Harald Schmidt likes to travel, but doesn’t want to experience anything while doing so. In an interview with stern, he talks about his travel plans for the summer, holiday hassles and why Cologne is the most beautiful place despite everything.

Germany sits on packed suitcases, after Corona the desire to travel increases. Do you also feel this wanderlust, Mr. Schmidt? My true wanderlust is curbed because I don’t know whether friendly Southeast Asian countries are simply closing down again.

Are you still fed up with Germany after three years in Corona prison in your own country? On the contrary: I’m a Germany fan. I immediately bought the 9-euro ticket and took the bus all over Cologne pointlessly.