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An Audio-Visual City Tour – Through Weimar with Goethe and Schiller

Weimar is renowned as a key heritage site, home to the great German literary figures Johann Wolfgang von Goethe and Friedrich Schiller, and as the birthplace of the Weimar Classicism movement. The town’s leading cultural role is underlined by UNESCO World Heritage Site status for no less than thirteen of its buildings and parks.

This project set out not just to develop an innovative audio-visual city tour for individual tours of Weimar, but also to provide a guide suitable for visitors with limited mobility. The result was a GPS-supported audiovisual adventure tour through Weimar – the first project realised by itour city guide GmbH. Visitors no longer have to keep to the fixed timetable of group tours, but can discover the town at leisure and at their own pace. 

With a little help from the multimedia guide, we persuaded the figures of Goethe and Schiller to leave the pedestal of their famous monument in front of the Deutsche Nationaltheater and accompany visitors on an entertaining journey through the town. At the 30 different sights on the tour, Goethe and Schiller do not merely recite a list of dry facts about their adopted town, but offer a spirited account of the Weimar of their day. In the process, they indulge in a mock competition with each trying to smuggle into their comments some of their own famous quotes – an attribute that only makes them seem more human!

The audiovisual tour takes a wider perspective than just the age of Weimar Classicism. As well as recalling the past, Goethe and Schiller also look to the future, to our own times, creating a vibrant and fascinating panorama of life in Weimar. The focus is not only on literary Weimar. Since the town is closely associated with a number of leading composers and musicians as well, the tour includes pieces by, for instance, Johann Sebastian Bach, Johann Nepomuk Hummel, Franz Liszt and Richard Wagner. Sound effects and background noise play their part in bringing the historic town of Weimar to life, transporting the listeners on an entertaining and informative journey back in time.

The GUIDING GROUP provided the following services:

•    Research and script (radio play format)

•    Translations into a range of languages (English, French, Dutch)

•    Recording, editing, mixing and producing the audio in all languages

•    Developing a route for visitors with reduced mobility

•    Preparing the audio visual guide devices

•    Preparing the guide as a downloadable app (since 2013)

 

In January 2006, this project was awarded the German Marketing Prize for Tourism.

The devices are available for hire at the tourist information offices and at the Weimar Haus museum.

The Guiding Group has already realised approx. xxx audio-visual city tours in various towns and cities across Europe.

Commissioned by: Weimar GmbH 

Project period: 2005

Germany


Altenberg

Narrated Audio Guide with 21 points of interest. Duration: 90 min. Protagonist: Graf Engelbert II. von Berg, Zisterzienserbruder Johannes. Available in German and English.


Altmühltal

Mobile Guide with 38 points of interest. Available in German.


Ansbach

Narrated Audio Guide with 19 points of interest. Duration: 50 min. Narrator: Markgräfin Christiane Charlotte von Brandenburg-Ansbach, Student Georg. Available in German and English.


Aschaffenburg

Mobile Guide with 7 points of interest. Available in German and English


Bad Wörishofen

Mobile Guide with 12 points of interest. Available in German and English


Bamberg

Audio Guide with 17 points of interest. Duration: 40 min. Narrator: Bamberg Guide.Available in German and English. Available on iTunes.


Bayreuth

Narrated Audio Guide with 22 points of interest. Duration: 75 min. Narrator: Margravine Wilhelmine, Richard Wagner. Available in German and English. Available on iTunes.


Berlin

Narrated Audio Guide with 35 points of interest. Duration: 90 min. Narrator: Karl Friedrich von Schinkel, Queen Luise von Preußen. Available in German and English. Available on iTunes and Google Play.


Bernkastel-Kues

Narrated Audio Guide with 19 points of interest. Duration: 60 min. Narrator: Nun Almut von Rupertberg. Children's tour with 10 points of interest. Duration: 30 min. Narrator: Bingen City Mouse. Available in German and English.


Bingen

Narrated Audio Guide with 19 points of interest. Duration: 60 min. Narrator: Nun Almut von Rupertberg. Children's tour with 10 points of interest. Duration: 30 min. Narrator: Bingen City Mouse. Available in German and English.


Bitburg

Mobile Guide with 11 points of interest. Available in German.


