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Tour guide course 2023 / 2024

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On October 17, 2023, the new course offered by Heidelberg Marketing and the Heidelberg Tourist Guides Association will start to train as licensed guide. In 6 months of theory and practice, participants will gain comprehensive knowledge about Heidelberg and its history - in order to pass this knowledge on to many guests for the 2024 season.

However, not only historical lectures such as "From Count Palatine to Elector" or "Religious conflicts and their consequences in the Electoral Palatinate", but also numerous other Heidelberg aspects will be addressed, including "Heidelberg University" or "Theaters, festivals, and celebrations". In addition, many cultural institutions, museums, churches, and tourist attractions of the city are visited and explained. Legal knowledge, speaking techniques, rhetoric, and body language are also taught.

Classes are held three times a week, in the mornings or afternoons, and sometimes on weekends. During themed tours, practice tours, and city tours, the students also get plenty of hands-on practice. Applicants with a fluent knowledge of German and English will be given preference; in any case, a foreign language is desirable. The course contents were conceived after the guidelines of the German National Tourist Guide Association. The training will be completed with a written and practical test in March 2024.

Are you passionate about Heidelberg, are you interested in culture, and do you enjoy contact with people from different backgrounds?
Do you also speak fluent German, have good English language and expression skills, and, at best, have knowledge of other foreign languages?
Then apply today as a self-employed tour guide in Heidelberg.

Applications (cover letter as well as CV including photo) can be submitted to Heidelberg Marketing, Nina Koch, by January 15, 2023 - by e-mail to koch@heidelberg-marketing.de, or alternatively by post to Heidelberg Marketing GmbH, Neuenheimer Landstraße 5, 69120 Heidelberg. The number of places for the tour guide course is limited. The costs for participation are approximately 980,00 € incl. VAT.

We look forward to receiving your application!

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