans during the 1st century. Legend has it that the mineral waters cured Bladud, the father of King Lear, of leprosy. Its historical importance is underlined by the size of the Abbey where Edgar the Peaceful was crowned King of all England in 973 AD. The Georgians came here for the marriage market and left the iconic architecture for which the city was awarded World Heritage status by UNESCO.

Dhaka

Dhaka

Built on the northern bank of the Buriganga River, Dhaka is a city that has witnessed many historical events, impressive architecture, and hundreds of years of British history. The city is Bangladesh’s capital and the largest city and serves as Bangladesh’s political, economic, and cultural hub. It is home to numerous government offices, educational institutions, corporate headquarters, and cultural landmarks. It is located in the central part of the country.

Trieste

Trieste

Amazing Trieste! With its cosmopolitan atmosphere, Trieste offers a unique glimpse into Europe’s history and diversity. Whether you’re a history enthusiast, a nature lover, or a foodie, Trieste promises an unforgettable experience. From Roman to Habsburg era, the history runs through the whole city. Stroll with us through the narrow streets of the Old Town and discover elegant piazzas and historical coffeehouses.

Xian

Xian

The pearl of Chinese history, the Big Wild Goose Pagoda. I touched the history of thousands of years ago with my own hands. I stepped on the wooden stairs inside the tower and ascended step by step, the sun shining on my face at the top of the tower and the wind blowing my hair. Looking down on the whole Chang’an, I couldn’t help but think of Du Fu’s majestic words of praise, “The high standard spans the sky, and the gale is endless”. When the monk Xuanzang brought back all the Buddhist scriptur.

Taipei

Taipei

Let’s unveil Taipei’s enchantment together! Embark on an unforgettable journey to Taipei, a city filled with hidden treasures waiting for you to discover! Explore the mesmerizing alleys of 九份Jiufen, where rich history and breathtaking scenery come alive. Delight your taste buds at the Night Market, indulging in Taiwan’s famous street food. Taipei’s wonder and magic will captivate your senses, leaving you with cherished memories to treasure forever!

Villefranche

Villefranche

Villefranche sur Saône capital of the Beaujolais wineyard region is a medieval city founded in 1140. Villefranche has an outstanding architectural, gastronomic, historical and cultural heritage. Its inhabitants, the Caladois, will be delighted to help you discover or rediscover its secrets and hidden treasures, in a festive conviviality that has made the Beaujolais spirit famous!

Kampala

Kampala

Welcome to Kampala Greeters! Our dedicated volunteers are excited to share their love for our city with visitors like you. Discover hidden gems, explore local neighbourhoods, and venture off the beaten path to uncover the authentic soul of Uganda. Immerse yourself in the rich tapestry of our culture as you hear personal stories, anecdotes, and gain insights into our traditions. This unforgettable experience will leave you with a deeper appreciation for our diverse and fascinating city.

Toronto

Toronto

Toronto, Ontario is a dynamic and diverse city filled with treasures like St. Lawrence Market’s gastronomic delights, The Distillery’s charming Victorian architecture, CN Tower’s breathtaking views, Toronto Islands’ tranquil escape, world-class museums igniting curiosity, and Kensington Market’s eclectic blend of cultures. A vibrant tapestry of experiences awaits.

Middelkerke

Middelkerke

Discover Middelkerke as a vibrant seaside resort where it is delightful to stay for young families with children, but also for seniors who prefer a peaceful vacation. The kilometers-long sandy beach with its characteristic beach houses is a place for endless fun, but also the perfect spot to relax and unwind. Those who enjoy cycling or walking will find plenty of inspiration for short or long trips in the vast hinterland.

Laurentian

Laurentian

All along the Rivière du Nord, through verdant mountains or rolling countryside, from deciduous to coniferous forests, from gentle vineyards to peaceful lakes, the Laurentians abound with nature and outdoor spaces to suit all tastes. The territory is also punctuated with towns and villages, historic stations and unique attractions where everyone can find their rhythm and their pleasure, contemplative or sporty.

Morlaix

Morlaix

The Bay of Morlaix is located in northern Finistère, in Brittany. From the crests of the Monts d’Arrée to the beaches and coastal paths, this territory steeped in history, where the lights play with the seasons, is labeled “Land of art and history”.
The old Celtic culture is pretty well preserved here. People are strong characters, they have been peasants or fishermen for centuries. The land is poor on granite bedrock, the sea is dangerous. You’ll still feel this in your greeters heart.

Royan

Royan

From the Atlantic Ocean to the Gironde estuary, passing through the Seudre marshes, from the countryside to the sandy conches, from the forests to the wild shores, from the marshes to the vineyards, from the dunes to the cliffs, Royan and its surroundings is full of natural spaces and contrasts. To each his own pace and pleasure, the territory is a playground for cyclists, hikers, horse riders, water sports enthusiasts…or simply walkers. Take the time to take time with a Greeter!

Pays d’Iroise

Pays d’Iroise

In the country of Iroise, we are above all passionate about our territory. While mass tourism disfigures too many sites, we are aware of its authenticity. We only want to share this preserved, still somewhat secret, with all those who wish to discover or rediscover it, in its historical and unusual aspects. We are six Greeters in the Pays d’Iroise, sharing this spirit of welcome and sharing. Each has its own personality and interests, but all are complementary. We are just waiting for your visit

Bamenda

Bamenda

Bamenda is a cosmopolitan and culturally diverse city. located in the North West Region of Cameroon, Bamenda is a home for exceptional varieties of cuisine, natural landscape, crowded markets, historic monuments, soothing climate, sublime and breath taking views and warm hearted inhabitants.
The Old Town, The Commercial Avenue, The Nkwen & Bamenda main markets, The Saint Joseph Cathedral is just a few of her beauties , waiting for you
discover Bamenda on a free private walking jaunt .

Barbara Kuhn – Freiburg / Germany

Barbara Kuhn – Freiburg / Germany

Freiburg is a very lovely place to live in. Being a Greeter gives me the chance to show visitors my town in a personal way.
In addition, it fascinates me to come in contact with interesting people from all over the world, spending good time together.

Elena Yarmakova – Volgograd/Russia

Elena Yarmakova – Volgograd/Russia

You’ve read a lot and you’ve seen a lot and you think you understand this world… until you meet greeters from all over the world, small and big places… then you start to realise how diverse and versatile we are.

Libby Wallace – Adelaide/Australia

Libby Wallace – Adelaide/Australia

I love to travel and it’s always special when I get shown round by someone passionate about their city. I also love Adelaide and being a Greeter lets me share my passion with visitors in my home city.

Sheryl Busto – Adelaide/Australia

Sheryl Busto – Adelaide/Australia

I absolutely love being a Greeter, I love it because I am able to show Adelaide to people from all over the World, to help them enjoy my wonderful city, but most of all it’s the connection that I’m able to make with so many extraordinary people.

Paul Olins – London/United Kingdom

Paul Olins – London/United Kingdom

There are two sides to being a greeter, firstly the temporary relationship when showing a visitor around and secondly the long term relationship with greeters in different parts of the world.

Lorenzo Todaro – Milan/Italy

Lorenzo Todaro – Milan/Italy

Being a Greeter is like travelling the world without moving from your own city. By becoming a Greeter, you’ll get to know new people, new cultures and imrpove your languages level: it’s an opportunity you can’t miss.