Bonn

Audio Guide with 17 points of interest. Duration: 90 min. Narrator: Bonn Guide. Available in German and English.


Braunschweig

Narrated Audio Guide with 27 points of interest. Duration: 75 min. Narrator: Student Mathilde, Gunzelin von Wolfenbüttel. Available in German and English.


Brunsbüttel

Narrated Audio Guide with 11 points of interest. Duration: 60 min. Narrator: Parish Reeve Matthias Boie, Student Jette Peters. Available in German.


Buxtehude

Narrated Audio Guide with 23 points of interest. Duration: 45 min. Narrator: Magister Gerhard Halepaghe, Student Evje. Available in German and English.


Cochem

Narrated Audio Guide with 18 points of interest. Duration: 50 min. Narrator: Louis Fréderic Ravené, Mosella. Available in German and English.


Dachau

Mobile Guide with 20 points of interest. Available in German and English.


Darmstadt

Mobile Guide with 6 points of interest. Tramway Tour Number 3 (12 points of interest) and Number 8 (14 points of interest). Science Tour Number 4 (10 points of interest). Available in German. Available on iTunes.


Deggendorf

Narrated Audio Guide with 28 points of interest. Duration: 50 min. Narrator: Watchman Sammer Xidi, Dumplings-Thrower. Available in German and Czech. Available on iTunes.


Dresden

GPS-Narrated Audio Guide with 35 points of interest. Duration: 100 min. Narrator: Master Builder Matthäus Pöppelmann, Gottfried Semper. Available in German and English.


Düsseldorf

Rated as one of the world's most livable cities and one of Germany's most affluent, Düsseldorf, the capital of North Rhine-Westphalia. POIs: 23 Duration: 3 hours


Eisenach Wartburg

Explore World Heritage in Eisenach - picturesque and historical Streets and places - the Wartburg castle and Martin Luther.POIs:11. Duration: 1/2h.


Eisleben

Narrated Audio Guide with 12 points of interest. Duration: 60 min. Narrator: Martin Luther, Architect Katharina. Available in German and English


Erfurt

Narrated Audio Guide with 38 points of interest. Duration: 60 min. Narrator: Erfurt Guide, Bonifatius, Martin Luther, Napoleon, Till Eulenspiegel, Doctor Faust. Available in German and English.


Erlangen

Mobile Guide Huguenots City of Erlangen with 5 or 9 points of interest, Beer City Erlangen Tour with 13 points of interest. Available in German.


Esslingen

Mobile Guide with 49 points of interest. Available in German.


Frankfurt a.M.

Narrated Audio Guide with 27 points of interest. Duration: 50 min. Narrator: Goethe, Friedrich Stoltze. Available in German and English. Available on iTunes.


Freiburg

Narrated Audio Guide with 39 points of interest. Duration: 120 min. Narrator: Anna Katharina Egg, Otto Winterer, Duke Bertold. Available in German and English.


Friedrichstadt

Narrated Audio Guide with 26 points of interest. Duration: 60 min. Narrator: Willem van den Hove, Art Historian. Available in German.


Fürth

Narrated Audio Guide with 17 points of interest. Duration: 50 min. Narrator: Ludwig Erhard, Max Grandig, Gustav Schickedanz. Available in German and English.


Füssen

Mobile Guide with 11 points of interest. Available in German and English. Available on iTunes.


Fürstenfeldbruck

Mobile Guide with 12 points of interest. Available in German. Available on iTunes.


Garding

Narrated Audio Guide with 26 points of interest. Duration: 55 min. Narrator: Garding Guide Gisela Clausen, Artist Dieter Staacken. Available in German


Gera

Mobile Guide with 14 points of interest. Available in German. Available on iTunes.


Görlitz

Narrated Audio Guide with 25 points of interest. Duration: 40 min. Narrator: Philosopher Jakob Böhme, Mayor Georg Rösler. Available in German, English and Polish.


Gotha

Mobile Guide with 6 points of interest. Available in German.


Hamburg

GPS-Narrated Audio Guides with 65 points of interest: City Guide, Duration: 100 min.; St. Pauli Walking Tour, Duration: 60 min.; Harbour Walking Tour, Duration: 90 min. Narrator: Hamburg Guide Jana, Ole Hansen. Available in German and English.


Hamm

Mobile Guide with 6 points of interest. Available in German.


