European Architecture Walking Tours, Building Guides, Architectural Walks
Architecture Tours Europe
European Building Guides - Groups and individuals - Architectural Walks to suit all
Architecture Walking Tours in Europe
Make your booking with Isabelle Lomholt on +44 1620 825722 /
European Architecture Tour
e-architect have been doing guided architectural city walking tours for the past 12 years, in European cities such as Edinburgh, London and Copenhagen.
We have architectural tour guides in most major cities across the continent.
During the last year we have expanded to include architectural tour opportunities in many more cities in Europe.
Oil Factory Herdade do Marmelo, Portugal:
photo : FG + SG - Fernando Guerra, Sergio Guerra
European Architectural City Tours - Update
In recent months we have added tour guides in Europe for Munich, Frankfurt, Florence, Rome and Stockholm, Budapest, Prague, Oslo, Liverpool, Granada, Rotterdam, Belgrade, Dublin, Cambridge, Amsterdam, Sheffield, Helsinki, Porto, Manchester, Athens, Vienna, Leeds, Paris, Madrid and Milan. More European architectural city tours online soon.
Architectural Tours by e-architect:
e-architect has been operating Architecture Walking Tours in Europe since 2001.
We typically contemporary European buildings, within the historic context, but tours can focus on just historic or just new architecture.
Oslo Opera House, Norway:
photo : Christophe
e-architect operate both European architecture walking tours and architectural bus tours. Our European tour guides all have an architectural background and many of them are also architects. Each city offered in Europe has a standard tour framework but many of our Clients request tailored programmes.
We are more than happy to accommodate your needs and interests for your European architecture tour.
European Architecture Tours - Recent Additions
Architecture Tours in Europe arranged chronologically:
Stuttgart Architecture Walking Tours, Germany - latest architectural walks launched by e-architect
Our 51st city around the world - experienced building guides
photo © Hertha Hurnaus
The capital of the state of Baden-Württemberg is the sixth-largest city in the country. Key buildings include Mercedes-Benz Museum by UNStudio, Neue Staatsgalerie by Jim Stirling & Partner; Jim Stirling Michael Wilford & Associates and the Porsche Museum (pictured above) by Delugan Meissl. Key recent buildings include the Centre for Virtual Engineering by UNStudio, completed in 2013.
Munich Architecture Walking Tours, our 50th city
e-architect launch Building Tours in Germany
photo : Ulrich Rossmann-Arup
Munich is the capital of the German state of Bavaria. It is the third largest city in Germany, after Berlin and Hamburg. Munich has a wide range of contemporary architecture. Key buildings include BMW Welt - Event and Delivery Center by Coop Himmelb(l)au and the Olympic Stadium by Frei Otto - Architect / Engineer with Günter Behnisch. Key recent buildings include Allianz Arena (pictured above) by Herzog & de Meuron Architects with ArupSport and the revitalised Lenbachhaus Museum building by Foster + Partners.
Frankfurt Architecture Walking Tours, our 49th city
e-architect launch Building Tours in Germany
photo © Adrian Welch
Frankfurt has a wide range of contemporary architecture. Key buildings include Museum für Kunsthandwerk (Museum of Arts and Crafts Frankfurt) by Richard Meier (USA) and the Commerzbank Tower by Foster & Partners, Architects (UK). Key recent buildings include Tower 185 Building by Prof. Christoph Mäckler Architekten and the KfW Westarkade building by Sauerbruch Hutton. A major proposal is the Grand Hyatt Hotel by UNStudio (Netherlands).
Florence Architecture Walking Tours - our 48th city
e-architect launch Building Tours in Italy
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The capital city of the Italian region of Tuscany is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Although best known for historic architecture our guide can show you a range of old and new, or just buildings of a certain age. Key contemporary Florence buildings include Florence TAV Station, Scandicci New Centre and the Artwood Showroom in Castelfiorentino. Famous architects with buildings in the city include Foster + Partners, Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners, c+s associati and LDA.iMdA architects.
Moscow Architecture Walking Tours - our 45th city
e-architect launch Building Tours in Russia
photo : Alexey Naroditskiy
Key contemporary buildings in the city which can be visited on our tours include the Moscow School of Management, SKOLKOVO by Adjaye Associates and The Mercury City tower, now Europe’s tallest building (after overtaking The Shard in London). Major architects with designs in the city include Zaha Hadid Architects, OMA, Foster + Partners, Massimiliano and Doriana Fuksas architects, Erick van Egeraat and Adjaye Associates.
Bilbao Architecture Walking Tours launched - our 40th city
e-architect launch Building Tours in the Basque Country, Spain
photo © Guggenheim Museum Bilbao
Bilbao is the main city in the Basque Country, north east Spain. There is a wealth of contemporary architecture in the city - such as Frank Gehry's famous Guggenheim Museum - but also various important historic buildings. The city is capital of the province of Biscay in the autonomous community of the Basque Country.