Kanatta Kyazze – London/United Kingdom

Kanatta Kyazze – London/United Kingdom

Being a greeter is about sharing time to explore the best bits in my home city (whatever the weather!). I love to connect with people, to share fun stories and to feel part of a positive, responsible, global community.

Hartmut Roderfeld – Hamburg/Germany

Hartmut Roderfeld – Hamburg/Germany

I have traveled a lot in the world and met many nice people. As a Greeter I can now give something back and show guests “my area”. Here I know my way around and can tell them background stories and show them corners that are not in any travel guide.

Elena Leibo – Grenoble/France

Elena Leibo – Grenoble/France

As a Greeter, I can easily get in touch with many interesting people from different cities, countries and continents. It’s a wonderful thing to experience my town through them and their personality.

Chantal Bertholon – Paris/France

Chantal Bertholon – Paris/France

I have been greeter for 7 years now.
As I am a retired English Teacher I try to meet foreign visitors but also French visitors.
So please join the Greeters, You learn about your visitors too.
Wonderful!

Blandine Souchaud – Marseille/France

Blandine Souchaud – Marseille/France

I have been greeter for 7 years now.
As I am a retired English Teacher I try to meet foreign visitors but also French visitors.
So please join the Greeters, You learn about your visitors too.

Maite Reparaz – Donostia-San Sebastian/Spain

Maite Reparaz – Donostia-San Sebastian/Spain

I love to be a Greeter because i like my city and we can share the interesting places and wishes from visitors about Donostia and more. Always the experience is like a magic moment. Suddenly we are with comunication, friendly relationship, interesting etc…
To be a Greeter is a way to be a volunteer and to enjoy lots at the same time.

David Young – Rotterdam/Netherlands

David Young – Rotterdam/Netherlands

Being a Greeter is such fun because you get to meet all sorts of people from different backgrounds and cultures while sharing with them your own personal story about your town.

Joachim Meyer – Hamburg/Germany

Joachim Meyer – Hamburg/Germany

To meet people, coming from all over the world.
To transfer interesting parts of my hometown.

To talk to the people, what’s important for them, how and where do they live.
To hear different languages, different dialects.
To see, we are all equal.

Sarthak Saxena – Delhi/India

Sarthak Saxena – Delhi/India

I love to do greets because I love meeting new people and giving them exposure to cultural diversity of my country make them aware about my own city. I will convince by making them aware about using local language, advantage of new areas in the city

Bernard Boély  – Lyon/France

Bernard Boély – Lyon/France

Being Greeter is great
– if you like to share the interesting posts of your City with other people and improve your knowledge of the City
– if you want to be in contact with other people and even practice foreign languages
– if you prefer light involvement (just the visitor)

Jay Freeman  – New York and London

Jay Freeman – New York and London

Being a Greeter is a great way to meet people from other countries. They are eager to listen to your stories and experiences in your city and you have a chance learn about them as well.

Barbara Bongardt – Bonn/Germany

Barbara Bongardt – Bonn/Germany

I love my city. I’m interested in history, architecture, music and so on.
After more than six years as a greeter: Our guests are always sympathetic.
I like to share my interests with visitors.
We too found wonderful greeters worldwide!

Liz Kadin – New York City/USA

Liz Kadin – New York City/USA

If you love where you live and enjoy meeting people from all over the world, nothing could be better than becoming a Greeter. You get to continually learn (and share) new things about your city/town, all while getting fresh air, and making friends.

Lynn Neils – Chicago/USA

Lynn Neils – Chicago/USA

As a former teacher, I now have the best classroom – Chicago & the best students – my guests. I have been a Greeter for more than 20 years & have guided guests from all over the world. It is a joy to introduce them to my favorite place in the world.

Massimo Chianella – Ferrara/Italy

Massimo Chianella – Ferrara/Italy

In 2006 I arrived in New York as tourist, a Greeter greeted me and I left as friend. Even today that he is over 95 he remembers me. A Greeter is your reference anywhere in the world. Being a Greeter means having many friends around the world.

Michel Teirlynck – Brussels/Belgium

Michel Teirlynck – Brussels/Belgium

Etre greeter donne une autre dimension à votre existence: le partage des connaissances, les contacts internationaux développent la vision personnelle, les échanges ouvrent des horizons et surtout la certitude de l’universalité des valeurs humaines.

Rachel Muller – Tel Aviv/Israel

Rachel Muller – Tel Aviv/Israel

Enjoy being a hostess, an Embassador, an actor to the visitors – Share exiting and enjoyment tours, that presents the best of my hometown – Get to know my visitors, their hobbies, culture, interests. – Exchange ideas related to Greeters Activities

Sharad Kumar – Delhi/India

Sharad Kumar – Delhi/India

I am a Greeter and it gives me immense pleasure to be proud a responsible citizen showcasing the rich cultural heritage of my city to visitors. I am ready to take visitors to my city on an exciting journey of exploring the hidden gems of my city.

Karine Tosch – Mulhouse/France

Karine Tosch – Mulhouse/France

First of all I like the contact and exchange with people, on foot or by bike, I love to share the unusual corners and little stories. I adapt the themes of my walks : street art, gardens, architecture, recalling the industrial past of my city.

Koksijde

Koksijde

Since ancient times, our seaside village breathes on the rhythm of the sea. Its history has been beautiful, eventful and numerous testimonies are still present for all to experience in a splendid setting. On a lighter note, let not only water sports tempt you but also the 19 holes golf court. Or try all different recipes with North Sea shrimps, the caviar of the sea and enjoy the local fine wining and dining. Your Greeter will point out all the mouth-watering possibilities. Isn’t that tempting?

Newtown

Tell us about your plans for your visit to our city 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 is not about participating...

Saint Gervais – Mont Blanc

Saint Gervais – Mont Blanc

Saint-Gervais Mont-Blanc is above all about Well-Living in the mountains throughout the 4 seasons! Village of Haute-Savoie, nestled at the foot of Mont-Blanc, rich in its past and looking to the future in respect of its natural heritage and its history, you will experience all the Alpine Emotions there with its inhabitants, proud and happy to share the benefits and wonders of their territory! Among them the Greeters accompany you for a meeting and discoveries.

Coburg

Coburg

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.

Aarshot

Aarshot

The greeters from Aarschot welcome you!
One of them gladly takes you round town. You want to see the city or is nature your place to be?
Looking for he hidden gem’s of our town? Be it nature, cultural or historically oriented: you’re welcome.
Our greeters are very passionate about what they do and one of them would be happy to take you round town.
They will help you to explore hidden neighbourhoods and introduce you our town in a cultural, historic and architectural or in a way they know the city at its best. Every greeter has his/her own and specific itinerary and related stories

Newtown

Newtown

The Pordenone Greeters welcome you.If you would like to discover Pordenone and the surrounding area through the eyes of a local, don't hesitate to contact us! We are a group of volunteers who love their city and the surrounding area and are ready to share the many...

Pentone

Pentone

Pentone (Pentùni or Pentòni in calabrese) is an Italian town in the province of Catanzaro in Calabria. It is located at 648 meters above sea level on the southern slopes of Sila Piccola.
From our Town the sea and the mountains are easily reached with less than 30 minutes.
The territory, purely agricultural, is characterized by the presence of typical Mediterranean flora and fauna.

Kathmandu

Kathmandu

Kathmandu; the capital of Nepal, the Gateway to the Himalayas including the top of the World Mt Everest (8848.86m from sea level), the city of Temples and Stupas, the center of Nepal’s history, art, culture & economy; the land of brave Gurkhas & Birthplace of Lord Buddha welcomes you through Kathmandu. Also home to UNESCO worlds heritage sites such as 3 Durbar Squares, Swayambhunath, Boudhanath, Pashupatinath & Changunarayan.
City of peace lovers, sprituallity seeker, trekkers & mountaineers.