Heidelberg

Narrated Audio Guide with 35 points of interest. Duration: 150 min. Narrator: Princess Palatine Elizabeth Charlotte, Cellarer Perkeo. Available in German and English.


Heidenheim

Mobile Guide with 15 points of interest. Available in German.


Heilbronn

Mobile Guide with 10 points of interest. Available in German and English.


Heringsdorf

Narrated Audio Guide with 16 points of interest. Duration: 40 min. Narrator: Hugo Delbrück, Elisabeth Staudt. Available in German.


Jüterbog

Narrated Audio Guide with 10 points of interest. Duration: 40 min. Narrator: Archbishop Wichmann von Magdeburg. Available in German.


Kaiserslautern

Mobile Guide with 9 points of interest. Available in German and English.


Karlsruhe

Narrated Audio Guide with 31 points of interest. Duration: 60 min. Narrator: Grand Duke Karl-Friedrich, City Planner Friedrich Weinbrenner. Available in German, English and Französisch.


Kehl

Welcome to the picturesque heart of Europe and the border town of Kehl. POIs: 20 (2 Subs) Duration: 2 hours


Kempten

Narrated Audio Guide with 16 points of interest. Duration: 40 min. Narrator: Local Resident Johannes, Student Lena. Available in German and English.


Koblenz

Discover the sights of the city of Koblenz and explore its famous Ehrenbreitstein Fortress - Stand at the point where the Rhine and the Moselle meet. Three Tours including Cycling Tour – Duration: 6h


Cologne

Audio Guide with 48 points of interest. Duration: 75 min. Narrator: Cologne Guide. Available in German and English


Konstanz

Audio Guide with 18 points of interest. Duration: 45 min. Narrator: Konstanz Guide. Available in German and English.


Kronach

Mobile Guide Cranach Trail with 7 points of interest. Available in German.


Landsberg

Mobile Guide with 6 points of interest. Available in German.


Langeoog

Mobile Guide with 7 points of interest. Available in German.


Leipzig

Narrated Audio Guide with 34 points of interest. Duration: 70 min. Also available as Mobile Guide with 6 points of interest. Narrator: Goethe. Available in German and English. Available on iTunes.


Lindau

Audio Guide with 19 points of interest. Duration: 60 min. Narrator: Lindau Guide. Available in German and English.


Lübeck

Narrated Audio Guide with 19 points of interest. Duration: 60 min. Narrator: Heinrich Mann, Thomas Mann. Available in German and English. Available on iTunes and Google Play.


Magdeburg

Audio Guide with 13 points of interest. Duration: 30 min. Narrator: Magdeburg Guide. Available in German and English. Available on iTunes.


Mannheim

Audio Guide with 18 points of interest. Duration: 40 min. Narrator: Mannheim Guide. Available in German and English.


Marbach am Neckar

City Walking Tour with 14 points of interest. Available in Swabian, German, English and French.


Meersburg

Audio Guide with 15 points of interest. Duration: 30 min. Narrator: Meersburg Guide. Available in German and English.


Merseburg

Mobile Guide with 10 points of interest. Available in German and English.


Munich

GPS-Narrated Audio Guide with 35 points of interest. Duration: 120 min. Narrator: KingLudwig I., Karl Valentin, Historian, Available in German and English.


Meißen

Narrated Audio Guide with 25 points of interest. Duration: 50 min. Narrator: Count Palatine Johann, Neumarkt Guide. Available in German. Neumarkt i.d.Opflz. Mobile Guide with 13 points of interest. Available in German and English.


Neumarkt i.d.Opflz.

Mobile Guide with 13 points of interest. Available in German and English. Available on iTunes.


Nuremberg

Mobile Guide with 20 points of interest. Available in German and English. Available on iTunes.


Odenthal

Narrated Audio Guide with 12 points of interest. Duration: 50 min. Narrator: Earl Engelbert II. von Berg, Cistercian Brother John. Available in German and English.


Oettingen i.Bay.

Narrated Audio Guide with 17 points of interest. Duration: 30 min. Narrator: Gingerbread Baker Stahl, Wig Maker Journeyman Jakob. Available in German.


Offenburg

Narrated Audio Guide with 19 points of interest. Duration: 45 min. Narrator: Carnival Figures Andres and Veef. Available in German and English.


