I've lived, studied and worked in several countries: In addition to my home country, Germany, I've lived/studied/worked for about 2 years in France, 9 years in the UK, and about 6 years in the US.
Being a university professor, work -- and especially research -- is very important to me. And it is this research that makes me travel a lot, not least because I've built up a network of co-authors all over the world.
Music is very important to me, especially classical music. I spend quite a large portion of my leisure time at opera houses, symphony halls, and music festivals such as Glyndebourne or Bayreuth. I also like reading -- not only academic stuff but also novels. Good food & wine is also something that I enjoy a lot.
Earlier this year, I've used airbnb for the first time, and I loved it!
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