Discover the relationship between Göttingen and the US on a 2-hour walking tour that explores the cross-cultural influence bewteen Göttingen and America, both past and present.
What to Expect
Explore the Lower Saxony university town of Göttingen on a 2-hour walking tour and discover its relationship to America, both past and present. A thrill for American tourists exploring their ancestry, the tour is fascinating for all, wherever you come from!
In the company of an expert guide, you will discover which people from Göttingen have shaped the United States and which visitors from the US have influenced Göttingen.
Learn which statesman from the American colonies came to visit Göttingen in 1766 after he had rebutted the Tax Laws imposed on the colonies by the British parliament. Hear about the Göttingen student who, as a British officer in the American War of Independence, was entangled in a spy affair concerning Fort West Point.
Find out which writer studied literature in Göttingen in 1829, and went on to become the greatest American poet of the 19th century. Learn about the two young scientists who studied quantum physics at Göttingen in the 1930s and went on to have an essential influence on Project Manhattan, leading to the first A-bomb.
Hear about an astronaut who did post-doc research at the university observatory, discover why a contemporary American author of bestselling crime stories regularly spends time in Göttingen, stand before the building sponsored by the Rockefeller Foundation, hear what American students at Göttingen university had to do with the formation of the German Empire in 1871, and much more!
- Guided walking tour (no entrance fees required)