Olpe

Narrated Audio Guide with 18 points of interest. Duration: 40 min. Narrator: Saint Agatha, Pan Smith. Available in German and English.


Ottweiler

Mobile Guide with 8 points of interest. Available in German.


Paderborn

Mobile Guide with 20 points of interest. Available in German.


Passau

Narrated Audio Guide with 27 points of interest. Duration: 70 min. Narrator: Danube River, Inn River. Available in German, English and French.


Plauen

Audioführung mit 15 Stationen, Dauer: 40 Minuten, Protagonisten: Stadtführer. Verfügbar auf Deutsch und Englisch.


Potsdam

GPS-Narrated Audio Guide with 30 points of interest. Duration: 105 min. Narrator: Frederick the Great, Jan Bouman, Countess Wilhelmine von Lichtenau. Available in German, English, French and Spanish. Available on iTunes and Google Play.


Radolfzell

Audio Guide with 20 points of interest. Duration: 50 min. Narrator: Radolfzell Guide. Available in German and English.


Regensburg

Narrated Audio Guide with 37 points of interest. Duration: 50 min. Narrator: Duchess Helene von Bayern, Painter Albrecht Altdorfer. Available in German and English.


Reutlingen

Mobile Guide with 11 points of interest. Available in German and English.


Rothenburg o.d.Tauber

Narrated Audio Guide with 24 points of interest. Duration: 50 min. Narrator: Mayor Heinrich Toppler. Available in German and English.


Rüdesheim

Welcome to a tour about a remarkable lady - Hildegard von Bingen - Abbess of Rupertsberg Convent POIs: 16 (5 Subs) Duration: 2 hours


Saarbrücken

Mobile Guide with 12 points of interest. Available in German, English and French. Available on iTunes.


Speyer

Mobile Guide with 7 points of interest. Available in German and English.


Stendal

Mobile Guide with 6 points of interest. Available in German.


Teltow

Audio Guide Teltow and Surroundings with 26 points of interest. Duration: 45 min. Narrator: Teltow Tour Guide. Available in German.


Ulm

Audio Guide with 19 points of interest. Duration: 60 min. Narrator: Ulm Tour Guide. Available in German and English.


Villingen

Narrated Audio Guide with 27 points of interest. Duration: 50 min. Narrators: Romäus & Berthold, the local heroes guide the visitors through the city and along the city walls. An entertaining walk through history in addition to the 50 Villingen Guides. Available in German and English.


Waren (Müritz)

Narrated Audio Guide with 18 points of interest. Duration: 60 min. Narrator: Lake Müritz, Spa Guest. Available in German.


Weilheim

Mobile Guide with 10 points of interest. Available in German and English.


Weimar

Narrated Audio Guide with 31 points of interest. Duration: 60 min. Narrator: Goethe, Schiller. Available in German, English and French. Available on iTunes.


Wernigerode

Mobile Guide with 12 points of interest. Available in German and English.


Wolfenbüttel

Mobile Guide with 6 points of interest. Available in German, English and French. Available on iTunes.


Würzburg

Audio Guide with 11 points of interest. Duration: 30 min. Narrator: Würzburg Tour Guide. Available in German and English.

Austria


Bregenz

Audio Guide with 16 points of interest. Duration: 60 min. Narrator: Bregenz Tour Guide. Available in German and English.


Graz

Narrated Audio Guide with 33 points of interest. Duration: 90 min. Narrator: Archduke Johann, River Mur. Available in German, English, French, Spanish and Italian. Available on iTunes.


Innsbruck

Narrated Audio Guide with 23 points of interest. Duration: 120 min. Narrator: Emperor Maximilian I., Andreas Hofer. Available in German and English.


Murau

Narrated Audio Guide with 24 points of interest. Duration: 45 min. Narrator: Anna, Holz. Available in German, English, Italian and Hungarian.


Salzburg

Narrated Audio Guide with 30 points of interest. Duration: 90 min. Narrator: Mozart, Arzbishop Wolf Dietrich von Raitenau. Available in German, English and Italian.


Vienna

Narrated Audio Guide with 35 points of interest. Duration: 95 min. Narrator: Mozart, Empress Sisi. Available in German and English. Available on iTunes and Google Play.


