Benjamin Stumpf

Vienna, Vienna, Austria

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  • student (to become a german and geography teacher)
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About Me


constantly trying to contribute my part in changing the world to a better place! :)


I think the main reason why I am on this platform is because I am really interested in people. I really enjoy getting to know them and hear about their stories, ideas and how the see the world. In my opinion we can learn a lot from each other because everyone has a different perception of the world we live in and it is really important to get to know other views, respect them and in the best case let them influence you and enlarge your limited view of the world. I think humans are generally too afraid of the external and thereby restrict their wide possibilities, which our live donates us. So I think Couchsurfing is the best way to break down prejudices and enlarge one’s personal horizon by getting to know people from around the world. What I also love about CS is the corporate feeling and that everyone tries to help each other. In my opinion humans are far too self-centered and the world would be a better place if we could all think in a more collective way :)
So as this brief introduction might show, I am an open-minded person who tries to see the best in others. People would describe me as a good listener, but I also like to share my stories and ideas. Mostly I love to be around people but sometimes I also need time for myself. I try to be as active as possible to get to know all sporting, natural and cultural possibilities but I have to add that I am not a morning person^^ I can be really spontaneous but I also like to make plans (to change them afterwards :D).

So enough words said, in general I think it is always a nicer way to let other people describe you, so feel free to read my references or meet me so you can make your personal picture of me :)


Learn from the past, dream about the future, but live in the present!

Can`t we all hold hands, when we make new plans? - Interpol

Who change the course of history? Everyday people like you and me! -Rage Against The Machine

We have built our lives without nature in mind... -Serj Tankian

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


Hosting as well as surfing. Try to keep it in an even-handed balance...


Olya (Ukraine), Becia & Wiola (Poland), Elena & Laura (Germany), Sung (Southkorea), Jana & Eva (Czech Republic), Anna & Inna (Ukraine), Ilona & Vesta & Jolanta (Poland), Lina & Veera & Miina (Finland), Nichk & Anneliese (Australia)

Elena & Laura (Frankfurt Region), Suhail (Toronto), Ferenz (New York), Timothy (New York), Camille&Laurent (Montreal), Lysanne&Nicolas (Quebec), Rene (Matane), Anne (Notre-Dame-du-Portage), Michel (Quebec)

Lei Zhang (China), Mirka (Slovakia), Imola (at Budapest)


I am crazy about:
sports (tennis, soccer, Ultimate Frisbee, running, skiing),
music (concerts, festivals),
good movies,
vegetarian cuisine,
going out and meeting friends,
social volunteering (worked with handicapped people, migrant children & at an organisation, which saves food from its disposal)

Music, Movies, and Books

Rock, Indie, Alternative, Crossover
(Interpol, Biffy Clyro, Alt-J, Deftones, Rage Against The Machine, Bloc Party, Foo Fighters, Editors, Maccabees, Refused, Rise Against, Foals, Everything Everything, SOAD, We were promised Jetpacks, Phoenix, Olympique...)

Best Movies ever:
The Shawshank Redemption, The Prestige, City of God, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Shutter Island, The Cider House Rules, Babel, Requiem for a Dream, A beautiful Mind, Mystic River, Forrest Gump, Green Mile, Her, Into the Wild, Star Wars, Before Sunrise, Life Of Brian, Take Shelter, Schindlers List, Dead Poets Society, Boyhood, Nightcrawler, Whiplash, ...

TV Series:
Breaking Bad, Games Of Thrones, True Detective, How I Met your Mother, Fargo, Sherlock...

Das größere Wunder - Thomas Glavinic

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Travelled to:
New York, New Delhi, Jordan, Oslo, Bergen, Molde, Gothenburg, Helsinki, Copenhagen, Amsterdam, Paris, Bordeuaux, Dublin, Madrid, London, Edinburgh, Malaga, Krakau, Prague, Agypt, Berlin, Brussels, Cambridge, Tallinn, Monaco, Zurich, Oxford, Rome, Budapest,...

Ran a marathon in April 2012 without dying

west-coast-roadtrip in 2013 (Los Angeles, San Francisco, Yosemite National Park, Seattle, Vancouver, Salt Lake City, Grand Canyon, Las Vegas)

Did an exchange semeser in Nottingham (England)

Did an awesome east-coast canada trip with my gf in summer 2015 (Toronto, Montreal, Quebec, Gaspesie)

Helped other people in the course of social volunteering :)

Countries I’ve Lived In


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