Franz Xaver Aicher


Travelling has always played an important role in my life.


I am happy to have been born and raised in the foothills of the Bavarian Alps in southern Germany.


Beautiful Bavaria! I have finally found my way back home, where I live with my wife and am raising my beloved daughter.

Dream destination?

That's a difficult question! There are so many beautiful places that are unique every second due to the flow of time and seasons. A planned trip to Kamchatka is definitely an opportunity I am looking forward to.


Inspirations - all day and every day. People, places and, again, time. The constant symbiosis of these three pillars provides a constant and ever-changing flow of inspiration. When I allow myself to think and simply act in an interdisciplinary way, when I look at my role as a father, creative and entrepreneur, I can transfer my accumulated inspirations from one area to the other. Different perspectives, new approaches - a never-ending pleasure.

What does "travelling" mean to you?

Travelling has always played a very important role in my life. Being mobile and being able to travel is probably one of the most valuable privileges I have and therefore gives me an ultimate sense of freedom. It helps me to constantly expand my horizons geographically, socially and culturally. As life changes, travelling has shown me different faces and perspectives. The fact that I can now share places and moments with the next generation has changed the game completely once again. It's a game that motivates me and keeps me running day after day.

The best experience when travelling?

Seriously, there are dozens of magical moments with equally lovely and unique people I have met so far. Apart from the wonderful places I've been alone.

Plans for the future?

To find and live my passion in everything I do - detached from time and space.

Your 3 favourite products from HEIMPLANET?

My Fistral fits perfectly on the roof of my truck and is always in my boot. It keeps me flexible when I'm on or off-road, hiking or driving. I just love "The Cave" when I need something more spacious but still want to have it handy. Besides the simply ingenious and innovative protection systems from HPT, I like to use the Monolith 45+L backpack in combination with the DOPP kit.

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