Linz

Linz – City Tour -Hitler's Nibelungen Bridge- Sizeable Old Town- Main Square- New Cathedral (St. Mary's Cathedral)- Try famous Linz Tart.POIs: 24.Duration: 2 h


Melk

The Gateway to Wachau Valley - Abbey with a remarkable library- Old Post House- Picturesque old town with houses from the 16th century.POIs: 24. Duration: 2 h


Duernstein

The picturesque city of Duernstein is one of the most-visited sights in the Wachau valley.POIs: 21. Duration: 2 h

Switzerland


Basel

Audio Guide, Duration: 180 min. Erasmus Walking Tour with 16 points of interest, Jacob Burckhardt Walking Tour with 11 points of interest, Thomas Platter Walking Tour with 15 points of interest, Paracelsus Walking Tour with 20 points of interest, Holbein Walking Tour with 26 points of interest. Narrator: Tour Guide. Available in German and English. Available on iTunes and Google Play.


Fribourg

Narrated Audio Guide with 25 points of interest. Duration: 90 min. Narrator: Saint Nicholas, Catherine. Available in German, English, French, Spanish and Italian.


Hertenstein

Narrated Audio Guide with 12 points of interest. Duration: 30 min. Narrator: Rigi, Johann Lüthi. Available in German.


St. Gallen

Narrated Audio Guide with 20 points of interest. Duration: 90 min. Narrator: Saint Gallus, Reformer Vadian, Jugendstil Artist Hedwig Scherrer, Historian. Available in German, English and French.


Winterthur

Narrated Audio Guide with 26 points of interest. Duration: 90 min. Narrator: Town Master Mason Karl Wilhelm Bareiss, Anna Wölfflin. Available in German, English and French.

Netherlands


Amsterdam

Explore Amsterdam's lifestyle and culture. Floating Flower Market- The Golden Bend- Waterloo Square Flea Market- Houseboat Museum- Shopping in the Nine Streets.POIs: 17 .Duration: 3 h


Bruges

Join us on a tour of this exquisite Flemish city. Diamond museum, The belfry, Grote Markt square, Chocolate museum POIs: 21 Duration: 3 hours


Hoorn

This tour has a distinctly salty flavour as Hoorn has always had a strong relationship with the sea. POIs: 20 Average Duration: 3 hours


Maastricht

Welcome to Maastricht – the shining star of the southern Netherlands. POIs: 23 Duration: 2 hours


Middleburg

Once a thriving port city, Middelburg retains much of the charm of the 17th-century Dutch Golden Age. POIs: 18 Average Duration: 2


Nijmegen

Welcome to Nijmegen, the oldest city in the Netherlands! Waalkade Promenade- Waal Bridge- Velorama- Chapel of St. Nicholas -Great Market. POIs: 20. Duration: 2 h


Veere

Explore the picturesque town of Veere on a short three-kilometre cycling tour. Number of sights:15 Average duration: 1,5 hour

France


Arles

Arles - 2 City Tours including 43 Pois. Duration: 2,5h.


Avignon

City Tour Avignon including 35 Pois and Cycling Tour. Duration 2h.


Beaune

Also known as the "‘Capital of Burgundy Wine"’, this picturesque and historic town provides you with plenty of opportunities to sample the local tipple. POIs: 17 Duration: 2 hours


Blaye

Marquis de Vauban built his imposing citadel in Blaye in the seventeenth century. POIs: 16 duration: 3 hours


Bordeaux

Bordeaux Lifestyle – City Tour:- Blaye Citadel- Minimes Convent- Rudel Castle- Basilica of Saint Romain.POIs: 15. Duration: 3 h


Bourg

Discover Bourg, a beautiful and fascinating walled town - The Citadel château- The Hôtel de la Jurade- The Maison des Vins. POIs: 17. Duration: 2 h


Cadillac

Discover Cadillac, a beautifully-preserved walled town with its mighty gateways and medieval defences. POIs: 13 (1 Sub) Duration: 2h


Caudebec-en-Caux

Caudebec-en-Caux, a delightful little town, nestling between the river and the chalky hills it takes its name from. POIs: 19 Duration: 3 hours


Chalons sur Saône

Welcome to Chalons sur Saône - City Tour including 18 Pios. Duration: 1,5 h.


