Matthias Naumann

Marburg, Hessen, Germany

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  • Fluent in English, German; learning Arabic, French, Korean
  • 27, Male
  • Member since 2010
  • Student of Political Science, Sociology and English Language
  • A Life Time Process
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About Me


Finding Memphis


I think I'm a sociable person to get along with . I like talking to friends, meeting new people, having a good glas of beer. So nothing better than people plus beer :) I am also a more or less passionate E-bass player and enjoy to jam from time to time with other people. Due to my studies my band and me have stopped playing for a longer period of time. Some friends and me are also organizing frequent jam sessions in Marburg to support the local musician scence. So in case you've got some instruments, we could jam some tunes! Can play the guitar and some drum beats as well! If you come here, you can join my jam session in that music hall!

I'm also volunteering with a NGO that seeks to enable people worldwide to have access to free and quality education. I believe that only education will help mankind to comprehend the value of peace and human rights. I'm not an illusionist, who believes that my work will change a lot. But rather than being passive I want to do a first step.


Enjoy the moment and be yourself. Do not pretend to convince other people of your qualities. Your best quality is to be unique on this planet!Discover life and people, that is the reason for living because you grow by making new experiences. Love other people as you love yourself...but do not forget to love yourself, otherwise you can hardly love someone else. Think is to unique to waste time with considering the negative aspects. There are always good and great things to put your focus on and turn your life into a positive way

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


The longer I am an active member, the more I realize how great this project is. Even though the homepage has changed, it still remains a unique opportunity to link people every age and every nationality to meet, share their stories and experiences and to get a great insight thier lives, friends, families and neighbourhood. If you leave a place as a normal tourist, it's just the photos that remain. With CS you'll have a friend, know his or her other friends, have unique memories and kinda feel like leaving something behind. I like that, so I want to offer that to other people here as well.

So often, this gave me the chance to reflect about my life, my aims in live and my personality so I feel like there is no better way to grow your horizon than doing that.

I want to host and to surf as often as possible just to give other people the chance to learn from my experiences and in return to learn from them! I deeply hope for a positive future for this page!


I met many couchsurfers and they really made my trips a blast . Its the best way to travel in my opinion so I really like that more and more! Had a party on a speed boat in front of Miami skyline, cs with a skilled nightclub DJ from Pittsburgh, one crazy Polish guy who hosted the 6!! of us, got wasted, slept on the bare ground, stood up some hours later and just drove to work, had the pleasure to have an insight into Moroccan culture and some bars with a cs friend and many more unique stuff.

Most of the experience, I made so far, took palce in the states and I am gratefull for all the people I met, either both CS meetings in Chicago, hosting people here, or being hosted somewhere.
For me, that makes CS a great and unique way to finde people who share similar attitudes and have a positiv and inspirational character. It's just great that every experience is different from every other, which makes it really exciting.

I stayed with an American teacher in Beirut, with some crayz cool Jordanians, who were so much down to party, with an Israeli in a settlement in the West Bank, who we prepared some food and had longer conversations and many more. Thank you guys!

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Politics & Philosophy (That's what I major in)

Music, Movies, and Books

intoxicating movies great groovy music (Foo Fighters, Arcade Fire, Limp Bizkit, System Of A Down, Flyleaf, Incubus, Poets Of The Fall, Audioslave, Pat Matheny, Larry Carlton, Mike Stern...) thrilling books (Paul Auster, Ernest Hemingway, Philip Dick, Phillip Roth, Frank Schätzing,...)

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Living in Chicago, Having had Christmas with an awesome Haitian family, Meeting Jazz Legends like Mike Stern, Pat Metheny, John Scofield and Dave Weckl, Sylvester in Paris, Walking through the desert only with a gallon of water when the car got stuck in the sand, Hiking the Grand Canyon and Yosemite National Park, Running a 5 Miler in 30 Minutes, the Rolling Stones with Amy Winehouse on stage, Dave Grohl live, Hitch Hinking Morocco, Camping in the Sahara Dessert with Bianca and two Berber dudes, realizing that it is not about finding yourself but creating yourself instead!!

Teach, Learn, Share

How to move your head and your body to perform like a professional bass player, how run a 5 Miles in 30 Minutes, how to work with Photoshop, how not get stressed before exams and therefore to enjoy your life, how to achieve strong belief into yourself and the world in general.

Countries I’ve Visited

Austria, Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic, France, Greece, Israel, Italy, Jordan, Lebanon, Monaco, Morocco, Netherlands, Palestine, Poland, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States, Vatican City State

Countries I’ve Lived In

Germany, United States

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