Wetterfee leaves RTL: Maxi Biewer sails into “semi-retirement”

Wetterfee leaves RTL
Maxi Biewer sails into “semi-retirement”

Over the past 30 years, Maxi Biewer has presented more than 15,000 weather forecasts for RTL. But that is over now. The well-loved presenter prefers to swap “the big weather stage” for a long sailing tour with her husband.

The viewers loved her above all for her funny weather announcements. But now they have to say goodbye to Maxi Biewer. The longtime RTL weather expert ends her career as a presenter. Biewer will leave “the big weather stage” after 30 years of service, RTL said.

For her free time, the 57-year-old has already planned a sailing trip with her husband: “In the summer we are going to the Canary Islands. Then – at the end of the Atlantic hurricane season – we will continue sailing towards the Caribbean,” said Biewer according to the announcement.

“On the one hand, it’s sad when we no longer have colleagues around us or we gradually lose sight of each other. On the other hand, we’re happy that a piece of happiness and a dream come true,” said ntv weatherman Björn Alexander his colleague’s plans. There are “not many people who radiate as much charm and energy in the morning hours as Maxi Biewer”. “In thousands of weather programs, millions of people were able to convince themselves of this every day and obtain comprehensive and competent information about the weather,” says Alexander.

“Shaped my life”

Biewer had already announced on Instagram in February that she was going “in semi-retirement”. “Thank you to all the viewers who have let me into their lives for 30 years,” she wrote. “I owe it only to you that I was allowed to make the weather for sooo long, and you also shaped my life with it.”

Biewer was born in 1964 in what was then East Berlin and initially began a career as an actress in East German television and in the theatre. Since 1992 she has been the weather presenter in programs such as “Guten Morgen Deutschland” and “RTL Aktuell”. According to RTL, she has presented more than 15,000 weather forecasts since then. Biewer also appeared as a weather expert in the programs of ntv, Vox and RTLzwei.