About Schauplatz-Korea

At the end of 2020, the idea of sharing stories from

Korea with our friends was born. At the end of March 2021, Schauplatz Korea Magazine went online for the first time. With our texts we go behind the scenes, to the places that are commonplace for many, but very special for us.

We are artists, students, historians, philosophers, entrepreneurs, educators, photographers, mothers and

fathers and much more. Our credo: Be curious about

places we visit, open to people we meet, and excited

about what we see…off the beaten path, between the

poles of Confucianism and modernity. We report

unvarnished and genuine.


Daniel Thomas Faller
SEOUL | Korea
Daniel is the founder of Schauplatz Korea Magazine, editor-in-chief and creative director. He is a Swiss native and Korea lover based in Seoul. Daniel is interested in people’s stories and projects and passionate about visual art and photography. And he likes to be seduced by Makgeolli…
Marcel Gerber
ZUG | Switzerland
Marcel’s first trip to the Korean peninsula fascinated him so much that from then on, he was always drawn back to South Korea. He is Swiss and works in IT. He is an enthusiastic hiker and skier and has recently rediscovered his passion for gardening. Marcel is already looking forward to his next trip to the Far East with ICN as his ultimate destination.
Martin Toenz
BALZERS | Liechtenstein
Martin supports the team with his IT know-how and is always on the hunt for solutions to everyday problems. He is Swiss and lives in the sixth smallest country in the world. Martin always finds unexpected challenges exciting. With Martin, you always have a true friend: helpful, cheerful, and happy to help in any way. He lives by the motto: "always look on the bright side of life."

Bettina Neuman
ARLESHEIM | Switzerland
Bettina Neuman was born and raised in Switzerland. She worked in the HR business for many years before moving into career consulting and training. Today, she is active in the field of organizational and personal development, is a mother of three children and a passionate runner. She loves to travel and explore foreign cultures.
Claudia Benz
GENF | Switzerland
With a finance background, she knows how to handle numbers. She juggles between three languages daily and loves art, culture and hiking. Claudia has a large collection of Korean and Japanese anime. As a Korea lover, she also likes to watch a music video of BTS...
Inez Lee
YONGIN | Korea
Inez is a designer who likes to experience and explore new things in everyday life. Daily memories can be very special and influence her not only as a person but also as a designer. She gets inspiration from commonplace activities, which often lead her to initial sketches for projects.
Yeowon Son
SEOUL | Korea
Yeowon is a German/Korean translator. Born in Seoul, she has had a great interest in new languages and cultures since she was a child. Driven by curiosity about a new world, she decided to study German. She loves books, coffee and LEGO.

Claudia Toenz
SEOUL | Korea
Claudia, an entrepreneur, passionate and intrepid traveler. Has worked as a consultant for many years. She avoids standstill, in change she finds the constant, in nature the tranquility, in art and culture the inspiration. South Korea, is her current home where she has made many friends and built her second startup.
Eddy Seung Kwan Kim
Eddy is the Founder of IDA (International Discussion Association) where members discuss solutions to various international issues while maintaining respect to the cultures and values affected. He is a person who enjoys leaving his comfort zone and his passion for exploring different cultures has helped him become a more open-minded and creative person.
Hyeonji Ko
BUSAN | Korea
Hyeonji studies the Korean language and literature at Dong-A University. Her dream is to become a teacher and advocate of Korean culture. She is interested in everything about people: especially what people are saying and how they behave. Communicating with people, gaining insights into other people's minds and opinion is what drives her. To get closer to her dream, she writes articles based on these interests and introduces her beloved city Busan.
Jessica Hoag
USA Jessica Hoag is a contributing editor and author. She recently lived in Seoul but has returned to the US, where she has resided in the Midwest, East, and South. She is an avid reader, learner, and explorer. Susan Sontag’s quote captures her passion for chasing adventures: I haven’t been everywhere, but it’s on my list.
Julia Mellor
SEOUL | Korea
Julia is the first non-Korean specialist in Korean traditional alcohol. Originally from Australia, Julia moved to Korea in 2007 and has dedicated the last 9 years of her life to educating and promoting ‘Sool’ around the world. She is the founder of ‘The Sool Company’, an organization providing Korean alcohol fermentation classes, tasting experiences and industry consulting.
Paul Moon
SEOUL | Korea
Paul is our youngest writing talent in the Magazine. He is currently a high school student residing and studying in South Korea, he contributes to school newspapers and magazines and has a passion for writing. He is looking to improve his writing and open his creativity.
Seong min Yun
Seong min Yun
Yun BUSAN | Korea Seong min, a.k.a Jima, is a Korean University student. He is curious and kind to anyone. He loves to learn foreign languages, and he can speak 4 languages: English, Japanese, French, and of course Kor. Jima is also a painter and writer. He paints about love and flowers and writes stories of life. Jima wants to create a world more colorful. With him, you shall learn how to look at the world a little bit differently.
Soo yeon Yu
SEOUL | Korea
Hello. I’m currently attending the Korea National University of Arts and majoring in Pungmul Janggu. I’m studying until now beacause I’m falling in love with the coolness and newness of Korean tradition. Traditional instruments also have a lot of charm at a time when Korean K-pop becaomes famous. I want to communicate this charm with more people through press activities. By personal introduction, I want to be interested in not only traditional art but also food and sports. I wants to communicate in many ways, not just in traditional art.
Suemin Hong
SEOUL | Korea
Watching movies and experiencing foreign cultures have always been inspiring Suemin. Studying different languages (Korean, English, Chinese, etc.), traveling to foreign countries, and trying various foods, Suemin understood better not only Korea itself but also the beauty of foreign cultures. These experiences inspired Suemin the idea of spreading Korean cultural beauty around the world.
Suyeon Ko
SEOUL | Korea
Suyeon likes to hang out with friends and listen to their worries. Born and raised in Korea, she is a professional musician who plays a traditional musical instrument called Daegeum. She loves to travel abroad. Her first trip brought her to Germany and Switzerland. To date, Suyeon has beautiful memories of these two countries.
Urs Gerber
SCHÜPFEN | Switzerland
SCHÜPFEN | Switzerland Urs is the president of a foundation that operates the collection of the Swiss Armed Forces’ historical material. Since having served as head of the Swiss NNSC Delegation in Panmunjom he is very much interested in Korean politics, history and culture. He is looking forward to taste a hot-stone bibimpap in downtown Seoul after lifting of the covid-19 travel restrictions…
Yeim Choi
Yeim is a Korean native based in Dadaepo, Busan. She has many interests: immersing in different cultures, studying languages (English, Indonesian and more to come), exploring the world, hearing people's stories, writing, drawing and playing the piano. Above all, she wants to make the world a better place.

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