Far and Wide

Scandinavia for advanced travellers

Original Title: Wer das Weite sucht

Paperback, 288 pages, 11.8 x 18.7 cm, 4.6 x 7.4 in.
ISBN: 978-3-442-74359-9
€ 8.99 [D] | € 9.30 [A] | CHF 12.90 * (* rec. retail price) recommended retail price

Publishing House: btb

Date of publication: December 12, 2011
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Tilmann  Bünz - Far and Wide


"A book for all those who not only want to travel through the north of Europe but also want to understand it." FAZ

Have you ever wanted to rediscover the north, away from the beaten track? This is a book about the northern summer and its delights. Not a book about the cold, but about light and about wide expanses. Where else in Europe are there open wilds, active volcanoes, glaciers and whales off the coast? Where else are animals in the majority almost everywhere – the polar bears in Spitzbergen, sledge dogs in Greenland, reindeer in Lapland – quite apart from the mosquitoes? Where else would anyone think of opening a mosquito museum and charging people to go in?

The north was not originally intended to be settled, the Romans said, because no wine grows there. That is changing. Among those gaining from climate change are Swedish wine-growers. It is now possible to go swimming in the summer in the south of Greenland. And if you have ever eaten a polar strawberry exposed to light round the clock for a few weeks, you will want to return again and again.

“The fact that he still loves Sweden after living there for five years makes his noticeable warmth and fondness even more valuable. … Bünz has traveled 200,000 kilometers in five years – and has produced illuminating pages about the large and small differences in Central Europe.”

Süddeutsche Zeitung


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