FAQ – Frequently asked questions

Here we answer frequently asked questions. If you have another question just send us a message.

What is a Greet?
Our walks of two to three hours are adjusted to the special interests of our guests. We Greeters are volunteers and offer our service when it seems a “good match” and we “feel like it”. We meet our guests at eye level and try to take their background into account. In that way, guests may become friends.

Please note: A Greet is not a guided tour of the city. A Greet cannot simply be “booked”.

What are the costs?
A Greet is free of charge. We enjoy getting to know you und showing you our hometown. We do appreciate a donation towards our costs, though.
How to request a Greet?
You use our application form. The distribution team sends your request to all Greeters on the list. When a Greeter feels that a request “fits”, he or she tells the distribution team. They then give that Greeter’s mail-address to the guest.

From then on guest and Greeter make their own personal arrangements (time, place, suggestions etc.). In the rare case that no Greeter is available, we unfortunately have to turn down the request.

How do guest and Greeter meet?
You use our application form. The distribution team sends your request to all Greeters on the list. When a Greeter feels that a request “fits”, he or she tells the distribution team. They then give that Greeter’s mail-address to the guest.

From then on guest and Greeter make their own personal arrangements (time, place, suggestions etc.). In the rare case that no Greeter is available, we unfortunately have to turn down the request.

How many people in a group?
All Greeters are volunteers. They want to look after their guests in an individual manner when they show them their city – just as they would do with personal friends. So a group should not exceed 6 people who should all know each other.
How can I ask for a Greet?

At the latest two weeks before your arrival in Hamburg you should register and indicate your preferred date (better: several dates!) for a “Greet” with a Hamburg Greeter. The earlier we receive your desired dates and the more open your expectations are, the higher the chance that we will find a suitable greeter.

Who can I contact if I have further questions?
Do you have any more questions? Then send us an e-mail to info@hamburg-greeter.de.
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