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Hike to Happiness

Explora Live Reportage. Florian Astor cuts all safety lines and sets off on a two-year hike that would turn his life around 180 degrees.


08.03.2024 from 19:30 to 21:50 o'clock
from CHF 22.- to 37.- for adults, various discounts
Doors open at 6:45 p.m.
Kirchgemeindehaus Titthof

It starts as an adventurous outdoor challenge, but every step brings him closer to himself. Florian Astor follows his intuition, gives up his career job at Lufthansa and hikes 8500 km through the wilderness. He walks from the southern to the northern tip of New Zealand, a path full of breathtaking nature and desolate loneliness, full of exhaustion and loving hospitality. Far too late, he realizes that it was never about arriving.

A dislocated shoulder, dozens of wasp stings, water reserves that are far too scarce and a broken ankle are the smallest problems on his journey. Florian Astor was a professional in the business world, but out in the wild, he's a beginner. On a six-week vacation, the need for real change grows, so he cuts all safety lines by quitting his job, giving up the apartment, and selling most of his possessions. With backpack, tent and camping stove, he crosses New Zealand, hikes from Central America to Antarctica and walks the Pacific Crest Trail from the Mexican border through the western United States to Canada. If someone had told him at the beginning that the planned vacation would turn into a two-year trip that would turn his life completely upside down, he might never have left.

With his inspiring story, Florian Astor won the 3rd prize in the category "Best Lecture" at the Discovery Days and the 1st prize at the "El Mundo" Festival in Austria. The audience can expect the personal narrative of a real storyteller who finds his way of life through many paths, detours, overcoming boundaries and new beginnings.


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