My hometown is Neumarkt in the federal state of Salzburg in Austria. As you probably know, Austria is the home of Niki Lauda and Hermann Maier.
NHL-Hockey Star Thomas Vanek is also an Austrian citizen.


I lived in Canada for twelve years, the first six years in Quebec, after that two years in Washago, Ontario (19 km north of Orillia) and four in Elliot Lake, Ontario

I revisited Canada in the years 1975, 1984 and 2006.

A friend of mine wants to go to Canada because he saw a sign that said
"Drink Canada Dry".


Some of my hobbies are meteorology, working with the computer and flying a
Boeing 737 (with MS-Flightsimulator). I enjoy walking the hills of the surrounding area and wandering along lonely country roads and paths.

I watch almost every game of my favourite NHL hockey team:

The Chicago Blackhawks

Other pastimes are: reading interesting books and magazines
(for relaxation I prefer reading American paperbacks), listening to nice music and watching good movies. In the wintertime I enjoy skiing (both alpine and cross country), skating and walking. Recently I've taken up snow-shoeing.
In the summertime I like biking, inline-skating, swimming and
staying on top of the water with a rowing boat. 

And my cat Mickey makes sure that I don't run out of work.


"When I walk the hills so high around the town where I was born,

New York seems so far away, though I was there just yesterday."
(Gordon Lightfoot)

Photo of Pete