Hein was born in South Africa, on the northern border with Zimbabwe, on a farm. After spending some time in the army, he later started working in the Film Industry and settled down in Cape Town. During one of the film productions, he met a German lady working on the same film. But after the film production was finished, they lost contact until 3 years later, when Facebook brought them together again. He fell in love with her, visited Munich a few times, and after seeing and experiencing the lovely city, decided to move here. They married in 2012 and a year later settled in Munich. When he is not sharing his love for the city with fellow foreigners on tour, he spends his time studying the German language.