Posted by: Tobias | September 17, 2008


There is one thing every German in the US will experience, once at the very least: It doesn’t matter what part of the US you are in or what social circles you move in, sooner or later you’re going to get asked about the Hoff.

There was a time at the beginning of the 90s when David Hasselhoff was spectacularly successful in Germany. Probably more successful than he ever was in the US. Heck, at some point he even made a song in German, the now legendary “Du”.

But Americans always seem to be under the impression that the Hoff was more than just another one of those American artists that made a fortune in old Europe. They seem to think that to the average German the man is a legend, revered and still immensely popular and that David Hasselhoff singing “Looking or Freedom” was to to the Berlin wall what the trumpets were to Jericho.

Well, after bringing down the wall almost two decades ago, the Hoff now seems to be at it again, trying to bring people together and making the world a more peaceful place by launching a social network about… none other than himself. Ladies and Gentleman, I give you Hoffspace:

In my travels round the world I have always been surprised that no matter where I go people recognize and know me, from Europe, Australia and India to the Philippines and the Zulu Nation in South Africa. This got me thinking… I realized that while two people from two entirely different countries and backgrounds may seem to have nothing in common, the only thing they might have in common is me… So I decided to start a network where people from across the world might come together and get a conversation started over me. Where it will lead, I don’t know but the world would be a better place if everyone talked a little more to each other…



  1. Probably (hopefully) still drunk when he wrote it, unreal!

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