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The Tourist Club is the San Francisco branch of the Friends of Nature organization based in Vienna, Austria. We are a community of over half a million hikers, mountaineers, skiers, snowboarders, cyclists, surfers, backpackers, and environmentalists in over 50 member organizations world-wide.

For over 120 years we have shared the goals of promoting nature appreciation, outdoor activities, conservation, sustainability, and international friendship and understanding.

Lodge facade Nature Friends Schuhplattler  •  Photo by Susanne Friedrich Lodge decorated for Sommerfest sunset lodge