Astrid Därr

Writer, geographer, adventurer

My stories and photos from travels around the world are published in various magazines, newspapers and online media. 

As a freelance travel writer, tour guide and adventurer, I’m on the road traveling for several months a year. I’ve bagged peaks up to nearly 7,000 metres in the Andes, Himalayas and the Alps on foot and on skis and traveled to 30 countries in Africa, where I’ve spent several years in total exploring overland. In recent years, I’ve been road tripping across South America in my old Toyota Land Cruiser. As a single mom, my young son is my favorite travel buddy.

My reports and photos have been published in various English and German magazines and newspapers, both in print and online. In addition, I’ve published more than ten travel books (mainly about Morocco) with various publishers over the last 15 years.

My main focus area are

Adventure: Travel, camping, sustainable tourism

Outdoor Sports: Hiking, biking, mountaineering, kayaking, skiing, skimountaineering

Roadtrips & Overlanding: Europe, Africa and South America

Family: Travel, hiking and outdoor adventures with small kids

Diving, wildlife & conservation: worldwide

References: Süddeutsche Zeitung, Spiegel Online, Bergsteiger Magazin, ALPIN, Bergzeit, Bayern Tourismus Marketing, DAV Panorama, Terra, Tauchen,, Süd-Afrika Magazin & America Journal (J. Latka Verlag), 360° Kanada & 360° Afrika (360° Medien), Reise Know-How Verlag, Bruckmann Verlag, Polyglott Verlag and many more.

I am a member of the „Vereinigung Deutscher Reisejournalisten” (Association of German Travel Journalists) and „Freischreiber“ (Association for Freelance Writers).
Red archs on atlantic ocean coast. Morocco

Travel consultant Morocco

I am the author of various travel books about Morocco and have been traveling the country for decades.


Guided hikes in the Alps

As a certified hiking guide, I have 15 years of experience in leading hikes and trekkings all over the world. 

It is always a pleasure working with Astrid. She doesn’t shy away from anything, works reliably and delivers good stories on time. And that´s been the case for many years.

Peter Pfänder, editor in chief of „Bayern Tourismus Marketing“, former editor in chief of „Abenteuer und Reisen“