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SPRING IN BERLIN: “NOTMSPARKER’S SECOND BERLIN COMPANION”

One and a half years after the publication of my “Berlin Companion” I am very happy and proud to introduce Part II of the collection of fascinating tales, facts and … Continue reading

Apr 5, 2018

BERLIN QUOTE: ADOLF HEILBORN

“And I am thinking about how each return to Berlin made my heart beat faster. How blessed I felt as a child when after four weeks of holidays I finally … Continue reading

Aug 30, 2017 · 3 Comments

NOTMSPARKER & BERLIN COMPANION RETURN

One of the best things about leaving Berlin and going on holidays is knowing that when those end, it is to Berlin that you will come back again – a … Continue reading

Aug 25, 2017 · 4 Comments

A SHELFFUL OF CHRISTMAS: GET YOUR ULTIMATE BERLIN BOOK NOW

Friends, Followers and Occasional Visitors! Don´t forget: Xmas is nigh and finding a present ain´t an easy task. So if you know someone whose interest in All Things Berlin matches … Continue reading

Nov 26, 2016

EVERYTHING YOU NEVER KNEW YOU WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT BERLIN

Get your little treasure-trove of Berlin facts, secrets and anecdotes, or everything you never knew you wanted to know about Berlin, now: Notmsparker´s Berlin Companion By Notmsparker, the author of … Continue reading

Sep 22, 2016

NOTMSPARKER MEETS SHAKESPEARE AND SONS

We are thrilled to announce that our new book is now available at one of Berlin´s most popular English bookshops, “SHAKESPEARE AND SONS”, in Warschauer Straße 74 in Berlin-Friedrichshain. The … Continue reading

Aug 29, 2016 · 2 Comments

BOOKWORM´S DELIGHT: “BERLIN THE THE 19th CENTURY”

It is difficult not to buy new books. It is even more difficult to find storage space for the books already bought and for those about to be purchased. But … Continue reading

Jan 19, 2016

CELLULOID BERLIN: TOMORROW AT THE ZEUGHAUSKINO

Tomorrow on May 20th at 8pm the “Zeughauskino” at the German Historic Museum will be showing the 1962 Franz Harnack´s film adaptation of a classic of German literature: Hans Fallada´s … Continue reading

May 19, 2015 · 4 Comments

FROM THE BERLIN SHELF

BERLIN SHELF “Why is Berlin special? Certainly not for its beauty or its state of preservation. Berlin in fascinating, rather, as a city of bold gestures and startling incongruities, of … Continue reading

Sep 15, 2014

BERLIN, THE CITY OF DREAMERS AND DICTATORS

Here´s something I´ve just read in Rory Maclean´s wonderful “Berlin – Imagine A City”- something I could not possibly express better myself: “Why are we drawn to certain cities? Perhaps … Continue reading

Apr 3, 2014

DIE REISE NACH BERLIN – OF LEAVING AND RETURNING

Last weekend I had to go to Poland again. In Szczecin (former Stettin) my parents were waiting to see me and to pick up a parcel I brought them. The … Continue reading

Dec 3, 2013 · 1 Comment

BOOK OF THE MONTH: MICHAEL HUGHES´ “INSIDE KREUZBERG”

Many have that dream: to be at the centre of events, inside the group and within the walls. Well, Michael Hughes, British photographer who by coincidence found himself living in … Continue reading

Aug 16, 2013

READING CORNER: JUDITH SCHALANSKY´S “POCKET ATLAS OR REMOTE ISLANDS”

This might be the best book that German Republic produced within the last 54 years (1959 was a very good year for Lafite-Rothschild and Günter Grass:). It is gripping, it … Continue reading

May 15, 2013 · 3 Comments

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