Karl Brugger

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Karl Brugger (1941, Munich – January 3, 1984, Rio de Janeiro) was a German foreign correspondent for the ARD network and author, best known for his book The Chronicle of Akakor about the alleged lost city of Akakor.

He was born in Munich and studied journalism and contemporary history there and in Paris. Brugger worked as a freelance journalist before being, from 1974, correspondent for the ARD. Brugger was shot down in Rio de Janeiro in 1984 while walking with his friend Ulrich Encke at the famous Ipanema beach.[1] Neither his killer, nor the motive for his killing, is known.


  1. ^ "La Crónica de Akakor - Karl Brugger" (in Spanish). Nomadex. 25 November 2007. Retrieved 1 September 2015.