About me


Hans-Joachim Löwer 

Born in 1948. Married to Lourdes Segura (Mexican). One daughter.



  At the Ataturk Dam, Turkey
1967-1975 Reporter and editor for local and regional newspapers.

Reporter for Stern magazine, international section

Special areas: Europe, Africa, Latin America

1984-1986 Stern correspondent for Latin America, based in Mexico
1986-1991 Reporter and editor for Stern magazine
Special areas: Latin America, Africa, Turkey, Middle East
1999-2001 Editor for National Geographic (German edition)
since 2001 Author for National Geographic
Writer Published books:

Wir sind noch nicht gestorben

(We are Not Dead Yet)

Aztecs-Mayas-Incas – 500 Years After the Conquest

DA Verlag, Nuremberg


Artists for Nature

An international environmentalist group

DA Verlag, Nuremberg


Die großen Entdecker

(The Great Discoverers)

National Geographic Encyclopedia


Heiliger Boden – Unheiliges Land

(Holy Soil – Unholy Land)

A walk between worlds through Israel and Palestine

Frederking & Thaler, Munich


Bahnhof der Träumer

(Station of Dreamers)

Travelling with illegal migrants on cargo trains to the USA

Herbig, Munich


Atatürks Kinder

(Ataturk's Children)

30 Encounters in Turkey

Frederking & Thaler, Munich


Im Land des Hasses

(In the Land of Hatred)

Undercover through Zimbabwe

Herbig, Munich


Mandelas schweres Erbe

(Mandela's difficult legacy)

South Africa at the crossroads

Herbig, Munich



More than 40 years of hikes in many European countries:

  • Germany
  • Austria
  • Switzerland
  • Italy
  • Norway
  • France
  • Spain
  • Iceland
  • Great Britain
  • Turkey
  • Romania
 Visit to Grimentz, Switzerland  
Kayak tours in
  • Germany
  • France
  • Austria
  • Czech Republic 
 With my daughter Linda on the Neckar, Germany  


  • German (mother tongue)

  • Spanish (fluent)

  • English (fluent)

  • French (basic)

 Sleeping in caves, France