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  • 66 References 49 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English, German; learning French
  • 31, Female
  • Member since 2007
  • Music Publishing
  • MA Music & Creative Industries
  • From Oldenburg, Germany
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About Me


saving up for a three week trip to hawaii in May 2018! :)


I moved to Berlin over 4 years ago to finish my studies in Music & Creative industries. I now work at a music publisher and license music for film and advertising. Most of the time I really like it because I get paid to listen to music all day which is basically my favourite thing anyway. Sometimes I get really tired of sitting in an office all day. Then I look at travel pictures and blogs and wish I was rich so I could travel more. This is probably a good time to insert my favourite quote "Travel is the only thing you can buy that makes you richer."
I used to really like being an active host and surfer on couchsurfing. I am a little bit sad and dissapointed because since I live in Berlin, I get flooded with boring, meaningless requests that were copied and pasted. I am not expecting potential surfers to reinvent the wheel, but I also can't be bothered to answer if I feel like they just want a free place to stay. Please, do not send me a boring and meaningless request.


live long and prosper

Why I’m on Couchsurfing



positive! I used to host and surf quite alot but stopped last year because i felt like the couchsurfing crowd changed alot. I just updated my profile (October 2017) and i am willing to give it another try as a host. As Berlin is very popular, i get about 20-30 requests a day. I try to answer every request, but i will not host more than 2 or 3 people a month.


Music, Cupcakes, Blankets, Languages, Long Island Ice Teas, New Zealand, Road Trips, Boat Trips, Ice-Cream, Sailing, Film Festivals, Ponchos, Snorkelling, Cooking, Bob Ross, 420, Planetariums, Diving, Naps, Atheism, Puns, Flight of the Conchords, Antarctica, Red Wine, Impressionism, Underwater documentaries, Card games, Dice games and penguins!

  • impressionism
  • documentaries
  • music festivals
  • festivals
  • film festivals
  • cooking
  • wine
  • red wine
  • boating
  • traveling
  • music
  • scuba diving
  • sailing
  • skydiving
  • swimming
  • languages
  • road trips

Music, Movies, and Books

i love music - alot.
Interpol, Air, Grizzly Bear, The Strokes, Kings of Convenience, The Whitest Boy Alive, The Kinks, The Beatles, The Who, White Lies, The Black Keys, I Am Kloot, Death Cab for Cutie, Alt-J, Beach House, Postal Service, The Shins, Fleet Foxes, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Incubus, Radiohead, Elliott Smith, Beirut, Velvet Underground, David Bowie, Jefferson Airplane... - 60s, electro, indie, folk.

Movies: Wes Anderson of course! And documentaries.

Books: Travel Guides

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

skydiving, swimming with dolphins, climbing a glacier, paraglyding, diving, seeing the northern lights, realizing i can go everywhere i want

What I Can Share with Hosts

I can teach you many bad puns, how to cook authentic german meals and I can also share my knowledge about the music industry (if you are musician and need some help).

Countries I’ve Visited

Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, China, Czech Republic, Egypt, Fiji, France, Greece, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lesotho, Malaysia, Mauritius, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Tonga, United Kingdom, United States

Countries I’ve Lived In

Australia, Germany, New Zealand

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