Bremerhaven

Bremerhaven

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.

Zanzibar

Zanzibar

Zanzibar is part of United Republic of Tanzania ,The Islands are the setuated of the cost of Indian ocean with 50 Islands mixed cultures blended with other culture mainly Persian, Arabic, Indian and Africa

Delhi

Delhi

Explore Delhi the city of charm, nostalgia, and history and culture of an ancient civilization. The ruins of Old Fort known as Purana Kila, Tughlakabad Fort to Qutub Minar the tallest Tower of Delhi to Red Fort from where Mughals ruled India for a long time. The Cathedrals of Delhi in Kashmiri Gate and at Gole Market are a treat to watch built by British in Victoria style brings nostalgia of British Raj. Delhi is a multicultural city with Art Galleries and centre of Art and Drama.

Innsbruck

Innsbruck

Tyrol claims to be the “heart of the Alps”. And Innsbruck is right in the middle of it. That location is what makes this city so special. There are sights to visit, of course, like the “golden roof”, the “black men’s church” or the ski jump – the most outstanding feature, however, is that breathtaking view of a downtown with a 2.000 m high stone wall behind it (called mountains).

Sanary sur Mer

Sanary sur Mer

Sanary-sur-Mer welcomes you in summer and winter, with sweetness of life: a Provençal tradition!
Come and discover an authentic fishing port, located in the heart of Provence between Marseille and Toulon.
Stroll through its alleys and pedestrian streets and discover its charms: mosaic of coloured facades bathed in the sun, warmth and welcome of local traders, squares shaded out of time and refreshed from the water of their fountain… You will never forget Sanary in Provence !

Saint Brevin les Pins

Saint Brevin les Pins

Saint-Brevin-les-Pins enjoys an exceptional location on the southern bank of the Loire estuary: a seaside resort combining both the discreet charm of a beautiful river and the seduction of the ocean’s movement.
Its environment is remarkable: wooded dunes, forests along the coastline between maritime pines and holm oaks, and the banks of the Loire punctuated with fisheries. Its preserved coastal paths are very popular and the developed paths are suitable for hiking, cycling and horseback riding.

Seoul

Seoul

As the biggest city in Korea with 10mil. people, Seoul has been Korea’s capital city for six centuries since the beginning of the Joseon Dynasty. The city boasts an exquisite natural environment, with the Hangang River crossing through its center and beautiful mountains stretching out in all directions, including Namsan, Bugaksan and Bukhansan. A long-time political, economic, social and cultural center of Korea, Come and enjoy the dynamic city of Seoul! The City never sleeps!

Lübeck

Lübeck

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!

Iringa

Iringa

Welcome to Iringa Tanzania! Prepare your self to discover most beautful destination in Tanzania , including the ancient Isimila Stone Age Site, Gangilonga mountains, Ruaha National Park, Udzungwa National Park, Mkwawa museam and alot of beautfull waterfalls.

Pordenone

Pordenone

Pordenone and its surroundings in Friuli offer, among others, the medieval old towns of Pordenone, San Vito al Tagliamento and Sacile, but also the Noncello River Park or the places and squares of Casarsa, where Pier Paolo Pasolini spent part of his youth and where his tomb is. For sporty guests there are also easy walks in the greenery. Culinary guests will be spoiled with a glass of wine and the famous San Daniele raw ham.

Grand Popo

Grand Popo

This picturesque colonial city is located in the south of Benin, and has several attractive islands whose discovery savours the passion of travel. With its extraordinary landscapes and a favourable environment thanks to its local hotels and restaurants, Grand-Popo always meets the expectations of tourists. The population of Grand-Popo offers socio-cultural activities of leisure and reflection, all around the culinary art.

Catania

Catania

Catania is an ancient port city on the east coast of Sicily. It is located at the foot of Etna, an active volcano with paths that reach its summit. The large central square of the city, Piazza del Duomo, is characterized by the picturesque statue of the Elephant Fountain and the richly decorated Cathedral. In the southwestern corner of the square, La Pescheria, the daily fish market, is a roaring spectacle surrounded by restaurants serving fish. Catania was founded in the 8th century BC by Greek

Stuttgart

Stuttgart

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.

Ravenna

Ravenna

Ancient capital of the Western Roman Empire of the fifth and sixth centuries, Ravenna has inherited the splendor of a capital from its past and has been able to preserve them in optimal conditions. Its Byzantine mosaics are famous and eight of its monuments have been declared a World Heritage Site by Unesco. and there aren’t many cities that can boast eight Unesco sites!

Nis

Nis

Nis lies on the river Nisava, with about 300 000 inhabitants and is surrounded by three majestic mountain ranges. Due to its specific geographical position through history got known as the ”Gateway between East and West”. In the Middle Ages it was known as “Constantinople road”, today is a city in economic re-emerging with a number of tourist resources, and can provide much, from historical monuments, peace of nature and numerous opportunities for extreme sports, through beautiful architecture and entertainment at many festivals.

Mexico City

Mexico City

Mexico City is a surreal place where the past and the present converge in an urban mosaic of lively streets and unique architecture. Where the picturesque and green canals of Xochimilcos merge with the majestic elegance of the Chapultepec Castle.
It is a sea of flavors and stories, whose swaying is guarded by two beautiful and venerable volcanoes, whose beauty has inspired the best verses since Aztec times.

Augsburg

Augsburg

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“!

Saint-Nazaire

Saint-Nazaire

To visit us in Saint-Nazaire is to embark on an unexpected journey, to explore a ‎territory with a thousand facets. According to your desires, our greeters invite you ‎to discover the singular adventure of a city that bears witness to the 20th century, ‎the softness of its coasts with beaches and unsuspected creeks, the industrial ‎power of its unique port in France, the calm of the vast Brière marshes…‎

Roubaix

Roubaix

Passionate and volunteers, our Greeters all take part in the life of Roubaix, a city with a rich industrial past. The city of “1000 chimneys” which is constantly transforming, creating and reinventing itself. Our lovers of Roubaix know every nook and cranny of it. They will tell you the lives of yesterday, today and tomorrow. They will take you on walks full of surprises, where artists’ studios or urban art spots invite themselves into the heart of rehabilitated industrial buildings.

Lézardrieux

Lézardrieux

The Peninsula Greeters will be glad to share their « way of life « during your encountering.
Take a break while you travel and be curious: Blue, green, the sea and the countryside play all year around with the special light of the estuaries to offer a changing scenery. Greeters know the nicest spots!
And what about going with them, fishing, hiking, listening about local legends, tasting local food and breton gastronomy ?
It’s all there: at the «Presqu’île de Lezardrieux«!

Bologna

Bologna

We’d be happy to show you around BOLOGNA, our medieval gem that is best known for its old University, mouthwatering cuisine (if you want to experience the joys of good food then Bologna is the place to be), and welcoming atmosphere. Experience a stroll with us in the city center, the unmissable beating heart. Let’s discover its symbols (the Two Towers, Piazza Maggiore), along hidden places off the beaten track, and get lost under the endless porticos, which stretch along the city for miles and miles.

