Björn was born in 1965 in Hamburg, Germany. After graduating from high school, he studied law. In 1994 he was appointed public prosecutor and since 1999 he has worked as a judge for criminal law. Since 2005 he has been the director of the criminal division of the district court in Hamburg.
Björn is married. His wife Melanie is the office manager of a well-known travel agency in Hamburg. This gives him particularly good opportunities to organize nice trips and see the world. Bjoern and his wife especially enjoy traveling to the USA. His older brother, Soeren, has also lived here in Las Vegas for around 20 years. In the past, this imposing city was therefore often the starting point for many impressive trips through Nevada, Arizona, Utah and California. But Björn also likes to visit New England, New York, Boston or Chicago – to name just a few places.
Photography has been Björn's hobby for 12 years. He especially likes to photograph landscapes in National Parks and cityscapes. In return, he accepts getting up very early in the morning even during his vacation, because the best light for the photos is at sunrise. At that time the places visited by Björn are mostly deserted, which is also regularly very important for a successful shot.