There’s no real translation for ‘Fernweh’. The closest is “Craving for distant places”.

Well, my family is, and off we go.

The video above is from one of my favorite German artists, Herbert Groenemeyer, titled “Fernweh”.

He sings:

“I crave distant places,

fields of grass, ice, beach,


it hurts me in my core,

just want to get away, far away.

I crave distant places,

a monsoon, rainy days,


before I continue turning the wheel,

without reason and purpose.”