Montréal

Montréal

Montreal, bordered by the St-Lawrence river, is a French speaking city but also bilingual and ‎multilingual. It is made up of multiple cultural quarters and known especially for welcoming ‎it’s visitors. The city has exceptional public transportation: metro, bus, Uber and BIXI ‎‎(bicycle rentals) as well as an impressive network of bike paths. Come see Mont Royal ‎dominating the city, the Olympic stadium, parc Jean-Drapeau and La Ronde on Ile Ste-‎Hélène. Museums and theatres, pubs and cafés, the architecture of New France in Old ‎Montreal and enjoy Montreal’s great restaurants.‎

Antwerp

Antwerp

Antwerp is a little-known jewel of Belgium with a beautiful historic city center; a unique cathedral ‎and important museums. Stroll in the pedestrian zone of our city center and enjoy a diverse range ‎of shops, bars and restaurants. Or hop on and off with a bike that you can take everywhere.‎

Sydney

Sydney

Sparkling Sydney with its spectacular harbour grew from one of the world’s oldest indigenous ‎cultures. Now an exciting, culturally diverse city it combines vibrant green spaces alongside colonial ‎architecture and award-winning contemporary design to house some of the best restaurants, bars, ‎cafes and shopping in Australia. Set amongst nature’s gems, pristine sandy beaches and forest walks ‎are only ferry ride away. Sydney offers much more than its world-renowned Opera House and ‎Harbour Bridge.‎

Volgograd

Volgograd

Founded in 1589 as a fortress, Volgograd (then Tsaritsyn) gradually grew into an important river-port. ‎Stalingrad (renamed in 1925) was a fast growing urban centre when the World War II began. One of the ‎longest and deadliest battles in the history of the warfare raged here in 1942-1943. Quickly rebuilt and ‎revived after the war, it became vibrant again. Now Volgograd is the capital of the region with 1 million ‎residents. It offers many visitor attractions including the famous Mamayev Kurgan. ‎

Ramallah

Ramallah

Have you ever wished to visit a place and instantly feel like a local? Well, come to Ramallah, ‎the Palestinian beacon of hope, culture, economy, a fast-growing cosmopolitan town, with an ‎exquisite arts and gastronomy, open-minded to welcome you to your second home. Enjoy the ‎landmarks: our vibrant city center, museums, art galleries, theatres, parks, booming restaurant ‎scene, and bustling nightlife.‎

Lac-Mégantic

Lac-Mégantic

Lac-Megantic and its region offers abundant nature and mountain hikes through trails for all ‎types of walkers. Its lake offers an expanse of water for bathers, water sports and fishing. Its ‎first international starry sky reserve enlivens the observers seeking to view the universe. ‎Mont –Mégantic National Park welcomes visitors to the Astrolab for the interpretation of ‎astronomy. Nature lovers will be won over by the beauty in which the municipality of Lac-‎Mégantic is immersed.‎

Adelaide

Adelaide

Adelaide Greeters offers personalised orientation walks of the City, tailored to your interests and available in multiple languages. Our passionate and knowledgeable volunteers will help you discover the City of Adelaide.

Milan

Milan

Milan is a unique elegant city, full of life and ‎culture, modern and ancient. Its churches and ‎museums are rich in masterpieces such as the Da ‎Vinci’s Last Supper. The Duomo, Sforza Castle and ‎the modern buildings such as the Vertical Forest, ‎show the city’s evolution of architecture throughout ‎the centuries. Milan is the global capital of fashion ‎and design and its divine cuisine will amaze ‎anyone. Its university life, its nightlife with ‎theatres, pubs and clubs are vibrant and dynamic.‎

Accra

Accra

Accra was founded by the Ga people (Ga-Adangbe, an ethnic group from the Greater Accra Plains) in the late 1400s, later it became a center for trade with the Portuguese, who built a fort in the town. In the 17th century it was the site of three European trading fortresses, which were all in British hands by 1871. Accra became the capital of the British colony of the Gold Coast in 1876 and was made capital of independent Ghana in 1957. Accra has the best infrastructure, and with a stable economy

Tel Aviv

Tel Aviv

Known as the city that never sleeps, Tel Aviv is a popular tourist destination. It is renowned for its 24-‎hour culture, historical sights, Mediterranean beaches, bars, restaurants, cafés, parks, shopping, and ‎quaint neighborhoods. In 2003 UNESCO declared The White City – the unique urban and historical ‎fabric of Tel Aviv – as a World Cultural Heritage due to the architectural qualities of the city’s buildings ‎and streets. Tel Aviv emerges as the perfect mix of contemporary and classic.‎

Gaspé

Gaspé

Are you visiting Gaspé? You can experience a warm welcome from our Greeters. Let someone who holds the city dear guide you through all the treasures that Gaspé has to offer and experience Gaspé just as a local would!

Absolutely free and guaranteed to enrich your stay!

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Aisne

Aisne

L’Aisne is just one hour north-east of Paris, on the road to Brussels. In ‎addition to its rich natural environment, it has one of the biggest and most ‎important cultural heritages in France, and warm and welcoming ‎residents. Our Greeters deploy treasures of imagination to make your ‎journey unforgettable: walks in costume or in song, treasure hunts or ‎flower pressing are just some of their ideas. In short, there is something for ‎everyone! Our Greeters look forward to meet you and show you round!‎

Amiens

Amiens

Amiens and Amiènois conceal hidden treasures. One of the locals is ‎waiting for you as a friend for a stroll. He/she will make you discover the ‎city and will reveal the gourmet specialties and where to taste them. You ‎will be pleasantly surprised by this quiet city which is worth the detour and ‎deserves the return! As Jules Verne wrote to one of his friends: “On the ‎desire of my wife, I settle in Amiens, a wise city, policed in the same ‎mood”. Sign Up for a Greet!‎

Angers

Angers

Fancy discovering Angers with a local ? Greeters are happy to show you ‎the city the way they see it. The association Angers Loire Greeters gathers ‎inhabitants, enthusiastic volunteers, who love their city and are keen on ‎giving some of their time to show it, as if they were with friends. They are ‎no tour guides, only passionate people willing to share their knowledge ‎and points of view. By foot, bicycle or tramway, and anyway they can!‎

Annecy

Annecy

Let yourself be surprised by discovering Annecy with a resident of this ‎magnificent city. The Greeters of Lake Annecy welcome you and offer you ‎many walks: A tour of the lakeside, a discovery of the old town, an ‎industrial history of the city and other unusual activities to enjoy Annecy: ‎jogging, photography, gastronomy?. The Annecy greeters are ready to ‎welcome you. Feel free to book your trip today.‎

Aswan

Aswan

Aswan is a magnificent tourist destination. It is also Egypt’s southern gate to Africa. It lies on the eastern bank of the River Nile that smoothly flows in splendor through the granite rocks around the Emerald Islands. It is covered with palm trees and tropical plants, which gives it a great view on the Nile and makes it a perfect starting point for Nile cruises.

Beijing

Beijing

Welcome to Beijing Greeters!
Are you visiting Beijing? You can experience a warm welcome from a Beijing Greeter. Let someone who holds the city dear guide you through all the treasures that Beijing has to offer and experience Beijing just as a local would!
Absolutely free and guaranteed to enrich your stay!

Berlin

Berlin

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.

