The Association of Tourist Guides in Germany (BVGD) is about to write another chapter in the success story of its International Tourist Guide Day. The 15th edition of the BVGD's flagship event takes place on 21 February 2013, which also marks the date The World Federation of Tourist Guide Associations (WFTGA) was founded. In line with this year's theme of People and Markets, visitors have the chance to discover Germany 'on the house', with 70 or so German towns and cities offering free guided tours. These activities put the spotlight on the participating towns, cities and federal states with an emphasis on the outstanding work of Germany's tour guides.
The anniversary celebrations start early with an opening event in Halle an der Saale on 16 February 2013.