Brisbane’s German Story

Brisbane’s German story comes alive in 2015 with special free guided tours from October 5 – November 15. Visitors can experience and learn about Queensland’s first free settlement, ‘German Station’, and Nundah’s fascinating past & eclectic present. Organised by our supporters, Brisbane Greeters, these tours are specially created for a short time only – timed to coincide with Oktoberfest Brisbane – for people to embrace Brisbane’s earliest German culture.

… and there’s even a stop at our favourite German bakery, King of Cakes, in Nundah, for a delicious strudel or Black Forest cake along the way.

The tours will be limited, so be quick to book one. Details and booking are available here.

Here’s a taste of the Brisbane’s German Story Greeter tour:

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Spectacular station and street art around Nundah commemorating the Lutheran Missionaries and their relationship with the local Aborigines;


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The First Free Settlers Monument and heritage trail that drops crumbs about curious characters and little known facts;


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A visit to the German Bakery where you may choose to indulge in a delicious German Pretzel or Strudel;


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Take a stroll through the village of Nundah with various points of interest explained, including a WWII bomb shelter and the War Memorial featuring a World War I German Krupp field gun;


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St Paul’s Lutheran Church – learn about why there are two differing styles of pews;


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A reflective and fascinating experience at the Nundah Cemetery that reveals so much about some of Brisbane and Queensland’s earliest settlers.

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All images supplied by Brisbane Greeters.


The free Brisbane’s German Story tours commence on Monday 5th October (bookings open now) and begin from the Nundah Train Station at 10:30am. The Brisbane’s German Story Greeters tours – Oktoberfest Nundah Greets – will run seven days a week for six weeks (Monday 5th October until Sunday 15th November 2015 inclusive).

Book a Brisbane’s German Story tour, ‘Oktoberfest Nundah Greets’, via the Brisbane Greeters website here. Bookings are essential!

Alternatively, visitors can phone Brisbane Marketing during business hours to book: (07) 3156 6364 (2 days advance booking notice is required).