Claudia Zimmermann

Berlin, Berlin, Germany

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  • Teacher at a Staatliche Europaschule (primary school)
  • university, post grad course
  • From Little village near Stollberg in Erzgebirge, East Germany
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About Me


November is coming - reading, running and hosting are ahead. I am waiting for interesting CS requests from real CSers.


Well, my best friends would say that I am open-minded, helpful, full of energy (so much so that it gets on their nerves) and enthusiastic. I am very German in many ways - I mean what I say and say what I mean. I am straightforward and I prefer a little bit of drama to boredom and dullness. I am spontaneous and passionate about what I love and what I hate.


Carpe diem!

If you are not working towards the solution then you are part of the problem.

Remember yesterday. Live now. Think about tomorrow.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


I host people and surf myself. I show CSers places in Berlin and Brandenburg that I love and we share meals and stories and skills. In my first year on CS I have been to Normandy, France in my second I have been to Turky/Kyrgistan/Tadshikistan, to Egypt, in Provence and in Russia. All these trips and meeting my hosts and their families were simply great.


So far I have had around 90 surfers stay with me here. They came from Germany, Belarus, Russia, Denmark, France, Turky, England, New Zealand, Australia, Poland, Spain, Canada, Egypt, Morocco, Syria, Mexico, Kirgistan, Tadjikistan, the USA, Chile, Croatia, South Africa, the Netherlands, China, Iran, Taiwan, Norway, Argentina, Peru and Italy. We have made bike tours along Eastsidegalery, been to Potsdam and seen sights (Museumsinsel, Berliner Dom, Potsdamer Platz, Botanischer Garten, Gendarmenmarkt, Topographie des Terrors) around the city together. We visited the Reichstag, climbed up Victory Column, had a barbecues with friends and family of and trips to museums and churches. We have cooked and shared meals together. Also I have made appointments to meet with surfers to show them around. I have organized activities like sightjogging or visits to galeries. I really like the concept and I am looking forward to all the things ahead!


I have many hobbies (reading, singing in a choir and sports - all kinds of it, but my fav is long distance running). I like cooking and learning new recipies. I am a member of an intercultural reading group. I enjoy making things with my hands, like knitting.

Music, Movies, and Books

Not enough room here! :-)

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Hiking in the mountains - the Alps, Spitzbergen, Kirgistan, Norway, Sweden. It always shows me my limits. Running the marathon in Barcelona was great. Travelling through the Middle East. Losing 65 kilos was my greatest achievement I think. And giving birth and raising two daughters was something to remember too.

Teach, Learn, Share

Give and get gardening tips. Give and get recipies. Show how to do easy stuff with knitting needles. Go jogging together.
Something shameful to admit - I never learned to dance. If somebody could help to remove that gap in my accomplishment...that would be so great!!!
Learn, learn, learn languages!
This event is something you cannot afford to miss:

Teach German.

What I Can Share with Hosts

Some time. My insight in Berlin and beyond. My love for cooking, gardening, singing, sports.
A tea, a coffee, a meal.
A walk, a run, a hike.
When I am washing my stuff you can of course 'join'. Just ask.

Countries I’ve Visited

Austria, Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, Estonia, Finland, France, Hungary, Italy, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Poland, Russian Federation, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Tajikistan, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, United Kingdom, Uzbekistan, Vatican City State

Countries I’ve Lived In

Belarus, Germany, United Kingdom

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