Ludwig Weinfurtner tells real life stories on his YouTube channel.
Ludwig Weinfurtner lives in Trasching in Bavaria and is training to be a systems mechanic. So far, so normal. But when he does agricultural work with his Unimog 411 in his free time, he sometimes has up to 22,300 viewers watching. That’s how many subscribers 20-year-old Ludwig Weinfurtner’s YouTube channel currently has. This shows the special passion for the Unimog – both Ludwig Weinfurtner’s and that of his viewers.
When pictures speak for themselves.
When he enthuses about his Unimog the listener can easily forget he’s talking about a vehicle. He describes it as "easy-going, confident, powerful, reliable." And Ludwig Weinfurtner soon confirms what is fairly obvious to his listener: "The Unimog is more than just a vehicle for me."
What his videos really convey is authenticity: the 20-year-old takes the viewers and shows them his real everyday activities, showing videos of his work and repairing and maintaining vehicles – and he makes no bones of the fact that his native language is the Bavarian dialect. But his enthusiasm comes across the whole time. One of the many comments under one of his videos sums it up well: "I’m from Saxony and I don’t understand you very well, but Unimog mechanics understand each other without words."
The fame of Ludwig Weinfurtner and his Unimog extends far further than Bavaria and Saxony. "I have viewers all over the world," he says. The English, Spanish or even Korean comments under his videos bear witness to that. All these people are connected by what Ludwig Weinfurtner lives: a love for the all-rounder.