Chateauneuf-du-Pape

It's not seldom in history that wine and religion go hand in hand and this little medieval village is a living example of it, but it was an American wine critic who put it on the map. POIs: 20 Duration: 2 hours


Cognac

Cognac City Tour - Birthplace of the legendary spirit.Hennessy visitor centre- Martell visitor centre- Saint Léger Priory- Cognac Castle. POIs: 18.Duration: 3 h


Conflans Sainte-Honorine

From the museum of inland shipping to the floating chapel, via the leafy embankments, perfect for a post-prandial promenade, the rivers Seine and Oise take centre stage. POIs: 14 Duration: 2 hours


Étretat

Idyllic Étretat - nestling between pearl-white chalk cliffs. The Porte d’Aval- The Maiden’s Chamber- Nungesser and Coli monument.POIs: 16. Duration: 2 h


Honfleur

Honfleur – City Tour: - The old dock- Saint Catherine’s Church- Maisons Satie Museum- Eugène Boudin Art Museum- Naturospace butterfly house. POIs: 18. Duration: 3 h


Les Andelys

This city tour is a tale of two Andelys: Petit Andelys and Grand Andelys which together make the town of Les Andelys. POIs: 15 Duration: 3 hours


Libourne

When Englishman Roger of Leybourne founded the town of Libourne in 1270, he knew he was onto a good thing. POIs: 18 Duration: 3 hours


Lyon

Explore the City of Lyon! Sightseeing Tour including 3 different Tours and 58 Pios. Duraton: 3h.


Macon

The City Tour of Macon will take you through attractions and historic sites. 1 Tour including 20 Pios. Duration: 1,5 h.


Rouen

Historic Rouen, a city of incredible historic treasures such as the cathedral, the Great Clock and the Tour Jeanne d’Arc. POIs: 17 Duration: 1 hour


Saint Emilion

Saint Emilion City Tour,a stunning UNESCO World Heritage site.The Monolithic Church- The Pottery Museum- St Emilion Wine.POIs: 15. Duraton: 2h


Strasbourg

Strasbourg – City Tour: - Picturesque Old Town- Strasbourg Cathedral- La Krutenau quarter- Local Specialties: 'German heartiness combined with French finesse'.POIs: 23.Duration: 2 h


Tarascon

City Tour Tarascon including 32 Pios and Cycling Tour. Duration: 2h.


Tournon

With its castle, medieval buildings, towers and industrial heritage, sleepy little Tournon-sur-Rhône is steeped in history. POIs: 19 Duration: 2 hours


Vernon

Vernon is packed full of history, as befits a town which has been a vital crossing point on the Seine for centuries. POIs: 30 including Cycling Tour Duration:2 h


Vienne

Vienne, the City of Art and History - located between River Rhône and mountainous Landscpapes. 2 Tours including 33 Pois and Cycling Tour. Duration:2h.

Luxembourg


Luxembourg City

Audio Guide with 51 points of interest. Duration: 150 min. Narrator: Tour Guide. Available in German, English, French and Luxembourgian.

Portugal


Coimbra

Citytour of Coimbra, von of the earliest University Towns in Europe. 23 POIs. Duration 1:30h.


Lisbon

Lisbon is Portugal’s largest city and capital -Lisbon dates back to the Neolithic period and has a varied and fascinating history. POis: 24.Duration:3h


Porto

Porto City Tour: a historic city of wonderful architecture and stunning views over the Douro river.POIs: 22. Duration: 3h

Bulgaria


Ruse

Ruse ist the fifth biggest town of Bulgaria - located in Northbulgaria at River Danube. City Tour including 18 Pios. Duration: 30 min.


Svishtov

City Tour Svishtov including 18 Pios. Duration: 1h.


Veliko Tarnovo

Veliko Tarnovo – The City of Tsars of The Third Rome.- Tsarevets Fortress- Royal Palace- The Holy Forty Martyrs Church - The Church of Saints Constantine and Elena.POIs: 25. Duration: 2 h

Czech Republic


Prague

Audio Guide with 90 points of interest. Duration: 180 min. Narrator: Prague Tour Guide. Available in German, English and Portuguese.


Krumlov

Krumlov City Tour through the historical Center- Inspiration of the painter Egon Schiele. POis: 17. Duration: 2h