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 Orthodox 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 togetherness.
Experience the special atmosphere when 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 design variations. Interpret symbols and take part in life stories of important personalities from Bergstrasse.
Alsbach-Hähnlein: In the change of time
Alsbach combines a diverse local history potpourri in a small area: once a farming and crafts village, about 130 years ago it developed into a sanatorium and tourism location, and currently with all kinds of art in public spaces.
How did village life change? Who lived and worked here? Meet the painter Luise Kumpa, Jewish memorials and the works of the sculptors Gotthelf Schlotter and Otto Herbert Hajek. Which festivals do the people of Alsbach still like to celebrate? Where did you go to school, shop and much more?