Béziers Méditerranée

Béziers Méditerranée

There are many ways to explore a city, a destination. Whether you are a ‎shopping addict, an extreme sports lover, willing to discover our local ‎heritage, walking or cycling, we have the perfect Greeter” for you! In ‎Béziers Méditerranée, our Greeters willshow you small details and great ‎monuments, they will share secret spots and sweet moments!‎

Blois-Chambord

Blois-Chambord

Meet one of our Greeters and discover the environment of the Loire Valley, in a new way, far from touristic clichés!The themes of the visits are varied, and are aimed at providing an enriching human exchange of cultures.If you are interested in discovering our region differently, please choose the visit! We will find the greeter.

Bonn

Bonn

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.‎

Bordeaux

Bordeaux

Bordeaux is the epicentre of the ‘Bordelais’ area, nearly sixty kilometers from ocean, ‘Aquitaine’ capital city, lying on the banks of Garonne river, Bordeaux has kept its theatre scenery, its secret atmosphere and its kind of haughty pride, often rebellious against Paris.Its fortune and extend are linked to its wines and port. Local soils, climate and knowledge of ‘vignerons’ bring one of the best ‘crus’ in the world.

Boulogne

Boulogne

Boulogne adjoins Paris and is, of course, connected quickly and easily by ‎the Paris Metro. From the stunning heritage of the Albert Kahn Museum ‎and its gardens to the traditional quaint neighbourhoods with their famous ‎architecture of the Thirties, Boulogne offers something for everyone. ‎Vibrant, colourful, fun and free, Boulogne combines the energy of Paris ‎and freedom of peaceful green spaces within and around the city limits. ‎

Brabant Hesbaye

Brabant Hesbaye

A landscape of cultures, scattered groves and valleys… here is Brabant Hesbaye ! We will help you to discover, through a personalized walk, the many Romanesque churches and chapels, the burial mounds, the majestic farmhouses with courtyards, the beautiful and luminous Gobertange stone… and the delicious local food and beers !

Bremen

Bremen

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!

Brisbane

Brisbane

With clear blue skies and a pulsing river at our heart, Brisbane is an adventurous urban metropolis with ‎a relaxed and welcoming vibe. We celebrate a subtropical climate as an integral part of our alfresco ‎lifestyle and culture. Stunning natural assets with World Heritage rainforests, mountain peaks, and a ‎pristine bay, all just an hour from the CBD. We are also home to the oldest Aboriginal culture on earth. ‎Brisbane embodies the best of Australia with vibrant dining scenes and stunning new hotels.‎

Brussels

Brussels

Brussels is a city which has a lot to offer! It is a very multicultural and open-minded city. Thanks to ‎your Greeter, you’ll be able to explore small and lovely streets, amazing Art Nouveau facades, comic ‎strip walls, street art areas, hidden gems, unknown parks and many more. Your Greeter will share ‎unusual anecdotes with you and you’ll potentially end up drinking a Belgian beer in a friendly ‎atmosphere. Hope to see you soon!‎

Buenos Aires

Buenos Aires

Buenos Aires is Latin American’s capital of art and culture, homeland of Jorge Luis Borges, Julio ‎Cortázar and Ernesto Sábato. Cradle of Tango, home to natural wonders such as Patagonia, Iguazú ‎Falls and the Andes Mountains; the Mecca of football, it will also delight you with the most exquisite ‎meat and surprise with its excellent wines. Vegetarians and vegans will also find many options. A city of European style, with a vibrant rhythm, where culture and pleasure come together.‎

Côte d’Or

Côte d’Or

The Côte-d’Or in Burgundy is a genuine treasures land: wines and ‎vineyards, gastronomy, culture, heritage and nature will give you an ‎impression of colours, flavours, peace and pleasures . . .
You now have the chance to meet a Greeter in Beaune, wine capital of ‎Burgundy, in Dijon, in the Côte de Nuits and Vingeanne areas! Greeters ‎of Burgundy share with you their personal anecdotes and interests.‎

Caen la mer

Caen la mer

Territory of contrast between the bustling city of Caen and its historical heritage, a wild and preserved nature or the seashores that stretch from Ouistreham Riva- Bella to Lion sur mer. Caen la mer is a destination with a thousand facets, from the Middle Ages to the landing beaches and a preserved nature. Here it’s all here! From the must-see to the little hidden treasures, choose your walk according to your desires thanks to our passionate Greeters.

Cannes

Cannes

Beaches, Boulevard de la Croisette, Film festival and so on… Cannes, often called the “Pearl of palaces”, is so much more!
You thought you knew Cannes? The Greeters are there to make you discover or rediscover the Cannes destination otherwise.

Champagne

Champagne

One TGV hour away from Paris, the Champagne area welcomes you. The ‎territory offers a wide range of activities. Greeters will make you discover ‎the Champagne vineyard, its history, the tasks in the vines, and the making ‎of the famous sparkling wine of celebration. Champagne?s cultural ‎heritage is rich: Greeters will stroll with you through our main cities, such ‎as Reims, Epernay, Sézanne and Vitry; and also through its quaint villages. ‎All Greeters wish to welcome you as a friend.‎

Charleroi

Charleroi

Charleroi, a post-industrial city, fascinates those who love urban and/or underground activities. The surrounded area is formed by plateaus, open landscapes punctuated by small woody valleys and listed architectural heritage.

Chicago

Chicago

Let a friendly, knowledgeable local give you an insider’s orientation to Chicago! Register at least 10 business days in advance for a FREE 2-4 hour visit of Chicago.Greeter visits are customized based on your choice of neighborhoods, language and interests. We have over 200 enthusiastic volunteers waiting to share their expertise and passion about the city with you!

Darmstadt

Darmstadt

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.‎

Denver

Denver

Denver Greeter invites you to discover the Mile High City and Colorado, home to seven professional sports teams, the Rocky Mountains, the Great Sand Dunes, 30 natural hot springs, and 58 fourteeners. Colorado is a magnet for adventure seekers as it offers the country’s best skiing, snowboarding, hiking, rafting, kayaking, and rock climbing. Return to Denver for its art, music, food, and shopping. With over 300 days of sunshine annually and low humidity, Denver is a great place to visit, any time.

Donostia-San Sebastian

Donostia-San Sebastian

Welcome to the BASQUE COUNTRY! Ongi etorri! – lush and green with big valleys and gentle slopes. ‎Basques represent Europe’s oldest culture. We speak “Euskera” and along with Spanish, it is the co-official language. Some say that it is one of the best places to eat in Europe. One of our foodie ‎treasures are the famous small finger food creations called “pintxos”.Come and visit us and we’ll share ‎our knowledge and passion for our city. Walks are offered in a variety of languages.‎

Duesseldorf

Duesseldorf

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 !!!‎

Freiburg

Freiburg

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

Görlitz

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! ‎

Grenoble

Grenoble

Grenoble, vibrant city turned towards the future, which has also managed to preserve the traces of its rich past, is a great place to discover with a local. This city offers countless possibilities of walks; including a stroll through the tiny pedestrian streets, touring the European award-winning eco-neighborhoods or climbing the impressive Bastille.Our greeters will surprise you by their kindness !

Hamburg

Hamburg

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.

Hanau – La Petite Pierre

Hanau – La Petite Pierre

Pink sandstone, green forest, Lalique crystal, castles… whenever you are looking for a perfect place for hiking or for cultural entertainment, you will find it in the Land of La Petite Pierre. Our Greeters want to share their love for their land, may youvisit us during our lively outdoor summer jazz festival or to enjoy the vivid color of the autumn forest. Let us introduce you to our land, we will be pleased to meet you!”

