This blog is the continuing story of ‘Berlin Unwrapped’, my guidebook to the German capital. Following the format of the book which is organised in themes, there will be regular posts on main city sights, culture and history, entertainment, places to visit, eating out and shopping. My aim is to keep unwrapping Berlin.
I lived in Berlin in the 1980s and worked there as a journalist and tour guide. My first guide book was about a divided city; “Berlin – An English Guide to Known and Unknown treasures”, (1987). I have also translated ten books about Berlin into English, all published by be.bra verlag Berlin.
Berlin is my second home. I make regular visits and have led dozens of trips and school exchanges to this extraordinary city. Its history, its resilience and its optimism have universal appeal. Anyone with a free spirit can tune into the Berlin feeling. It is more than a place, it is a state of mind.