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  • 59 references 39 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English, German; learning French, Romanian
  • 43, Male
  • Member since 2009
  • German teacher
  • University
  • From Graz, Styria, Austria
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About Me

easygoing, friendly, caring, fun, old but young-at-heart, open-minded, respectful

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

to meet new people from all over the world, discover new places and cultures and share everything I know and love with other people.


I adore photography, languages and exploring new countries. I am always eager to learn new things and like to share my interests with others.

Music, Movies, and Books

Music: Alternative Rock, Punk Rock, Rock, Classic Rock, Grunge, Classical Music, World Music, 80s & 90s, electronic music

Films: If I post all my favourite movies here, the list would be endless. So, just ask me. ;) I like mainstream as well as alternative movies and documentaries.

Books: I love reading travel writing and cassic literature. My favourite novels are Tess of the D'Urbervilles, Jude the Obscure, The World of Yesterday, 20000 Leagues Under the Sea, Around the World in 80 Days, Anne Frank's Diary, the works of Michel Houellebecq and books about photographers, photography and filmmaking.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

I did an internship on a farm in Romania.
I did a road trip through all the balkan countries in 2019.

Teach, Learn, Share

I can teach you German and English. Since I was born and raised in Graz, Austria, I can tell you a lot about the city and the country and show you places you probably wouldn't find as a tourist. I can also show you how to take good pictures and how to develop analogue film, share my knowledge about photography, music and movies. 🙂

What I Can Share with Hosts

My sense of humour, lessons in German or Austrian dialect, my knowledge about digital and analog photography, stories about my travels, Kernöl and chocolate from my region in Austria and I'm a good listener, also always open to help people in need.

Countries I’ve Visited

Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, England, Estonia, France, Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Kosovo, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Monaco, Montenegro, Netherlands, Northern Ireland, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Scotland, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States, Vatican City State, Wales

Countries I’ve Lived In

Austria, Romania

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