Hasselt

Hasselt

Hasselt is not only the place to be for fashion and food lovers. Hasselt Greeters will surprise you by ‎walking through lovely streets and astonishing spots, showing the things they love in their city, the ‎many street art paintings, the Hasselt jenever, the famous spiced biscuits (speculaas), the local stores, ‎bars and restaurants and so much more. Greeters can also take you on a bicycle tour outside the city ‎center such as the Herkenrode Abbey site or the beautiful nature in domein Kiewit.‎

Hoegaarden

Hoegaarden

Although we are one of the smallest villages in Belgium, the Hoegaarden Beer is famous around the world.In the 18th century our village counted 40 breweries.   Our greeters can tell you all about it.But there is much more… all the hidden treasures… nice places…   natural and agricultural landscapes… and all the unwritten stories.Come, taste and experience it yourself.We are looking forward to welcome you. Cheers !

Houston

Houston

Houston, fourth largest city in America, is also the most ethnically diverse. Residents celebrate that ‎by enjoying food of many ethnicities. There are more theater seats here than any place except New ‎York City. And the Museum of Fine Arts has just completed its third building on the compact ‎campus. The world’s largest medical facility is here (Texas Medical Center) and NASA, home of the ‎US astronauts. Considered the “energy capital of the world” there is truly something for everyone to ‎enjoy.

Ibadan

Ibadan

Surrounded by seven hills, “the city of brown roofs” – Ibadan, is the second biggest in Nigeria. Its the capital of Oyo state, one of 36 states of Nigeria and the largest one in south western Nigeria region, well known as Yorubaland – the cradle of Yoruba ethnic group civilisation. Its the largest thriving culture in Africa that counts more than 40 million people, nowadays considered as one of the most urbanized people on African continent.

Kassel

Kassel

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.‎

Dover

Dover

Dover is a small town with a huge history. The Harbour is a busy ferry port, welcoming cruise ships and pleasure craft of all sizes. Dover Castle founded in the 11th century has been described as “The Key to the Kingdom”. It sits on top of the White Cliffs of Dover and looks across the English Channel to France. Every king and queen of England has visited Dover. We have Roman Dover, medieval buildings still in use, such as the Maison Dieu (1203) and so much more. And the views ….

Kigali

Kigali

As one of the fastest growing tourism destinations in East Africa, Rwanda’s rich heritage, culture and natural resources offer a full range of travel experiences including eco-tourism site that are both dynamic and sustainable. The experiences for travelers are not simply the amazing National museums, Arts Crafts but include local foods and drinks, remarkable Genocide memorial areas, Volcano National Park including tracking Mountain Gorilla, Canopy walk, climbing mount kigali and sports.

Kyoto

Kyoto

Kyoto is Japan’s old capital, where is still now the cultural center of Japan. We have 17 world heritages and much more beautiful traditional places. If you would like to feel traditional atmosphere, cultures and customs, Kyoto is the best choice of visit without any doubt.
Kyoto Greeters will spend several hours with you following your plan as a ‘local friend’ in Kyoto to let you know more of our city, local cultures and customs.

La Baule-Guérande

La Baule-Guérande

Ranked amongst the most beautiful bays in the world, the 9km of golden sands of the bay of La Baule Escoublac offers a playground on an amazing scale. Above and beyond the beach our Greeters like nothing better than to share with you their love and enthusiasm for our town and its surrounding area. They are just waiting give you an insight into the many treasures, their ‘secret places’ and anecdotes…

Lausanne

Lausanne

Lausanne is surrounded by snow-capped mountains, vineyards, and a beautiful lake. Discover different aspects of life and culture in Lausanne and Switzerland. From the world-famous Olympic Museum and quaint Old-Town to the off-the-beaten tracks neighborhoods and parks, there is a lot to discover in a relaxing town where walking and using public transportation is made easy. Whether you come for personal vacation, studies, or a business-trip, we are happy to hear from you!

Le Havre

Le Havre

In July 2005, the UNESCO organisation gave Le Havre centre, rebuilt by Auguste Perret, the World Heritage status. Perret succeeded in bringing together classical tradition and a strong willing to build modern style, to reinvent on 133 hectares, a unique city where architecture is readable, light harmonious and strongly innovative. Ask a greeter to welcome you there.

Les Landes

Les Landes

In the South West of France, at the borders of the Atlantic ocean, the ‎people of Les Landes wish to meet with visitors, whether they are ‎holidaymakers or newcomers. So, if you are staying in Les Landes – for a ‎few days off or for longer – and want to try a new experience, why not go ‎for a free tour of specific areas with the help of a Greeter? Involved towns: ‎Biscarrosse – Armagnac – Atlantique – Mont de Marsan – Chalosse – ‎Morcenais – Hossegor – Montfort – Mimizan

Liège

Liège

Liège, the Ardent City, modern town, lively 24/7, rhymes with youth, thanks ‎to its university, its gastronomy, its trendy shopping, its HST railway station, ‎plenty of green spots, i.e.the Citadel’s hillside paths. Discover its ‎‎13centuries-old history, inherited from the Principalty of Liège, through St ‎Paul’s cathedral, 7 collegiate churches, its Palace of the Princes-Bishops, ‎and its renowned Perron for instance.‎ What about booking a stroll, free with your mini-group ? Come, enjoy ‎with us !‎

Loix – Ile de Ré

Loix – Ile de Ré

Loix is a peninsula on the island Ile de Ré known for its protected and authentic environment. You will take a beautiful road crossing salt marches and following the typical bicycle-lanes of the island before discovering the rich cultural heritage of this small village.

London

London

The London Greeters offer to visitors the unique experience of a locals’ knowledge and introduction to what makes London a vibrant and exciting place to visit. If you have a special interest we can match you with a London Greeter who shares that interest; whether you want to learn more about local history, infamous residents, culture, sport, architecture or art, or to explore the many markets – take advantage of their knowledge and passion and discover something new about London.

Lund

Lund

Lund was founded by the Danish king Harald Bluetooth in the end of 960th, which makes it the oldest city in Sweden. During the Danish medieval time, Lund was the archbishop papal centre for 500 years. There were 22 churches and four monasteries. The city was part of the Danish kingdom for almost 700 years, and Swedish the last 360 years.

Lyon

Lyon

As we know, the discovery of a city depends on meeting its inhabitants. ‎Live the unique experience of Greeting in Lyon: a voluntary citizen from ‎Lyon will help you discover the city in his/her own way, following common ‎interests. The most beautiful markets of Lyon, the best shopping streets, the ‎forgotten tourist areas… This is part of what you can decide to discover ‎with a Lyon City Greeter.‎

Mainz

Mainz

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!

Mannheim

Mannheim

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.‎

Marseille

Marseille

Feeling like a fish out of water in Marseille? Then book a walk with a ‎Greeter next time you are visiting the South of France and swim with the ‎tide. Our Marseille local will accompany you on your walk, unveil their ‎secret areas, sand top addresses and regale you with fun little stories about ‎the enigmatic Marseille-Provence area. Greeters are committed to offering ‎a hospitable welcome, familiarizing visitors with their city and fostering ‎friendly encounters and exchanges.‎

Médéa

Médéa

The history of the Medea region takes its roots in the distant past. During the Roman ‎domination, several cities were built among which Lambdia. The ruins of Rapidum (Djouab) and ‎Thanarusuma (Berrouaghia) attest to this Roman presence. In the Xth century, with the advent ‎of the Fatimids, Ziri chief of the Sanhadjas tribes, founded the kingdom of the Zirides, he built ‎his capital at Achir (near Ain Boucif). And authorized his son Bologhine to create three other ‎cities: Al-Djazair, Miliana and Médéa. ‎

Mons

Mons

The Mons Greeters welcome you!
In Mons for a few days? Willing to discover the country off the beaten tracks through the eyes of a Mons local ?
Through direct contact with the local population, we intend to promote respect of the city’s environment, culture and traditions, as well as vivid exchanges between visitors and inhabitants.
Mons Greeters welcome you to share their passion for the city during an authentic, genuine and free encounter.

