Katharina Scherf

Leipzig, Saxony, Germany

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  • Fluent in Danish, English, German; learning Ancient Greek, French, Latin
  • 27, Female
  • Member since 2008
  • Livin', livin', livin', livin, livin', livin', livin' life.
  • Mum, Dad and some other amazing people
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About Me


Yikes, an easy one. Guess, muhaha.


Well, let's go then.

I'm a student of theology, curious, truthful, trustful and possibly a bit weird...


That is best expressed in one of my favourite poems, it's German, but I translated it below.

Liebes Leben, fang mich ein,
halt mich auf der Erde,
kann doch, was ich bin, nur sein,
wenn ich es auch werde.

Gib mir Tränen, gib mir Mut,
und von allem mehr,
mach mich böse, mach mich gut,
nur nie ungefähr.

Liebes Leben, abgemacht,
darfst mir nicht verfliegen,
hab noch soviel Mitternacht
sprachlos vor mir liegen.
(Konstantin Wecker)

Dearest life, get hold of me,
keep me to the ground.
What I am I can just be
by becoming - unbound.

Make me brave or make me sad,
give me bliss or plague,
make me good or make me bad,
only never vague.

Dearest life, do not fly by,
that is our bet,
can't you see, the midnight sky
- speechless - lies ahead.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


tok tok tok


Oh, a whole bundle of them, some of them great, most of them good, all of them worth experiencing.


Without any specific order:
Music, History, Life, Death, Filming, Sarcasm, Cabaret, Freedom, Irony, Sewing, Understatement, Honesty, Beauty, Dancing, Whisky, Black Humor, Psychology, Puppeteering, Change, Vintage Fashion, Knitting, Rain, Rainbows, Singing, Laughing, Jumping, Food, Languages, Cooking, God, Wind, Spassing around, Love, Politics, Fun, Arts, Culture(s), Literature, Beer, Philosophy, Good Discussions, Cinema, Theology, People, Whiskey, Walks, Writing, Theatre, Crocheting, Series...

Music, Movies, and Books

Harold and Maude
All Lars von Trier's stuff
Before Sunrise & Before Sunset
Some like it hot, actually everything by Billy Wilder and Ernst Lubitsch
Old Hollywood movies and everything Marlene is in
Monty Python
Wir Wunderkinder
As it is in heaven
Wings of desire
A row of recent German movies, such as 'Der freie Wille', 'Head on', '4 Minuten'
Ah, and of course every theologians favourite movie: 'Life of Brian' ^^

The Dresden Dolls and Amanda Fucking Palmer
Rainald Grebe
Leonard Cohen
Nouvelle Vague
Regina Spektor
Element of Crime
Devendra Banhart
Einstürzende Neubauten
Fiona Apple
The Velvet Underground
Tim Fischer
Rio Reiser
Mansfield TYA
Cat Power
Tegan and Sarah
Wir sind Helden
Singer/Songwriter (also those old German ones like Konstantin Wecker...)
Balkan and Klezmer
Elektro and Elektro-Swing for dancing
I love Swing and Jazz aswell, Nina Simone and amazing Ella Fitzgerald!

Juli Zeh
Philip Roth
Erich Kästner
Max Frisch
Max Goldt
Love Remarque!
'Brave new world' is stunning and kind of scary.
Furthermore poetry, such like Mascha Kaleko, Gttfried Benn and Rilke.
'Mister God, this is Anna' is a beautiful one!

One of my my favourite plays is "The good Person of Sichuan" by Brecht. I also adore Shakespeare's comedies, Georg Büchner, Ibsen and especially Anton Czechow.

And I love musicals, stuff like Cabaret, My fair Lady, Chicago and Jesus Christ Superstar, it's a dream factory ;)

More than that: Have you seen Sherlock??? Just do!

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

The greatest thing you'll ever learn is love and be loved in return.

Teach, Learn, Share

Well, I guess the things I know best are cooking (I'm great at beating egg whites, I've been told^^) and singing, doing hair as well, so I can teach that within my limited possibilities. Also some guitar maybe, handcrafts, languages and philosophy/history/theology stuff, I'll try my best.
And I'd also love to learn about these exact things and anything more, especially those things I've never heard of.^^

Countries I’ve Visited

Albania, Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jordan, Lebanon, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malta, Montenegro, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Romania, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom, Vatican City State

Countries I’ve Lived In

Denmark, Germany, Hungary, Lebanon

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