Welcome to Volker Umpfenbach’s website!

Here you find my travelogues from around the world, facts about me, various texts I’ve written and the family reseach of the Umpfenbachs.

Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming “Wow! What a Ride!

Hunter S. Thompson, The Proud Highway: Saga of a Desperate Southern Gentleman, 1955-1967