My name is Gerhard. I am from Salzburg, Austria, and am the founder of the Salzburg Free Walking Tour. 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 truly had an appreciation for my home and devoted a great amount of time traveling to other countries, even living in Spain for a while. When I was 25 years old, I returned to Salzburg and began to work as a Bike Taxi Tour Guide, which gave me a perspective of my city that I have never had before. Experiencing my city through the eyes of other travelers and visitors led me to truly discover the wonders of Salzburg. This led me to 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 tour company. I grew quite active in Couchsurfing by hosting travelers for free and showing them around my city. I knew that I wanted to further grow 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 make a living?”. I made the decision to become a certified tour guide and soon founded this company to make a living out of what I love.
Join Us to Experience Salzburg like the Locals…
As the first free walking tour in Salzburg, we are excited to meet new people from around the world and share stories. We believe that no matter why we travel or what walks of life we come from, we can connect with others and find a common ground by exploring new places. It is my hope with this walking tour to make visitors fall in love with Salzburg, just as I have.