Mulhouse

Mulhouse

Take the opportunity to discover Mulhouse and its surroundings with its unusual and authentic thousand wonders with passionate ambassadors : the Greeters of Mulhouse Alsace.
Just choose a theme (art, nature, architecture…) and get ready to visit the cityfrom a unique perspective.
Mulhouse is located 20 min from Switzerland and 20 min from Germany. Our location is perfect to discover the region of Alsace, its wine routes and other treasures.

Munich

Munich

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.”

Nancy

Nancy

Nancy Greeters will show you the numerous faces of our beautiful city, ‎known for its UNESCO world heritage thanks to the famous Place ‎Stanislas, and as a main center for Art Nouveau (Modern Style). Among ‎the different themes we suggest, you can choose for parks and gardens, Art ‎Nouveau, Nancy by night, a bike ride, industrial heritage, or culture. Our ‎team has more than 30 Greeters. Sure you will find one who will ‎correspond to your personality or your interests. Greeters are waiting for ‎you!‎

Nantes

Nantes

Do you think tourism can be a source of cultural exchange both for visitors ‎and locals? If you agree, then come with us for a walk to see what this ‎other tourism is like. The Nantes Greeters, Nantes and surrounding areas’ ‎locals, who love the place they live in, are open to other cultures. They ‎cover all ages and backgrounds and are volunteering to give up some of ‎their spare time to meet with you and show you round the town, depending ‎on your interests and tastes.‎

New York

New York

New York City is the Big Apple! A study in contrasts, it is sophisticated and down-to-earth, ‎stimulating and relaxing. Its people – and restaurants – are highly diverse. There is almost too ‎much to see and do – world-class museums, Broadway shows, world-famous sports teams, ‎and the 24-hour-a-day subway to get you where you want to go. But be forewarned: once you ‎are here, you may never want to leave.‎ (Photo: Delphine Manet)

Nice

Nice

Find out more from a Greeter about the different aspects of the city : ‎everyday life, local cooking, parks and gardens, the port, Bellet and its ‎wines, the north of Nice, Cimiez or Garibaldi : our Greeters will share ‎their everyday life in their neighbourhood with you and all the useful tips ‎for your stay! Interested in local cooking, tasting local products and wines, ‎discovering local dishes recipes, hunting for antics? Come and meet our ‎Greeters.‎

Nord Region

Nord Region

The north of France is shaped by history. Most historical periods are still ‎readable in landscapes. Incomparable cathedrals spring out in the scenery ‎mixed with royal residencies or remembering spots from first world war. ‎Lille, in flander county, is a city with rich cultural heritage. Flamish ‎architecture is also everywhere in Artois county. Opal coast reveals ‎extraordinary lights on land and sea . Ask greeters to let you discover all ‎these marvels.‎

Orléans

Orléans

Orleans is one of the oldest cities in France. Located on the banks of the Loire between Beauce and Gatinais, Forêt d’Orléans and Etangs de Sologne, it combines a prestigious environment with an history rich of events.Through the passionate eyes of Orleans, discover the little story, that of everyday …

Orne-Normandie

Orne-Normandie

Discover the Orne region differently, in a convivial, simple manner in tune ‎with your wishes? Meet a greeter and « follow the guide » for a tour, off ‎the beaten track. They will know how to help you discover the county in ‎their own way. Involved towns in the ORNE region are: Alençon – Perche ‎Normand – Pays Fertois – Collines Normandie – Pays de Camermbert – ‎Bagnoles de l’Orne – Argentan – Domfront – Sources

Oststeiermark

Oststeiermark

You are interested in getting to know in-depth Eastern Styria, our culinary land of milk and honey ‎where people live both tradition and sustainability with a passion? You would like to explore the rural ‎areas and charming villages of Eastern Styria and are seeking a personal encounter with the ‎residents? You wish to get an authentic impression of everyday life and explore in depth the ‎countryside?‎

Paris

Paris

The Paris Greeters are volunteer ambassadors, they have the desire to show their city to visitors ‎from all over the world. They offer them free ‎walks around Paris and its surrounding districts‎. ‎Meetings between local ‎‎ residents and visitors are based upon a shared experience and ‎mutual ‎discovery of one another and their respective cultures‎. ‎A walk with a ‎greeter is the ‎opportunity to see Paris through the eyes of a local and to ‎‎discover it away from the beaten track ‎with warmth and enthusiasm‏.‏

Pas-de-Calais

Pas-de-Calais

‎« Greeters made in Pas-de-Calais » is an initiative of the Pas-de-Calais ‎Tourist Board, based on a concept from New York “Big Apple Greeters”, ‎who offer tourists the opportunity to meet with a local inhabitant who ‎shows him around and speaks to him about “his” neighbourhood, “his” ‎town, about which he is enthusiastic and proud. For the visitor, the meeting ‎with this « friend » is an enriching experience. The « Greeters made in ‎Pas-de-Calais » service is completely free of charge.‎

Poitiers

Poitiers

As a roman Capital, Poitiers can claim for 2000 years of histoiry written ‎and woven in its current landscape. Bathed with two rivers, “le Clain” ‎and “la Boivre”, the Poitiers headland welcome its visitors in an historical ‎center full of character. The green of its valeys, parks and gardens, its ‎market places and lively crowd come to light along streets and pathes. The ‎city, its districts and environments come to the eyes of people taking time to ‎discover them? with a greeter for sure!‎

Rotondella

Rotondella

If you want to know more about life in an Italian village with less than 5,000 inhabitants, our Greeters are very much willing to share their knowledge. as they are willing to show you the best markets, tell you about the small beaches they prefer or advice you on the most beautiful day trips.Or maybe you want to know where we drink our espresso?
Anyway, we invite you cordially to book a Rotondella Greeter an get to learn more about beautiful southern Italy.

Rotterdam

Rotterdam

Discover the dynamism, energy and striking modern architecture of Rotterdam, the largest and most important port in Europe. The town centre was bombed flat in World War 2 and since then the story has been one of renewal and regeneration – but always with respect for what stood before.

Rueil-Malmaison

Rueil-Malmaison

A few minutes only from Paris, our city is a breath of fresh air with a green ‎setting. Our greeters will uncover its secrets in its small streets and parks ‎that once hosted famous historical characters … On the banks of the Seine, ‎follow the steps of Impressionist painters, experience the feeling of the ‎guinguettes and the freedom of that time. A good escape from the noise of ‎the bustling city of Paris in a relaxed atmosphere. Rueil-Malmaison is a ‎city that will undoubtedly surprise you. ‎

Saint Germain en Laye

Saint Germain en Laye

Come to visit our city in a different way! How? With one of our Greeters. You will discover Saint-Germain-en-Laye – city of kings of France – through the eyes of an inhabitant. Walk’s topics are diversified because Saint-Germain-en-Laye is a destination with many advantages: royal town, extraordinary environment, town center particularly lively, picturesque streets. We offer Greets in English and German, maybe soon in other languages. Let’s share together a local life experience!

