What is a Greet?

A Greet

A Greet involves a local person who volunteers their time to share their love of Bonn with you. In contrast to an official city tour guide who shows you the most important tourist attractions, Greeters show you the city from a local perspective, focusing on the little things that make Bonn home: a neighbourhood, a street corner, a local pub. You will be privy to personal stories, anecdotes and tips, for example, on where to get the best currywurst.  A Greet usually lasts between two to three hours, with no more than 6 people in a group. The Greet does not cost anything, but if you wish to show your appreciation, a donation to the Bonner Spendenparlament would be appreciated.

Our Core Values

All Greeters and Greeter destinations share the same 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 respect 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 people thus creating a better world.