FreizeitMonster.de is a search engine for leisure activities in Germany, Austria and Switzerland, providing creative tips what to do on weekends, city trips or uninspired evenings after work.
Tell us about yourself?
Having worked for multiple larger corporations in the B2B-area for some years, I wanted to do something meaningful. Something, that inspires people, cheers them up and brings happiness to the world.
At FreizeitMonster.de I can do exactly that by providing young families with the best tips where to go with the kids, showing couples the most romantic places in their city and unveiling secret spots for friends to go and hang out.
If you could go back in time a year or two, what piece of advice would you give yourself?
Dare to dream big, so much can happen within a few years’ time.
What problem does your business solve?
While looking for places to go in the neighborhood or when visiting another city, people want to make the best out of their time and find the best attractions.
While searching on the internet, usually blogs, event calendars and outdated city portals show up. Before we started FreizeitMonster.de, there was no central place that combined all the options.
Our search enginge for leasure activities addresses this problem and provides an intuitive platform that enables users to find inspiration in any city within the DACH-area.
What is the inspiration behind your business?
When my co-founder and I moved to another city for our studies, we did not know what to do on the weekends.
We did some research, but the results on the web were not satisfying, still leaving the question open.
We figured things had to get better in the 21st century and developed our search engine that combines hundreds of thousands of activities.
What is your magic sauce?
Our AI-driven approach aggegrates all relevant leisure activities from many sources, providing a wide range of options our users can choose from.
What is the plan for the next 5 years? What do you want to achieve?
Our vision is to become the leading portal for activities and attractions in German-speaking countries. We are working hard to provide the best tips for our users.
What is the biggest challenge you’ve faced so far?
Our biggest challenge was to reach a critical mass of users to proof the relevance of our platform.
The hardest part is to attract the first users and we had to try many different ways of marketing.
Now that we have reached millions of people already, we know that our concept is working and we can focus on our long-term vision.
How do people get involved/buy into your vision?
We want to inspire people and help them find the best leisure activities.
Our search engine is free to use, so feel free to come around and try it out. If you are an acitvity provider yourself, you can add your business to our search index without any cost.