All journeys end...
A non-profit “Welcome”-service for refugees, asylum-seekers and migrants by the residents of Austria
GET TO KNOW AUSTRIA WITH A RESIDENT
MEET A FRIENDLY LOCAL
LEARN ABOUT AUSTRIA
UNDERSTAND AUSTRIANS CULTURE, ETIQUETTE AND TABOOS
TRAIN THE GERMAN LANGUAGE
… AND FEEL LIKE HOME
THE WELCOMING TOURS
WALKING PATHS TOGETHER
AUSTRIAN RESIDENTS FROM ALL AGES AND BACKGROUNDS
FRIENDLY PEOPLE SPEAKING MANY LANGUAGES
VOLUNTEERS WHO LOVE THEIR PLACE AND WANT TO SHARE IT
TESTIMONIALS & VOICES
Welcomingtours aren’t merely meant to help refugees and migrants to feel more at home in Austria, they should also facilitate debates about mutual tolerance, democracy, human rights and freedom of religion. However, not only does that require empathy and communication, but also courage to talk about sensitive issues.Daniela Wolf
The thing liked most about Welcomingtours was, that it could be used to learn and practice the German language.Ayham Khalil
That was a funny and incredibly interesting evening. My new Syrian friends did the cooking, and we talked about many exciting topics. I can only recommend everybody to take part in such an integration programme or association.Markus Hambrusch
I have met a young Syrian in the first district. We went for a coffee in a traditional Viennese Kaffehaus and had a nice conversation, mainly about his experience traveling from Syria to Europe and the first year living in Austria. I also talked about me, Portugal and my integration experience in Vienna. We are in contact via Whats app and I hope to meet him again sometime. I‘ve sent him some links to free or very affordable German courses.Gabriela P.
Great project, especially for me, since I’m rarely ever able to donate money or supplies.Christoph B.
The meeting was very very nice. Really I want to thank you a lot that you give me a chance to know people from Austria.Saed Alabdo
I wanna thank you for introducing me to the people. They were very nice and lovley people!
I am very proud because I am here in this country between kind and nice people. Thank you very much for this idea.
I am looking to get to know people and learn German.
Welcomingtours is really fantastic and we need it hardly!Abdulghani Allaf
Press release and photos
Here you can download the current press release, as well as the accompanying photographs in print-ready resolution.