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Have a look at my life as a travel writer and author of more than 30 travel guide books, photo books and excerpts of some of my articles. I learned my profession as a journalist with an apprenticeship at a German newspaper (Nordsee-Zeitung) and then I worked as an editor at the newspaper Volksblatt Berlin and for public radio and TV-stations (ARD, Deutsche Welle…).

Since 1995, I have been writing exclusively travel articles as a freelance author for the most wellknown and influential newspapers and magazines in Germany and Switzerland. For the official public relation offices of Thailand, Sri Lanka and Vietnam in Germany I wrote and write travel brochures and magazine articles. I am married to a cuban, since more than 10 years I have family in Cuba, which is now my second home.

Some of my books have been translated into four languages and published with a total no. of edition of far more than 700.000 – and can be bought in Germany to Down Under/Australia.

Favourite countries and regions

  • Cuba
  • Thailand, Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Sri Lanka
  • Mauritius/La Réunion
  • Cyprus
  • North Sea/Germany`s northcoast
  • and of course: Berlin – my birthplace and hometown

Favourite topics

  • the mighty Mekong river
  • Cuban Salsa, motorbike driving, trekking and sailing
  • Buddha, body & soul (buddhism, animism, hinduism…)
  • and of course (with physical therapist as first profession): wellness, yoga and meditation

REFERENCES (no. of edition/readers)

(weekly) Newspapers

  • Die ZEIT (500.000/1,44 Mio.)
  • Financial Times Deutschland (10.000/200.000)
  • Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (400.000/900.000)
  • Frankfurter Rundschau (200.00/360.000)
  • Neue Zürcher Zeitung/NZZ am Sonntag (swiss: 170.000)
  • Süddeutsche Zeitung (450.000/1,15 mio.)
  • tageszeitung (taz; 60.000/260.000)
  • Welt/Welt am Sonntag (400.000/1,09 mio.)
  • Berliner Zeitung (210.000/400.000)
  • Der Tagesspiegel Berlin (150.000/270.000)
  • Stuttgarter Zeitung/Sonntag aktuell/Abendzeitung (1 mio./2 mio.)


  • abenteuer und reisen (100.000/500.000)
  • Air Berlin inflight magazine
  • Bellevue architecture Magazin
  • Business Traveller (100.000/300.000)
  • Freundin (500.000)
  • FÜR SIE (500.000)
  • GALA (400.000)
  • National Geographic Traveler
  • Reise & Preise (70.000)
  • SZ-Wellnessmagazin (1,15 mio.)
  • TV Today (500.000)
  • Welcome! (TUI magazine; 500.000)

Publishing houses

  • ADAC
  • APA Guides (in english)
  • Baedeker/Baedeker smart (in english)
  • Bruckmann
  • Bucher
  • DuMont/Mair DuMont
  • HB-Verlag DuMont Bildatlas
  • Komet
  • Marco Polo (in english, spanish)
  • Nelles (in english/french)
  • Polyglott/Langenscheidt
  • Travel House Media
  • Vista Point (partly in dutch)

Travel projects and books in 2016/17

  • Cuba
  • Thailand
  • Cambodia
  • Sri Lanka
  • Vietnam
  • Cyprus


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