Video: Fabio Wibmer Road Trips Across Germany

Oct 17, 2019
by rasoulution  

Words: Rasoulution
Photos: Hannes Berger / Red Bull


Cologne, Hamburg and Berlin seem to offer anything you can dream of in terms of urban freeriding and trials biking. All you have to do is find the right locations. Austrian bike and Youtube star Fabio Wibmer now set out on a trip to discover the secret hotspot of these German metropoles. With Fabio’s fans not supposed to fall short, the 24-year-old invites them to Berlin to “Fabio’s Mellowpark Session” to celebrate the big finale of his tour.

Fabio Wibmer performs during the athlete project Follow Fabio in Hamburg Germany on September 30 2019. Hannes Berger Red Bull Content Pool AP-21TVFQSRS1W11 Usage for editorial use only

Fabio Wibmer performs during the athlete project Follow Fabio in Hamburg Germany on September 30 2019. Hannes Berger Red Bull Content Pool AP-21TVFQJ891W11 Usage for editorial use only
Fabio Wibmer poses for a portrait during Follow Fabio in Berlin Germany on October 10 2019. Hannes Berger Red Bull Content Pool AP-21UF9X4691W11 Usage for editorial use only

Fabio might not be “ne echte Kölsche Jung” (a true Cologne native) but he surely knows how to turn the metropole on the Rhine river into his personal playground. Visiting a skate park on the riverside before hitting a huge stair set next to the Chocolate Museum as warm-up on day one, the mood for the following days is set: another giant stair set at the Philharmonic Hall, a massive ledge ride followed by a big gap and a very technical line at the Rheingarten fountain are just a small selection of Fabio’s achievement in the cathedral city.

Fabio Wibmer poses for a portrait during the athlete project Follow Fabio in Cologne Germany on September 30 2019. Hannes Berger Red Bull Content Pool AP-21TVFKMM11W11 Usage for editorial use only

At the second stop of Fabio’s sightseeing tour in Hamburg, the urban freerider show his skills by sending a triple combo made up of a manual, a crank flip and a 180 at the Sandtor quay. With an impressive wall ride the 24-year-old rider pays a visit to the Hamburg Art Gallery. Not to be missed when visiting Germany’s biggest harbor city is of course a visit to the Reeperbahn, the St. Pauli Piers and of course, there is always time to have a traditional Fischbrötchen for dinner.

Fabio Wibmer performs during the athlete project Follow Fabio in Hamburg Germany on September 30 2019. Hannes Berger Red Bull Content Pool AP-21TVFRWD51W11 Usage for editorial use only

Last but not least, Fabio shreds the German capital. Starting in the government district where he sends a half cab crankflip to front wheel 180 down to the river Spree. Continuing at the Central Station, Fabio jumps a huge gap before moving on to the Mellowpark where a crowd of more than 400 young rippers await the Austrian superstar. Taking care of his young guests Fabio arrives at the famous spot with some delicious souvenirs from his trip: Cologne’s Halve Hahn, Hamburg’s Fischbrötchen and of course Berlin’s famous Currywurst. After satisfying their hunger the youngsters can show their skills while riding with Fabio and competing against him in a bunny hop contest. With an impressive jump height of 1,05 meters they make the Austrian work hard for the win. The obligatory signing session afterwards lasts for over two hours.

Fabio Wibmer performs during Follow Fabio in Berlin Germany on October 10 2019. Hannes Berger Red Bull Content Pool AP-21UFA1HWH1W11 Usage for editorial use only

The final action clip including the impressive race drone shots will be released at the beginning of November.

Stay tuned!

Fabio Wibmer performs during the athlete project Follow Fabio in Hamburg Germany on September 30 2019. Hannes Berger Red Bull Content Pool AP-21TVFQ3FN1W11 Usage for editorial use only


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30 Comments

  • 40 0
 I want to see a game of bike Fabio Wibmer vs Danny MacAskill
  • 1 0
 Hell yeah !!
  • 1 0
 @db235612: I'll 2nd that... Razz
  • 17 0
 And Chris Akrigg!!
  • 16 0
 I felt like the video could have used more fist bumps
  • 23 13
 Take out about 98% of the nothing from the video and leave just the riding parts, then it would be worth watching!
  • 9 0
 Sounds like they'll do an all action edit soon. I still thought it was a good watch.
  • 8 0
 it's a vlog, not an edit.
  • 1 0
 This!
  • 2 2
 @tobiusmaximum: Its "Nothing" on PB. leave vloging like that for YouTube.
  • 3 0
 @likeittacky: who put you in charge of media placement?
  • 11 2
 Could've used subtitles, my Spanish sucks.
  • 7 0
 Settings, Subtitles, English. It's right above the playback quality. The dude is from Austria so Spanish wouldn't help much.
  • 8 0
 His Spanish accent is pretty thick, must be from the alps.
  • 4 0
 @brodoyouevenbike: Hahahahahaha, thicker than mine for sure
  • 4 0
 @gamonoso: Don't you mean jajajajajajaja?
  • 2 0
 Sorry to tell you, it's French.
  • 1 0
 One things these guys do is always provide subs, and I like that they don't pander to us English douches who always seem to want everything in the Queens tongue, also, just noticed that YouTube now allows you to drag and drop the subtitle anywhere you want during playback (PC, not sure about mobile) - nice little feature .. either way, subs are always there.
  • 8 1
 why doesn't he ride rampage? we know he could!
  • 2 0
 Nothing against rampage but I love his free wheelin (no pun intended) street sesh trials/ jib style. It reminds me of a cross between videos like Superheroes and Revolution by Qranc. Different vibe than rampage. But if he ever rampaged I'd certainly want to see it!
  • 4 0
 So, how old was that food by the time they got to Mellow Park?????
  • 1 0
 Is it just me or isn't Wibmer that popular outside Germany and Austria etc? He's got 1,1 mill followers on Instagram and seems really popular in those countries.
  • 1 0
 what is his bike: stumpjumper 27.5? straight or evo? what travel? bike check anywhere?
  • 1 0
 He’s a quality rider Who’s one of a kind. Not really Mtb but still very good to watch
  • 1 0
 As an English only speaker, it's fun only picking up words like "road trip" and "sketchy" That sums it up enough
  • 1 0
 Geez... I'd struggle to even walk up all those stairs.
  • 1 0
 #FabWib
  • 1 0
 What a Senderello
  • 1 0
 Brilliant
  • 1 0
 Yeah need game)

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