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IndustryCulinary Tourism, Cultural Tourism, Experiential Travel
Founded2008 (2008)
FoundersElke Freimuth, Katrin Buck
Number of locations
26 Cities (2016)
Area served
ServicesWalking Food Tours

Based in Berlin and operating since 2008, eat-the-world is a tourism company offering culinary tours in Germany.[1] Walking food tours are offered in various cities throughout Germany with each tour featuring culinary samples from restaurants and delicatessen (German: Feinkostläden), in addition to specialized insight into each city’s history, culture, architecture, and entertainment.[2]

Company overview[edit]

eat-the-world offers cultural and culinary city tours which focus on a city's local history, culture, and cuisine, with the culinary samples telling the story of the district.[3][4] eat-the-world's founder Elke Freimuth says it is important to support small owner-managed businesses as opposed to chain-operated franchises, which is the driving concept behind the tours.[3][5] According to Katrin Buck, CEO of eat-the-world, "We offer participants an entertaining three-hour guided tour with seven culinary tastings. Together we explore the respective city's neighborhood while our culinary partners offer samples representative of the area."[6] eat-the-world has been a franchise company since 2010,[5] with the company's motto being "Get to know the area through its food and its people."[7] In 2017, the publishing house Gruner + Jahr purchased 100 percent of the company.[8]

Culinary city tours[edit]

As of 2016, eat-the-world offers tours in 26 cities throughout Germany with tours taking place in either English or German.[9][10] Tours typically last 3 hours and feature 7 culinary samples which are representative of the area's culture and history.[11][12][13] eat-the-world tours are described as being the most unusual type of city walking tour,[14] and rank on average in the Top 5 of the Food and Drink category on TripAdvisor.[15][16][17]

Awards & social commitment[edit]

eat-the-world was awarded the "Springboard 2009" prize in the 2009 Innovation Competition sponsored by the Verband Internet Reisevertrieb (VIR).[18] The company also won first place in the "Kreuzberg Handelt - Wirtschaften im Quartier" competition in 2010.[19]

eat-the-world has been an official sponsor of Slow Food since 2012.[20]

See also[edit]

Others articles of the Topics Food AND Companies : Health food restaurant, Joanne's Food Truck, Dunkin' Donuts Israel, Chuck-A-Rama, Breadline Cafe, Maoz Vegetarian, Nature's Fynd

Others articles of the Topics Food AND Germany : Vitam-R

Others articles of the Topic Food : Chuck-A-Rama, Dunkin' Donuts Israel, Papa's butter, Health food restaurant, List of cider producers in Dorset, Theory Eatery, Joe's Steaks + Soda Shop

Others articles of the Topic Companies : 01 Distribution, Facebook, ShopX, KC International Airlines, Mountain Goat Beer, Penitalia, Nivea

Others articles of the Topic Germany : Wartensleben, Church at Südstern, Botho von Hülsen, Germany women's junior national softball team, Vitam-R, Amin Farden, Juwelo
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  • Cultural Tourism
  • Culinary Tourism
  • Experiential Travel
  • Walking Tour
  • Gastronomy


  1. "About Us". eat-the-world. Archived from the original on May 22, 2015. Retrieved June 2, 2015. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  2. Pond, Lindsay (June 26, 2013). "Eat the World". German National Tourist Board: HotSpots in Germany. Archived from the original on June 15, 2015. Retrieved June 2, 2015. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  3. 3.0 3.1 Kalwa, Eva (June 8, 2010). "Kulinarische Stadtführungen: Berlin geht durch den Magen". Der Tagesspiegel.
  4. Somborn, Nora (March 11, 2010). "Kulinarische Stadtführung: Der Geschmack der Schanze". Spiegel Online.
  5. 5.0 5.1 Kreller, Anika (June 12, 2012). "Berlin, aber oho: Eat the World". Der Tagesspiegel.
  6. Yeh, Maggie (September 25, 2012). "Mit eat-the-world Städte sinnlich erleben". Migration Business.
  7. Schneider, Burkhard (June 26, 2009). "eat-the-world bietet kulinarische Stadtführungen in Berlin und Hamburg an". Best Practice Business.
  8. "Gruner + Jahr kauft Plattform für kulinarische Stadtführungen". 22 August 2017.
  9. "Pressemitteilungen (Press Releases)". eat-the-world. Archived from the original on August 19, 2016. Retrieved August 24, 2016. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  10. "English Tours of eat-the-world Starting April 2013". eat-the-world. January 2013. Archived from the original on 2015-06-22. Retrieved 2015-06-02. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  11. Müller-Kroll, Monika (April 9, 2013). "'Eat The World' Explores Friedrichshain Through Food". NPR Berlin.
  12. Pitu, Lavinia (January 2, 2014). "Eating Berlin: On Tour through the City's Belly". Deutsche Welle.
  13. Hansen, Anne (July 14, 2014). "Less Liverwurst". The German Times.
  14. "Top10 List: Unique City Walks_Rank 1: Walking Food Tour". Top10 Berlin. Retrieved June 2, 2015.
  15. "Eat-the-World Food Tour Frankfurt am Main". TripAdvisor. Retrieved June 2, 2015.
  16. "Eat-the-World Walking Food Tours Hamburg". TripAdvisor. Retrieved June 2, 2015.
  17. "Eat-the-World Food Tour Stuttgart". TripAdvisor. Retrieved June 2, 2015.
  18. "Kulinarische Stadtführung über das Internet: Online-Reiseindustrie kürt mit "eat-the-world" die beste Geschäftsidee für den eTourismus Wettbewerb 'Sprungbrett 2009'". Verband Internet Reisevertrieb. June 19, 2009. Archived from the original on June 22, 2015. Retrieved June 2, 2015. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  19. "Das Projekt "Kreuzberg handelt – Wirtschaften im Quartier"". SPD Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg. December 2010.
  20. "Social Commitment: CSR & Sustainable Tourism". eat-the-world. Archived from the original on June 16, 2015. Retrieved June 2, 2015. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)

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