Come as a guest, leave as a friend
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Greeter – Friends you did not know
Mannheim Greeters are your friends in Mannheim who you haven’t met yet!
But be careful: Greeters are not tour guides but simply “friends in town”.
So… there are no book guides, open your eyes and just immerse yourself in our daily lives: …thanks to Mannheim greeters you will feel like a real Mannheimer for a few hours. Send us your request now.
Like many other Greeter destinations we are a non-profit project within the International Greeter Association.
What Greeters are?
Greeters welcome guests and take them on individual Greets through the city – without charge.
We love our hometown and like to give you an insight into our personal lives in Mannheim. That is why accompany you through our town – entirely free of charge, as is customary among friends. You will experience very personal and individual walkabouts and you will hear about our workaday lives.
A complete sightseeing-tour to tourist-attractions is not what we provide, but we can tell you where you can get it.
Mannheim – Always worth a visit
If you not have been in Mannheim 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 sympathic connection.
Architecturally, culturally and histrically, Mannheim has much to offer. Enjoyment and ecology have a high priority here. Add to this the attractive location in the Upper Rhine Valley on the edge of the Black Forest. Due to a comfortable climatic situation, here spring begins earlier and autumn starts later than in most corners of Germany.
The greeters show you their city away from the touristic hot spots because even in other places ther is much to discover. Exciting impressions and little stories await you on a very personal walk with your new friends in this beautiful city.
Our core values
Alle Greeter im Global Greeter Network teilen die gleichen Grundwerte (Core Values):
- Greeters are volunteers, a friendly face for those visiting a city/destination.Greeters welcome individuals and may serve small groups of up to four people.
- Meeting a Greeter is free of charge.
- Visitors are welcomed without any kind of discrimination.
- 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.
- Greeter programs create a mutually enriching opportunity for cultural exchange, create links between ordinary people in creating a better world.
What our guests wrote about meeting our Greeters
Münchner in Bremen:
Vielen, vielen Dank es hat alles perfekt geklappt, die Details die man in keinem Reiseführer lesen kann wurden mir erzählt u. aus dem reichhaltigen Wissensschatz von Hans-Martin konnte ich nur profitieren. Es war ein gelungener Nachmittag.
Es grüßt Euch mit Dank verbunden
Spent a wonderful day with my lovely Berlin Greeter Lisa walking around Friedrichshain. She provided lots of great insights on Berlin, its history and the area and what it’s like to live in such a beautiful city and was great company. This was the second time I used the Greeter Organisation (first time in Belgrade) and both have been very memorable experiences. Highly recommend.
Vielen Dank, dass wir Hamburg durch die Augen eines Einheimischen erkunden durften! Unser Greeter Matthias ist auf all unsere Wünsche eingegangen, hat uns an besondere Orte gebracht. Ein rundum gelungener Greet und wir kommen definitiv wieder mal nach Hamburg!