Budapest Architecture Walking Tours launched - our 39th city
e-architect launch Building Tours in Hungary
photo © Tamás Bujnovszky
Key historical buildings include the Aquincum museum and ruin garden, Buda Castle, Castle Vajdahunyad, Fishermen's bastion, Former Institute of Ballett. Other interesting architecture to see includes the Gresham Palace, House of Terror Museum, Hungarian National Museum, Keleti Railway Station, Museum of Ethnography, Museum of Fine Arts and Hungarian National Gallery.
Prague Architecture Walking Tours launched - our 38th city
e-architect launch Building Tours in the Czech Republic
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Prague is a picturesque city with a well preserved historic centre. There are buildings here by Adolf Loos, Steven Holl, Eva Jiricna and Frank Gehry. Not far to the south (in Brno) is a classic building by Mies van der Rohe, one of his best works. There are some intriguing Cubist buildings dotted around the city and an enclave of Modernist buildings to the west.
Cologne Architecture Walking Tours launched - our 37th city
e-architect launch Architectural Walks in Cologne
photograph © webbaviation
Cologne has a wide range of contemporary architecture ranging from the Ludwig Museum by Busmann & Haberer and the Kolumba art museum by Peter Zumthor, to the Weltstadthaus by Renzo Piano for the Peek & Cloppenburg (it is actually a clothes shop), and more recently the Central Mosque by Paul Böhm.
Belgrade Architecture Tours, Serbia - our 36th city
photo from guide
Belgrade is the capital of Serbia and with almost 2 million inhabitants in wider city area the biggest city in the region. It has over 2 millenniums of history, and it started a new age life in the 19th century as the capital of Serbia.
Granada Architecture Walking Tours, Spain - our 35th city
photograph : Luis García Gollonet
Granada is a city and the capital of the province of Granada, in Andalusia, south west Spain. There is a wealth of historic architecture in the city, but also some small modern buildings.
Manchester Architecture Walking Tours, England
photograph © Adrian Welch
The city is located in the north west of England. The city is famous for historic architecture such as the Manchester Town Hall, Hilton Hotel Manchester - Beetham Tower, Imperial War Museum North, Lowry Centre (in Salford, the adjacent city), Piccadilly Gardens redevelopment, Trinity Bridge, Civil Justice Centre and Manchester Science Museum building.
Famous architects with buildings in the city include Santiago Calatrava, Daniel Libeskind, Tadao Ando, Mecanoo, Ian Simpson Architects, Denton Corker Marshall Architects.
Lisbon Architecture Walking Tours, Portugal
photograph © invisiblegentleman.com
Lisbon is one of two major cities in Portugal - alongside Oporto - and is located towards the south of the country. Famous architects with buildings in the city include Alvaro Siza (various buildings) and Santiago Calatrava Architects, Charles Correa Associates. Other key architects with work in Lisbon include ARX Portugal, Jean Nouvel Architects, Peter Chermayeff, SOM (Skidmore, Owings & Merrill).
Hamburg Architecture Walking Tours, Germany
image © Herzog & de Meuron
Hamburg is the major port in Germany and is located in the north of the country. Probably the most celebrated contemporary German building in the city is the new Elbphilharmonie designed by Herzog and de Meuron. Famous architects with buildings in the city also include OMA, David Chipperfield Architects, J. MAYER H., BIG and Henning Larsen Architects.
Architectural Tours in Europe - Cities
European Architectural Walking Tours, alphabetical:
European Walking Tours - Contemporary, Traditional or Both
European Architectural Tours can focus on contemporary buildings, traditional buildings, or both. The European Architecture Tour can be an introduction to the city's main buildings or can be tailored to your group's architectural interests. For some European cities we can also arrange a bus tour, though in larger cities like London and Paris we frequently use the metro system.
e-architect have set tour programmes that aim to show the key buildings in a city. The walking tour can be tailored if sufficient notice is provided. For example a group of architects interested in innovative social housing or new office buildings could be provided with tailored information allowing a tour programme to be agreed prior to their visit.
European Architectural Tours
Contact Isabelle Lomholt to arrange your architectural tour in Europe on
+44 (0) 1620 825722 / mob. +44 (0)7952 149814 or isabelle(at)e-architect.co.uk
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e-architect are expanding our European architectural tour coverage and are interested to hear both from aspiring architectural guides and those interested in arranging a city tour in Europe.
European Architecture Competition
We have numerous positive referrals for a range of cities, please contact Isabelle for details. Typically tours are for groups of architects from a specific design studio or from a specific architectural association or institution. We have arranged tours for individuals and couples but please note our prices are not per person. Our tour guides are paid by the hour so the more people on the tour the lower the individual price if paying jointly (most tours are paid by the office, association or institution).
European Hotel Awards
Scottish Walking Tours
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Architecture Walking Tours Europe : page - adrian welch / isabelle lomholt