Jo Ator

years- arriving in Frankfurt as a member of the U.S. Army Reserve. In 2008, she and her husband David began a walking tour company called Frankfurt on Foot, offering daily tours of Frankfurt as well as a wide variety of private tours. One of Jo’s area of expertise is Jewish based tours which include Jewish Heritage in Frankfurt as well as the so-called SHUM cities of Speyer, Worms and Mainz. A Hebrew acronym for these three cities of Central Germany, often referred to in Medieval times as Jerusalem on the Rhine, the SHUM cities were important centers of Jewish learning, religion dating back to medieval times.

Over the years, Jo’s experience has included coordinating the itinerary for a delegation of teachers visiting Germany through the Holocaust and Jewish Resistance Teachers Program, and assisted the city of Frankfurt with their program, Return of Survivors/Families to Frankfurt, and was scheduled to do the same in 2020 and 2021- both of which were canceled due to Covid. As owners and guides, they research all the itineraries of the tours that they lead and pride themselves in presenting accurate information in an entertaining style.