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  • Fluent in English, German; learning Arabic (North Levantine), French, Hebrew (modern), Spanish, Turkish
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  • Member since 2009
  • Patrick: Scientist. Nathalie: student. Benjamin and Jonat...
  • University, Life, Travelling
  • From Patrick: Klagenfurt Nathalie: Speyer
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About Me


We are a easy to get along with open-minded german-austrian couple with a great passion for travelling.

Nathalie is a student of law, jewish and middle eastern studies and passionate about languages, especially hebrew and arabic.

Patrick has a background/ PhD in chemistry and has recently founded two software/ data science companies in the accounting and biotech industry (,

Our son Benjamin (2,5 years old) loves singing, dancing, jumping and cars.
Our son Jonathan (7 months) just started crawling and loves to eat and sleep.

We are travelling and living together since we first met in Spain and decided to make Vienna our home base. Although we enjoy living in Vienna with all its cultural activities, we love to travel, learn new languages, try to understand other cultures and meet new people.

We are acitvely hosting and couchsurfing since 2009 and loving it!

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


surfing, hosting, meeting new people


had the chance to host in Vienna and surf in
London (England)
Antalya, Izmir, Canakkale, Istanbul (Turkey)
Sparta (Greece)
Elat, Haifa, Betlehem, Jerusalem, Jericho (Israel/Palestine)
Petra, Amman (Jordan)
Santa Cruz, Los Angeles, Sacramento, San Francisco, San Diego (U.S.A.)
Taipeh (Taiwan)


Patrick: Skating, Snowboarding, Skiing, Tennis, Movies, Reading, Natural Sciences, Art, Cooking

Nathalie: Languages, Baking, Sewing, Art, Theatre, Movies, Musicals, Reading, Hiking

Music, Movies, and Books

We like books:
German, russian and american classics: T. Mann, F. Dostojewsky, H. S. Thompson, Harper Lee)
Wajdi Mouawad, Yuval N. Harari
Fantasy as well: Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, Twilight, Hunger Games (only Nathalie for the last two)

As regards movies we like european films (Haneke- the white ribbon; french comedies: le prénom)) and also enjoy Terry Gilliam films (Fear and Loathing, Brazil), Darren Aronofsky films (Pi, The Fountain), Documentaries (5 broken cameras), lost films (l'heure de la vérité), and many more.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Patrick: Going to the Antartic Continent

Nathalie: indian and vietnamese food, travelling alone in the Middle East, crossing the Atlas mountains, couchsurfing in a cave

Teach, Learn, Share

Share some travel experiences, teach some German and how to cook Wiener Schnitzel

learn (Nathalie): Im always happy to improve my language skills, especially Hebrew and Arabic and I want to learn how to play the piano :)

What I Can Share with Hosts

Share some travel experiences, teach some German and how to cook Wiener Schnitzel

Countries I’ve Visited

Antarctica, Brazil, Cambodia, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Guatemala, Honduras, Hungary, Indonesia, Israel, Italy, Jordan, Laos, Mexico, Morocco, Netherlands, Nicaragua, Palestine, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Russian Federation, Serbia, Slovakia, Spain, Thailand, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States, Viet Nam

Countries I’ve Lived In

Austria, Germany

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