Player of the Week: Dieter (paupau)

As Munzee has grown over the years, the game has evolved in so many more ways than any of the co-founders could have imagined. We’ve certainly had our fair share of growing pains, but in its essence Munzee has tried to stick to its core goal of getting people out into the world. No one knows this better than those players who have been with us since the beginning. This week’s Player of the Week is, Dieter (paupau).

Who are you?
My name is Dieter, and my user name is “paupau”.

Where in the world do you live?
I live in a little town next to my munzee homezone Bielefeld, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany.

How long have you played Munzee?
My account is now more than 750 days old. My first capture was on June 30, 2015. My first deploy was on the next day. I’m a beginner. 🙂

How did you find Munzee?
During her sumer vacation in 2015, my daughter participated in the holidays games at a Munzee-Taster course that was organized by freddus.

At first, my daughter and I went out together in our home zone to find munzees. Even when on trips, we searched for them. I found it to be more and more fun as I gained more experience. My daughter continues to play but not as intensely as I do. 🙂

What do you most enjoy about Munzee?
Through my office work, I sit a lot at a desk. Munzee creates the ideal balance for more movement and my need for fresh air. 🙂

Over time, I’ve met a lot of wonderful people. If there are players from other places in my neighborhood, I try to contact them and have a little chat. Especially during our recent mega birthday events (“Munzee Meets OWL” — OWL = East Westphalia-Lippe) in Bielefeld and Paderborn with more than 250 participants, which I helped organize, I was able to meet a lot of new people — and even Rob, personally!

What is on your wish list?
Besides many places in Germany, I have visited Prague and Amsterdam. If time permits, I would like to go to Budapest, London, and the USA.

I hope that through the game, I will still get to know many nice lampposts… oh… people in the future. 🙂

On my long term to-do list, there is also the badge for the Top 50 waiting for me. But that will probably still take a while…

And, of course, I want to find out how to get the badge “???\u00bf//” 😉

Editor’s Note: We have no idea what badge you’re talking about. 😉

Tell us about yourself!
I am just over 40-years-old, married, and have 2 children.

Both children occasionally play Munzee. I have not been able to persuade my wife yet, but I am working on it…

Other hobbies include:
Other hobbies?!? Besides my family and Munzee, time is too short for other hobbies. Munzee has practically my undivided attention. 🙂


Any last words?
I would like to thank all those helpful people who


supported me right from the beginning with advice and deeds, with which I was allowed to play in the clan, and everybody I have met in the course of my short Munzee history. And, of course, all those who nominated me for POTW.

paupau has included some socials, so cap away!