The popular TV star's search for happiness is a road movie with beautiful landscape shots and rattling motorbikes, but also a search for the things that really count in life.

Horst Lichter was on tour again. After his trips through Croatia, southern France and Norway in previous years, his 2020 journey took him through Germany. In the one-hour documentary "Horst Lichter sucht das Glück - Eine Reise durch Deutschland" (Horst Lichter Seeks Happiness - A Journey Through Germany), he travels by motorbike along the former inner-German border. It was broadcast on Friday, 25 December at 7.15 pm on ZDF.

The journey along the former inner-German border started in the border triangle between the Czech Republic, Bavaria and Saxony. Horst Lichter met singer Stefanie Hertel, former track cyclist Kristina Vogel and musician Wolfgang Niedecken, among others, on his way along the Baltic Sea.

On his tour along the former inner-German border, Horst Lichter wanted to find out whether, 30 years after reunification, happiness has returned to the place of former separation. Along the way, he met a wide variety of people in addition to his celebrity guests. Whether with Green Belt Ambassador Mario Goldstein or Prince Michael-Benedikt of Saxony-Weimar-Eisenach - it was always about the question of personal happiness: how to find it, but also how to lose it again. In addition to the "recipes for happiness" of his conversation partners, Horst Lichter himself also reveals a few things about his own happiness in life.

The quest for happiness of the popular TV star Horst Lichter is a road movie with beautiful landscape shots and rattling motorbikes, but also a quiet and sometimes thoughtful search for the things that really count in life.