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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 Verlag 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 from the Berlin TV tower

100 Facts about Babelsberg film studios