Oxford Walking Tours

Deutsche in Oxford Tour

Max Müller

Oxford University has been a place of research and study for intellectuals from across the globe for more than a thousand years.  They travelled to the quiet quads and green Victorian suburbs, and left their indelible mark; their architecture, science and culture has shaped this place forever.

This tour offers two hours on foot visiting the colleges, museums and libraries associated with famous German thinkers, artists and academics.

Albrecht Dürer (self-portrait)

The starting point of the tour is the Taylorian Library (Max Müller, philologist and orientalist) and Ashmolean Museum (pictures and engravings by Holbein, Grünewald and others); then Balliol College (stained glass by Albrecht Dürer; monument to Adam von Trott zu Solz); Sheldonian Theatre and New Bodleian (Nikolaus Pevsner); All Souls College (Ernst Cassirer, philosopher, Philosophy of Symbolic Forms); Wadham College (stained glass by Abraham van Linge); and finally Christ Church (David Luke, translator of Grimms’ Fairy Tales and Mozart’s Journey to Prague).

The tour lasts 120 minutes and costs £45 per person (£40 concessions)[1].  The group size will be 2–6[2] people, and the guide will speak German.

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Your Guide

My name is Patrick Curran.  I graduated in German and French at Wadham College here in Oxford.  Since then I have worked as an English teacher in Leipzig and as a book dealer in Oxford.  As a tour guide I can enjoy my love of storytelling.  I would be delighted to accompany you on a tour.