My Berlin

I lived in Berlin in the 1980s and worked there as a journalist and tour guide. My first Berlin guide book was about a divided city; “Berlin – An English Guide to Known and Unknown treasures”, (1987). I have also translated a number of books about Berlin into English, all published by be.bra verlag Berlin.

Berlin is now my second home. I make regular visits and have led dozens of trips and student exchanges to this extraordinary city. Its history, its resilience and its optimism have universal appeal. I believe that anyone with a free spirit can tune into the Berlin feeling. It is more than a place, it is a state of mind. We can all be Berliners. 

Following the themes of my guide book ‘Berlin Unwrapped’, I write about city centre sights, culture and history, entertainment and places off the beaten track. I also give insider tips on cafés, restaurants, bars, shops and markets. I have a passion for Berlin and enjoy sharing all my discoveries. 

Penny Croucher


Berlin Unwrapped: The ultimate guide to a unique city. Publisher: be.bra Verlag 2012 

Berlin – An English guide to known and unknown treasures. Publisher: Haude & Spener 1987

Translations for be.bra Varlag Berlin

The Reichstag

The Berlin Wall

A Short History of Berlin

Berlin under the Swastika

Division of a City

Berlin in the Cold War

Saxony – A Short History

Musik für Europa (Berlin Philharmonic Concerts in Europe)

Blauer Engel aus Berlin (Marlene Dietrich)

Berlin after Dusk

Panorama vom Berliner Fernsehturm