On the Trail of Johann Conrad Fischer in England

Johann Conrad Fischer (1773-1854), pioneer during the Industrial Revolution and founder of GF, travelled far and wide. He covered over 30,000 kilometres from his journeyman's hike at the age of 19 to his last trip to the World Exhibition in London 60 years later. In seven diaries, he reported on his experiences, technological discoveries and social contacts.

To mark Fischer's 250th birthday, we travelled to England via Paris in June 2023 and visited important stops and highlights from Fischer's travel journals to look for traces of his time and report on what has changed since then. Here you can watch the daily video reports made along the way.