The mountain road!
There is a magic in the word
who captures everyone to whom it sounds.
Experience the diversity of the natural and cultural landscape between Heidelberg and Darmstadt through the life stories of historical Bergstrasse personalities, from art, literature, music etc. with the Bergstrasse Cultural Walks. Walk in their footsteps through cemeteries and pretty villages. Immerse yourself in the world of life in times gone by.
With an eye for the extraordinary and a love of detail, scientifically based, detached from the standard programme, you will explore with me the sights along the Bergstrasse as well as the UNESCO wealth of this fascinating region.
I research for you in archives, libraries, estates ... and am always on the lookout for the icing on the cake.
Discover the Hessian Bergstrasse - Darmstadt, Alsbach-Hähnlein and Zwingenberg - (new) with my guided tours.
English tours can only be booked as individual tours. Public cultural walks in German only.
An overview of my cultural walks
Jewish Cemetery: Sights at a glance
The largest Jewish rural cemetery in Hesse is located in Alsbach. The cultural walks see themselves as a bridge between Jewish and Christian burial culture in order to achieve a better understanding and co-operation.
Experience the special atmosphere as you walk with me through the rows of 2124 gravestones. From 1616 to 1948, Jews from 32 surrounding villages were buried here, which today are located in the districts of Darmstadt-Dieburg, Groß Gerau, Kreis Bergstraße and in Darmstadt. Get to know the burial ground with its special features and the gravestones with their different designs. Interpret symbols and take part in life stories of important personalities from Bergstrasse.
Learn interesting facts about the Unesco intangible cultural heritage - the German cemetery culture - and the connection to the Unesco World Heritage Site of the SchUM cities.
On the trail of Benno Elkan
The Jewish sculptor, who created the Knesset Menorah in Jerusalem, for example, lived with his family in Alsbach from 1911-1919. He spent some relaxing and creative years here at the foot of Alsbach Castle. Find out how family life was organised here at the time and how the Elkans integrated themselves into the village community. You will also discover which works of art were created here, such as medals, sculptures and documents.
The tour takes place in Alsbach on foot and with an extension at the Alsbach-Hähnlein Museum in Hähnlein by bus or private car.
Only bookable as an exclusive individual tour for individuals or groups.