At present all my books are available in german only. You can order them directly via me, and I will sign the book personally for you, or you can order them in a bookshop – just click on the links.

NEW RELEASE: About Life in East Greenland

Heute gehen wir Wale fangen, btb, 25 Euro

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Greenland. Biggest island of the world. When I crossed Greenland in 2013 and came to the greenlandic east coast for the first time, I was fascinated. I returned several times to the Ammassalik-region, which was visited only 130 years ago for the first time by europeans. I met people who still grew up in earth houses. In the stone age, if you want to say so. I met young people who lost their identity in the fast traverse from the old life to modern times. And europeans, hoping for a slower life. I found people living between worlds and was tested myself over and over again – for example, when I joined seal hunts. “Birgit Lutz succeeds in painting a compelling, sensitive portrait of East Greenland in a unique moment: the time, in which a culture disappears for all times.

Thomas Ulrichs story from the ice


Schwarzes Wasser, DuMont Reiseverlag 8 Euro

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Work becomes pleasure, when you realise plans with friends: The swiss adventurer and polar explorer Thomas Ulrich has told me the story of his attempt in 2006, to ski from Russia via the North Pole to Canada. This incident dates almost eleven years back now, and during this time a lot has happend in Thomas´ life. He told me very open, what the experience of spending 4 days on breaking ice, fighting for survival, has done to him in the end. Sometimes there are things happening, after which your life is divided in a before and in an afterwards – and afterwards nothing is like before. Our long talks have led to an exciting story which tells far more than only the happening in those dramatic days of March 2006.

The book about my Greenland Crossing

The Inuit say: „You never really know your friends from your enemies, until the ice breaks.“

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Grenzerfahrung Grönland (Hardcover), btb Verlag 2014, 19,95 Euro

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Quer durch Grönland (Taschenbuch), btb Verlag 2015, 10,99 Euro

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In May 2013 I crossed Greenland together with two men, from West to East.
Our expedition became a journey into ourselves, which unfolded to all our surprise.

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On skis to the North Pole and other stories

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Unterwegs mit wilden Kerlen (Hardcover), btb Verlag 2012, 19,95 Euro

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Eine Frau erobert die Arktis (Taschenbuch), btb Verlag 2013, 9,99 Euro

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Ice is never just ice. It is always different, every meter is new, you never know how the next kilometer will look like.
In this book I tell about my expedition to the North Pole in 2010, together with Thomas Ulrich, but also other arctic experiences and stories I had made during five years of Arctic travels.

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Welt. Reise. Geschichten.

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The Süddeutsche Zeitung has published her best travel reports of the recent years in a nice edition with lots of fascinating photographs. I am honoured that my report from the Russian drift ice station Barneo and my first ski-visit to the North Pole has been selected for this book.

Der Krieg ist aus – Münchner Erinnerungen

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Der Krieg ist aus. Erinnern in München nach 1945 (Hardcover), Süddeutsche Zeitung Edition 2005, 10,90 Euro

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A dress, sewn out of a Swastika flag – that is one of 30 objects which are telling stories about the end of World War II in Munich. These 30 objects have been described in a series in the Süddeutsche Zeitung. I have contributed the story, why a flag turned into a dress, and why this dress still exists today.