Germany by Scooter 2473 Kilometers in 80 Days - Euromaxx Reporter Michael Wigge’s Blog Wed, 07 Nov 2018 11:26:05 +0000 en-GB hourly 1 Participation in DW talk show Talking Germany Mon, 11 Nov 2013 10:57:38 +0000 Hey everyone,
some days ago I was invited to participate in DW’s talk show Talking Germany and gave insight into my tour through Germany on a scooter and my dreams of travelling to outer space. Click here for the full show!

The Great Final! Mon, 24 Jun 2013 10:57:31 +0000 Hey everyone,
I have reached the south of Germany and finally I had to climb Germany’s southernmost tip, the Haldenwanger Eck. This mountain in the Alps has an altitude of almost 2000 meters.


Climbing this mountain with a scooter on your back is a real torture, but after several hours I have made it! It was great to have reached my final destination after 2505 kilometers of scooting.

Believe, although the tour was amazing, NO MORE SCOOTER for me!

Besides all the ups and downs on this tour, I have explored Germany with most of its cultural aspects.

I just remember the leaning tower in Thüringen which actually leans steeper than the leaning tower of Pisa. I also remember the rainy and cold town called “Brasilien – Brasil”. And I remember many encounters with extraordinary people like the lady in Seligenstadt who collects 130,000 pieces of sugar.

Yes, Germany is really diverse and I love it.

Now the final question: Have I actually made it to Germany’s southernmost tip within my time frame of 80 days?  Actually I can’t tell you now unfortunately but can you see it as a TV program and read many details in the book .

From August 4th Deutsche Welle Euromaxx will broadcast all 30 episodes  worldwide each day of the month besides Saturdays. And you can watch all episodes on You can see it afterwards in Germany on Einsfestival or read the book in October.

Thanks for following and keep in touch

MICHAEL WIGGE (sleeping)

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The heatwave hit me hard! Tue, 18 Jun 2013 15:45:47 +0000 I just arrived in the alpine upland! And I am soooo thirsty…

Leaving the black forest! Fri, 14 Jun 2013 16:02:37 +0000

I am leaving the black forest and even here in this hilly part of Germany I reached an average speed of 18 kilometers per hour!

Last ten days and Beard Club! Fri, 14 Jun 2013 16:00:16 +0000 Hi everyone,

After 2144 kilometers and 72 days, I am on the final stage of my challenge now. Cross your fingers please, that I’ll make it to Germany’s most southerly point in the next ten days! On my way, I have met another very German cultural aspect: Beards!

Yes, the Germans love beards and especially the inhabitants of Schömberg. There’s even a Beard and Moustache Club. Five members hold the title of beard world champion! There are seventeen categories at the world championship level: Among them, the Kaiser beard, the Verdi or the Naturale category. Markus Bross, who holds several world championship titles, explained that they even have groupies at the world championship, but most of them are well over fifty.

Here’s the real star, Franz Pill: He holds three World championship titles, seven Euro titles and he is six times winner at the German championships!

Anyway, I had to see for myself whether wearing different beards might help have have a little success with the ladies. I tried on a blond curly beard, a moustache and a grey and long beard. Unfortunately, approaching the ladies of Schömberg with a long beard and mustache, I was rejected by the. But I was successful wearing ablond and curly beard. The nice lady accepted my rose and even went for a coffee with me.
Yours, Wigge