My name is Gerhard. I am from Salzburg, Austria, and am the founder of the Free Walking Tour Salzburg. As my passion now lies in introducing my city to travelers, it may seem hard to believe that I was not always in love with Salzburg.
Growing up in Salzburg, I never appreciated my town and devoted my time traveling, even living in Spain for a while. When I was 25 years old, I returned to Salzburg and began working as a Bike Taxi Tour Guide, which gave me a perspective on my city that I have never had before. Experiencing my city through the eyes of other travelers and visitors led me to discover the wonders of Salzburg and fall in love with the city that I had called home my entire life.
I began working in hostels and continued with the bike taxi tours. I grew active in Couchsurfing by hosting travelers for free and showing them around Salzburg. I knew that I wanted to grow further in this passion and share Salzburg with more people, so I thought to myself, “how can I incorporate this love for my city into my day-to-day life to earn a living?”. I decided to become a certified tour guide and soon founded this company to make a living out of what I love.