Born a Frankfurter, I never imagined that I would stay so closely connected to this city after studying History of Art, Archaeology and Education of Art. I founded the KULTUROTHEK in 1990, based on experience in adult education imparting knowledge on artistic and cultural subjects. Main purpose for establishing this agency was to create and offer a work environment for humanists and historians outside public structures, but also to inspire people to enjoy art and history in an independent setting.
After a couple of years as tour guide on the rivers of Europe, guiding for and working with an international audience, I decided it was time to stay in Frankfurt for good. As tour coordinator at KULTUROTHEK I plan full excursion programs for individuals and groups. Luckily I still get to enjoy being a tour guide as well, my specialty being Jewish tours in Frankfurt, the SchUM Cities, but also various other German cities I used to guide with my previous job.
| Joseph Knitt
Born a Badger, but a Frankfurter since 2010, I’m always excited to share my home with others. Whether it’s Frankfurt, the rest of Germany, or anywhere else in Europe, I enjoy broadening visitors‘ perspectives and making connections between both here and there and then and now. I continually draw on my education as a storyteller and a historian while on tour.
Frankfurt has always been my first hometown, in many ways, an outstanding surrounding. Nevertheless, studying on scholarship or being on professional assignments outside the country, have also had a strong impact on me. The opportunities between education, tourism and economic development combined with the fact of being multilingual have since then been my best inspiration – besides, the travel experience between Mainhattan and other parts of the world.