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MrTweek hitchhiking in Austria, 2006.


MrTweek is a hitchhiker from Germany, currently living in Melbourne, Australia.

So far, he hitchhiked a lot around Europe and Asia and a bit in South America and Australia.

He started hitchhiking in May 2006 and did more than 40 000 km since then. See details on his overview of hitching Trips.

MrTweeks collection of signs.

Personal records

  • Rides over 500 km
  • Fastest Trip
    • 200 km in 1:20 including waiting times with 2 lifts from Dortmund to Hannover in August 2007.
  • Longest distance on one day
  • Fastest Lift
    • On the German A7 on the way from the south to Hanover, a guy was driving driving up to 260 km/h. Together with platschi in September 2007.
  • Slowest Lift
    • Probably less than 20 km/h with a tractor for maybe 5 km between some villages in Germany, September 2010.
  • Biggest amount of people hitched with
    • About 40, on the back of a little truck in Berlin, May 2009.


  • used to run on MrTweeks webserver, along with some other webpages.
  • He works as a volunteer for abgefahren e.V.
  • Organizer of the abgefahren hitchhiking championships in 2008-2011.