Take a free walk with Fulda Greeters

Come as a guest, leave as a friend!

About the Greeters

The Idea

Lynn BrooksThe Greeter idea was born 1992 in New York when Lynn Brooks initiated “Big Apple Greeters” and since then has been set up in more than 130 cities and regions across the whole world, from Argentina to Vietnam. Learn more about Lynn Brooks and the history of the Greeter idea.
All destinations share the same core values.
Greeters welcome visitors to their city and take them on a personal, two- to three-hour walk showing them the city beyond the guide books and off the beaten track. Greeters are volunteers who love their city or region and are keen to share with you their enthusiasm and knowledge about the city or region. During your walk, you’ll discover the city on foot or using public transport network. Whether you’re visiting a city for the first time, or are a regular visitor, we welcome you to our city and look forward to showing you a part of “our” city.

Our Core Values

  1. Greeters are volunteers, a friendly face for those visiting a city/destination.
  2. Greeters welcome individuals and may serve small groups of up to six people.
  3. Meeting a Greeter is free of charge.
  4. Visitors are welcomed without any kind of discrimination.
  5. Greeter programs support sustainable tourism. Programs respects natural and man-made environments, it brings both cultural and economical enrichment to the local communities. Programs aim for a lasting positive image of each destination.
  6. Greeter programs create a mutually enriching opportunity for cultural exchange, create links between ordinary people in creating a better world.

Frequently asked questions

What is a Greet?

Our walks of two to three hours are adjusted to the special interests of our guests. We Greeters are volunteers and offer our service when it seems a “good match” and we “feel like it”. We meet our guests at eye level and try to take their background into account. In that way, guests may become friends.

Please note: A Greet is not a guided tour of the city. A Greet cannot simply be “booked”.

What are the costs?
A Greet is free of charge. We enjoy getting to know you und showing you our hometown. We do appreciate a donation towards our costs, though.
How to request a Greet?

You use our request form.
As soon as we have found a Greeter fitting to a certain request, the guest receives all the necessary contact information (name, phone number, and e-mail-address) to make an arrangement about date, time and place of meeting. A copy goes to the Greeter. From that time on, guest and Greeter are on their own.
In the rare case that no Greeter is available, we unfortunately have to turn down the request.

How do guest and Greeter meet?

As soon as we have found a Greeter fitting to a certain request, the guest receives all the necessary contact information (name, phone number, and e-mail-address) to make an arrangement about date, time and place of meeting. A copy goes to the Greeter. From that time on, guest and Greeter are on their own.

How many people are in one group?
All Greeters are volunteers. They want to look after their guests in an individual manner when they show them their city – just as they would do with personal friends. So a group should not exceed 6 people who should all know each other.