Marius Lutz

26, Chemist, Globetrotter, Photographer

About me

I am Marius, a chemist, globetrotter and photographer. Growing up in southern Germany I moved to Zurich, the smallest metropolis in the world, in 2012. At ETH Zurich I pursued my degree in chemistry and continue to work and educate myself in this discipline. My passions include travelling, photography and Japanese culture.

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In 2012 I started my higher education in chemistry at ETH Zurich in Switzerland. The possibility to improve our lives with energy-efficient industrial processes, effective and safe drugs, and novel materials lead me into this exciting discipline. My scientific curiosity to discover new findings while to creating new molecules engineered for a select purpose highly motivates me. During my studies I focused on organic chemisty and conducted my master thesis in the field of asymmetric catalysis. Since graduation in early 2017 I am working in the R&D division of a Swiss pharmaceutical company. More information about my professional career can be found on my Linkedin profile.

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In my free time I enjoy getting around and exploring Switzerland, Europe and the world. My particular interest is the country of Japan that draws me in for a long time now. The modern high-tech living style and the well-maintained traditions complement each other in a way that sparked my curiosity. The broad range of Japanese crafts, from carpentry to animation, and its rich cuisine make frequent visits worthwhile for me. Having visited the Eastern country several times both for business and leasure, I am always eagerly awaiting the next trip. During my trips I wrote extensive travel logs on my blog which is mentioned below.

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When I am travelling I enjoy capturing the experiences and landscapes I experience with my Nikon DSLR camera. With each photo I try to include the atmosphere of the location and tell a story so the viewer can imagine being there. All photos on this page were shot and edited by me. Some selected works are showcased on 500px.


Tabimonogatari – 旅物語

On my personal blog Tabimonogatari I write extensive travel logs while I am travelling. Furthermore, stories about my interests, hobbies, and everyday life are featured on this site.

Swiss Japanese Heritage Community

This association gathers individuals of Swiss-Japanese descent and people interested in Japan and its culture, and organizes various events around the year to explore aspects of Japanese culture. Since 2016 I am member of the board. Learn more.


On the side I develop applications for Windows and Android. My most successful project is Shutdown7, a software to automate shutting down a computer.