Zwei nach Shanghai (Two2Shanghai) – 13600 kilometres by bike from Germany to China

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Synopsis of the book and film (stream) “Two to Shanghai”.

The two twins Paul and Hansen Hoepner have something ingenious planned for your 30th birthday: They want to ride 13,600 kilometers from Germany to China – by bike! In the exciting book “Two to Shanghai” the siblings report on their exciting bike trip.


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Two to Shanghai is available on Amazon as a book and also Kindle eBook.

Zwei nach Shanghai: 13600 Kilometer mit dem Fahrrad von Deutschland nach China

On your journey from Berlin to China you want to cover the greatest possible distance. The longest overland route from Berlin leads to the metropolis of Shanghai – so the goal is set.

In total, they cycle more than 13,000 kilometres and spend 7 months on the road. You will experience highs and also lows!

Your equipment can be summarized simply: A shared tent, two sleeping mats and your bikes. Add to that their reduced possessions and off they go on a big bike ride. It is the adventure of a lifetime and they experience great moments of happiness but also dicey situations:

  • Right at the Russian border, you almost get arrested. Eventually you will dive into Moscow’s nightlife.
  • In Kazakhstan they are attacked in the middle of the day and can only narrowly escape
  • In China, you must brave shady police officers and rough sandstorms
  • Finally, they are invited to the middle of the Himalayas. There they shall stay in a yurt forever 🙂

An excitingly told and courageous adventure in which the brothers’ friendship is put to the test several times.

Videos about the book

There’s also a “Two to Shanghai Movie.”


Two to Shanghai mediathek: 13600 kilometres by bike from Germany to China

Book Details

  • ISBN: 978-3890294407
  • Language: German
  • Edition: Hardback & Paperback
  • Pages: 272
  • Publisher: Malik
  • Publication Date: (September 17, 2013)

About the authors

Hansen Hoepner was born on 6 April 1982 in Singen am Hohentwiel.

He studied product design and photography at the Academy of Fine Arts in Maastricht.

He specialized in bicycle construction and design during his studies.

2 to Shanghai film creator Hoepner
Hansen Hoepner – 2 to Shanghai Movie
Copyright: Hoepner

When he finished his studies, he worked for Maurice Mentjens (interior designer). In 2011 he moved from Maastricht to Berlin.

2 to Shanghai film creator Hoepner
Paul Hoepner – 2 to Shanghai Movie
Copyright: Hoepner

Paul Hoepner was born five minutes after his twin brother Hansen.

He graduated from high school and then spent a year in Australia. There he worked via Work & Travel.

Afterwards he studied media design in Cologne. From 2008 he worked as a web conceptionist in Berlin. Since 2010 he has been studying “Human Factors” at the Technical University in Berlin.

The book “Two to Shanghai” by Hansen and Paul Hoepner was published by Malik Verlag in 2013. On Amazon you can get the adventure of the two as
Kindle eBook, Paperback and Hardcover Edition.

Have fun reading!

Left – Two to Shanghai

Official website – Hoepner

Geschrieben von Michael Luplow
Hallo, ich bin Michael, Bikepacker, Abenteuerfan und der Mensch hinter Bikepacking-Adventures. Die Idee für bikepacking-adventures.com entstand direkt hinter dem Fahrrad-Lenker! Nämlich als ich auf einer Fahrrad Tour von Deutschland nach Istanbul war. Hier geht es um Abenteuerreisen mit dem Fahrrad und um Bikepacking auf allen Kontinenten dieser Erde! Du möchtest mehr wissen oder hast Tipps? Schreib mir einfach!

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