There have been many great books written about Berlin but if you have been wanting to know more about the world’s greatest indoor helicopter flight, the time they built a second Berlin Wall or borrowed a museum axe to execute a man who tried to kill the German Kaiser those are the ones to read. Within these pages you’ll find the answers to such questions as:
- How did an inventor get his car to the top of the Funkturm?
- Why did the Nazis save Berolina?
- Where in Berlin can you walk on pig bellies and cat heads?
- Why can’t you eat Berlin Scrambled Eggs?
- Who were Dicke Marie, Voller Ernst, Muskel-Adolf and Turnvater Jahn?
- How did a part of the Berlin Wall find its way to an island in the South Pacific?
- How did West Berlin winter spoil the day for Cold War spies?
- What’s hiding underneath the slopes of Viktoriapark?
Since 2011, Notmsparker (known to the German Inland Revenue Office as Beata Gontarczyk-Krampe) has been digging deep beneath the surface of Berlin, documenting some of its lesser-known events, unique personalities and colourful stories for this very blog, Kreuzberged.com.
Both books, the 2016 Notmsparker’s Berlin Companion and the 2018 Notmsparker’s Second Berlin Companion are true treasure troves of curiosities from one of the most fascinating cities on earth.
Currently available via berlinarium.bigcartel.com (shipping worldwide at book-mail rates) as well as in selected Berlin bookshops. E-book copy of Part I also available via berlinarium.bigcartel.com and Amazon (worldwide).