What is it about?

Open the eyes, see the world, see it differently.
It's about traveling and experiencing nature,
the broadening of horizons and hearts.

It all started with a summer in the Azores. I lived in a tent for three months, went snorkeling every day, and saw a whale for the first time. During my internship at a whale-watching agency, I learned how much joy it is to show other people what you love.

That is the reason why I started Fernweh-Motive.
With my articles and my pictures, I take you along and want to show you what moves me and what is important to me. That is mainly nature with its diverse landscapes, wildlife, outdoor tours, and photography.

You will discover many exciting places and topics on my pages. Besides a lot of travel inspirations for near and far you will also read many practical tips for your own tour planning and nature photography.

My travels are influenced by the experiences of more than 13 years of touring and especially by my training as a trekking guide at the Guide Academy Europe. Responsible planning and execution are important to me on every tour, including respectful treatment of nature and other people and cultures.

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What's new?

Ein Vollbad im See? Waschen auf Trekking-Tour – so geht's
Nature friendly Camping. Tips to follow and join in
Shit happens! A Small Guide for the "Big Business" in Nature
Hiking am Tasermiut Fjord
Discovering the Slowness - Hiking at the Tasermiut Fjord
Island Trekking auf dem Laugavegur
Wet, stormy, irresistible - Iceland Trekking on the Laugavegur
At the Orcas' Lunch Table - Snorkeling with Orcas in Skjervøy, Norway

Because it matters.

"On the road with backpack and camera" is the motto with which I put Fernweh-Motive online in October 2019. My articles should give you ideas and tips for travel planning and nature photography. The motto remains - but something else is added: nature conservation. No matter if on the trail or at home. In my new category Nature Conservation, you will find articles about nature-friendly outdoor trip planning and realization, as well as suggestions and instructions to follow and participate in. The first four articles are already online.

Where is the Journey going to?

You are looking for new travel ideas? Then you are right here.
Every country is worth a trip, because every country shows us a bit more of the world and especially of ourselves.

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Do you know Arwak?

"Arwak" - this is the name of one of the horses that pulls the wagon of the sun goddess Sol along the arch of heaven.
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