“A story is like a road. There's a beginning to it and an end. If you're lucky, there's an arch with some kind of suspenseful plot, thrilling ups and then relaxing downs.” Fresh off the press is Wolfgang Groeger-Meier's third book Lure of the South – Heading Down Bundesstraße 3. After traveling on dream roads like Route Nationale 7, Highway One and winding mountain roads in the Japanese Alps and around Mount Fuji, Wolfgang Groeger-Meier has discovered a dream road in Germany: Bundesstraße 3.
The B3 connects Buxtehude near Hamburg with Weil am Rhein just across the border to Basel and is well worth a road trip across, or better, from the head to toe of Germany on the the country's very own Route 66. Tradition and modernity, such as old inns, Bauhaus architecture and finally the Vitra Design Campus all make for an interesting mix of unique impressions. On his journey, Wolfgang Groeger-Meier drove a sports car from the 1970s: a mint green BMW 2002. He was accompanied on several stages by friends and authors who wrote down their personal impressions for the book Lure of the South.
The book Lure of the South by Wolfgang Groeger-Meier about a journey on the B3 has been published by Corso Verlag and is available in bookstores and online. 200 pages, formate 20x25 cm, price: EUR 24.90. 200 photos by Wolfgang Groeger-Meier and texts by Margret Hucko, Jörn Thomas, Markus Schönfeld, Michael Godde, Katharina Meyer, Josef Clahsen, and Wolfgang Abel.
Dream Road B3 is the title of the special exhibition at BMW Museum in Munich, where from March through September, photos are on display from Wolfgang Groeger-Meier's journey along the B3 with the BMW 2002. Find out more on the Bundesstraße 3 travel blog: www.bundesstrasse3.de.
About - Wolfgang Groeger-Meier was born in Versailles in 1963. He photographs for numerous car manufacturers and magazines worldwide and lives in Munich when he is not traveling. At Corso, he has thus far published together with Michael Kroeher: 'Into the Sun, Into the Distance' and 'Thousand Miles Dolce Vita'.