Sélestat Alsace

Sélestat Alsace

Town of traditions, Sélestat will amaze you. The Humanist Library and the ‎two magnificent churches face each other, are the cultural treasure of ‎Sélestat. Delicious fragrances issue from the Maison du Pain, the regional ‎natural reserve, the half-timbered houses, the exquisite restaurants, the ‎stork nests, the numerous high-quality events, shows and exhibitions, ‎alternative music festival or animations, discover all of these with a ‎Sélestat Greeter.

Sherbrooke

Sherbrooke

Sherbrooke is a thriving urban center at the convergence of the Magog and St. Francis rivers. Whether ‎you’re searching for peaceful walks or urban hikes filled with action, Sherbrooke has the paths you’re ‎looking for. Discover the 18 giant fresco murals that transform the downtown into a true street ‎museum. In summer, several festivals, concerts, and events are held in the city. Outdoor enthusiasts, ‎a good selection of sports available for you. We are ready to show you around!‎

Sofia

Sofia

Sofia is a mystery full of extreme contrasts. In order for you to conquer Sofia, the capital of the cyrillic alphabet, and get to know its lively citizens within a short stay, you would either need the help of a friend or the free advice of an open-minded local… so get a greeter!
And remember – you’re not just a tourist, you’re a friend!

Sokode

Sokode

Sokode is the second-largest city in Togo with a population of around 118 852 inhabitants, it is situated in the centre of the country halfway between the tropical climate of the coast and the dry Sahel climate. Sokode is the capital of the central province and prefecture of Tchaoudjo and the city of the Kotokoli ethnic majority from which it derives its name.

Strängnäs

Strängnäs

Strängnäs is an inviting city by the lake Mälaren, with wll preserved buildings that survived the big fire ‎‎1871. Since 1120 Strängnäs is a bishopseat. The cathedral and buildings around remind us about ‎different periods of time (ex. the Vikings). The center has many restaurants and different kinds of ‎shopping and a nice harbor. Strängnäs – Eden of Sweden. You can easily come here by train from ‎Stockholm (50 min 80 km).‎

Tallinn

Tallinn

Tallinn is a perfect holiday destination if you want to combine the comforts of the modern world, ‎versatile nightlife and luxurious adventures with rich cultural scenes in the local historical setting. ‎Today’s Tallinn is a compact green capital; an exciting mix of old and new. Tallinn Old Town is one of ‎the best-preserved Hanseatic town centers in the world. Tallinn holds a strange contrast between ‎the diverse depth of its culture, architecture and cuisine, and its modern tourist identity.‎

Tananarive

Tananarive

Discovering people with traditions. Based on gratuity, voluntary work and cultural exchange, the Greeter activity creates links between Antananarivo and its visitors who immerse themselves in the city.

Tehran

Tehran

Tehran is the capital city and beating heart of our Iran. Each corner of old Tehran is full of memory ‎from 1796 and modern parts engage you. Tehran keeps you calm with its skirts, in the north beautiful ‎Alborz mountain range and in the south ancient Rey plain. We love our land and will help you to find the ‎love of this Middle Eastern metropolis. Iranians are famous for their hospitality culture.

Tokyo

Tokyo

Why don’t you walk through Tokyo with us? Along the way, you will pass through beautifully ‎landscaped gardens, ancient temples and shrines, bustling shopping arcades, crowded business ‎districts, and quiet residential streets. You will be surrounded by traditional architecture and tall ‎gleaming skyscrapers of glass and steel. Thousands of restaurants beckon with neon signs and paper ‎lanterns. Smiles are everywhere, excitement is in the air and a surprise waits around every corner.‎

Toulouse

Toulouse

As an active and modern city, Toulouse is known as the « tiny Barcelone » by its 90 000 students that represent a fourth of its population. The town has a high reputation for its inborn taste to party. From Spain, it takes long “apperitif” time with tapas taken ‘en terrasse”, naps in sunny parks, festive and friendly lunches and musical and artistic festivals. Greeters will help you to discover and choose among all the different aspect and programs offered by the city.

Tours – Val de Loire

Tours – Val de Loire

Touraine Greeters are welcoming you to give you the keys for a wonderful ‎stay in Tours, Chinon, Sainte Maure, Loches, Amboise: the main entrances ‎of the Loire Valley. With the eyes of a “Tourangeau”, you will discover all ‎the facets of these cities: cathedrals,Loire banks, old medieval towns and ‎also taste French wines and gastronomy. Walking or cycling, find places ‎off the beaten track with our Touraine Greeters and enjoy your stay.‎

Troyes et Aube

Troyes et Aube

The Greeters from Troyes will welcome you warmly and will be able to tell ‎you about their lives in the capital of Champagne area! They will take you ‎to the places they most like, as their neighborhoods, art fairs, little shops, … ‎They will share with you their love for Troyes gastronomy and will take ‎you to the original market place. They will also help you to organize your ‎stay, taste Champagne or just go biking on the best trails near the lakes, ‎admiring the birds.‎

Valence Romans

Valence Romans

Situated where the Vercors Mountain meets the Ardèche, on the banks of ‎the mighty Rhône river, the cities of Valence, Romans and the surrounding ‎area reflect our lifestyle, a way of life on a human scale.The greeters of ‎Valence Romans are willing to make you discover the region according to ‎their hobbies: hiking, cycling, architecture, photography, nature, historical ‎heritage, Our greeters are looking forward to meet you!‎

Vallée de Munster

Vallée de Munster

The Valley of Munster is a mountain community of 16 towns and villages ‎over an area of 30 square kilometers, located in Alsace, 18 kilometers from ‎Colmar. This is a great place to enjoy beautiful landscapes and outdoor ‎activities including mountain biking, hiking, skiing, and snowshoeing, as ‎well as a multitude of cultural activities such as visiting traditional farms, ‎wine tasting, or even enjoying the famous Munster cheese. Our Greeters ‎are ready to share their spots with you.‎

Versailles

Versailles

Did you know Versailles is not only the Sun King city but an example of ‎French traditions and refinement? Let our Greeters show you around and ‎share their Versailles with you: no doubt they will unveil some of ‎Versailles’ best kept secrets for you! You might even end the day enjoying a ‎drink in some amazing place, known by the locals only.‎

Vézère

Vézère

Over fifty kilometres, the Vézère Valley and its basin are full of treasures: a river, unspoiled landscapes, the presence of humanity for more than 400,000 years, a typical rural heritage, gourmet gastronomy, a culture full of relief, ancestral traditions, tales and fantastic legends.
Get off the beaten track. Discover the many facets of our destination. You will discover the Vézère Valley in an innovative way. You will have a human experience, thanks to participatory tourism.

Vienna

Vienna

Come on a free, private and personal walk through the city. Walks are open to everyone, alone or in small groups up to a maximum of six people. At least one member of the group must be 18 years old or older. Tell us a little bit about yourselves and what you’re interested in, and we’ll do our best to find a Greeter for your visit. Once we’ve found a Greeter, they will contact you by email. If we are unable to organise a Greet for your visit, we will contact you directly and let you know.

Wuppertal

Wuppertal

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!‎

Zurich

Zurich

There are so many things to do and see in Zurich: take a stroll along the lake, hop on a vintage tram, or climb to the rooftop terrace of a container tower. Zurich is also the city of “badis”, bathing areas with bars on the rivers and the lake, repurposed warehouses and factories, the singing Christmas tree, and last but not least, it has the world’s biggest church clock face!

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