Fontane was a writer who later became very well-known. He published a book about this trip to Scotland, which is now also available in English.
Dr Cartellieri has now completed his researches and a very handsome booklet, with full references and illustrations, has been published about the visit. It includes Stirling, Edinburgh, Inverness and many other places. Dr Cartllieri has been able to locate many of the hotels where Fontane stayed and has gleaned a wealth of other information not available from Fontane's own book.
Stirling Local History Society is delighted to have been able to help with the research - not just with information about Stirling in 1858 but pointing out other sources of information and potential lines of enquiry - very graciously acknowledged in the booklet.
The booklet is, of course, in German. It costs EUR5 and postage to the UK would be another EUR 3.45 and I am told this comes to around £7.14. If you are interested in getting a copy, you can contact Dr Cartellieri (in English if you wish) at
He will then pass on your enquiry.