According to the locals, Berlin is a city that never is but is always becoming. Indeed, with its heady elixir of history, culture and indulgence, the German capital is constantly reinventing itself, making it a curious destination for travellers over the centuries. Wanderlust in Berlin unlocks this enthralling city, taking you to the very best places in its patchwork of uniquely independent boroughs. From its culinary renaissance, maverick coffee culture and notorious bar scene through to its edgy cultural offerings, distinguished museums and stirring history, this guide is an insider’s compendium that reveals the best of Berlin, whether you have a few days to discover the city or more time to wander around.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
When Australian writer Julian Tompkin first visited Berlin, the East German parliamentary ‘palace’ was still standing beside the River Spree, and Potsdamer Platz was very much a clamorous work-in-progress. Much has changed since then, and Julian has spent the last 15 years witnessing this once-divided city’s rousing transformation. He writes regularly for newspapers, magazines and broadcast media in both Germany and Australia, and divides his time between Perth and Berlin with his wife (a born-and-bred Berliner) and their young son.