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  • 321 references 121 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English, German; learning French, Polish, Turkish
  • 98, Male
  • Member since 2006
  • Sales - going for retirement...
  • Well :) (still looking!)
  • No hometown listed

About Me


Enjoy life - and respect others! and of course: Hosting & surfing!


What goes around comes around. It really does.
Oh, and that one - treat others as you would like to be treated.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


I.e. I am Welcoming new members. (As a member of the NMW group, I used to greet newbies, and give as much advise as I know.), promoting my lovely regions Upper and Lower Franconia and of course our local Wiki - ...and much more, like moderating the groups for Bamberg, Coburg, UpperFranconia, Lower Franconia, Rural CS Germany, Rural Map CS Germany & Family Welcome Map Germany (until CS was $old!)


Actually I did couch surfing 25 years ago. The rest of the story? Just check my profile... :)
And for YOUR best CS experience - read this:
(I added this info here, to save posting it in forums - BLUE WORDS (below) are links.)
Like some general info on where to go in Europe...
For your trip, here is my advice: If you are new - read
Accommodation - CS, what else??
(Very important: NEVER consider hotel/hostels again!)
And about transportation - look here for Budget flights, Eurail and for German trains (and new long distance busses and rideshare):
For cycling info check and German cycling experience.

And if you like my city on the left, you are most welcome! Just send me a message (better couch request) - so I know if and when you're coming! :)

I copied this slide show, which would require some updating, to educate CouchSurfers about fund-raising by "verification" and the meaning of the green checkmark.

You can use it freely by downloading it, or by adding this html code to your page:

All statements are made in good faith and are accurate to the best of my knowledge. They are there so that members can make their decision whether to donate or get verified based on more complete information, not just the information and unsubstantiated claims given by CouchSurfing.

And another useful site I came accross!

PLEASE NOTE: I prefer couch requests via my NEW home!


I have lots of interests: Ubuntu (more below), Environment protection, cycling, Citroen cars, travelling, Sauna, camping, eating out, swimming, cooking, cinema, reading, music. Most important: EN:

  • environment
  • cooking
  • sauna
  • movies
  • reading
  • traveling
  • eating out
  • cars
  • coding
  • music
  • cycling
  • camping
  • surfing
  • swimming

Music, Movies, and Books

First Bienvenue chez les Ch'tis!!! Also worth watching: Australia! And before? Well, my favorite book for some time is The Hitchhiker's guide to galaxy, although it may take some time until I make it there. :) On music I change between Bach and of course Mozart. Well and there are a few artists, I.e. Paul McCartney (3x), Electric Light Orchestra (twice), Mark Knopfler, Dire Straits (twice), Santana, Yes, UB40, Queen (3x), Manfred Mann's Earth Band, Paul Simon, Joan Baez, Bob Dylan, Jethro Tull, The Rolling Stones. Seen all of them LIVE and you can look at the tickets at my place! :D Oh, I forgot the books. There are a lot, due to my many interests. If you want to read some German books NOW - look here. You don't speak German? No problem, check this - to learn German, online and FREE!

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Padding a dolphin! (note pictures). But times have changed! Now, if YOU love dolphins, look at T H I S ! And actually the greatest thing in terms of traveling and CS was my visit to Poland in Aug 2007! I met great people in a wonderful country with many memorable moments. Kocham Polska - will come back! ;)
And seeing the skydisk in Halle: H E R E !

My travel

Teach, Learn, Share

BTW, fed up with Win? Ask - I can show you better, NO virus & FREE!
The story starts HERE! - And continues with my favorite: Easy to use and install: ubuntu Check your local l i n k!

And look here first: for a successful start!

Look also here and

Countries I’ve Visited

Austria, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Morocco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States

Countries I’ve Lived In


Old School Badges

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    77 Vouches
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